Fener Mah. Bulent Ecevit Blv. No:72 Muratpasa/ANTALYA
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Children are not aware of the importance of oral and dental health. Child dental care is a particularly sensitive issue. The biggest task in this regard falls to families and pediatric dentists (pedodontists). The things to be done in this regard are gathered under the body of preventive dentistry.

What does preventive dentistry cover?

  • Proper eating habits
  • Oral care (brushing teeth and flossing)
  • Evaluation of oral development
  • Directing bad habits about the mouth (such as thumb sucking, pacifier sucking)
  • The necessity of orthodontic examination (dental) treatment
  • Fluor (In practice, it is aimed to make the tooth structure more resistant to caries.)
  • Fissure Sealant (Fissure sealants)
  • Regular dentist check-ups
  • Decay risk determination (Practices preventing tooth decay)
  • Protective mouthpiece applications to protect mouth and teeth from sports injuries

t is the correct observation of the oral and dental health in childhood and the necessary treatment, if any. In this way, many situations that seriously affect the future oral and dental health will be eliminated by the observations of a pediatric dentist (pedodontist) who has received special training on this subject.

It is possible to have the appropriate treatments for your child in a pediatric dental clinic or a pedodondist.

When should the first dental examination appointment be?

The first dental examination should be done between six months and one year old.

How often should I bring my children to dental check-ups?

Depending on the caries risk level of your child, you should visit your dentist every 3 or 6 months and have examinations and necessary controls.

For Oral and Dental Health What should be considered in children’s nutrition?

Tooth development begins in the mother’s womb and continues until adolescence. Therefore, it is important to protect existing teeth. A healthy and balanced diet is very important for dental health. Carbonated drinks corrode teeth. Therefore, these drinks should be avoided as much as possible. Drinks such as tea and coffee cause the tooth structure to turn yellow, which causes an aesthetically unpleasant appearance.

Biting hard foods such as apple, carrot, pear and quince strengthens the gums and provides mechanical cleaning of the teeth. Care should be taken to eat such fruits by biting them. Water should be drunk after meals or if something is snacked.

Sugary foods are the enemy of teeth. It provides an excellent environment for acids that damage enamel and cause caries. For this reason, sweet and sticky foods such as jelly or soft candies should be consumed very little if possible, or consumed after main meals and then brushed the teeth. If you are in an environment where the tooth is not brushed, the mouth should be thoroughly rinsed with clean water.