One such condition that many parents tend to overlook, is Teeth Grinding or Bruxism. Although not a symptom, it points to an underlying problem.
If you believe in tooth fairies then your child does too, and placing baby teeth under the pillow for 10 or 20 rupees in exchange is how you may have recorded this precious milestone of them growing up. There’s another reason now to save those precious baby teeth, and this may also save their life
A children’s dentist is the best person to manage children’s tooth pain starting from as young as 1 year.
Tooth decay can occur in babies as little as one, and one of the most important reasons is the excessive use of baby bottles. Frequent and prolonged use of bottles and exposure to sweet liquids such as milk, fruit juice and formula gradually deteriorates the delicate developing roots of baby teeth. Because decay can happen
A crown, sometimes also called a cap, is a restoration which covers the entire tooth. In enables the tooth to be used for normal biting and chewing.
Your child’s diet is one of the most important factors in developing dental decay and small changes can make a big difference. In the previous blog post we looked at how foods containing sugar combine with bacteria in plaque to produce acid. If the teeth are subjected to frequent or long periods of acid attack, decay becomes
In the first post in this series we discussed the importance of good communication with our children for giving safety guidelines and listening to their concerns. In the second, we looked at signs of potential abuse and what to do if you know, or suspect a child is being abused. In this post we will discuss safety
Your dentist has told you that your child needs a local anesthetic at their next visit. You may be worried and have questions. We will discuss many of the common questions in this blog post: What is local anaesthetic? Local anaesthetic is a type of medicine given as an injection to temporarily numb a specific
In this blog, we are going to cover a non-dental issue, because it is one that is important for us all to be aware of. It is an issue which people do not like to discuss or even think about, but child abuse is alarmingly common in India and around the world. As adults, we
When you consume any food or drink containing carbohydrate, or sugar, the bacteria in the plaque on your teeth metabolise it, producing an acid attack which lasts for at least 20 minutes. The acid dissolves the outer surface layer of the teeth (enamel).
In the second post in our series on protecting children from abuse we will look at signs that may indicate a child is being abused and what to do if you know, or suspect that abuse has occurred. What is Child Sexual Abuse? Child sexual abuse involves persuading or forcing a child to take part
Besides tooth caries and misaligned teeth, very few children make it through to childhood without MOUTH INJURIES. The appearance of teeth in children brings with it a whole set of problems. While some are predictable, some others aren’t. Mouth injuries, even the most gory ones need immediate and good treatment to avoid any permanent kind