Pedodontics, also known as pediatric dentistry, is a branch of science that deals with protecting the milk teeth and permanent teeth of children between the ages of 0 and 16 and dealing with caries, hereditary and similar problems. intervene if necessary.
Since children cannot do their own dental care until about 9 years old, their parents are expected to do it. Oral care for children differs from that for adults. Since children’s teeth are sensitive, brushing should not be done until a certain age. Instead, after babies complete their 6th month, the inside of the mouth is cleaned with a wet cloth and the dental and oral care process is started. After the child’s milk teeth start to come out, only teeth cleaning should be done with a brush, and after the child completes the age of 6, brushing should be started with paste. The important thing is to see a pedodontist (pediatric dentist) after your child turns 1 year old and have an examination. If your child has used a pacifier or bottle for a long time, do not forget to have an examination done for the possibility of bottle rot during the examination.