Your dentist provides care to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. Having regular dental checks means they can pick up on problems early, before they get too bad. Go to
Visiting a dentist to find out more.
Children aged 0–17 can receive free dental care.
Canterbury DHB runs a free Community Oral Health Service for preschool and primary-aged children.
Phone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583) to find out about enrolling your child
Some dentists will also provide free dental care for older children (until their 18th birthday) –
find out which dentists offer free care for older children in your area