Ask for sugar-free medicine.

Sugar can damage your child's teeth.

Most medicine you can buy over the counter will have a sugar-free alternative.

Ask your doctor to prescribe sugar-free medicine for your child.


Tips for healthy teeth:

  • Use a medicine syringe for babies.
  • Give medicines with a meal if possible.
  • Give a small drink of milk or water after medicine.
  • Brush teeth at bedtime and one other occasion each day using a small soft brush and family fluoride toothpaste.
  • Take your toddler to the dentist regularly.