Toothbrushes are one of the most important tools in dental hygiene, and yet they are often taken for granted. While adults choose toothbrushes based on ease of use and other fancier requirements – dual bristles or unusual shape, with children we often buy what we assume is best for them in terms of their looks.
A visit to the dentist must be a very important part of your child’s quarterly health checkup plan. Good oral hygiene promotes healthy teeth. Since gum problems are tied in to many other problems in the body, getting a headstart on this important aspect of health will keep your kids covered at least when it
After the long holiday for Diwali celebrations, it is time for the kids to get back to school. Although as parents you have taken much care to ensure that their teeth don’t suffer the damage from too many sweets, the kids will nevertheless be tempted to indulge in or buy similar stuff. It is important
It is time for Diwali, the season of celebration that starts now and lasts till the end of the year. This festival is also all about fun, frolic and most definitely food. It is difficult to imagine celebrations without food, without elaborate mithais prepared for friends and family, ladoos and jalebis enjoyed by the family,
When children are growing, there are several things you need to be aware of, their weight gain, their food intake and the general state of their health. Often parents tend to ignore the mouth, assuming that as long as teeth are brushed and general mouth hygiene is maintained, everything will be alright. Teeth brushing and
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
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