Do you dread taking your child to the dentist? Are you worried about how your child will behave? Do you put off visiting the dentist until your child has toothache? Maybe you are anxious yourself and don’t know how to help you child overcome their fears? In this two part blog we will look at
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
What causes dental cavities in Children? Whenever you have food or drink containing sugar, it reacts with the bacteria in your mouth to produce acid. Dental plaque, a sticky layer which builds up on your teeth, contains bacteria. The acid attack lasts for at least 20 minutes, but often much longer if food becomes stuck
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
Children learn by copying important adults in their lives. This is a natural process by which children learn about the world around them. Your behaviour, expressions and reactions will usually have a greater impact on your child than what you say to them. Parents have a unique position of influence in their children’s lives, as
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.
2020, like any other year, brought with it an opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings – It was after all the start of a new decade! Balancing between work and helping kids prepare for the upcoming annual examinations, planning for the summer vacation, life had gotten off to smooth start when all of
Brushing your babies’ teeth can be quite a stressful ritual. Babies are restless and don’t understand why their mothers would want to force open their mouths and insert an object like a brush, that is not just uncomfortable, but oftentimes painful. As much as parent’s may delay this or procrastinate in the hopes of getting
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
Hidden sugars. Most of us as parents know that sugars damage the teeth and cause caries, but we still don’t know much about hidden sugars that are lurking in unexpected foods and places that constantly come in contact with children’s teeth. Do we do anything about it? Do we ensure our children rinse their teeth
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.