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Baby Tooth Decay

Gum diseases in Children

Common gum diseases seen in children is CHRONIC GINGIVITIS, because of soft deposit accumulation called plaque, especially in young children less than 5 years. In older children more than 6 years hard deposits called calculus is evident in lower front teeth as the new permanent teeth starts erupting it results in gum bleeding. Plaque deposits … Continue reading “Gum diseases in Children”


CHILD ABUSE AND TOOTH TRAUMA

Child abuse/child maltreatment is physical/psychological or / and sexualmaltreatment/neglect of a child especially by a parent or a caregiver. Various children around India even today face these kinds of abuse that affecting them both physically and mentally. Among various kinds of abuse, children facing physical abuse, a non-accidental act or behavior causing injury trauma or … Continue reading “CHILD ABUSE AND TOOTH TRAUMA”


Tooth trauma in kids. Fix up an immediate appointment with a pedodontist. It will definitely help.

TOOTH DISCOLORATION Tooth discolouration as a result of trauma/injury is most common among kids. When your kid’s teeth get injured at a considerable level, that will involve the pulp of the tooth, and usually greyish/brownish discolouration of the baby tooth occurs several days after injury which is due to the main reason of ignorance. This … Continue reading “Tooth trauma in kids. Fix up an immediate appointment with a pedodontist. It will definitely help.”


How Tooth chipping affects Kid’s Milk Teeth

How Tooth chipping affects Kid’s Milk Teeth TOOTH TRAUMA Your kid’s teeth can become chipped, cracked, broken into pieces and knocked out completely as a result of minor/major injuries. Kids often knock out their front tooth during fall/injury, this is because the upper jaw for the kids are quietly placed forward compared to the upper … Continue reading “How Tooth chipping affects Kid’s Milk Teeth”


BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY

Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is referred to as baby bottle tooth decay or nursing bottle caries.Though the name suggests it is caused exclusively by bottle feeding, it can occur in breast infants too if the correct technique of feeding is not followed. This type of decay typically affects upper front teeth though other teeth may be … Continue reading “BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY”


Dental Treatment

Chin Cap

Chin Cap An orthodontic chin cap is an extra oral appliance which is used when patients have an excess growth lower jaw growth or deficient upper jaw growth that exhibits short lower facial height. Chin cap therapy is typically recommended in younger patient with the goal of restricting the growth of lower jaw or redirect … Continue reading “Chin Cap”


Is It Necessary To Do Root Canal In Milktooth?

Is It Necessary To Do Root Canal In Milktooth? Root canal is not only necessary for baby tooth; it is one of the most common procedure too. Root canal is the only way to save the natural tooth that has been infected by removing the pulp (inner most structure of tooth). The most common doubt … Continue reading “Is It Necessary To Do Root Canal In Milktooth?”


Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants WHAT ARE DENTAL SEALANTS? Dental sealants are a resin material usually made of BIS-GMA without filler particles. It is a flowable resin which hardens with helps of visible light. It is usually placed on permanent molars and premolars as soon as a new tooth erupts in the oral cavity. The reason for this … Continue reading “Dental Sealants”


ARE YOU HEARING A DISTURBING SOUND BESIDE YOUR CHILD WHILE SLEEPING?

BRUXISM IN CHILDREN Bruxism is commonly known as teeth grinding in layman term. It is a condition in which children tend to grind their teeth most common during the night time. The grinding of teeth results sometimes in enormous sound which is like heavy metal cutting wood or steel or timber. This sound results in … Continue reading “ARE YOU HEARING A DISTURBING SOUND BESIDE YOUR CHILD WHILE SLEEPING?”


Audio-visual distraction in pediatric dental clinic

Audio-visual distraction in pediatric dental clinic     Even distractions can be useful in kids do you know how? Children in general always bubble with energy, their energy always keeps busting because of two reasons, the eye which sees and ears which hear. So whenever they see or hear something which they like, their concentration gets focused … Continue reading “Audio-visual distraction in pediatric dental clinic”


NATAL AND NEONATAL TEETH

What are natal and neonatal teeth? Natal teeth: Teeth that are present during birth are called natal teeth. Neonatal teeth: Teeth that erupt during the neonatal period (from birth till 30 days) called neonatal teeth. Why these natal and neonatal teeth appear in your child? What could be the possible causes? • Infection • Malnutrition … Continue reading “NATAL AND NEONATAL TEETH”


CHILD ABUSE AND TOOTH TRAUMA

Child abuse is a physical/psychological and sexual maltreatment of a child particularly by a parent or a caregiver. Various children around India even today face these kinds of abuse that affecting them both physically and mentally. Among various kinds of abuse, children are facing physical abuse, a non-accidental act or behaviour causing injury trauma or … Continue reading “CHILD ABUSE AND TOOTH TRAUMA”


SPORTS DENTISTRY

We live in a sports-minded society where millions of kids and children are keen on playing various kinds of sports including athletics. Sporting is a healthy practice but the bitter truth is that it always accompanies injuries where facial and dental injuries are most common among other injuries of the body. The most possible sports … Continue reading “SPORTS DENTISTRY”


IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL GROWTH PERTAINING TO TEETH

Tooth eruption, shedding and development of jaws bones is recognized as an aspect of overall human physical growth and development. HOW IS IT RELATED? Developmental milestones are physical skills seen in infants and children as they grow and develop. Thus there are such fixed milestones in children at different ages indicating the right growth of … Continue reading “IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL GROWTH PERTAINING TO TEETH”


Parental Awareness In Paediatric Dentistry

Oral health in children plays a vital role as it lays down the foundation for healthy adult teeth. Maintenance of oral hygiene should start before the first tooth erupts, and parents play a very important role in influencing their children’s oral health. PARENTAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS CHILD’S ORAL HEALTH The parents with proper oral health knowledge … Continue reading “Parental Awareness In Paediatric Dentistry”


Why public seek dental treatment as a last resort in India?

