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Children's teeth

It is very important for children to have healthy milk teeth.

Fillings or other dental treatments are very difficult to perform on young children. If your teeth are sore, the first encounter with the dentist can be a stressful experience that can affect all subsequent visits to the dentist. The consequences of a tooth that is decayed or lost too early can lead to crowding and misalignment of the permanent teeth.

Small children should already familiarize themselves with the dental practice, e.g. accompany their older brother during a check-up. This should be followed by regular check-ups, hygiene and prophylaxis sessions, once or twice a year. If all goes well, the first treatment at the dentist should be the fissure sealing of the first molars at the age of 6 or 7. This treatment is completely painless and is designed to protect the molars while the children learn that there is an extra tooth!

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Deciduous teeth should also be treated if a hole has formed to protect the subsequent permanent teeth.

An untreated tooth can cause pain and even a swelling (abscess) that must be treated with antibiotics. Baby teeth have to stay in the mouth for several years and the early loss of baby teeth can have a negative effect on tooth position.

The smaller defects caused by tooth decay are replaced by a filling. If the tooth has been more extensively destroyed, we put a children's crown in order to maintain the chewing function and to make room for the next tooth.

If a milk tooth cannot be preserved, a gap holder - removable braces - helps to keep the gap free for the permanent tooth.

Teeth must be brushed as soon as the first tooth erupts.

Use fluoridated children's toothpaste (0.025% = 250ppm fluoride) once a day, from 2 years of age twice a day.

From this point on, the child's diet must also be adjusted: honey and chocolate can no longer be given carelessly, but after the main meals. Fruits and unsweetened foods are more suitable as snacks. After brushing your teeth at night, you should only drink water and unsweetened chamomile. Milk and bottle contain milk sugar that can attack the teeth.

When the first permanent teeth appear, the teeth must be brushed 3 times a day (the child cleans themselves, parents clean again) with fluoride toothpaste (up to 0.15% = 1500 Flurid). We recommend using fluoride jelly once a week without rinsing. Instead of fluoride jelly, the mouth can be rinsed daily with a fluoride solution (0.02-0.03% fluoride).

Basic prevention takes place with fluoridated table salt (JURA-SEL packages with the green stripe (0.025% fluoride))

Brushing your teeth must be done immediately after each main meal and also after each sugary snack between meals.

Children up to the age of 5-6 brush according to the KAI method: chewing surfaces, outer surface, inner surface.

nutrition

  • The main cause of tooth decay is the frequent consumption of sugary foods and drinks.
  • The infant's fluid requirement is covered by the milk meals. At higher temperatures, water is the best thirst quencher.
  • NEVER give the baby bottle to suckle continuously.
  • Switching from the baby bottle to the cup at 12 months
  • Only sugar-free snacks (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), e.g .: apples, carrots, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, dark bread, rice cakes, wholemeal rusks, cheese, natural quark and yoghurt, nuts. Bananas, dried fruit, jam and honey breads, ice creams, chocolate, sugary baked goods, treats, fruit cakes, fruit juices are unhealthy
  • Eat sugary foods all at once and not in between
  • Soothers should never be immersed in honey or sugar
  • Licking pacifiers and spoons should be avoided as they will transfer bacteria!

Treatment under general anesthesia

If your child has a lot of caries and is suffering from pain, you can consider whether treatment under general anesthesia in our practice makes sense. The advantage of general anesthesia is that your child will not experience a stressful experience.

It is estimated that 5-10% of the population suffer from such severe anxiety that they shy away from visiting the dentist even when they are in pain. This fear is called oralophobia or dentophobia and manifests itself with symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, tremors, sweating, gagging, nausea, drop in blood pressure and even circulatory collapse.

We therefore offer anxious patients in our practice - supervised by a very experienced team of anesthetists - to be treated under general anesthesia.

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When your child is three years old, a dental check-up should be arranged with the dentist.

From this age on, Nucki and all sucking habits should be abandoned. Otherwise, these can lead to misaligned teeth or jaw misalignments.

We recommend that parents take out insurance for their children at a young age which will cover orthodontic costs.

From the age of 6, two checks per year are recommended.

Fissure sealing

The first molars appear at 6 years of age and the second at 12 years of age.

These teeth must be protected with fissure sealants: the teeth that are just born are not yet strongly mineralized and can quickly develop fissure caries.

This treatment is 100% painless.

Prophylaxis can be the first point of contact for children with the dental practice.

In this case, the children learn not to be afraid of a visit to the dentist.
The teeth are polished and fluoridated and the child and parents are shown how to brush the teeth.

Dental care while wearing braces is very important. If your child wears removable braces, dental care can continue as usual. With fixed braces, it is advisable to carry out a six-monthly prophylaxis in order to additionally care for the teeth while wearing the brackets.