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Orthodontic dental treatment

Orthodontic dental treatment - orthodontic treatment can correct problems with crooked teeth and jaws and improve oral health

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Orthodontic treatment - Better Health Channel

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

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Orthodontics, mouth guards & more: teens | Raising Children Network

Common teenage teeth issues include teeth-grinding, orthodontics and injuries to teeth. If your child plays sport, a mouth guard is a very good idea.

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Seeing an orthodontist: for parents & kids | Raising Children Network

Your child might see an orthodontist if there are problems with the way your childs teeth or jaws line up. Read how orthodontists work with children.

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Dental care :: SA Health

Dental care - about common dental health conditions and how to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

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Bad breath in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Does your child have bad breath? First, work out whats causing the bad breath. Treating causes usually sorts it out. Bad breath is also called halitosis.

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Effect of Nutrition on Dental Health from Two to Five Years of Age | myVMC

Normally all baby teeth have come through by three years of age.Children approaching the 4-5 year age range generally have fewer feeding and nutritional problems but have an increased chance of dental decay.

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Cleft Lip Palate Feeding Bottles and Teats | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Pigeon cleft palate teats and squeeze bottles: The teats are Y- cut and have an air valve

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Child Dental Benefits Schedule (0-11yrs) - Your Dental Health | Australian Dental Association

Financial assistance with the cost of dental care for children aged 2-17 years. Information for parents with Chidlren 0 - 11 years.

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Dental treatment - Better Health Channel

Modern techniques mean that dental and oral health treatment is almost always painless.

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