PROFESSIONAL AND EFFECTIVE
PROFESSIONAL AND EFFECTIVE
ABOUT PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
Paediatric dentistry, also know as paedodontics, requires a special approach to a little patient. This is due to a different structure of teeth in children and the entire stomatognathic system in the developmental period. Deciduous teeth are extremely susceptible to caries and require special care. Regular visits to a good paediatric dentist are necessary to maintain good health of your child’s teeth.
Nonetheless, it is proper communication with the child that is the most important. It involves making friends with the young patient and familiarizing them with what is happening at the dentist. This will result in the elimination of dental fear and the willingness to look after the teeth. The dentist is an authority for the child, and the care for teeth, even the first ones, is very important in the developmental process, which is why the good and friendly contact with the dentist is so important. In our clinic, the paediatric dentist approaches young patients with calmness and concern. We do everything for the little patients to have no fear and remember the visit to the dentist as fun. We know the importance of creating a friendly and joyful atmosphere!
The basis for paediatric dentistry is proper prophylaxis. It should be kept in mind that deciduous teeth are very susceptible to caries, which also is an infectious disease. This means that it can be transmitted from deciduous to permanent teeth. Paediatric dentists recommend the use of fluoridation, sealing and varnishing in the fight against this disease.
This treatment involves covering the pits and fissures of molar and premolar teeth with a special sealant, which is designed to protect them against caries. This is very important because they are particularly exposed to the influence of harmful substances. Therefore, each new tooth should be subjected to sealing. The preparation used for sealing is rich in fluoride. The procedure lasts only a few minutes and is not painful.
Another treatment in the field of preventive care is varnishing. A good paediatric dentist applies varnish with a high fluoride content to the child’s teeth (both permanent and deciduous). The child has a choice of several varnish flavours, which makes the treatment real fun.
Unfortunately, it happens that cavities have already formed in deciduous teeth. Then, as in the case of permanent teeth, it is necessary to use a filling. This is very important because, contrary to appearances, deciduous teeth should not be removed. Your child’s dentist uses special fillings in this case.
A good paediatric dentist always cares for the well-being of the youngest patients. In our office, we do everything to turn the visit into a good time for the child and leave them with only happy memories. This is very important for the child’s approach to dental treatment in the future!
First of all, you should take care of the first erupting teeth, because they are the most susceptible to caries. In fact, paediatric dentists recommend taking care of the child’s teeth even before they appear. Parents should wash the child’s gums with a sterile gauze. It can be moistened with lukewarm water or chamomile infusion.
A toothbrush can be introduced to the daily oral hygiene of a child around the age of 1 year. Initially, parents should brush the child’s teeth, and dry teeth brushing should be treated as fun, being a step towards independent oral hygiene care. Brushing teeth should be performed twice a day, with brushing before bedtime being especially important.
It is only from the age of 6–7 that a child can brush his or her own teeth, although parents should supervise them during this activity.
A visit to a good paediatric dentist should take place as soon as possible after the occurrence of the first teeth. During the visit, a good paediatric dentist will carry out a dental check-up and will provide parents with information on proper oral hygiene and tooth care. In turn, from the age of 2 it is assumed that fluoride prevention will be implemented.
It is very important that a pregnant woman is aware that care for teeth is essential. She should visit the dentist at least 2–3 times during pregnancy, which will allow her to check her teeth and respond quickly if necessary. It is also necessary to treat dental caries, which can be transmitted to the foetus.
When choosing a good paediatric dentist, it is worth checking the opinions on the specialist. This is very important because the health of the youngest patients is the most important!