Teeth and their appearance in children are such crucial developmental milestones, that parents spend a large portion of their time trying to see when they appear, worrying about delays and poring through literature on these for hours on end. A genuine worry is otherwise enormously magnified in parents who’s children have Downs Syndrome. Children with
Black spots on teeth, caries, decay is a oral manifestation that takes months or even years, and doesn’t happen overnight. While we are often presented with it accidentally when brushing children’s teeth or when they experience sudden pain, the changes have been happening subtly often without our knowledge. The primary cause of decay or caries
It is often said that the state of our teeth as we grow older, and the number of them we carry depends quite heavily on the kind of food we eat when younger. This is often the last concern for us parents when bringing up our children. We focus on their food but more on
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.
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
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