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My child has two rows of teeth. Is this normal?

As your child gets older and ready to lose their baby teeth and develop their adult teeth, you may notice that they have two sets of teeth. Moreover, although this may seem a concern, it occurs in almost 30 per cent of children we see….

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How do I make my child’s first dental visit positive ?

How do I make my child’s first dental visit positive ? We all want the dental visit to be a good experience. As paediatric dentists, we prefer to leave the tooth, if it means creating a positive dental experience! We know from research that parents…

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Trauma in baby teeth

So last week we had young James visit our practice as he had fallen down and pushed his baby tooth quite significantly inwards and his mother asked me a real question which I feel is important for us as parents to know but also one…

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Does teething in my baby cause fevers ?

Parenting an infant and toddler can be challenging, particularly being unable to completely understand what our children are saying to us. Inevitably, it becomes a guessing game between nappies, feed, lack of sleep. Of course if all of these are checked then often teething is…

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When should I take my child for their first dental visit ?

Most of the worlds oral health advocatory bodies, including our own Australian Dental Association, recommend that a child’s first dental examination occurs at the time of the eruption of the first tooth and no later than 12 months of age. And while this may seem…

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Why are baby teeth important ?

This is a very common question we all get asked as paediatric dentists. However, research has shown that where baby teeth are well cared for, better oral health prevails in the adult teeth. The baby teeth at the front of the mouth (incisors) last until…

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