Here are some useful tips shared by Dr. Premila Naidu, a Pediatric Dentist Dental caries is one a bacterial infection of the tooth. It is one of the most common diseases seen in children. We as pediatric dentist see cavities in children as young as 2 years old. There are few things we can do
The world has witnessed many pandemics and emergencies. But our generation has never seen crisis of this magnitude ever. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS -CoV 2) known to be very contagious. Though children do not seem to be at high risk of contracting the virus, they can still be carriers of it, mainly
Caring for your child’s primary teeth is extremely important. Here are a few oral hygiene tips to keep your toddler’s teeth and gums healthy. KEY HIGHLIGHTS Good oral hygiene practices should start at an early age Proper oral care will help prevent tooth decay and other dental problems Here’s what you can do to keep
This lockdown for a lot of kids has meant access to cookies, pastries, candy and all things sweet throughout the day. Since the schedules has changed for children, the usual routine of brushing twice and flossing may get disrupted, as they aren’t spending blocks of time doing activities or going to school, and are also
From cavities to gingivitis, Dr Premila Naidu, founder and director, Small Bites, lists the common dental problems that children suffer from and the treatments they can avail. Small Bites is an exclusive dental care clinic for kids in Bengaluru with child-themed consultation rooms, toys and play area. What are the common dental problems in children?
Sick children need pediatricians to treat them. These age-based specialists who treat children are equipped to handle the needs of little ones and manage them appropriately for any treatments or procedures. Similarly, pediatric dentists fulfill a very important role in the care of children’s teeth. Their scope in oral medicine is unique and specialized especially
Gums are one of the child’s most sensitive body tissues. Because they surround the teeth and support the mouth and because teeth are continuously changing and growing, gums go through stress, get diseased and can cause much pain to the child when not taken care of. As babies suckle, their gums mimic the action of
Dental x-rays are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventive, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem. Here are five types of X-rays your dentist may use for your child, depending on the
Most of us love the first glimpse of baby teeth when they appear. That’s when the toothless smile, gets brighter and better. Although accompanied by irritation, grinding, crying and sometimes fever, baby teeth when start to appear are a milestone that all of us look forward to. As parents we often know what to do
Pulpectomy is the name given to root canal therapy for baby teeth. This is required when decay or injury to a tooth has caused infection of the nerve.
Do you know that there is a condition where children aren’t able to move their tongue freely, chew or speak as they grow. Also that this is nothing to do with developmental or growth changes and is restricted to a an oral problem? Teeth and their well-being is what many of strive to give
Despite being a parent two or more kids, there isn’t any one particular child you call your favourite. In the same way, there isn’t any partiality you would generally show towards any teeth in particular. However, when it comes to your children’s dental health and monitoring for any gum problems or issues, the molars need