As children grow up, and baby teeth fall to accommodate permanent teeth, there are plenty of changes that happen in a child’s mouth that affects their oral hygiene and dental care. There is really no point crying over spilled milk, or in the case of children, crying over tooth caries, gum swelling and pain once
Tooth decay can occur in babies as little as one, and one of the most important reasons is the excessive use of baby bottles. Frequent and prolonged use of bottles and exposure to sweet liquids such as milk, fruit juice and formula gradually deteriorates the delicate developing roots of baby teeth. Because decay can happen
Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise. Why Do People Grind Their Teeth? Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is
Most of us love the first glimpse of baby teeth when they appear. That’s when the toothless smile, gets brighter and better. Although accompanied by irritation, grinding, crying and sometimes fever, baby teeth when start to appear are a milestone that all of us look forward to. As parents we often know what to do
Dental x-rays are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventive, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem. There are five types of X-rays your dentist may use for your child, depending on the
Article excerpts from www.friendshipcircle.org Autistic children can be difficult to handle. At the core of their behavior lies severe anxiety to face new and unknown situations, and exposure to new people. While parents are often able to manage a majority of the tasks and develop a sense of familiarity, it is when meeting care providers
Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder have impaired social interaction and limited communication abilities, combined with a restricted amount of activities and interests. While parents are often able to manage them in familiar places and situations like the home, it becomes difficult to do the same outside, especially when visiting specialized healthcare providers including dentists.
It is common to see children nowadays with braces. Some kids can’t wait to get it at the earliest, while parents themselves often feel that their children may require them for reasons as varied as misaligned teeth, or for an aesthetic look. Regardless of the reasons for wanting them, there is a clear purpose to
The high backed chairs, plenty of equipment, unfamiliar space and a doctor poking around inside your mouth….this can be so very intimidating for most of us adults. Imagine what it can do to our kids? Visiting a pediatric dentist for the first time is a new experience for little ones. They don’t know what is
All of us are well aware of what teeth decay actually looks like, how it manifests itself, the physical changes and the causes for it. Not many know the process of decay, and how early intervention can stop and even reverse the deterioration of teeth. Everyone is susceptible to tooth decay. While adults can prevent
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.
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