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ADA NSW is the peak body for dentists in NSW and the ACT. From time to time, we are approached by members of the public with questions about oral health care, clinical treatment and dentistry. View our frequently asked questions here.

Establishing good oral hygiene and dietary habits helps you keep your teeth as you get older, preventing tooth decay and gum disease. With poor oral health a contributor to major health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, maintaining good oral health is an essential part of what keeps the whole body healthy.

Choose oral health information and resources by category below. Children's toothbrushing videos now available.


Your Questions Answered
This ADA NSW service for community members provides information to assist you with general enquiries. Read frequently asked questions by category and request advice.
Find a Dentist Search
Use the ADA's 'Find a Dentist' search engine to find a dentist near you. Search by location, speciality or name across the country.
Your Oral Health
Educational oral health videos including NSW Health's toothbrushing tips for key stages and the Australian Dental Association's video series for oral health.
Oral health information for babies, toddlers and children aged 0-11 including caring for teeth at each stage and what to expect at early dental visits.
Oral health information for teens aged 12-17 including tips for this transitional age group, lifestyle risks, teeth straightening and the importance of mouthguards.
Medicare Funded Dental
Learn more about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). Up to $1000 of dental treatment over a two-year period for eligible children aged 2-17.
Tips for maintaining good oral health, how often you should see the dentist, sugar and nutrition, statistics on the oral health of Australia and more.
Good oral health is vital for senior Australians' overall health, wellbeing and quality of life. Read about common conditions, how to prevent them, and how to maintain good oral health.
Patient Resources
Download our quick reference fact sheets on a range of topics - early childhood oral health, tips for healthy mouths and healthy lives, fluoridation facts, seniors oral health and more.

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