Brushing your babies’ teeth can be quite a stressful ritual. Babies are restless and don’t understand why their mothers would want to force open their mouths and insert an object like a brush, that is not just uncomfortable, but oftentimes painful. As much as parent’s may delay this or procrastinate in the hopes of getting
Teeth are important accessories that develop in humans, much before they are born, and depend entirely on how well they are used and looked after. In children, tooth development begins in the womb, but they appear much later, when the baby attains the age of 6 to 9 months. The complete set of 20 primary
What is a crown? A crown, sometimes also called a cap, is a restoration which covers the entire tooth. In enables the tooth to be used for normal biting and chewing. It also improves the appearance and strengthens and protects the tooth underneath. Most people are familiar with crowns for adult teeth. With advances in children’s
Small Bites is the first Exclusive Dental Centre for children in Bangalore. Dr. Premila Naidu, a specialist paediatric dentist, started the clinic in 2007 out of a belief that children deserve the very best preventive dental care. In June 2014 Dr. Premila received the National Dental Excellence Award for Best Paediatric Dentist in Bangalore. Child-friendly
At what age should children first visit the dentist? How can you help to make it a positive and enjoyable experience? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that the first visit should be around one year old, or six months after the first tooth comes through. If at all possible, take your child for their
It’s time to take your child to visit the dentist. Do they really need to see a different dentist than you? How do you choose the best dentist for your child? What is a Paediatric Dentist? Paediatric dentists, sometimes called pedodontists, are the paediatricians of dentistry. They specialise in dental care for children, from babies
Maybe you have just found out that your child has one or more cavities in their baby teeth? It is normal for parents to have concerns and questions. In this blog, we hope to give some answers and reassurance about fillings for baby teeth. Children can develop tooth decay soon after their baby teeth come through.
In Part 1 we discussed the benefits of fluoride and the risks of over-exposure to fluoride. Fluoride can be useful in strengthening teeth and protecting them from decay, if used in the right way. As we discussed in the previous section, there is a risk of dental fluorosis, or mottling of teeth, if children swallow
Many parents are confused about fluoride. Is it good or bad for children? What are the risks and benefits of fluoride? In this blog post we will answer these and other questions. What is fluoride? Fluoride is the 13th most abundant element on the earth’s crust. It is found naturally in rocks, soil,
I am concerned about the way my child’s teeth are coming through but they still have some baby teeth. Is it too early to see an orthodontist? Many people have the opinion that it is not worth visiting an orthodontist before all the baby teeth have fallen out. This is because, the traditional fixed (train-track
Is thumb sucking normal? At what age does it become a problem if my child has not stopped the habit?
In the first part of this blog we discussed finding a child-friendly dentist and how to help your child before an appointment. Maybe you have a dental appointment approaching. How can both you and your dentist make things easier for your child during their visit? How can the dentist help my child? Taking things one