Conditions

Use of Spacer Devices Checklist

Follow your spacer device us for directions on how many times a day your doctor wants you to take the medication Prime inhaler if using for the first time or […]

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Tonsillectomy In Children

Tonsillectomy In Children A. What is tonsillectomy? Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils. The tonsils are two small almond-shaped mounds of lymphatic tissue that sit on either side […]

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Sensitivity

What is sensitivity? Sensitivity is a sharp pain on a tooth usually caused by introducing something hot, cold or sweet. It occurs when there is loss of enamel, the tooth’s […]

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Over Retained Milk Teeth

What are over retained milk teeth? This is when a milk tooth (primary/deciduous tooth) is still in place when the permanent tooth is visible and has started erupting. Who is […]

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Halitosis

What is halitosis? Halitosis is another name for bad breath. Who is a risk? Halitosis is usually caused by poor oral hygiene and/or an infection in the mouth. It can […]

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Gum Disease

What is gum disease? Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. Mild gum disease causes inflammation and bleeding which can progress to severe […]

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Dental Caries

What are cavities? Dental caries is also known as tooth decay. Some people also call them cavities or holes in teeth. It is a very common disease caused by bacteria […]

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Fluorosis

What is fluorosis? Fluorosis is the accumulation of excess fluoride in the bones and teeth. The fluoride is taken in when a child drinks water or eats food that is […]

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Pneumonia

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is a disease of the lungs caused by an infection. How does pneumonia occur? You may breathe in some bacteria, viruses, or other germs. If you […]

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Children

What is a Urinary tract infection? This is an infection of one or more parts of the urinary system. This involves the bladder, kidneys, and the tubes involved known as […]

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Malaria

What is Malaria? Malaria is an infection caused by a parasites that enter the blood through the bite of an Anopheles mosquito. These parasites, called plasmodia, belong to at least […]

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Diarrhoea

What Is Diarrhoeal Disease? This is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines that causes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and other symptoms of digestive upset. The most common causes of diarrhoeal […]

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Asthma

What is asthma? Asthma is a condition that affects the airways and can make it difficult to breathe. It is one of the most common health problems that children can […]

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Human papillomavirus (HPV)

What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? This is a virus that spreads through sexual contact. HPV is so common that almost everyone will be infected with the virus at some point […]

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Rota Virus

Rotavirus is a viral infection which causes symptoms of feeling ill with vomiting and diarrhoea. In many cases the infection clears within 3-5 days, but sometimes takes longer. The major […]

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