Nearly half of all carious defects that are found at the age when children start school already emerged in the first three years of their life. Early childhood cavities are one of the most frequent chronic illnesses during childhood.
For that reason, preventative care is especially important as part of modern pediatric dentistry to prevent cavities. We recommend the first visit after the first primary tooth has broken through, yet at the latest as of the age of 2. During this first check-up, your child’s individual risk of cavities is assessed and we will provide you with recommendations on how to optimally protect your child’s oral health from the start, in order to prevent cavities and misaligned teeth from occurring in the first place. We will also gladly inform you about optimal dental care, using fluorides, a diet that is teeth-friendly and using feeding bottles as well as dealing with pacifiers and thumb-sucking. Furthermore, by means of these regular check-up appointments in a relaxed atmosphere, the children can already develop confidence and will not only get to know us when a treatment does become necessary at some point.
Outlook: On the part of the Federal Association of Pediatric Dentists (BuKiZ) and the German Midwives Association (DHV), among others, there is plan to link the dental early screening tests with the pediatric examinations in the yellow children’s check-up booklet, in order to also optimally treat your children in dental matters.