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Dr. Swati Singh

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Contrary to the belief, a child develops teeth in his mother’s womb. Children’s primary teeth or deciduous teeth begin forming at about the sixth week of pregnancy and start mineralizing — building the bonelike inner tooth layer (called dentin) and the super-hard enamel layer that covers it — around the third or fourth month of pregnancy. Teeth consist of the 3 main parts- the hardest substance in the body, that is the enamel. Enamel consists…

One of the greatest transitions for a child that they can see for themselves is losing their tooth. The wide gaped toothed smile is a sign that they have upgraded from preschoolers to grade-schoolers. However, the task comes with its fair share of pain. removing teeth can be a traumatic experience for the kids if it is not handled well. While many choose to visit the dentist, many think its less costly to have it…

From conception to birth, a new mother and father need to tackle a lot of queries. Some questions seem too trivial to ask and yet are very important for a new family and those around them. Here we try to answer a few questions for a new family. 1. Are Baby Showers important for a new mom? Positive pregnancy news often brings with it happiness, excitement, and nervousness. Nervousness is often instigated by the responsibilities…

Dental anxiety is rated as one of the top 10 anxiety-inducing events in a person’s life. The fear of dental drills, the sight of the needles, of the sound of the suction all contribute to the anxiety.  These anxieties often lead kids and children to delay getting treatment and create more problems for them. A dental visit is supposed to be scheduled for a child as soon as the first tooth erupts. But many delays…

That pearly smile toddlers bless us with are divine. There is a joy to be in the receiving end of the smile especially if the parents and baby have been traumatized previously because of the teething pains. At six months the lower front teeth are the first to peek and it just adds on till they reach three years of age. While we know baby teeth is temporary it is important to care for it…

As a new mother, we see rapid growth in our babies. One moment they are lying wrapped up in a Swaddlers next they are sitting up and trying to string sounds. They grow so fast and learn so many new things in a very short span. To keep up with their healthy growth and development, a baby needs good nutrition. As an infant a mother’s milk is all the nutrition they need, but as their…

While we envy little babies for their luxurious lifestyle, napping, having everyone wait for the hand and foot, they have woe of their own. They are unable to express their feeling verbally but let out a cry whenever they are hungry or when they need their diapers changed, most of them need a mother’s care and attention to have their needs understood and met. One such pain of the infants is Teething pain. What is…

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall” While Humpty took a risk and sat atop a wall to cause his fall, infants, and children don’t need such atrocious conditions to injure themselves. As newborns and neonates, they are unable to move around independently but as they grow older to infants and toddlers the chances of fall increase dramatically. According to data from ALSPAC, to determine the injuries in the premobile…