Family Teeth Matters

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Kiwi kids' dental health is in crisis! Together we can turn the tide and prevent young children's dental pain and extractions.

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Up to 90% of New Zealand 5-year-olds have tooth decay! This crisis in young Kiwi kids' dental health prompted FAMILY TEETH MATTERS to develop a creative, entertaining educational programme inspiring transformational change in children's dental health, particularly in low decile communities.

A fun-filled school stage show featuring DETECTIVE SUGAR SPOTTER and the accompanying educational book provided for school libraries is written specifically to inspire healthy habits in kindergarten and primary aged children AND their families.

Beginning with raising parents' awareness and equipping them to develop healthy family eating and dental practises is the vital point of difference that sets FAMILY TEETH MATTERS apart.

Our volunteers need your help to sponsor the school educational programme for parents and kids, to provide copies of DETECTIVE SUGAR SPOTTER books for school libraries, and to supply attending families with free dental packs.

Thanks for helping us create happy and healthy smiles on Kiwi kids' dials!

More about us

Family Teeth Matters is a registered charity that has been operating for over 3 years now. It’s focus is on providing education on dental hygiene and healthy eating practices,with a particular focus on low decile schools, in order to improve the dental health of the children.

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Latest update

Watch for us on Seven Sharp next week  19 June 2019

Posted by: Family Teeth Matters

NEXT WEEK - Hilary Barry as you've never seen her before! Watch as Detective Sugar Spotter and NoDecay the Truth Fairy bring a fun-filled and essential message to families about the importance of good nutrition and dental hygiene - because FAMILY TEETH MATTERS!

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