Posts Tagged 'Pediatric Dentistry'

Protect Your Child’s Teeth with a Sealant

Protect Your Child’s Teeth with a Sealant

What is a Sealant?

It is a thin coat of plastic that is painted on the surface of teeth, usually the premolars and molars in order to prevent caries. This sealant is effective since it can be spread over the chewing surfaces of teeth and can bond into the grooves of teeth, thus creating a protective shield.

Sealants are usually applied on the back teeth because they are considered to be vulnerable to caries since no matter how ...

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Prolonged Breastfeeding Can Cause Cavities

Prolonged Breastfeeding Can Cause Cavities

Breastfeeding is the universal symbol of motherhood, it conjures up the the images of warmth and that otherworldly bubble where mother and child connect not only physically but also emotionally.

But is too much of a good thing bad? So it seems.

According to researchers at the University of Califormia, half of the children that are being breastfed after the age of 2 may develop caries. In a study conducted in Brazil it was found that around ...

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Pediatric Dentistry : Luxury or Necessity?

Pediatric Dentistry : Luxury or Necessity?

There is a myth about children´s teeth which has somehow affected the way parents get involved with their children’s oral health.

Many believe that since children´s first set of teeth will eventually fall off, they are not as important and it is OK to loose them to caries. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Your child´s teeth are precious, and even though milk teeth will eventually fall off, they are the teeth responsible for your child´s wellbeing ...

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Does Your Child’s Teeth Affect School Performance?

Does Your Child’s Teeth Affect School Performance?

As loving parents, your child´s wellbeing is priority. There are many factors which comprise the word wellbeing, it includes health and nutrition, education, emotional wellbeing, mental stimulation, socializing with peers and so much more, including oral health.

A child´s oral health many times is not regarded as important when compared to other ares of a child´s development. And there is more and more information and research that points that it is critical for a child´s wellbeing and ...

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The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Dr. Telma Rubinstein, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at Prisma Dental has been encountering over her years of practice a drastic increase in the number of children that make appointments at the clinic.

She has attended toddlers as young as 18 months with cavities.

This tendency was confirmed by Dr. Shenkin, spokesman of the American Dental Association, who said that tooth decay is largely preventable however he has observed that most parents he sees were unaware ...

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