Pediatric Dentistry (Paedodontics) is the branch of dentistry that examines and solves problems related to oral and dental health in the period from birth through adolescence. From the beginning of the milk teeth of the children, the dental system goes through different periods until the permanent teeth come out. During this period, Pediatric Dentistry follows and prevents tooth-impaired disorders, treatments the deciduous teeth and caries of permanent teeth, use different appliances to prevent the toothless areas that will occur as a result of early tooth extraction, and also apply dentures for the children who born without teeth.
When do children teeth change?
Teeth begin to grow from about 6 months old however it might long up to 10-11 months for some children. From 3 years old children have in total of 20 milk teeth. Permanent teeth children start to have from 6 years old. By 12-13 years old permanent teeth growth are completed and their number as teeth number in adult.
Should the deciduous teeth be treated?
Rotten milk teeth should be treated like permanent teeth. Thus, problems that might occur could be prevented.
What should be done to reduce dental caries in children?
Children should be helped when brushing teeth. It should be ensured that they brush their teeth after breakfast and before going to bed, twice a day. Children should be taken to the dentist at an early age and fissure sealants should be applied to their teeth to prevent caries.
What support provides the dentist to children?
Pediatric dentists use different methods to protect milk teeth and permanent teeth from caries and periodontal diseases in children. Pediatric dentists educating children the concept of oral hygiene and brushing methods, teaching the habit of brushing teeth, applying systemic fluoride and applying fissure sealants.