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Getting ready for your child's first trip to the dentist

When it comes to visiting the dentist, the Australian Dental Association recommends getting your little ones comfortable with the process from an early age. The ADA recommends that you should schedule your child's first dentist appointment at around 12 months of age - or alternatively, shortly afte... READ MORE

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Dealing with teething

Teething can be uncomfortable for babies - and an ordeal for parents! But there are lots of strategies to help mums, dads and little ones cope with this change. Watch for the early signs As a general rule, most babies get their first tooth between the ages of four months and seven months - althoug... READ MORE

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Tooth facts - Why are my cat's teeth so pointy?

If you have a cat, you might have noticed that their teeth look very different to human teeth. This is because over millions of years, cats and humans have evolved to eat very different diets. Even if your cat eats dry cat food from a bowl, it's important to remember that cats are natural hunters -... READ MORE

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Tooth facts - Four different types of teeth

Molars - You might call these your back teeth - these are the strongest teeth in your mouth and work together with your tongue to ensure your food can be swallowed safely. Incisors - These are also known as your front teeth - their job is to cut and chop food. Canine teeth - You might sometimes he... READ MORE

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Greek yoghurt combinations for healthy teeth

Calcium and vitamin D pack a valuable nutritional punch, and dairy foods are a great way to ensure your teeth get the vitamins and minerals they need to stay healthy and strong. Here are some of our favourite ways to jazz up an old favourite - plain Greek yoghurt! Fresh or frozen fruit Sliced fres... READ MORE

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Tooth-friendly recipe: Apple sailboats

Have you ever heard the saying that an apple is "nature's toothbrush"? This kid-friendly recipe is a healthy treat at any time of the day! You will need: Apples, cored and cut into slicesPre-sliced tasty cheese in squaresToothpicks Easy directions: Cut each slice of tasty cheese diagonally to cr... READ MORE

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How to brush your teeth

When it comes to brushing your teeth, most of us think we have the basics down pat. But as regular brushing is the most effective way you can look after your oral health at home, it is worth refreshing yourself on the proper techniques you should use. Timing is everything Did you know that you ne... READ MORE

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How to floss your teeth

Like most of us, you have probably come away from a visit to the dentist with instructions to floss more regularly. Flossing is one of the best preventative measures you can take when it comes to your oral health - it allows you to remove food particles and plaque that may otherwise not be reached ... READ MORE

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Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy

Pregnancy can be an exciting time for your whole family - and as a mum-to-be, you'll be gearing up for a lot of big changes! One thing you might not immediately associate with pregnancy is dental care - but if you are expecting a new baby, there are some important things that you'll want to keep in... READ MORE

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Dealing with a dental emergency

Dental emergencies can crop up when you least expect it - which is why it is so important to know what to do when one happens. Like all emergencies, it is impossible to plan for a dental emergency - but whether you are experiencing a cracked tooth, a loose filling, or even an accident that involves... READ MORE

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