Family Teeth Matters

Please help us to help the children

Click here to visit our 'Give A Little' page.
You can donate to Family teeth matters by visiting our Give A Little Page.  Because we are a registered charity they can issue you a tax receipt.  Or you can hit our Pay Pal button below.  Many thanks.

Who
Family Teeth Matters is a group of dentists, hygienists, psychologists, dental therapists and professionals committed to improving the dental health of children. Cynthia Wallbridge is the founder and spokesperson and has over 30 years experience in Dental Health. Cynthia was the New Zealand representative to the International Federation of Dental Hygienists and has a diploma in Dental Therapy.

Contact Cynthia and start a conversation cynthia@familyteethmatters.nz  Or call 027 3814 836

Why
Despite $417 million being spent on dental health since 2007, the amount of cavities being seen is still around the 40% mark. Yet FREE Dental care is available for children up to age 18. Many Parents still don't see teeth care as a priority health concern and only seek treatment in severe cases. (i.e the child is in continual pain) — source NZ Herald. In some households the entire family still shares one toothbrush.

The Solution to this Problem  —  simple education that's made to be fun !

What
We invite you to become a 'Family Teeth Matters' school. We'll provide you with the necessary resources and our 'Free' Dental Health Project Box that can rotate through your school classrooms. After our initial presentation and Power Point any of the staff can use the material in class projects. And every child will receive a free toothbrush. Their parents will love you !

To qualify for this programme your primary school or early childhood centre must be in South Auckland or Glen Innes area (at the moment we only have limited sponsorship for these areas)  The school or early childhood centre  must include us in  an event  that the parents are going to be attending. The point of difference with our programme and others is that we must present the message to the parents as well as the children.

Easy as One ... Two ... Three ...

Contact us and start a conversation team@familyteethmatters.nz

 

Activities
As we visit different schools and Early Childhood Education Centres we try to capture a photographic record.  These images can be seen with our current Events on our Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/familyteethmatters

Family Teeth Matters

THE FAMILY TEETH MATTERS PROGRAM

  • Step One

    Become a Family Teeth Matters school

    Just email Cynthia to start a conversation cynthia@familyteethmatters.nz

    Or call  027 3814 836

  • Step Two

    Tell Your Pupils and Their Parents

    Something fabulous is about to happen. Fewer fillings and sore teeth. Toothache a thing of the past, and less visits to the dentist.

  • Step Three

    The Parent and Pupil Presentation

    At this first presentation which includes parents, teachers and their pupils - a Healthy Food Hamper is up for grabs. A name will be drawn out and awarded to a parent present at this free presentation.

  • Step Four

    Allocate some time in the classroom.

    We'll make sure it's super fun. Rotate the Dental Health Project Box through your classrooms.

  • The Results . . .

    Lots of happy smiles

    A better brighter future.

  • Get Involved

    Become a Sponsor or a Family Teeth Matters School.

    You'll feel great knowing you are making a difference, doing your bit and changing lives for the better.

  • Step One

    Become A Family Teeth Matters School

    Just email Cynthia to start a conversation. cynthia@familyteethmatters.nz

    Or Call 027 3814 836

  • STEP TWO

    Tell Your Pupils and their Parents

    Something fabulous is about to happen. Fewer fillings and sore teeth. Toothache a thing of the past, and less visits to the dentist.

  • STEP THREE

    The First Presentation.

    At this first presentation which includes parents, teachers and their pupils - a Healthy Food Hamper is up for grabs. A name will be drawn out and awarded to a parent present at this free presentation.

  • STEP FOUR

    Allocate some time in the classroom.

    We'll make sure it's Super Fun. Rotate the Dental Health Project Box through your classrooms.

  • THE RESULTS

    Lots of happy smiles

    A better brighter future.

  • GET INVOLVED

    Become a Sponsor or a Family Teeth Matters School.

    You'll feel great knowing you are making a difference, doing your bit and changing lives for the better.

Dental Health

Dental Health is so easy to achieve.

It's just a simple matter of re-programming. Remember when smoking cigarettes used to be cool.
Not anymore. We've been re-programmed !

