Ministry of Health: Oral Health

Includes information on caring for your baby’s teeth, caring for your child’s teeth from 1 to 3 years and caring for your pre-schoolers teeth.


Information about caring for baby teeth on the Ministry of Health website

KidsHealth: Dental Care For Your Child

Basic dental care is free in New Zealand for children from birth until they turn 18. Enrol your child as early as possible and keep taking them for regular dental check-ups.


Information about dental care for your child

Health Navigator: Teething

Discomfort associated with teething in infants is common. Many babies' teeth come through without any problems other than increased dribbling but for some, teething can make them mildly unwell and irritable.


Information about teething on the Health Navigator NZ website

Whānau Āwhina Plunket: Teething

Most babies start getting their first teeth when they’re around six months old. But don’t worry if your baby gets them earlier or later. Everyone’s different. Here’s how to help your baby with teething, and how to look after your baby’s teeth.


Information about teething on the Whānau Āwhina Plunket

Professional development


Intuto is an online learning platform developed by Whānau Āwhina Plunket developed  to support WCTO nurses in their mahi prior to undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care and while on the programme.


Accessing Intuto:

Please contact your WCTO Team leader/Manager to access the registration link and information to access Intuto.


HealthEd: Caring for Teeth

Dental health and care of teeth, including the importance of good diet in preventing cavities and tooth decay. Illustrated pamphlet with short captions in English.


Information about caring for teeth