In the entire world there are three categories of countries – Developed , developing and under developed based on the global economic scenario . You might think why am I talking about this in this context?  Do we have some link in this regard to dentistry? Yes definitely there is a strong link cited in … Continue reading “Why public seek dental treatment as a last resort in India?”


FIRST DENTAL VISIT-INDIAN SCENARIO

FIRST DENTAL VISIT-INDIAN SCENARIO

The “American Academy of pediatric Dentistry” recommends first dental visit within first year of birth of a baby. The reason cited is to inculcate preventive dental care for the child to the mother and the anticipated dental problems in the future and how to avoid it. But in a developing country like India where dentistry … Continue reading “FIRST DENTAL VISIT-INDIAN SCENARIO”


Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is preventable. Here are some simple steps to put you on the path towards healthy teeth: Avoid kissing your child on the mouth or tasting his food before offering the food to him. This will prevent the transfer of decay causing bacteria from the mother to the child’s mouth. Whether you … Continue reading “Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay”


Teeth Maintenance

PARENT’S ROLE IN CHILD’S ORAL HEATH

PARENT’S ROLE IN CHILD’S ORAL HEATH In the present buzzy life, the importance of parents role in developing good oral health of the children is often neglected or minimal quality is time is being spent for educating and motivating the kids for good oral hygiene. Changes in the dietary pattern have already made an adverse … Continue reading “PARENT’S ROLE IN CHILD’S ORAL HEATH”


Space Maintainers

Space Maintainers       A primary tooth is sometimes lost prematurely because of injury or tooth decay. If that happens before the permanent tooth is fully developed and ready to emerge; the nearby teeth can shift or “tip” into the space formerly occupied by the primary tooth. When the permanent tooth tries to grow into the spot, … Continue reading “Space Maintainers”


Parental role in children’s oral health

Parental role in children’s oral health One of the most important things we adults can do for young children is to model the kind of person we would like them to be – Carol B Hillman Oral health is an integral part of the general health. Oral diseases are the most common and wide spread problem … Continue reading “Parental role in children’s oral health”


IMPORTANCE OF COLOURS IN PEDIATRIC DENTAL CLINIC

Colour plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Colour can tilt thinking, modify actions, and cause reactions. On the other hand, it can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite. If the colour used in the right ways, it can even save on energy … Continue reading “IMPORTANCE OF COLOURS IN PEDIATRIC DENTAL CLINIC”


How to prevent caries?

Brush twice a day quickly and effectively Do flossing/ interdental brush based on the space between teeth. Use fluoride containing mouthwash and toothpaste, if you are prone to caries. Avoid sugary and sticky food. In case of sugar consumption brush your teeth preferably after every meal. Drink lots of water and fluoride containing beverages. Eat … Continue reading “How to prevent caries?”


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CROWDING OF TEETH IN CHILDREN

What does crowding of teeth mean? The condition basically means there is not enough space within the jaw for all the teeth to develop properly. Children usually have a considerable amount of space between their teeth as a normal phenomenon so that the developing adult teeth also develop properly. Thus if your child’s teeth seem … Continue reading “CROWDING OF TEETH IN CHILDREN”


THUMB SUCKING

Thumb sucking is one of the most common oral habits seen in children. What is Thumb sucking? Thumb sucking is forceful sucking of the thumb in children which will become an act out of repeated habit Is Thumb sucking normal? Thumb sucking is normal up to pre-school age i.e., till 2 years. It becomes abnormal … Continue reading “THUMB SUCKING”


FAQs YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENTAL SEALANTS FOR YOUR CHILD

If you have brought your child into the dental office for a checkup lately, the dental sealants will become mandatory. What are dental sealants? To reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay, we place sealants on permanent molar after they erupt. Sealants acted as a protective coating for the tooth. Because they cover deep grooves … Continue reading “FAQs YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENTAL SEALANTS FOR YOUR CHILD”


SPORTS DENTISTRY

We live in a sports-minded society where millions of kids and children are keen on playing various kinds of sports including athletics. Sporting is a healthy practice but the bitter truth is that it always accompanies injuries where facial and dental injuries are most common among other injuries of the body. The most possible sports … Continue reading “SPORTS DENTISTRY”


Impaction of a primary mandibular canine : combined surgical and orthodontic management

Introduction Unerupted teeth are seen more commonly in the permanent and early mixed dentition.Unerupted primary teeth are far less common and commonly involve the lower and upper second molars. Thecauses for the unerupted tooth may include another supernumerary tooth,odontoma, a cyst or tumor and inadequate space foreruption.Primary failure of eruption though uncommon may exist as … Continue reading “Impaction of a primary mandibular canine : combined surgical and orthodontic management”