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.
Vaping
Vaping
Electronic cigarettes are battery powered devices that make a vapor that is breathed in. Vaping liquids can contain harmful chemicals.  More research is needed to know about the effects of vaping on health.  
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3 reasons you may have a toothache
A toothache or tooth pain can come from a tooth or the area around a tooth. There are different causes for the pain. Treatment will depend on what is causing the toothache.
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Cracked teeth

Not all cracks need to be treated; sometimes they can be left alone. Some cracks can get worse and cause pain. The tooth with the crack may need to be removed. If your dentist finds any cracks, they will talk to you about them and recommend what to do.

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Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that may cause death. Both adults and children can be allergic to milk. Products used at the dentist and when caring for your teeth at home can contain milk, so it is important to tell your dentist is you are allergic. 
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Common Treatments

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.
Government dental care
Government provided dental treatment is available for children and adults. Eligibility requirements vary between Australian states and territories.
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Dental x-rays
Dental x-rays allow your dentist to see what is happening in your mouth below the surface of your gums and teeth, and provide an assessment of the health of your mouth.
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Baby and toddler oral health
Good oral health care should begin in infancy and is key during early childhood years to set your child up for good oral health during their life.
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Events

Dental Health Week
Dental Health Week
Australia's home of healthy smiles. Here to give you all the oral health information you need to maintain a healthy mouth and
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Indigenous Oral Health

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

Written by Indigenous health professionals. 
 

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Indigenous Oral Health

NEW! Smiling Signs Auslan Resources

A collection of accessible videos in Auslan and easy English. These resources aim to make oral health and dental treatments easy for everybody to understand, including members of the Australian Deaf community.

Watch Your Mouth

Teeth whitening (part 2)
Dr Norah Ayad talks teeth whitening with Helen Hayes. Dr Ayad answers Helen's questions about whitening teeth while pregnant and
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Teeth whitening (part 1)
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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