Thursday, April 27, 2017

Children

Our children are the future and their oral, dental and general health matters! We encourage you to bring your little one annually from as early as 2-3 years old. This will ensure a positive experience in the dental office and help develop a good relationship with your dentist.

•  Baby bottle caries syndrome / Nursing caries is the most common cause of tooth loss in children under 3 years old.  It is usually caused by liquids with natural sugars (like milk, formula and fruit juice), fizzy drinks, sweetened milk or tea in your baby’s bottle when left with your baby for extended periods and during the night. Usually only the upper front teeth are affected while the lower teeth are protected by the tongue and saliva.

Do you think your baby’s teeth are temporary and therefore not important? Think again! Baby teeth are necessary for chewing, speaking and smiling. They also serve as placeholders for the adult teeth and if lost prematurely, it will cause crowding of the permanent teeth. If decay is left untreated, pain and infection can result and the tooth may ultimately be lost.•  Tips to prevent cavities: Dilute fruit juices, drink more water, no sweetened milk or tea in bottles with child                during the night, let them brush and then YOU brush

•  Identify and treat habits like thumb sucking, an anterior tongue thrust and mouth-breathing early. It is important to monitor the development of your child’s upper jaw and face, especially if he/she is a mouth-breather.
  Pit & Fissure sealants are flowable fillings that can be placed on 6 and 12 year permanent molars to prevent food and bacteria from getting stuck in the grooves that can lead to cavities. No injection or drilling is required!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
•  Orthopedic & Orthodontic screening 
It is important to be pro-active if your child has poorly developing jaws. A small upper jaw causes crowding of teeth, tooth impactions and entraps the lower jaw too far back. This will cause chronic ear infections and the need for Grommets.  It will also have a negative impact on the airway that may lead to snoring and sleep apnoea. Mouth breathing is linked to enlarged tonsils and the development of asthma, allergies, ADHD, dark circles around the eyes, bed wetting, etc.

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