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ORAL HYGIENE : How to Clean a Baby's Gums

Oral Hygiene

The road to your baby's first birthday is full of milestones, from solid foods to first steps.

But it's the most picture-worthy milestone – your child's first smile – that reflects the importance of good oral health even before his or her baby teeth erupt.

Even before your baby sports his first tooth, it's a good idea to get into the habit of wiping his gums with gauze or a soft wet washcloth during bath time.

You don't need to use any toothpaste yet. Simply wrap the cloth or gauze around your index finger and rub it gently over his gums.

Bacteria in the mouth usually can't harm the gums before the teeth emerge, but it can be hard to tell when the teeth are starting to push through, so you'll want to start early.

Getting your baby used to having his mouth cleaned as part of his daily routine should make it easier to transition into toothbrushing later on, too.

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Although clamp and scissors are used in this video, alternatively, a laser can also be used. Keep in mind, video is for release and NOT frenulectomy.

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Restoring an upper primary molar with a stainless steel crown


Stainless steel crowns (SSC) have been a very successful treatment modality in pediatric dentistry.

Theoretically, they last the lifespan of the tooth. In addition to restoring the tooth, stainless steel crowns offer additional prevention from recurrent decay, especially in high caries-risk children.

Overall, they are easy to place and the new generation SSCs require minimal trimming and manipulation.

Most often a fluoride-releasing glass ionomer is used for the cementation of the final restoration.

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PREVENTION : Why are Fluoride Treatments Important for Kids?


Fluoride is a mineral compound containing fluorine, a naturally occurring element.

It helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid and plaque and strengthens the enamel by replacing nutrients.

While small amounts of fluoride are found in many toothpastes, rinses and city water sources, the fluoride treatments used in our dental office are much more concentrated.

Studies have shown that children who receive regular fluoride treatments, once every 6 months, may have up to 40% fewer cavities than those who do not.

Fluoride treatment is easy and affordable. Dr. Kailes recommends topical fluoride varnish treatments for all children every 6 months.

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Fluoride varnish is much easier and more enjoyable than traditional fluoride rinses, foams and trays; and does not require any waiting to eat or drink afterwards.

After teeth are cleaned, the assistant will quickly paint the varnish on the teeth. When it comes in contact with the tooth, it spreads across the entire tooth surface and is absorbed over the next 24 hours.

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Clinical Case: Upper Lip Tie Release Treatment

Upper lip

A tongue-tie is an unusually short, thick or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) that tethers the bottom of the tongue’s tip to the floor of the mouth, limiting mobility.

Likewise, a lip-tie (labial frenulum) is a short, thick or tight band of tissue that tethers the upper lip to the upper gums, limiting the lip’s ability to flare and curl.

Symptoms of Tongue & Lip-Tie

Tongue and lip-ties are serious and lead to many oral and health risks, and most often cause pain to the breastfeeding mother. Both mother and baby will demonstrate symptoms when baby has a tongue and/or lip-tie.

Video explaining how upper lip tie release is performed.

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Although clamp and scissors are used in this video, alternatively, a laser can also be used. Keep in mind, video is for release and NOT frenulectomy.

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ORAL HYGIENE : How to prevent tooth decay in children?

Oral Hygiene

Tooth decay, also known as dental cavities or caries, is the most common dental problem amongst children.

It can cause painful holes (cavities) in your teeth.

Cavities usually need to be drilled and then filled to keep the tooth decay from getting worse.

But doing certain things can help to prevent the need for treatment in the first place.

The most effective way to prevent tooth decay is by regularly brushing your teeth and strengthening them with fluoride.

Sticking to a healthy diet and not eating too much candy or sweets is also good for your teeth. Last but not least, dental check-ups can help detect and treat tooth decay early on.

Read Also: What is Early Childhood Caries ?

Tooth decay is mainly caused by bacteria in the plaque that coats your teeth, and by too much sugar in your diet.

So limiting your consumption of sugary foods, drinks, candies and gum is one way to prevent tooth decay.

Eating sweet things every once in a while is perfectly fine, though, as long as you still take good care of your teeth.

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How early can we intercept a malocclusion in children


Etiology of malocclusion can be the cause of deviation in the skeleton, dental, and soft tissue development in children.

Identifying etiology of malocclusion and dominant orthodontic problems as well as early detection could help in future effective treatment, management, and public health planning.

Malocclusions in children is an increasing problem, which in many cases is misdiagnosed.

A recent study reported that around 90 percent of the children in primary and early mixed dentition present signs of a developing malocclusion.

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ORAL MEDICINE : How to treat oral thrush in newborns

Oral Thrush

Thrush is an infection caused by a yeast germ called Candida. The mouth is a common site where Candida causes infection. Candidal infection in the mouth is called oral thrush.

Other common sites for thrush to develop are the vagina, nappy area, and nail folds.

