Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder have impaired social interaction and limited communication abilities, combined with a restricted amount of activities and interests. While parents are often able to manage them in familiar places and situations like the home, it becomes difficult to do the same outside, especially when visiting specialized healthcare providers including dentists.
Oral health in children is a very important aspect that must never be neglected. Children are not equipped to perform this complex task, and parents therefore step in to perform it till the child reaches an age when he can do it himself. While it can be difficult for any child to get used to
It is common to see children nowadays with braces. Some kids can’t wait to get it at the earliest, while parents themselves often feel that their children may require them for reasons as varied as misaligned teeth, or for an aesthetic look. Regardless of the reasons for wanting them, there is a clear purpose to
The high backed chairs, plenty of equipment, unfamiliar space and a doctor poking around inside your mouth….this can be so very intimidating for most of us adults. Imagine what it can do to our kids? Visiting a pediatric dentist for the first time is a new experience for little ones. They don’t know what is
All of us are well aware of what teeth decay actually looks like, how it manifests itself, the physical changes and the causes for it. Not many know the process of decay, and how early intervention can stop and even reverse the deterioration of teeth. Everyone is susceptible to tooth decay. While adults can prevent
Toothbrushes are one of the most important tools in dental hygiene, and yet they are often taken for granted. While adults choose toothbrushes based on ease of use and other fancier requirements – dual bristles or unusual shape, with children we often buy what we assume is best for them in terms of their looks.
A visit to the dentist must be a very important part of your child’s quarterly health checkup plan. Good oral hygiene promotes healthy teeth. Since gum problems are tied in to many other problems in the body, getting a headstart on this important aspect of health will keep your kids covered at least when it
After the long holiday for Diwali celebrations, it is time for the kids to get back to school. Although as parents you have taken much care to ensure that their teeth don’t suffer the damage from too many sweets, the kids will nevertheless be tempted to indulge in or buy similar stuff. It is important
It is time for Diwali, the season of celebration that starts now and lasts till the end of the year. This festival is also all about fun, frolic and most definitely food. It is difficult to imagine celebrations without food, without elaborate mithais prepared for friends and family, ladoos and jalebis enjoyed by the family,
When children are growing, there are several things you need to be aware of, their weight gain, their food intake and the general state of their health. Often parents tend to ignore the mouth, assuming that as long as teeth are brushed and general mouth hygiene is maintained, everything will be alright. Teeth brushing and
Brushing your babies’ teeth can be quite a stressful ritual. Babies are restless and don’t understand why their mothers would want to force open their mouths and insert an object like a brush, that is not just uncomfortable, but oftentimes painful. As much as parent’s may delay this or procrastinate in the hopes of getting
Teeth and their well-being is what many of strive to give our kids from a very young age. While we follow general oral hygiene and practice the necessary steps that are required for general oral care, not all of us are aware of the many congenital and developmental problems that affect the mouth, and in