Pediatric dental experts provide accessible and specialized care for Dental caries
April 18, 2017: Certain holidays are known for their sweet treats, and Avurudu is one of the biggest. Though the Avurudu Kama Mesayas with trays of delicious sweetmeats and other tasty treats are dearly loved, the damage they can cause to a smile is undeniable.
Children are no different than most of us this time of year; they eat more sweets and snacks than usual, and healthy habits are at risk of falling by the wayside. During the holiday season, a child’s usual schedule is often disrupted by travel, visitors, and changes in school schedule. This can impact their healthy routine for brushing too.
“There is a continuing need for us as a population to understand that, the increase in consumption of sugary foods and drinks is one of the fundamental reasons for dental decay in children. Dental caries or Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Dental caries, periodontal diseases, and other oral conditions, if left untreated, can lead to pain, infection, and loss of function. These undesirable outcomes can adversely affect learning, interfere with eating and adequate nutritional intake, speaking, self-esteem, and daily activities.” said Dr. Madhanga Chandrasekara, Resident Dental Surgeon at Durdans Hospital.
Durdans believes in the importance of having a dental practice where children can have an ongoing relationship with the dentist to ensure comprehensive, accessible and coordinated care in a family-centered way. The team at Durdans Dental Care focuses a lot of attention on parent education and advocate for healthy eating habits since diet and nutrition play such an integral role in dental health.
Dental care is available to children and adults at Durdans all year round. Durdans dental services include preventive and restorative care; treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, extractions, fillings, crowns, bridges and implants; oral surgery, emergency care, and correction of misaligned teeth or Orthodontics.
Starting the New Year with healthy dental habits will go a long way to protect your child’s teeth and keep them healthy for years to come. Help your kids enjoy the New Year with a beautiful, healthy smile with a visit to Durdans Dental Clinic. To schedule an appointment, call 011 2 140 000 or 077 3 420 809 today.