Monthly Archives: August 2014

What foods and drinks should you avoid giving to your kids? – Oral Care and Health for Kids

Practical Parenting

1. What drinks are best for oral health and which should I avoid giving to my child? Tap water definitely gets the top billing as the drink of choice to enjoy daily. It’s free, essential for health, contains fluoride that...

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Oral Care and Health for Kids

Practical Parenting

1. How common is tooth decay in young Australian children? Tooth decay is the most common serious childhood disease. By age 5 years, 42% of Australian children have one or more teeth with holes (cavities), or fillings, or teeth that...

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Oral Care and Health for Kids

Practical Parenting

1. How do I stop my child from swallowing toothpaste when we brush? When will he be able to rinse and spit well? These are two very good questions. First of all, there really is no way of preventing a...

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Oral Care and Health for Kids

Practical Parenting

1. When do I need to start brushing my child’s teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste? As soon as teeth erupt. This allows for the setting of good oral habits from the word ‘go’. In addition, young children can be...

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Oral Health for Baby, Toddler & Adult

Coles Baby & Toddler

What are the basic elements of good oral hygiene for babies, toddlers and adults? The basic elements for ALL age groups are the same: Maintain a dental healthy diet Regular removal of damaging bacteria from any and all tooth surfaces...

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Oral Health for Baby, Toddler & Adult

Oral Health for Baby, Toddler & Adult

When should we start caring for babies and toddlers teeth and how? At what age can children be expected to efficiently clean teeth by themselves? Establish a routine of mouth cleaning even before the teeth erupt into the mouth. Initially...

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