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.
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
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.
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
Do you dread taking your child to the dentist? Are you worried about how your child will behave? Do you put off visiting the dentist until your child has toothache? Maybe you are anxious yourself and don’t know how to help you child overcome their fears? In this two part blog we will look at
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
Children learn by copying important adults in their lives. This is a natural process by which children learn about the world around them. Your behaviour, expressions and reactions will usually have a greater impact on your child than what you say to them. Parents have a unique position of influence in their children’s lives,
Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, despite also being preventable. Is dental decay a contagious disease? Is it possible to catch it from someone else? In a previous post we discussed what causes dental cavities. To summarise, bacteria (germs) in our mouths convert sugar in food and drink that we consume
Your dentist has told you that your child needs a local anaesthetic at their next visit. You may be worried and have questions. We will discuss many of the common questions in this blog post: What is local anaesthetic? Local anaesthetic is a type of medicine given as an injection to temporarily numb a specific
Are baby teeth Important? What if your child gets cavities in their baby teeth? Is it really necessary to get them treated if they are not having any toothache? Surely the baby teeth will fall out after a while anyway? Though you lose them early in life, your primary teeth, also called baby teeth or
Your child’s diet is one of the most important factors in developing dental decay and small changes can make a big difference. In the previous blog post we looked at how foods containing sugar combine with bacteria in plaque to produce acid. If the teeth are subjected to frequent or long periods of acid attack, decay becomes