When it comes to a child’s health, everybody prefers the best. Same as the case while choosing a dentist when your child is all set for his/her first dental visit. Oral health is an important aspect of a child’s growth and teeth are considered an important developmental milestone in a child’s growth. A dentist who is specialized in child dental care is known as a pediatric dentist. Choosing the right dentists for kids may be a hassle. Here are some of the things that you should consider before choosing the right dentist.
A 45 year old lady visited Forest Wood Dental as she had severe chronic headache since months.
Sounds weird….Right? Why would she visit a Dental Clinic if suffering from headache?
Why do baby teeth matter? They fall out anyway, right?” We, as dental professionals hear this question on a daily basis
The answer to this is simple –
Primary teeth are important for a number of reasons. They add on to a child’s physical, emotional, and social development. The development of your child’s primary teeth will have a direct impact on their oral health thereby making it crucial that you monitor your child’s dental health and teach him or her proper oral hygiene habits from the very beginning.
Feeding milk to little ones with bottles is a common practice that is being followed since ages. But have we ever thought, are we doing the right practice? How can it harm our little ones? And do we really need to stop feeding babies with bottles?
One of the most common damaging effect of bottle feeding is dental decay or rightly called baby bottle decay or nursing bottle decay.
Let’s get an insight to understand what actually baby bottle decay means and how it can be prevented.
Breast feeding is the most natural gift that a mother can give to her child.
Along with taking care of baby teeth of their infants, it’s really important to take care of their own dental health. A breastfeeding mother should practise her routine oral hygiene care to keep her teeth and gums in healthy state.
Right knowledge about infant oral health can provide basis upon which preventive measures and basic education can be imparted to prevent dental diseases. Parents are the primary care givers to their children and can play an important role in prevention of dental decay. However, since ages, there are several myths related to oral health of the little ones. As young parents, several questions bother our mindsets like what is the right age to start brushing, at what age should the children be taken to the dentist and what is the right toothpaste for my little one.
In course of searching answers for all these questions, we end up believing in several myths that are being presumed and followed since ages.
According to 2018 Factsheet on Diet and Oral health by the World Health Organisation, an unhealthy diet and poor nutrition affect the teeth and growth of the jaws during development and later during the life-course. The diet provided to children during their initial years of life, help in their physical and cognitive development. Consequently, it also impacts their oral and overall health. Experts say that imbalanced diet containing too many carbohydrates, sugar and starch leads to oral ailments like cavities and tooth decay, further affecting the overall health of children.
The burden of cardiovascular diseases is increasing in India, and systematic understanding of its causes is a huge topic for the ongoing research. It is well-known that high blood pressure, tobacco consumption and diabetes are the usual triggers for heart trouble. But there is a silent killer that is hardly known to anyone which later on may affect the health of your heart and remains largely ignored and that is the ‘Oral Health’. Ignoring Oral Health can put your heart at severe risk.