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Baby Tooth Decay

Common Causes Of Tooth Decay

Common Causes Of Tooth Decay Tooth Decay is one among the world’s most common health problem seen in children and adults. If tooth decay is not treated they might affect deeper layers of your tooth structure which leads to severe pain, infection and finally tooth loss. Major causes for tooth decay develops by eating sugary, … Continue reading “Common Causes Of 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

Space Regaining

Space Regaining Space maintenance is pretty straightforward. But what can be done in case it has been many years since extraction of milk teeth and space “loss” has already occurred? That is when we “regain the space”. Why? Because we do not want the permanent teeth to erupt crookedly! “If braces are anyway needed, why … Continue reading “Space Regaining”


Medium for Re-implanting tooth

Medium for Re-implanting tooth When a tooth completely comes out of socket it is called AVULSION of tooth. In this scenario the golden time to reach a nearby dentist is 60 minutes. Never clean the tooth or root with a scrubber or tooth brush Never carry the tooth dry or in a box wrapped of … Continue reading “Medium for Re-implanting tooth”


How safe are the full mouth X-Rays?

How safe are the full mouth X-Rays? In the last post, we had seen the uses of full mouth X ray called Orthopantomogram (OPG). The benefits are more, agreed, but what about the safety? So let us go back to basic mathematics here: Imagine a child is having cavities at 4 different places in the … Continue reading “How safe are the full mouth X-Rays?”


Management of immature roots (roots with open apex in children)

In children aged 6-9 years, it is very critical when it comes to trauma in the front teeth especially, to know outcome of their problem at later date. Reason cited is that front teeth erupt at age of 6-7 years or 7-8 years, but root completion of teeth happens after 3 years, that is 9-10 … Continue reading “Management of immature roots (roots with open apex in children)”


Sequelae of tooth trauma

Sequelae of tooth trauma     Sequelae in layman term mean the after effects of the incident. In our scenario, it implies the after effects of dental trauma of teeth. What happens after incident of trauma has occurred. After effects of fall immediately would be some blunt injury to tooth or broken part for which we do … Continue reading “Sequelae of tooth trauma”


EASY WAY TO ALIGN TEETH SOLUTION: MYOBRACE

Reasons for crowding of teeth? There are many causes for malignment of teeth but the major cause of crowding of teeth is due to abnormal muscular pressure from the lips, tongue and other poor habits of children. These habits includes, Mouth breathing, sucking of thumb, feeding bottle, sucking of lips, tongue thrusting, nail biting etc. … Continue reading “EASY WAY TO ALIGN TEETH SOLUTION: MYOBRACE”


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

Space Maintainers And Their Types

Space Maintainers And Their Types In the last post, we learnt about the need for space “maintainers”. There are different designs of space maintainers and the decision to choose a particular design is based on: the number of teeth missing, the number of teeth present in the mouth and the number of years remaining for … Continue reading “Space Maintainers And Their Types”


Space “Maintainers”- What, Why, How, When?

Space “Maintainers”- What, Why, How, When? Earlier, dentistry used to be synonymous with “extraction” of badly decayed teeth. Especially in children. The idea was that milk teeth are going to be replaced anyway, so why not just remove it. But what if I told you that the thinking has changed now? The permanent teeth especially … Continue reading “Space “Maintainers”- What, Why, How, When?”


What are the uses of a full mouth X-ray?

Often, we advise the parent to take a full mouth X-Ray called an OPG or Orthopantomogram. More often, we get this question in return- “Doctor, but why this? Why can’t we go for the small film?” So let us have a look at the innumerable uses of OPG: 1. OPGs are extremely useful, especially in … Continue reading “What are the uses of a full mouth X-ray?”


How useful are X-rays to see a fractured tooth?

We always get this question. “Aren’t X-rays harmful?” or “Does it have any side effects on the brain?” Well, to answer this question, it is important to know what “natural background radiation” is. This is basically the radiation we receive on a daily basis from the environment. And the doses from intraoral and full mouth … Continue reading “How useful are X-rays to see a fractured tooth?”


Safety of Dental X-ray in Children

Safety of Dental X-ray in Children All types of dental x-rays used in modern dentistry are now in digital mode. Normal x-ray radiation is about 1/10th of what is used in regular conventional x-rays. So it is very safe to expose dental x-rays for children. Protective layer like lead apron and thyroid collar makes it … Continue reading “Safety of Dental X-ray in Children”


PARENT’S ROLE IN CHILD’S ORAL HEALTH

PARENT’S ROLE IN CHILD’S ORAL HEALTH 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 HEALTH”


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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Space Regaining

Space Regaining Space maintenance is pretty straightforward. But what can be done in case it has been many years since extraction of milk teeth and space “loss” has already occurred? That is when we “regain the space”. Why? Because we do not want the permanent teeth to erupt crookedly! “If braces are anyway needed, why … Continue reading “Space Regaining”


Fractured teeth? Can be managed naturally! Here’s how:

Imagine this, summer vacation, football or some other “outdoorsy” sport, a fall and the result, a badly broken tooth. A very common scenario in most of our households. Worried parents come to us, clutching the broken fragment and ask, “Can it be re-attached?” Our answer is, Yes. In the case of a simple fracture of … Continue reading “Fractured teeth? Can be managed naturally! Here’s how:”


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”