Category: Pediatric Dentistry

5 Interesting facts about ancient dentistry

5 Interesting facts about ancient dentistry

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org Dentistry as a practice didn’t come out of thin air. It is a science that evolved over thousands of years. Yes, you heard that right! General dentistry has its roots in the Indus Valley Civilization, as early as 7000 BC. People have always been fascinated by the idea of having a beautiful smile, so dentists did exist in ancient...
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Dealing with Dental Paranoia

Dealing with Dental Paranoia

How many times have you come across those who are spectacularly scared of braving a visit to the dentist? The thought is understandable - there's something incredibly weird about allowing an external entity (here, the dentist) to poke around inside your mouth with all those scary looking dental equipment. But, while we can understand the concept of dental paranoia, we...
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Stop Teeth Grinding by Lowering Stress

Stop Teeth Grinding by Lowering Stress

The fast-paced life that everyone is leading leaves them with a fair deal of stress for a variety of reasons. Waking up unwillingly in the morning when you haven't had enough sleep to head to work, only to get stuck in traffic while you’re trying to make it there on time, only to get there late to face the wrath...
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The Importance of Retainers after Braces

The Importance of Retainers after Braces

While braces straighten your teeth, dental retainers are essential to ensure that the results last long. The risk of relapse is very high in the first month after braces are removed. Therefore, a retainer is used to keep your teeth aligned even after the removal of braces. A retainer is a plastic or metal appliance that needs to be worn...
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How Is Thumb Sucking Affecting Your Child's Teeth

How Is Thumb Sucking Affecting Your Child's Teeth

We often see small kids sucking their thumb. This thumb sucking is something any child does since the time he/she is in the womb. This is known as sucking reflex. So, it is quite normal to suck thumbs in the beginning. But what if longtime thumb sucking becomes a habit? Will it affect the child? Definitely yes. Thumb sucking even...
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