Family Dental Articles

Bays Dental Clinic are happy to provide the following family dental articles from the ADA (Australian Dental Association).

First Aid for a Damaged Tooth

If a tooth is cracked or chipped, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. Place any broken pieces of tooth in a small amount of milk, or plastic wrap if milk is unavailable, and take them to the dentist with you.

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Mouthguard Fact Sheet

Sporting injuries are one of the most common causes of dental injury. A custom-fitted mouthguard should be worn during training and when playing sport to help protect against painful and expensive injuries to your teeth and mouth.

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Oral Health in Pregnancy

Maintaining good oral health during pregnancy might be the last thing on your mind as you deal with food cravings and morning sickness, however, it's important to look after your teeth.

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Oral Trauma in Babies & Toddlers

Accidents can happen and unfortunately around one third of infants and toddlers suffer oral trauma. The most accident prone time for kids is when they start walking. Accidents can happen when a child takes a tumble at home, daycare or in the local playground.

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Should I Have Dental Procedures Overseas

Depending on the circumstances, some Aussies consider getting their treatment overseas to get a 'free' holiday out of their dental treatment instead of having it done at home. But what are the risks? Is there a reason dental treatment is significantly cheaper in the developing world?

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Teeth Whitening

To prevent damage, anyone considering having their teeth whitened should consult their dentist to ensure their teeth are suitable for whitening. Having your teeth whitened by anyone other than a dentist is risky.

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Tooth Development in Babies & Toddlers

Your baby's first teeth are just as important as their permanent teeth. They help your child to learn to chew, speak properly and most importantly, these teeth reserve the space in your child's gums for the eruption of their permanent teeth.

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