Sick children need pediatricians to treat them. These age-based specialists who treat children are equipped to handle the needs of little ones and manage them appropriately for any treatments or procedures. Similarly, pediatric dentists fulfill a very important role in the care of children’s teeth. Their scope in oral medicine is unique and specialized especially
Gums are one of the child’s most sensitive body tissues. Because they surround the teeth and support the mouth and because teeth are continuously changing and growing, gums go through stress, get diseased and can cause much pain to the child when not taken care of. As babies suckle, their gums mimic the action of
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Teeth are such an integral part of the body, especially the face and we constantly stress upon how they must be looked after and what can happen when they don’t get enough care. Dental care is a continuous lifelong process and begins very early in life. Good tooth care when young is indicative of how
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
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
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
Oral health isn’t separate from overall general health. Often we ignore the part of the body that bears the brunt of neglect and oversight. The mouth and its organs are exposed to millions of bacteria every day. This exposure causes bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. The bacteria present in the mouth – 700
Is Fluoride good or bad for children? What are the risks and benefits of fluoride? Many parents are confused about 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, water and some foods.
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
Today has begun as just another regular day. The holidays are on, the child has a set of toys he or she is pre-occupied with, you have planned a number of tasks that have to be finished by the end of the day. One among these tasks is the regular health checkup to the doctor
X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a child’s mouth.