Pediatric dentistry is a department chair, which aims to protect the baby teeth and permanent teeth of children aged 0-13 years healthy and to solve the problems that occur due to caries, trauma, genetic and similar factors.
Importance of baby teeth
Milk teeth are a total of 20 units. The first task of the baby teeth is to ensure the nutrition of the child. In addition, proper development of language ability depends on the baby teeth. The milk teeth occupy the location of the permanent teeth, which they will replace and pass on them while they grow up. If these teeth are pulled early, this natural space holding function disappears.
The primary goal of paediatric dentistry is to take precautions in order to prevent the formation of dental problems and to prepare a future without caries for the children. The method used for this purpose is called Preventive Dentistry Practices.
Preventive Dentistry Practices
Among preventive practices our clinic puts much emphasis on the oral, dental health and nutrition education of the child and his family for the prevention of dental caries. Children should be taught proper oral hygiene in their early age. For this reason, teeth brushing techniques are described and taught practically to our patients accompanied by our specialists. The most important part of preventive dentistry is to brush the teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste. Superficial fluoride applications and fissure sealant treatment are within the preventive dentistry practice.
Fluoride is an element that prevents caries and substantially enhances the tooth structure. Since the enamel in the early years is not fully developed, these baby teeth are resistless and therefore susceptible to decay. While fluoride reinforces the tooth enamel, it protects the teeth against acid attacks and increases the resistance of the enamel to acids, whereby the formation of dental caries is prevented.Professional superficial fluorine application is a protection method that is to be carried out by specialist doctors. Superficial fluoride application should be applied every six months by your dentist.
Baby bottle tooth decay
Especially in early childhood, there is a great risk of caries for baby bottle tooth decay, which happens when sweetened liquids or those with natural sugars (like milk, formula, and fruit juice) cling to an infant’s teeth for a long time and make acids that attack the teeth and causes tooth decay.
One of childhood injuries is traumatic injuries. Treatment is carried out by taking into account the age, degree of injury and range and their associated tissue and general condition of the patient.
In the event of a premature loss of baby teeth, these gaps should be replaced necessarily by placeholders for the new permanent teeth, which should have enough places when they move up later in this space. The placeholders are used, so that no space loss occurs and the teeth next to the gaps do not push together and the teeth embed in the gums. These devices prevent the formation of orthodontic disorders.