What is Pedodontics?
Pediatric Dentistry, also known as Pedodontics, is a specialty that deals with the diseases and treatments of deciduous teeth and permanent young teeth until the permanent teeth of children aged 0-13 are completed.
The first aim of Pedodontics is to treat the problems that have arisen and to take measures to prevent the occurrence of these problems by finding the source of these problems. The procedures applied for this purpose are called Preventive Dentistry.
Preventive Dentistry includes the regulation of eating habits, education on oral and dental hygiene, procedures that can be applied to teeth such as local fluoride and fissure sealants, and regular check-ups.
What are preventive practices?
The two most important preventive procedures are fissure sealants and superficial fluoride application.
Fissure sealants are a fluid filling material that closes the grooves (fissures) close to decay on the chewing surfaces of permanent teeth and prevents bacteria from reaching there, thus preventing decay. Fiss
What is fluoride treatment?
Fluorine is an element that prevents tooth decay by strengthening the tooth structure. New teeth are less resistant to decay because their enamel is not fully mature. By strengthening this type of enamel, fluorine protects against acid attacks and helps prevent caries formation. Superficial fluoride should be applied by a dentist every 6 months.