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Find it all here in one great website, packed with helpful information, community services and resources for improving self management of your health in the Whanganui/Wanganui, Rangitikei, Taihape and Waimarino areas.
Baby teeth are important and necessary for the health of permanent teeth
Baby teeth should be brushed twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and under five-year-olds should have help from an adult.
Sadly, each year in New Zealand 45 infants die suddenly when they sleep from Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI). Most of these can be prevented. One way to lower SUDI risk is through the use of a wahakura/pepi-pod.
For a lot of people in our community, water is not the drink they first grab – it’s often a sugar sweetened variety they reach for. This is scary, because sugary drinks are one of the most significant causes of poor oral health and contribute greatly to childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes. These dangers can be avoided though, if people choose to drink water.
If you're pregnant and you smoke, quit now.
- When you smoke, poisons harm your baby's health. Even if you have smoked for some of your pregnancy, quitting now will make baby healthier.
- If you want help to quit, local quit smoking providers can help or you can contact Quitline.