Small numbers of Candida organisms commonly live on healthy skin and in a healthy mouth.

They are usually harmless. However, an overgrowth of Candida can occur in the mouth of some babies. This can cause a bout of oral thrush.

This overgrowth may happen because the baby's immune system is still quite immature and so it cannot control the Candida levels.

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Another possible cause for oral thrush infection is if your baby has had a recent course of antibiotic medication.

This is because the antibiotics can kill off healthy germs (bacteria) that live in your baby's mouth. These healthy bacteria normally help to control the levels of Candida in your baby's mouth.

If there are fewer healthy bacteria around, candidal overgrowth can occur. Also, if you are breast-feeding and you have recently been on antibiotics yourself, the levels of your healthy bacteria can be affected. This can make you, or your baby, more likely to develop thrush.

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ENDODONTICS : Is root canal treatment required in milk teeth?

Especially for baby teeth parents think that if the tooth is going to fall off why do we need a root canal treatment.

We do root canal treatment when the decay usually effects the enamel crosses the enamel goes to the dentin from the dentin to the inner nerve or the pulp of the tooth at thus stage we really can't get off the with just doing the filling in the tooth that's when the nerve of the tooth is treated.

So during the root canal treatment we do remove the nerve of the tooth and filling material is placed inside the root and a tooth colored cap is placed on top to restore the tooth.

If the child is very young we do need to keep it till 12-13 years, that tooth is going to last them long and exfoliate at the right time, that in turn effecting the permanent tooth erupt normally.

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Hence it is very important to do a root canal treatment if it is needed in a primary teeth and also if left untreated it can lead to causing of an abases, bone loss underneath that can cause severe pain and infection in the tooth.

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PREVENTION : Demonstration of Fluoride Varnish Application

 Fluoride varnish

Research shows that fluoride varnish is highly effective at reducing tooth decay if it is applied twice a year.

Fluoride varnish should be applied at least twice yearly in all children.

Fluoride varnish provides extra protection against tooth decay when used in addition to brushing.

Fluoride varnish is a pale yellow gel that sets quickly when applied to children’s teeth using a soft brush.

The varnish sets quickly, has a pleasant taste and a fruity smell.

Scientific studies have shown that fluoride varnish gives added protection to teeth against decay when used in addition to brushing teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste.

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Your child should be offered fluoride varnish application at least twice yearly from the age of two. This is applied to teeth at the dental practice by a member of the dental team.

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What Are The Normal Ages For Teeth Falling Out?

Pediatric Dentistry

Many parents worry that their children’s teeth are not falling out on time. At what age should the first baby tooth be lost?

When should the last one fall out? Is there a predictable order?

The first baby teeth (also known as primary teeth) to come in are usually the lower central incisors around the age of six months.

The last baby teeth to show up are the upper second primary molars, and they appear between 30 and 36 months of age.

There are normally 20 baby teeth by the time a child reaches age 3. These primary teeth then remain unchanged for about three years.

Not much happens to the baby teeth between 3 and 6 years of age. Between 6 and 8 years however, there is a flurry of activity as kids normally lose eight primary teeth in rapid succession.

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Between age 8 and age 10 there is another two-year pause that catches many parents by surprise since they have become accustomed to teeth being lost left and right.

Although there are always exceptions, there is a basic sequence for the loss of the baby teeth. The upper and lower front four teeth are usually lost between the ages of 6 and 8. This typically begins around age 6 with the lower central incisors followed by the upper central incisors.

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TOOTH DECAY : Difference between Early Childhood Caries & Rampant Caries

Oral Health

Dental caries has a multifactorial etiology.

It is developed upon the presence of dental biofilm, which is responsible for mediating the demineralization of dental tissues: enamel and dentin.

There is need of interaction among three factors so that caries occur: cariogenic microorganisms (Streptococcus mutans), fermentable substrate (such as saccharose) and a vulnerable host.

The interaction among these factors during a period of time promotes the development of caries, which begins with the appearance of opaque white spots, without cavity, on dental surface, resulting from demineralization of tooth enamel.

ECC can begin early in life, progresses rapidly in those who are at high risk, and often goes untreated.

Its consequences can affect the immediate and long-term quality of life of the child's family and can have significant social and economic consequences beyond the immediate family as well.

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ECC can be a particularly virulent form of caries, beginning soon after dental eruption, developing on smooth surfaces, progressing rapidly, and having a lasting detrimental impact on the dentition.

Children experiencing caries as infants or toddlers have a much greater probability of subsequent caries in both the primary and permanent dentitions.

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CLINICAL CASE : 26 Month old child with severe child hood caries

Dental Caries

Dental caries (decay) is an international public health challenge, especially amongst young children.

Early childhood caries (ECC) is a serious public health problem in both developing and industrialized countries.

