Archive for March 2013

This 4 year old child presented with Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.
The child had to be referred to a colleague who is a pediatric dentist.
Dental treatment will have to be performed under general anaesthesia.

Dr. Nilesh Salgar D.D.S. Kirkland, Que.

Flossing twice a day removes plaque and bacteria from between your teeth – areas that cannot be reached by brushing. Flossing is essential for reducing plaque and tartar build-up preventing cavities and other dental problems such as bleeding gums, bone loss, and tooth loss.

Dr. Nilesh Salgar D.D.S. Kirkland, Que.

Baby teeth need gaps between them to allow for the larger adult (permanent) teeth to grow in. Sometimes the permanent teeth come in before the baby teeth are lost. Worried parents need some patience - the baby tooth will eventually fall out and the tongue pushes the permanent tooth forward into its proper position. The child will have to be followed regularly by the dentist to assess for future crowding of the teeth.

Dr. Nilesh Salgar D.D.S. Kirkland, Que.