Children’s dentistry

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Children’s dentistry deals with preventing diseases of the hard and soft tissues of children’s oral cavity. By preventive dentistry, we usually think about dental interventions carried out on children’s teeth to prevent tooth decay. In addition to this, interventions such as removing tartar and teeth polishing, carrying out with the purpose of preventing or stopping the onset of periodontal disease and tooth decay.

Children’s dentistry at the Dental Oral Center

Fissure sealing

Fissures are indentations or cracks on the upper surface of your side teeth. These cracks are so deep that food often gets trapped there, creating favourable conditions for the development of bacteria and tooth decay. The fissure sealing procedure consists of injecting a mass similar to liquid composite into fissures in order to fill them, thus decreasing their depth with which we prevent leftover food from getting stuck there as well as tooth decay.
This intervention lasts for about 10 minutes per tooth. Since the tooth is not being processed in any way, the procedure is absolutely painless and even pleasant for the child. After polishing your teeth, this is an ideal procedure to get your child familiar with the dentist.

 

Tooth fluoridation

At the Dental Oral Center clinic we perform tooth fluoridation by applying products of high concentration. Fluor strengthens the surface of tooth enamel, the top layer of the tooth, thus making it more resistant to the effects acids from bacteria in the oral cavity. The entire treatment lasts for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Fluor is a mineral that’s found in many of our groceries as well as our drinking water. It makes your teeth stronger and more resistant to tooth decay, it decreases the amount of acid secreted by oral bacteria in which way it protects your teeth from tooth cavities. Adding fluoride to your drinking water is proven to decrease
Systemic fluoridation can be performed by systematic use of tablets, drinking water or kitchen salt. It is the most efficient when done during the time of tooth development because fluoride embeds itself in hard dental tissue in this period and makes it more resistant to tooth decay.
Local application of fluoride can strengthen the surface of the enamel and prevent the creation of a tooth cavity.
Most kinds of toothpaste today contain fluoride so they’re very efficient in preventing tooth decay. All children below 3 years of age should use the kinds of toothpaste with fluoride concentration up to 1000 ppm, and children more than 3 years old over 1500 ppm.

Removing dental plaque

Tartar and dental plaque are the main factors that cause periodontal disease. With its sharp edges, it can damage your gums, and you can see blood when brushing your teeth as a consequence. Its microscopic porous structure gives bacteria and tiny food leftovers the perfect place for hiding from the toothbrush.
Tartar can be found under the gums and it cannot be seen with the naked eye, it can only be discovered by a dentist during an exam. Precisely this tartar we call subgingival (under the gingiva) is the most dangerous and can lead to periodontal disease.
Removing dental tartar falls under preventive therapy against periodontal disease, but also under periodontal disease treatment therapy. Preventive wise we suggest minimally two treatments a year unless your dentist tells you otherwise.