Dear Dr Bobby, when is the right time to see an orthodontist?
Probably the most common question I am asked as an Orthodontist is, “when should my child visit the orthodontist? Aren’t they a little young for braces?”
In my opinion, every child should see a Specialist Orthodontist before the age of nine years. By this age, an Orthodontist can reliably predict if a child will develop orthodontic problems. We can often take simple measures to reduce or even avoid major orthodontic problems being carried over into the adult teeth.
Every child is different. Therefore, it is best to listen to the advice of a professional.
Cairns Vet Clinic
Dear Dr Richard Thomas, With 41.5 per cent of dogs and 32 per cent of cats being overweight or obese, obesity is the most common form of malnutrition on Australian pets. Overweight pets suffer more physical ailments and don’t live as long. So how can we get our pet back to their ideal weight?
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Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy
Dear Matthew, My daughter has eczema.
What is the treatment? Eczema is an inherited condition that usually presents as patches of skin which can be dry, red, scaly and usually very itchy. It varies in severity from quite mild to very serious forms, which sometimes require hospitalisation.
Eczema is usually treated by moisturisers and steroid creams, but it can be a bit of trial and error to find
which cream is going to work for your child. It is also very important to avoid soaps, hot water and other irritants that will dry out the skin and worsen the symptoms.
Fb Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy
Collier Family Law
Dear Nardine, do you have any tips for consent orders?
There are really only two core things a consent order for parenting must deal with; decision making and the time the children will spend with each parent.
What else is required depends on the family. Good consent orders will also try to cover the needs of the children as they mature.
Avoid terms that are vague or confusing. You all need to know exactly what is intended and make sure the language is clear. Also avoid orders that are really restrictive as this doesn’t allow for flexibility or change.
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