“How to make brushing interesting for my child?”

Children on the whole, need special care. And children with special needs, more care! “How to make brushing interesting for my child?” This is the most common question I get asked, for children in general and by parents of special health care needs in particular.   The few tips that parents can try and help the
Why do children have baby teeth? Why not grow permanent teeth in the first place?

Why do children have baby teeth? Why not grow permanent teeth in the first place?

This question might have come to you perhaps or may have crossed the minds of parents bringing their child to us at Small Bites. It’s a valid question considering baby teeth tend to fall off at some point of time. Having them seems pointless for little children, not to mention the associated teething pain, irritability,
3 Dental Reminders That We As Parents Must Be Aware Of!

3 Dental Reminders That We As Parents Must Be Aware Of!

Navigating our child’s oral health can be overwhelming and stressful on a daily basis. Despite it being a hygiene issue and non-negotiable, what we must also understand as parents is that this activity can also appear like an intrusion into their private space. Children resist activities like brushing and cleaning for several reasons. Some of
All You Need To Know About ‘Sensory Adaptive Dental Environment (SADE)’

All You Need To Know About ‘Sensory Adaptive Dental Environment (SADE)’

Oral care isn’t restricted to only chewing and masticating, making sure the teeth and gums are taken care of. Oral care is very important for the psychological and physiological health and well being of children. While children in general become anxious with any kind of dental intervention, children with special needs find it particularly hard

How to Manage bruxism(teeth grinding) in kids?

It is a parafunctional, involuntary activity which can be caused due to many reasons. There can be 2 types of night grinding: Primary: In this type, there are no specific medical causes. Secondary: When this parafunctional oral activity is associated with disorders such as psychiatric disorders (anxiety and depression), drugs or some diseases like Parkinson or

Behavior Management: What Makes Paediatric Dentistry Special?

  Behavior management is a crucial factor in providing dental care for children. These behavior management techniques are rooted in empathy and a concern for the well-being of the child. Behavior management can be pharmacological (different levels of sedation and general anesthesia) and Non-pharmacological (where different behavior modification techniques based on psychology and different behavioural