WITH THE FIRST TEETH, THE FIRST CARE BEGINS! This is a new period for the child, who is excited to discover that he can bite, bite, and the parents are as happy as they are worried about the first care of baby teeth.
The first care begins with the first teeth. It is very important that parents do not pass on their fears to their children. With the child’s first experience, we aim to draw his attention to oral care, to make him love this treatment, not to be afraid. Therefore, parents should arouse the child’s curiosity before the first examination, and not reassure him that there is nothing scary. During this first examination, while informing the family about oral care and development, the structure of the child’s (baby’s) mouth and teeth is examined.
When should I have my baby’s pediatric dentist for the first time?
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Pediatric Dental Association recommend that the first dental examination be performed (usually between 6 months and 1 year) after the first tooth appears.
What is the application of silanization?
The application of silanization is a protective dentistry in which the cavities and canals of the molar teeth are covered with a liquid filler.
What is the purpose of silanization?
The purpose of silanization is to prevent the accumulation of nutrients in the cavities and canals of molar teeth, to facilitate the cleaning of these surfaces and to minimize the risk of caries. Which teeth are silanized? Only the molars are made on the chewing surfaces of the teeth by a pediatric dentist.
What happens if silanization falls?
Sealants can break over time under chewing pressure, and some may fall off. In this case, the renewal is our responsibility.
Do sealants have a side effect?
No, they have no harm or side effects.
Should sealants be given to all children?
Yes. This is important from the point of view of covering the cracks, which we consider as carious risk areas, preventing the formation of caries, not leaving dental health to chance.
Is it an expensive procedure?
It is more economical than putting a seal.
Is the application of sealant an easy procedure?
The application of sealant is done in 3-5 minutes.
What happens if no sealant is applied?
If you do not put sealant on the surfaces of your child’s molars, which are suitable for the formation of caries, will not be protected. Thus, molar teeth, which are deciduous teeth but spend the longest time in the mouth, are at risk of caries.