Quick reminders and tips to help care for your three-year-old’s health and well-being!
Time outdoors helps prevent/delay myopia. Make sure the little one spends two to three hours per day enjoying the great outdoors!
Protect junior’s eyes when you’re reading with him — hold the book at least 30 cm away from his eyes.
Hold or place mobile devices 40-50 cm away from your child’s eyes. Adjust the screen brightness to reduce glare, and the display size for comfortable viewing.
Remind the little one to rest his eyes by taking a 3- to 5-min break after 30 to 40 mins of near work (e.g. tablet use). For example, he can look at some trees in the distance.
Take good care of your toddler’s teeth! Brush twice a day: once after he wakes, and once before he goes to sleep at night.
Brush your little one’s teeth for two minutes each time, and make sure to clean the hard-to-reach areas like the back of the mouth.
Here's how much toothpaste to use when brushing your little one's teeth:
Replace your child’s toothbrush when it looks worn out; frayed bristles don’t clean as effectively. A good rule of thumb is once every 3-4 months.
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Youth Preventive Dental Service (YPDS) provides oral health screening for pre-schoolers at some childcare centres as part of the Preschool Oral Health Screening and Fluoride Therapy Programme. Parents will be informed of the screening findings and recommended follow-up action through an "Information Sheet for Parents" that is downloadable from HealthHub.
YPDS also provides free basic dental services to Primary and Secondary students through school dental clinics and mobile dental clinics.
Annually, Primary 1, 2, 4 and 6, Secondary 1 and 3, and ITE Year 1 students who are enrolled in the school dental programme will be screened and treated by YPDS. Students in other levels who require dental services may visit the school or mobile dental clinics for free consultation and treatment.
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