What Is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric Dentistry or pedodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the prevention and treatment of children’s teeth.
First Dental Appointment
Children’s oral health begins at an early age with regular oral hygiene habits. Getting to know the dentist is the child’s first step towards creating trust and relaxed atmosphere in the new environment.
The first visit to a dental office should include the introduction of the dentist’s instruments and education about teeth. It should be without any activities that could cause a negative reaction or fear.
It is extremely important that your child’s first visit to the dentist is a positive and enjoyable experience.
Milk teeth start to grow already at around sixth months. It is extremely important to preserve their good condition because they keep space for the permanent teeth. Later on, when the permanent teeth start to grow, milk teeth direct their growth.
The most effective prevention against tooth decay is fluoride that protects tooth enamel and prevents bacteria from spreading.
In modern dental medicine, the fluoridation of teeth is the best defence against tooth decay in children and adults, and fluoride, an ingredient in numerous toothpastes, is the basis of preventive dental medicine.