The Pediatric Dentistry (or Pedodontics) is the branch of Dentistry directed to the problems of patients in childhood and is characterized by a dual purpose. And ‘in fact a discipline that treats diseases of odontostomatological and at the same time aims to educate parents and children about oral hygiene and eating habits, it acts so sull’importantissimo side of culture and education to his body. This is crucial when you consider the importance that line the learned habits from an early age in terms of prevention of occurrence of caries.
The psychological approach
The approach to the child has always been the subject of studies and discoveries in this particular nursing field the operator must muster all its capacity for approaching and reassurance which are of major importance. The outcome of the First Visit is the basis of the future relationship between the child and the dentist and a good dose of confidence is essential for the overall success of the operation.
Baby teeth and permanent teeth
Milk teeth (or deciduous teeth) affects the child generally from the tenth month in the third year of age, from that moment begins the delicate stage parts that will lead to the thirteenth year of age the transition to the permanent dentition. Although the milk teeth should be replaced by permanent teeth their destruction to tooth decay or early loss it can cause more serious problems and reveal the alignment of the teeth defects.
Prevention and Hygiene
The caries consists of bacteria and micro-organisms which propagate in the presence of sugary substances. This, coupled with poor oral hygiene and latent defects, favors the emergence of problems that will (if left untreated) condition the life of the young patient for a long time. Prevent therefore, it means first of all making conscious parents and children who sucrose substances, polysaccharides and harmful habits (pacifier and baby bottle in old age) have potentially very serious effects, it is necessary to correct these deficiencies. The hygiene is a good practice of behavior that if taken to systematic daily habit, liability and reduces the possibility of resorting to invasive treatments. A first check-up is a crucial step to begin a virtuous path of growth.
Frequently asked questions on Paedodontics
Preferable from 3 to 5 years, the completion of the primary dentition.
It is, in most cases because caries is a bacterial infectious disease and, therefore it is good to be always removed. The milk molars are changed between the between 8 and 11 years old and until that age are indispensable to chewing.
Losing a baby tooth early means having to keep up with an orthodontic appliance space for the permanent tooth.
Three times, after meals. Up to 6 years of age it is recommended parents to supervise and assist children during the oral hygiene.