Pediatric Dentistry (Pedodontics) represents the process that covers the healthy development of both milk teeth and permanent teeth of all babies and children in the 0-14 age group, and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that may occur.

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First Dental Examination

It is recommended that the first dental examination be done after the first primary tooth erupts (usually between 6 months and 1 year). It is very important for children to meet the dentist in a fun game environment just to meet without feeling pain and to go to the dentist comfortably throughout their life.


What does the dentist do in the first examination?

  • How to clean your baby's mouth and teeth with which brush and paste
  • Prevention of bacterial transmission from mother to baby
  • Limits of bottle and pacifier use
  • Harmful habits such as lip and thumb sucking
  • Explaining the child's oral and dental development, the necessity of visiting the dentist at what intervals
  • Parents are informed about nutrition and protective practices that can be done to prevent dental caries.



The foundations of oral and dental health are laid in childhood. Preventive methods and physician examination are important in the primary dentition period.

Because milk teeth are a guide for the permanent teeth that will be replaced, as well as making the necessary sounds for children's feeding and speech.

Oral and dental care of children should be started before their teeth erupt and should be continued in accordance with your child's developmental period.

In order to be properly guided about what parents should do and to protect their teeth against caries, regular dental check-ups should be made in accordance with the ages of our children.

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Frequently asked questions about pedodontics

What are the signs of teething?
What are the signs of teething? Sleep disruption, moodiness, and restlessness Putting in mouth everything taken in hands Minor blisters around the mouth Disturbances in eating habits Increased drooling Fever
How can we decrease the problems arising with teething?
After washing your hands, you can proceed to massage with your fingers the irritated gums. You can also decide to use gauze. Try to not put too much pressure to not cause damage to the gums. By putting a carrot into the fruit feeder you can decrease the baby’s itching and provide it with carrot juice. Special cooling pacifiers filled with liquid may be a good solution in this period. A number of medications in the form of gels or pomades may be suggested for children undergoing teething. Such a solution brings a short-term relief. If the restlessness and sleep distortions become a major issue you can use a paracetamol-based painkiller after consultation with a paediatrician. In some children, a fever and flu-like symptoms may appear. In such situations, it is better to call your paediatrician.
When is the baby teeth eruption complete?
Already at childbirth, nearly all the deciduous teeth are developed even if hidden under the gums. In general, these teeth start to erupt or at least start being partially visible around the 6th month of life. The time of eruption of the first tooth may vary from child to child. Generally, the first teeth to come in are the lower front teeth. Following them are four upper front teeth accompanied by two more lower teeth. Afterwards, deciduous teeth start to slowly appear in the same time on both sides of the jaw. Your baby in its 24th month should have 20 deciduous teeth in its mouth.
Which babies run a bigger risk of having cavities: those eating baby formula or those drinking breastmilk?
Baby formula, compared to breastmilk, causes more cavities to appear. Therefore, it requires more attention to dental care if the baby has already teeth.
What does baby bottle tooth decay mean?
Baby bottle tooth decay is a cavity type, which starts in upper front teeth of the baby and quickly spreads to other teeth. It develops as a result of making babies/children sleep during breast/bottle feeding. Instead of the bottle itself, sugar-, honey-, molasses-rich milk, baby formula, or breastmilk cause the tooth decay. All-night contact of teeth with sugary liquids leads to a quick tooth decay.
What problems are observed in babies with baby bottle tooth decay?
As a result of tooth decay, we can face the perspective of root canal treatment or teeth pulling.
What can be done to prevent the development of baby bottle tooth decay?
Do not allow your baby to sleep with the bottle full of sugary liquids (including milk, honey milk, baby formula etc.). There is no problem with it sleeping with a water-filled bottle. After consulting your doctor, better stop feeding your baby with a baby bottle in its 12th-14th month. Throughout the day, do not give your baby a bottle filled with anything else than water to calm it down. Do not dip the baby’s pacifier in sugar or sweet liquids. Do not add sugar to your baby’s food. Clean your baby’s teeth and gums after every meal with wet material or a toothbrush.