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Teeth - dental care for children

teeth; tooth; decay; ;

Teeth are some of your children's most important possessions. How you look after their teeth from the time they are babies will make a difference to how they grow and how healthy they are. This means not only how you clean them but also how you protect them from things that can harm teeth. Tooth decay is preventable.

All children should have an oral health check by the age of 2.

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South Australia - Children aged up to 18 years are eligible to attend the School Dental Service. Dental care is free for all toddlers and preschoolers at the School Dental Service. To find your local clinic, visit SA Dental Services


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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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