Children's dentistry or paedodontics is a part of dentistry that deals with the treatment of teeth in children. The most important factor in maintaining health in the prevention of caries is hygiene, which parents have to insist on at home. Due to inadequate hygiene, caries can occur at an early age, due to the fact that the enamel of primary teeth is less resistant to decay than the enamel of permanent teeth. A visit to the dentist during this period of life is important for us to reveal the problems in oral health on time and thus ensure the healthy growth of permanent teeth. It is very important to advise parents about the importance of preventive measures in a timely manner, such as the importance of preserving healthy primary teeth, the choice of toothbrush, the choice of toothpaste and the importance of proper brushing. Preventive dentistry is closely linked to children's dentistry precisely because of preventing diseases of the primary teeth, which are of great importance for the health of the entire dental system, important for proper chewing, and thus for the digestion; primary teeth keep the space for permanent teeth and direct their growth during their eruption.
It is important to recognize an orthodontic anomaly, notice caries at an early age and to keep the primary teeth which keep the space for permanent teeth. The consequence of delaying regular check-ups at that age due to fear can cause pain and trauma for the child.
The eruption of primary teeth begins between the 5th and 7th month and lasts to the 3rd year. There are 20 primary teeth, 10 in the lower and 10 in the upper jaw. It is very important to preserve them because they are inevitably important for chewing food and for digestion. Painful conditions caused by teeth with caries should be prevented and they also keep the place for permanent teeth and direct their growth during their eruption. In case of the premature loss of primary teeth, incorrect arrangement of permanent teeth usually occurs, i.e. various malocclusions.
Caries can occur immediately after the eruption of the primary teeth, so it is of the utmost importance to maintain thorough oral hygiene and take the child to a first examination.
It is recommended for a child to visit the dentist from a very early age in order to gain trust and feel comfortable, safe and relaxed. The first visit should be planned from the beginning of the eruption of first primary teeth. An early approach can enable the detection of potential problems in oral health in time, which is extremely important for health in the future and for the proper development of the jaw.
The first encounter of the patient with the dental office includes introducing him or her to the dentist and the office, and regularly without any procedures that could cause a possible negative reaction and fear of dentists.
Our dentists specially emphasize cooperation with parents. In short, they do everything to help our little patients feel safe and relaxed.
After the eruption of permanent molars, it is recommended that they are protected with sealants. The materials used in our clinic close holes and fissures in the tooth and thus prevent the retention of food and the dissolution of enamel and thereby protect the tooth from caries.