Pediatric dentistry

Pediatric dentistry

It is worthwhile starting to preserve the integrity of our teeth at an early age. At their first encounter the child, the dentist and the nurse get acquainted to each other and start building the child’s trust. This first encounter can happen after the age of 3, even if there is no problem with our child’s teeth. We shouldn’t wait until the little teeth start to hurt. The first encounter, experience at the dentist’s can last namely for a lifetime. The caries of milk teeth is very common in childhood. The problem is different from the caries occurring at adult teeth, since the caries of milk teeth can form much faster and its process is quicker also, the tooth itself necrotizes much sooner.

In childhood a characteristic form of caries is the caries of the upper incisor tooth, the so called circular or nursing bottle caries, in case of which the whole crown of the incisors can be destroyed. Besides this, we must award accentuated attention to the caries of milk molars. Treating the caries of milk teeth is not an easy task; therefore we must concentrate on the prevention of problems. We should get our child accustomed to regular tooth brushing from the moment the milk teeth appear.

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