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Paediatric Dentistry

Paediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with all aspects of oral care children from infancy through the teen years. Paediatric dentists are specially trained to care for a child's teeth, gums, and mouth.

Paediatric dentistry deals with:

  • Teething 
  • Oral hygiene
  • Oral habits
  • Feeding practices 
  • Dental anomalies
  • Early Childhood Caries
  • Early correction of minor malocclusions

 

 

Parents often become worried when they notice their young child is developing an underbite or crossbite (lower teeth positioned in front of the upper counterpart) and come to see me for consultation. The treatment for underbite will depend on the underlying cause of the malocclusion...
16 Jan 2020
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Fluorosis is one of the many causes of enamel defects in primary (baby) and permanent teeth. Enamel defects can appear as discoloured spots/patches/striations (white/cream/yellow/brown). The enamel surface may appear smooth and normal. When the enamel surface is dried, the discol...
11 Dec 2019
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Re-mineralisation will only be advisable if there is no significant loss of tooth structure. If the enamel is already damaged or thinned, then a procedure that can restore the tooth to its original state and protect the remaining tooth would be of greater benefit to the patient. ...
4 Dec 2019
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Prevention of tooth decay starts from the basics: 1) Diet Limit how often you consume sweetened ( organic sugar is just as bad for your teeth as regular sugar!) food and beverages. Try to have a maximum of 4 sugar exposures a day , including your 3 main meals. F...
17 Sep 2019
Impaction of primary cuspid teeth, also known as baby canines, is considered to be rare, while impaction of adult cuspid teeth (or canines) are more common. The usual causes of impaction of primary teeth include: Ectopic position, meaning it is in an abnormal position ...
27 Aug 2019
Thank you for your question. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child should get a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of the existence of an orthodontic problem , but no later than age 7. The more common early signs of possible ...
23 Aug 2019
Thank you for your question. Tooth extraction may be indicated during Invisalign treatment for a few reasons: Create space for relief of crowding : all the adult teeth are unable to fit into the size of the jaw. This is usually indicated for moderate to severe crowding. Mo...
30 Jul 2019
Hi there! The only time one may consider not to fill a cavity is when the tooth is rendered poor or hopeless meaning that it's not worth saving. So with that rule, we should always try to arrest the decay activity of any cavities. Arresting the decay activity could be having fill...
10 May 2019
Hi there, It really depends on how bad the decay is. If it is fairly superficial, the dentist can fix it and retard the decay activity thus salvaging the tooth without any impact on her adult tooth that will be replacing it in the future. However, if there is a very deep deca...
10 May 2019
Hi there! I can truly empathize with this struggle, being a father of 2 toddlers. I normally do advise parents that inculcating the habit of brushing starts as early as when they are a newborn. Introducing them a towel or a gauze to clean the bony ridges daily even before the ...
9 May 2019
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