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.

When and how can we start brushing our child’s teeth?

When the first teeth appear, you can start brushing. Show your child the toothbrush and the correct way to use it, the circular movements. As time permits, brushing should be a common activity in the early days, so that the little one can see the parent brushing his or her teeth. Children always imitate their parents, that’s how they learn the fastest.
Learning the correct brushing technique is not an easy task, but as manual dexterity develops, brushing becomes more effective. You don’t necessarily have to use toothpaste from the start, but when 6-8 teeth have erupted, put a tiny bit of toothpaste on the toothbrush. At the age of 2 to 3 years, he/she will most likely swallow the toothpaste and like it, but don’t worry, nothing can happen to him/her. As time goes by, make an effort to get your child spit out the toothpaste and rinse his/her mouth several times.


Decay in the primary teeth
Decay in the primary teeth is the most common problem we encounter in paediatric dentistry.
In order to prevent this, dentistry for children is based on educating children about oral care, teaching them to brush their teeth properly and providing regular early check-ups and treatment when necessary.
In order to ensure that your child learns this early, you should also learn about the modern and gentle treatment options in paediatric dentistry.
A primary tooth has a slightly different structure than a permanent tooth. Keeping them intact is very important for the health of your child, so it is worth having a check-up at a relatively frequent interval, approximately every six months, even at this age.