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Jaw diseases

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Temporomandibular joint disorders - myDr.com.au

Find out more about temporomandibular disorders, or TMJ disorders, which cause dull, aching pain in the jaw.

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Teeth grinding/bruxism

Bruxism is the habit of clenching, gnashing or grinding your teeth. Your teeth are not meant to be clenched and in contact all the time.

Read more on Sleep Health Foundation website

Teeth Grinding (65+) - Your Dental Health | Australian Dental Association

This is an involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. Information for Older Adults 65+ years.

Read more on ADA – Australian Dental Association website

Oral Appliances to Treat Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Sleep Health Foundation is a non-profit organisation and Australian public advocate for sleep health and aims to improve people’s lives through better sleep.

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Orthodontic treatment

Orthodontics involves the use of a range of corrective devices, such as braces and plates, to encourage the teeth to align properly.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Tooth anatomy - myDr.com.au

View this image of the structure of a normal tooth and see what's underneath the enamel of your teeth.

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Gum disease

Most people will have gum disease at some time in their life. Some of the common signs of gum disease are gums that are red, puffy or bleed.

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Hand, Foot and Mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common viral infection which is easily passed from person to person. It usually causes a mild illness but rarely causes serious illness. It is notrelated to the foot and mouth disease that affects animals. Good hygiene helps prevent infection.

Read more on NSW Health website

Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a chronic metabolic disorder caused by the presence of too much growth hormone. In excess, it results in gradual enlargement of body tissues, including the bones of the face, jaw, hands, feet and skull.

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Slapped cheek disease or fifth disease | Raising Children Network

Slapped cheek disease, also called fifth disease, is a mild viral illness, characterised by a red rash on the cheeks. You can usually treat it at home.

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