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Dental caries

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Breastfeeding and tooth decay | Australian Breastfeeding Association

What the research saysBlaming breastfeeding or breastfeeding to sleep for tooth decay is very common. The belief that breastfeeding to sleep causes dental caries is based on only 3 articles by Bram and Maloney1, Gardner, Norwood and Eisenson2 and Kotlow3 that were done in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The authors presented case reports of just nine babies in total, two of whom also received bottles. Case reports have a very low level of scientific evidence; not one of them included any experimentation or trials.

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Dental health | Nutrition Australia

Good dental health For good dental health, you need to look after your teeth. Dental diseases such as tooth decay and dental erosion are very common health problems in Australia, but they are largely preventable!

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Dental health looking after your teeth and gums Dietitians Association of Australia

Dental health looking after your teeth and gums Good oral hygiene and eating habits can reduce the risk of tooth decay

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A pulpotomy involves removing the part of the dental nerve (or pulp) in the crown of the tooth.

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Dental care for infants

Baby dental care starts from the first tooth. Learn about the correct dental care for infants and toddlers when they are bottle feeding to eating solid foods.

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Fluoride (18-30yrs) - Your Dental Health | Australian Dental Association

Fluoride plays a critical role in strengthening your teeths ability to fight off decay. Information for younger Adults 18 - 30 years.

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Dental care for adults

Use a small, soft toothbrush to clean your teeth and gums morning and night.

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Brushing (18-30yrs) - Your Dental Health | Australian Dental Association

Brushing your teeth removes the plaque that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Information for younger Adults 18 - 30 years.

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Preventing early childhood dental decay

Information on early childhood dental decay (severe tooth decay) and how to prevent it.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Teeth - decay and erosion

Tooth decay is preventable. How you look afteryour child'steeth from the time they are babies will make a difference to how they grow and how healthy they are.

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