I cannot access fluoridated water. Should I add fluoride to my own water?
I cannot access fluoridated water. Should I add fluoride to my own water?
Drinking fluoridated water provides a low dose fluoride treatment to your teeth many times a day. If you do not have access to fluoridated water, should you buy fluoride drops or tablets to add to my water at home to be able to make my own 'fluoridated water'?
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Treating periodontal diseases
Treatment for periodontal disease can include non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Treatment is recommended to be completed in a step-wise approach and requires work from both the patient and the dental team. 
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3 tips to prevent tooth decay
Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in Australia but it is largely preventable. Here are three tips to help you prevent tooth decay from developing.
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Choosing a dentist
Your dentist should be thought of as your partner in looking after your teeth, gums, and mouth as you should be seeing them on a regular basis over the years to come.
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Overseas dental holidays
Although seeking dental treatment overseas may appear to save you money at the time, this may only be in the short term as there is the risk that things can go wrong and cost your much more in the long-term.
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Child Dental Benefits Schedule
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule, often known as the CDBS was introduced by the Federal Government to assist families in accessing preventive dental care and general dental treatment.
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Pregnancy
Maintaining good oral health during pregnancy is important in ensuring whole-body health and the health of your unborn baby.
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Events

World Cavity Free Future Day 14Oct
World Cavity Free Future Day
14 Oct, 2021
World Cavity-Free Future (WCFF) Day is a global awareness day the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF).vvvvv
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Keep your smile for life

Brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
Clean between your teeth daily using floss or interdental brushes.
Eat a healthy, balanced diet and limit added sugar intake.
Visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and preventive care.

Indigenous Oral Health

Oral health and dental service information and resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
 

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Indigenous Oral Health
In the spirit of reconciliation, the ADA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to their Elders’ past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Watch Your Mouth

Teeth whitening
Associate Professor Laurie Walsh chats with Helen Hayes about teeth whitening in the Australian Dental Association’s Watch Your
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Early orthodontic intervention
Host Jimmy Rees chats with specialist orthodontist Dr Nour Tarraf about when your child should first see an orthodontist
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Dental care for children with additional needs
Paediatric dentist, Dr Narisha Chawla, chats with host Jimmy Rees providing advice on caring for the oral health of anxious
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Paediatric Dietician advice on food & drink for infants and children
Paediatric Dietician, Dr Kyla Smith, sits down with host Jimmy Rees to provide advice on nutritious and tooth-friendly foods and
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First dental visits & tooth decay
Host Jimmy Rees chats with paediatric dentist Dr Mihiri Silva to discuss first dental visits and child tooth decay. Understand
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Brushing & flossing for infants and young children
Host Jimmy Rees chats with Dr Kareen Mekertichian, a paediatric dentist, about how to look after the oral health of infants and
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