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.
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
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
In the first post in this series we discussed the importance of good communication with our children for giving safety guidelines and listening to their concerns. In the second, we looked at signs of potential abuse and what to do if you know, or suspect a child is being abused. In this post we will discuss safety
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.
Your dentist has told you that your child needs a local anesthetic 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
In this blog, we are going to cover a non-dental issue, because it is one that is important for us all to be aware of. It is an issue which people do not like to discuss or even think about, but child abuse is alarmingly common in India and around the world. As adults, we