A children’s dentist is the best person to manage children’s tooth pain starting from as young as 1 year.
In Part 1 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 teeth, if children swallow
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.
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).
Young children can start to develop dental caries as soon as their first teeth enter the mouth. As a parent, awareness and prevention can never start too early.
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
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
As a parent, you’re looking after every aspect of your child. Their food and sleep and movement. Yet what if you suddenly found out your child has black spots on their teeth? Is it too late to do anything? Children can develop tooth decay soon after their baby teeth come through. Prolonged bottle-feeding with sweetened
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
Dental emergencies are more frequent than you can imagine. No parent likes to see their child in pain, and the earlier it is dealt with, the sooner is the problem identified, treated and better recovery. Below are some of the most common dental emergencies and how they can be treated; TOOTHACHE Toothache is the commonest
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. There are five types of X-rays your dentist may use for your child, depending on the
I am concerned about the way my child’s teeth are coming through but they still have some baby teeth. Is it too early to see an orthodontist? Many people have the opinion that it is not worth visiting an orthodontist before all the baby teeth have fallen out. This is because, the traditional fixed (train-track