Children's Teeth

Date Published: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Dr Katie Bach talks about children's teeth and why you need to get involved in their dental health. Katie currently works as a paediatric dental consultant at both Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Hospital as well as working privately at Kidz-Teeth in Auckland.




  • Which children are most at risk and why?
  • What are the known risk factors?
  • When to move from bottle feeding to a cup.
  • What are the consequences of early childhood dental disease?
  • Does fluoride make a difference?
  • Northland’s school based tooth brushing programme.
  • Pacific island adolescence and health inequity.


Take home messages

  • Early childhood caries is a massive problem in New Zealand.
  • One of the most common reasons for childhood hospital admissions.
  • Prevention is key, get in before lesions develop.





Dr Katie Bach
Paediatric dental consultant

To contact Katie Click here.




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