Keeping our teeth healthy is something we should start very early, from a young age. The first visit is just a friendly one, where children get to know the dentist and the nurse, and trust is easily built. This can happen as early as the age of 3, even if there are no problems with your child’s teeth. It is not worth waiting until a tiny tooth starts hurting. The first meeting, the first experience in the dentist’s office, can be a lifetime experience. Decay in the primary teeth is very common in the case of young children. The problem differs from adult caries because dental caries in primary teeth develops much more quickly and the process is much faster. The dental pulp is damaged sooner and the tooth becomes necrotic more quickly.
One common form of caries in childhood is caries of the upper incisors, known as circular or bottle caries, in the case of which the crown of the upper incisors may be completely destroyed. In addition, of course, caries of the primary molars must also be given special attention. Treating decayed primary teeth is not an easy task, so the focus should be on preventing the problem. Accustom your child to brush his/her teeth regularly from a very early age, when the teeth are first emerging.