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Dental care for children

Dental care tips for children covering brushing teeth, flossing, tooth development, teeth decay and other dental problems and when to see a dentist.

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Visiting the dentist

This article contains information that can help with your dental health concerns.

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Factors to consider when 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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Going to a dentist: parents & kids guide | Raising Children Network

Your child might see a dentist to get his teeth checked, have a mouth guard fitted, have a filling or talk about how he can look after his teeth.

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Teeth care for kids: Aboriginal families | Raising Children Network

Use this picture guide for Aboriginal families to look after kids’ teeth. It’s easy: brush teeth, give kids healthy food, and see a dentist regularly.

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Gingivitis & gum disease: children & teens | Raising Children Network

Symptoms of gingivitis or gum disease include bleeding gums. If you think your child has gingivitis, see a dentist. Prevent gingivitis with good dental care.

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Children grinding teeth in sleep (bruxism) | Raising Children Network

Children often grind their teeth in sleep. Teeth-grinding doesn’t usually damage teeth, but see a dentist or GP if you’re worried. It’s also called bruxism.

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Teeth straightening and braces

Braces and aligners are used by orthodontists in the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of crooked teeth, jaws, and unfavourable bite patterns.

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Teeth - What to do if a child knocks out their adult front tooth | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

How can it happen? Even a gentle knock can make a tooth fall out

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Teeth-grinding & thumb-sucking: 3-5 years | Raising Children Network

Concerned about your child’s teeth-grinding or thumb-sucking? Read this article for more information, plus what to do if your child injures her teeth.

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