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
By age 19, tooth decay affects nearly 70 percent of all children. Left untreated, tooth decay, also known as cavities, may result in pain and infection. One highly effective option to help prevent cavities is dental sealants – a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surface of teeth. Dental sealants have been proven
After Diwali celebrations, the season of Halloween and another set of holidays in the coming months, children can get tempted. Here’s how to help them maintain dental hygiene.
Teeth and their appearance in children are such crucial developmental milestones, that parents spend a large portion of their time trying to see when they appear, worrying about delays and poring through literature on these for hours on end. A genuine worry is otherwise enormously magnified in parents who’s children have Downs Syndrome. Children with
A week ago, Small Bites had an exciting event, ‘ALL THAT PARENTS WANT TO KNOW…’ where a group of experts discussed a wide range of topics that went from importance of Health, Food and Yoga for kids, to Dental Braces and their choice as per the ages and an in-depth talk on Dental Stem Cell. The
It is often said that the state of our teeth as we grow older, and the number of them we carry depends quite heavily on the kind of food we eat when younger. This is often the last concern for us parents when bringing up our children. We focus on their food but more on
Since the last few years now, Small Bites Dental Clinic has made a name for itself in the space of Pediatric Dental Health Care. Our experienced faculty led by award-winning Pediatric Dentist Dr.Premila Naidu has been looking after the dental needs of children from Bangalore and even outside of the city. From general tooth care,
Oral health in children is as important as their general health. We are often concerned about our children’s food habits, whether they are healthy enough but we ignore teeth which is such an important aspect of a child’s growth. Teeth aren’t just required to masticate and break food down, but also to maintain face structure,
In the first part of this blog we discussed finding a child-friendly dentist and how to help your child before an appointment. Maybe you have a dental appointment approaching. How can both you and your dentist make things easier for your child during their visit? How can the dentist help my child? Young children are