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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is actually at least as important as adult dentistry. The scope is also very wide. It includes a wide area from preventive treatments to orthodontics.

Milk and permanent teeth are more easily decomposed due to less tooth-brushing and manual dexterity in children. The child should be given the habit of brushing teeth from a very early age, the role of the family is important. The more the mother and father accustom their child for brushing his teeth the more it becomes a habit.

When the baby is 6-8 months old (ie when the first teeth appear in the mouth), the cleansing process should begin. It is convenient to wipe the teeth twice a day with a wet cloth or gauze in the morning and at night. After 1 year of age, a soft toothbrush can be used slowly.

It is very important that the milk teeth remain in the mouth until the permanent teeth come out. Therefore, "the permanent teeth will replace the milk teeth anyhow" should not be considered as cleansing the milk teeth is very important. They guide both the permanent teeth from below and provide the correct position as well as the chewing function of the child. For this reason, any broken or decayed milk teeth should be treated urgently and kept in the mouth until the time is completed.





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He completed his elementary education in Ankara Primary School, and his secondary and high school...