Cancer treatment
Cancer treatment
Treatments for cancer, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can lead to side effects in the mouth. Side effects can include mouth soreness and mouth ulcers (oral mucositis), a dry mouth, and a change in the ability to taste.
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I cannot access fluoridated water. Should I add fluoride to my own water?
Drinking fluoridated water provides a low dose fluoride treatment to your teeth many times a day. If you do not have access to fluoridated water, should you buy fluoride drops or tablets to add to my water at home to be able to make my own 'fluoridated water'?
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Gum disease treatment
Treatment for gum disease known as periodontal disease can include non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Treatment is recommended to be completed in steps and requires work from both the patient and the dental team. 
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Tobacco, vaping and bush tobacco
This article provides self-care tips to keep our mob strong in mind, body and spirit.
 
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Keep your smile for life

Brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
Clean between your teeth daily using floss or interdental brushes.
Eat a healthy, balanced diet and limit added sugar intake.
Visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and preventive care.
Dentures
Missing teeth can affect the ability to speak, eat and smile. It can also effect quality of life. One alternative to replacing missing teeth is to have dentures manufactured and fitted by your dentist. 
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Dental x-rays
Dental x-rays allow your dentist to see what is happening in your mouth below the surface of your gums and teeth, and provide an assessment of the health of your mouth.
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Teeth whitening
Teeth whitening is any action to increase the visual whiteness of a tooth. Teeth whitening treatment is performed in an attempt to whiten teeth that appear discoloured. This is best performed by a dental professional, such as a dentist, dental hygienist or oral health therapist.
 
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Events

Dental Health Week
Dental Health Week
Australia's home of healthy smiles. Here to give you all the oral health information you need to maintain a healthy mouth and
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Indigenous Oral Health

Oral health and dental service information and resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australians.

Written by Indigenous health professionals. 
 

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Indigenous Oral Health
In the spirit of reconciliation, the ADA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to their Elders’ past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Watch Your Mouth

Teeth whitening
Associate Professor Laurie Walsh chats with Helen Hayes about teeth whitening in the Australian Dental Association’s Watch Your
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Early orthodontic intervention
Host Jimmy Rees chats with specialist orthodontist Dr Nour Tarraf about when your child should first see an orthodontist
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Dental care for children with additional needs
Paediatric dentist, Dr Narisha Chawla, chats with host Jimmy Rees providing advice on caring for the oral health of anxious
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Paediatric Dietician advice on food & drink for infants and children
Paediatric Dietician, Dr Kyla Smith, sits down with host Jimmy Rees to provide advice on nutritious and tooth-friendly foods and
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First dental visits & tooth decay
Host Jimmy Rees chats with paediatric dentist Dr Mihiri Silva to discuss first dental visits and child tooth decay. Understand
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Brushing & flossing for infants and young children
Host Jimmy Rees chats with Dr Kareen Mekertichian, a paediatric dentist, about how to look after the oral health of infants and
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