How we initiate re-programming is by simply visiting schools with a fun audio visual presentation aimed at educating parents, teachers and children  —  and of course lots of  fun stuff  like free toothbrushes for each child.

We then leave the school with the resources they will need to rotate the project through the classrooms.
The results and reception so far  —  outstanding!

  • Become a Family Teeth Matters School. Get Our 'Dental Health Project Box'
    Full Of Goodies
    Fun Books
    A USB Stick with the Presentation Layout
    Dental Work Sheets
    A Toothbrush for each child
  • Family Teeth Matters teaches  —
    Eat Healthy
    Orange
    Apple
    Strawberry
    Broccoli
    Banana
    Start Now !
    Learn better habits from a young age. Learn more at a Family Teeth Matters Presentation

Detective Sugar Spotter Healthy Choices Book

It is an ideal gift for your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Detective Sugar Spotter is designed as a bedtime story for parents to read to their children and highlighting the joys of creative Healthy Eating and preventing Dental Decay.

All the proceeds from the books will go back into the Family Teeth Matters Charitable Trust program sponsoring more schools and kindergartens with the Family Teeth Matters program.

Ordering

$19.99 each. Shipping within NZ is $8.50 per 10 books, international shipping is $6.90 per 5 books.

Please send your name, address and number of books to pmmm@xtra.co.nz and deposit the appropriate amount into the following NZ account:

Name: Family Teeth Matters
Account #: 12-3027-0060496-00
Particulars: Your surname

Please help us to help the children

Click here to visit our 'Give A Little' page.
You can donate to Family teeth matters by visiting our Give A Little Page.  Because we are a registered charity they can issue you a tax receipt.  Or you can hit our Pay Pal button below.  Many thanks.
Facebook
Find Us On Face Book.   Follow our Activities.
As we visit different Schools and Early Education Centres, we try to capture a photographic record.
Our Photos and Current Events are here.

Sponsorship

Please consider becoming a sponsor of this program.

We are not for profit, but providing low-decile schools with free resources does cost money that has to come from somewhere.
If you become a sponsor we will promote you at our Parents and Pupils evenings. You will be branded on our 'Dental Health Project Box' that rotates around the school classrooms. Your logo will be included right here on this website.

More importantly you'll feel great knowing you are doing your bit to help the kids!

Call Cynthia now on 027 3814 836 or email us at team@familyteethmatters.nz

 

Sponsorship Ideas: (Donations are tax-deductable)

•   Sponsor a Family Teeth Matters Project Box: $310

•   200 toothbrushes: $200

•   200 water-bottles: $600

•   Sponsor  a Family Teeth Matters Programme for an Early childhood Education Centre:

Our Sponsors So Far

Please support those who support us. Their sponsorship is precious to us,
and to the hundred's of young lives who have been effected by their generosity.

PAK'nSAVE

PAK'nSAVE Glen Innes. Our policy 'New Zealand's Lowest Food Prices' 182 Apirana Ave. Glen Innes.

CURAPROX

The Swiss oral health professionals.

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Rockfield Dental Centre

Affordable Family Dentists and Dental Hygienists. 86 Rockfield Road, Penrose.
Ph: 09 579 4180

AMTECH

AMTEC Dental supplies and consumables

Oraltec

Oraltec provides Dental Professionals with a comprehensive range of consumables and equipment.

Auckland Dental Assocation

Representing and supporting Auckland Dentists.

Healthcare Essentials

We are suppliers of quality Dental products in New Zealand.

Ivoclar Vivadent

Ivoclar Vivadent is one of the world's leading and most innovative dental companies, offering a comprehensive range of products and systems for dentists.

Is this Space For You?

Your Logo. Your company description. Here? And the appreciation of the children, their parents and us.

Email us now:
team@familyteethmatters.nz
Or call: 027 3814 836

The Family Teeth Matters Team

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The people behind this website

Get To Know Us !

Brushing your teeth is not only important for children, it's important for astronauts too!
If you are ever in space and want to know how to brush your teeth, watch the video!


Get involved in the Family Teeth Matters project, or find out more. Call Cynthia on 027 3814 836 or email team@familyteethmatters.nz
Thank you for your visit here and your interest. Blessings from  —  The Family Teeth Matters Team

 

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