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

Process of Dental Caries in Children

Process of Dental Caries in Children

All of us are well aware of what teeth decay actually looks like, how it manifests itself, the physical changes and the causes for it. Not many know the process of decay, and how early intervention can stop and even reverse the deterioration of teeth. Everyone is susceptible to tooth decay. While adults can prevent

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