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Family Dental Care: Helping everyone.

As a parent, you are always going to be concerned about the health of your children. You are always going to wonder about their health and wonder if you are doing all that you can to help take good care of them as well as instill in them good habits so that years down the road, they will still be as healthy and happy as they were when they were in your care. Contact us
Part of this process is paying close attention to the oral and dental health of your children. While this may seem like a secondary part of the treatment that your children need, it really is one of the most vital aspects of his or her health. Without this good oral hygiene, your child will end up with orthodontic and other health problems down the road simply because he or she was not taught from the start to value the quality and health of his or her teeth.
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Something that you can do as a parent to help instill good dental hygiene in your children from a young age is to be thoughtful about the way you talk about dental hygiene and to pay close attention to their dental issues from an early age on. If you take preventative action with your kids, their orthodontic health will be better in the long run and they will value their teeth more than if you ignore them. Here are some things to keep an eye out for in the early years of your child’s dental development in order to ensure that their teeth are in the best shape possible once they get older:

1. Early or late baby teeth loss: If your child’s baby teeth stay in a bit too long or come out a bit too early, that might be indicative of an orthodontic issue in later years. For example, if their adult teeth grow in behind their baby teeth, perhaps there are some other issues that are present. Maybe they lack the adult teeth to replace the baby teeth. Regardless, visiting an orthodontist to determine the issue is important.

2. Bad habits: If your child has acquired some bad habits in their early years, these issues can either be compensating for an orthodontic issue or causing one. For example, if your child sucks his or her thumb, you should visit the orthodontist to see if this has cause jaw line damage that can still be reversed. If your child constantly pops his or her jaw or the jaw makes sounds when opening and closing, this is also cause for concern and orthodontic action.

3. Crowded teeth: If you the teeth in your child’s mouth look crowded, as if there is not enough room in their mouth for all of their teeth, then you likely have an orthodontic problem on your hands. Additionally, if their teeth are placed in strange ways or are blackened or dead, then you should visit an orthodontist to determine how best to approach your child’s orthodontic needs. By taking action early on, you can help take care of your child’s oral health for the long term!

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Tony Abbott says he would have won election, defends ‘fundamentally fair’ budget

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has said his controversial 2014 budget is a “badge of honour” and “fundamentally fair”, while predicting an Abbott government would have won this year’s election.

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Tony Abbott defends his prime ministership in 4,000-word essay
Says 2014 budget was “fair” and a “badge of honour”
Says he and Joy Hockey were “careful to avoid breaking promises”
Former PM confident he could have won 2016 election on budget savings
Mr Abbott has penned a 4,000-word essay for conservative journal Quadrant defending his prime ministership, which argues his government’s achievements “will stand the test of time”.

An extract of The Economic Case for the Abbott government, soon to be published, has been published in The Australian newspaper.

In September last year Mr Abbott was toppled by Malcolm Turnbull, who argued the Member for Warringah had not shown economic leadership.

But the now-backbencher denied this, writing: “The government’s economic narrative had been clear from the beginning — lower taxes, less regulation and higher productivity.”

The Coalition’s 2014 budget put forward billions of dollars in cuts to health, education and foreign aid, and saw it lose ground in opinion polls.

It included trying to introduce a $7 GP co-payment and making unemployed people under 30 wait six months for the dole, along with university fee deregulation and pension indexation changes.

“Judging things by polls, many commentators have identified the 2014 budget as the Abbott government’s biggest mistake,” Mr Abbott wrote.

“I regard it more as a badge of honour because it showed that we were serious about long-term budget repair and could therefore be trusted with the long-term economic management of the country.

“Overall, it was a fundamentally fair budget because it sought to end the intergenerational theft involved in piling up debts for our children and grandchildren to meet.”

Mr Abbott said he and then-treasurer Joe Hockey had been “careful to avoid breaking promises” during their time on the expenditure review committee of Cabinet, but his “no surprises” commitment was challenging, given there had not been pre-election debate about a Medicare co-payment or university deregulation.

But he thought people would accept the changes, seeing them as part of the Coalition’s pledge to control the budget.

“Especially after we had rejected the business subsidy requests of the type that previous governments had regularly approved, a tough budget should have been predicted,” he wrote.

Mr Abbott said he was confident an Abbott government could have won the 2016 election campaigning on budget savings and lower tax.