Ask A Dentist: Is Dental Decay Contagious?

Ask A Dentist: Is Dental Decay Contagious?

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? Dental caries is a common oral problem. To summarise, bacteria (germs) in our mouths convert sugar in food and drink that we consume into acid which

Fluoride for Oral Care : Pros and Cons

Fluoride for Oral Care : Pros and Cons

In the first part of the article here, 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

Why choose a Paediatric Dentist for your child ?

Why choose a Paediatric Dentist for your child ?

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