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
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
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
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.
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,
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
Many parents are confused about fluoride. Is it good or bad for children? What are the risks and benefits of fluoride? In this blog post we will answer these and other questions. What is fluoride? Fluoride is the 13th most abundant element on the earth’s crust. It is found naturally in rocks, soil,
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 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