ECC can begin early in life, progresses rapidly in those who are at high risk, and often goes untreated.

Its consequences can affect the immediate and long-term quality of life of the child's family and can have significant social and economic consequences beyond the immediate family as well.

ECC can be a particularly virulent form of caries, beginning soon after dental eruption, developing on smooth surfaces, progressing rapidly, and having a lasting detrimental impact on the dentition.

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Atraumatic Restorative Treatment : step-by-step


Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) is a preventive and restorative approach for managing carious lesions of the teeth.

It constitutes of hand instruments only (no electric drills used) for widening cavity openings and for excavating soft decayed tissue from within the cavity.

Followed by the application of an adhesive dental material, usually a high-viscosity glass-ionomer filling material, into the cavity and over the adjacent pits and fissures.

This treatment approach has the advantages of being relatively easy to use after proper training and has shown to be cost-effective.

It also hardly induces dental anxiety amongst children and adults. Additionally, ART does not require extensive dental equipment.

The instruments and materials needed to perform ART are portable.

Read Also: What is Atraumatic Restorative Treatment or ART

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DENTAL ANESTHESIA : Children's Dental Injection Technique


This following video is an instructional tutorial on how to effectively administer an injection.

The video covers the fundamentals of the mandibular block for a pediatric patient.

Children should have a comfortable experience when going to the dentist.

Local anesthetics are an important tool for the control of pain and discomfort during dental treatment.

Local anesthesia is safe when the appropriate technique is used.

Pain control is an important part of dentistry, particularly in the management of children. Behavior guidance, and dose and technique of administration of the local anesthetic are important considerations in the successful treatment of a pediatric patient.

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ORAL HEALTH : What type of dental work is safe to do during pregnancy?

Oral Health

In between trips to the doctor, hospital tours and setting up the nursery, don’t let visiting the dentist fall off your pregnancy to-do list before your baby comes.

Getting a checkup during pregnancy is safe and important for your dental health.

Not only can you take care of cleanings and procedures like cavity fillings before your baby is born, but your dentist can help you with any pregnancy-related dental symptoms you might be experiencing.

Even if you only think you might be pregnant, let your dental office know.

Tell them how far along you are when you make your appointment. Also let your dentist know about the medications you are taking or if you have received any special advice from your physician.

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If your pregnancy is high-risk or if you have certain medical conditions, your dentist and your physician may recommend that some treatments be postponed.

Although many women make it nine months with no dental discomfort, pregnancy can make some conditions worse – or create new ones. Regular checkups and good dental health habits can help keep you and your baby healthy.

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ORTHODONTICS : Childrens Crooked Teeth - Tongue Thrusting

A child's jaws and face naturally grow downwards and forwards.

The jaws are constantly reshaped and influenced by the surrounding muscles of the face.

If these muscles are functioning correctly and the tongue is in the correct position, with the mouth closed most of the time, then the growth will achieve full genetic potential.

Reverse swallowing and mouth breathing can restrict the forward growth of the jaws and face.

This results in insufficient space for the front and back teeth -- including the wisdom teeth.

Correction of these myofunctional habits allow the teeth, jaws and face to reach full genetic potential, and the teeth to move into their correct position naturally.

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What is Atraumatic Restorative Treatment or ART


Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) is a simple method to treat dental caries in situations where traditional cavity preparations are not feasible.

The technique was developed over 10 years ago and has been proven to be an effective treatment option.

It involves the removal of soft, demineralized tissue followed by the restoration of the tooth with fluoride-releasing glass ionomer.

ART systems have been successfully employed all over the world as it does not require electricity, running water, or anesthesia.

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ORAL HYGIENE: Brushing a baby's teeth

Oral Hygiene

After weeks of watching your baby drool and fuss, you finally spot that first little tooth bud popping up through the gums.

Over the next couple of years, your baby's gummy smile will gradually be replaced by two rows of baby teeth.

Baby teeth may be small, but they're important.

They act as placeholders for adult teeth. Without a healthy set of baby teeth, your child will have trouble chewing and speaking clearly.

That's why caring for baby teeth and keeping them decay-free is so important.

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DENTAL HEALTH : Teaching Kids About the Causes & Effects of Cavities

Dental Caries

Teaching kids about the causes and effects of dental cavities is very important to do from an early age.

Find out about teaching kids about the causes and effects of dental cavities with help from a dental expert in this free video clip.

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Dental health is important for people of all ages for a number of reasons.

Get tips on dental health and taking care of your teeth with help from a dental expert in this free video series.

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How to Apply: Clinpro Sealant


Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth – especially those back teeth you use to chew (called molars).

Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide.

Still, there’s another safety net to help keep those teeth clean.

It’s called a sealant, and it is a thin, protective coating (made from plastic or other dental materials) that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth.

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They’re no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity.

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