Dental Hygiene

Eat well
Encourage and support the principles of healthy eating i.e fresh fruit and vegetables, for all children

Drink well

  • Water /plain milk will be encouraged as the main drinks and will be accessible at all times
  • Sweet drinks like cordial, soft drinks and flavoured mineral water are discouraged
  • Victorian Department of Human Services has clearly highlighted the importance of limiting sweet drinks for children.

Clean well

  • All children will be encouraged to brush their teeth after meals: it is recommended that children brush their teeth at least twice a day.
  • Never add sweet substances to dummies.

Play well
Encouraging regular active safe play under adult supervision

Stay Well
Providing information to parents and educators regarding the importance of regular dental check-ups

REVIEW

POLICY REVIEWED July 2019 NEXT REVIEW DATE July 2020
MODIFICATIONS Policy created for First Idea Family Day Care Services, inclusive of changes to the National Quality Standards and Education and Care National Regulations

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