Many people are familiar with stem-cell banking from the umbilical cord at birth. Did you know that it is also possible to bank stem-cells bank from baby teeth and young, healthy adult teeth? This recent technology has great potential to enable treatment of diseases and aid healing and repair using an individual’s own stem cells in future years.
Getting to a dentist after several months and hearing them say that your kid’s teeth is bad and needs a filling can be nerve racking. It is what we often have to convey to unsuspecting parents who come for a routine checkup. Filling a caried teeth is stressful for parents and children. It involves cleaning
An important intervention by parents for their children’s teeth is getting braces fitted. This often happens in their teenage years primarily because at that age, crooked teeth, misalignment and their jutting out becomes more obvious. With children about to leave school and go into society for further studies, work or other engagement, they become very
As adults, all of us have our ways of relaxing. While we may indulge in reading or a sport, our children have their own ways of unwinding. Of the many things we observe in our babies as they learn and grow, Thumb Sucking is one of the commonest habit that is also the way for
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
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
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
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
What is a Pulpectomy? Pulpectomy is the name given to root canal therapy for baby teeth. This is required when decay or injury to a tooth has caused infection of the nerve. The aim is to keep the tooth until the correct time for it to fall out. I have been told my child needs