Yaama Gurrru, my name is Jade Beetson. I am a proud Ngemba women from Brewarrina, NSW.
I would like first to pay my respect to my Elders Past, Present and Emerging.
For the past 6 years I have been working on Wiradjuri country as an Indigenous dental assistant. Today I would like to share with you information that can help with your dental health concerns. If you have any of the below dental problems you need to see a health professional straight away.
- Swollen face
- Trouble swallowing
- Pain (especially if it is keeping you up at night)
- Tooth knocked out
Who is a health professional?
- Local doctor
- Aboriginal Medical Services
- Aboriginal health worker
Even if you do not have any problems with your mouth, it is important to see your dentist 6 monthly or yearly.
Below I have listed some worries or concerns you may have about dental treatment
Anytime is a good time to start your oral hygiene. Don’t be shame to have that yarn with the health professionals mentioned above so we can all have a deadly smile.