PACIFIC YOUNG PEOPLE
EXPERIENCE WORST ORAL HEALTH OUTCOMES
Health Star Pacific is very concerned with the findings
from the NZ Oral Health Survey that... Pacific
children and adolescents experience the worst oral
As part of its Oral Health service, Health Star Pacific
conducted its own survey at last year’s Auckland
Secondary Schools Polynesian Festival with 202 young
people taking part.
The ethnicities were evenly distributed among Pacific
Islands. 70% of those surveyed were 13 -17 years of
which the majority reside in Counties Manukau area
An interesting finding is that the message of brushing
at least twice a day is one young people follow with
over 90% stating that they do this.
Easy tips to look after your
to brush your teeth twice a day, especially
after eating and before going to bed.
more fruits and veggies for snacks instead of
biscuits and lollies.
milk or water NOT cordial and fizzy drinks.
FREE regular checks for children.
Health Star Pacific