WHAT PROTECTION TO CONSIDERED FOR DENTAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN?

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WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROTECTION OF DENTAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN?

Healthy teeth are important for your child’s overall health. Strong oral care helps your child to acquire good dental habits as they grow up. Poor oral care, on the other hand, can lead to infection, illness, or other dental problems.

First of all, you can start by making your children love dental care. You can use the little tips for this. You can let your kids choose their own toothbrushes and toothpastes.

Use a timer to make sure children brush their teeth for 2 minutes or play their favorite song to help keep track of time.

You can reward children for good oral care. However, do not give them food or sugary treats. Instead, give preference to fruit or snacks that do not contain sugar and additives.

A regular visit to the dentist by your child is the most and only effective way to maintain oral and dental health.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BRUSHING AND FLOSSING

Dental hygiene should begin when your child is a baby. start using a soft toothbrush that is suitable for a child around the age of 1 or 2 years. You should brush your child’s teeth with water at least twice a day.

You can also add a little toothpaste without fluoride in it. This type of toothpaste is safe for your child to swallow. When your child is old enough to spit out toothpaste, you can switch to a fluoridated one. Use only a small amount. You should teach your child to spread the paste between his gums and tongue.

Your child will probably need help brushing his or her teeth by the time he or she turns 7 or 8. During this time, they can start using a toothbrush of a larger size. You should change toothbrushes every 3 months or when the bristles look worn out. Flossing is another important part of an oral care routine. You can teach your child to floss at least once a day. To make it easier, you can take incoming dental floss on a handle.

In addition, you should teach him to brush his tongue. This helps to reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth. In short, you should give your child the habit of brushing his teeth before going to bed, after all eating and drinking (except water) is over.

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PREVENTION OF CARIES FORMATION

Caries are holes that form in your teeth. These can occur when bacteria (germs) accumulate in your mouth. Sugar in food and drinks turns into an acid that can dissolve your teeth. Caries formation is common in children, as it is more difficult to brush teeth properly.

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YOUR CHILD MAY BE AT RISK OF CARIES IN THE FOLLOWING CASES

– If there are white spots or brown areas on the teeth.

– If they have ongoing special health care needs.

– If he does not go to the dentist regularly for a check-up.

– If he was born prematurely (prematurely) or has a low birth weight.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION IN ORAL AND DENTAL HEALTH

Children who consume too many sugary foods and drinks are also at a high risk of caries. It is important to make healthy food choices. You should avoid too much sugar. Do not let your child drink too much soda, juice, or sugary drinks. Limit sweet snacks and drinks meals. If your child has eaten candy, you should make sure that he brushes his teeth later.

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CHEWING GUM IS SAFE FOR OLDER CHILDREN. IT CAN PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS

– Strengthening the jaw.

– To assist in the production of saliva.

– Getting rid of pieces of food.

– Producing a stabilizing acid that can cause tooth decay.

– Refreshing breath.

However, chewing gum containing sugar can cause caries. Limit the amount of sugary chewing gum that your child chews, or it is recommended to take only unsweetened chewing gum.

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ORAL SAFETY

Safety is another big part of dental hygiene. If your child is playing sports, he should wear mouth guards. This is a soft, plastic holder that covers the teeth, and sometimes the lips. It helps protect your child’s mouth from injury. Talk to your dentist if you need personalized mouth protection.

Children can lose their milk teeth at the age of 6 and at the age of 12. In the process, if your baby’s teeth fall out or break, your child’s teeth will get tangled together. In other words, the problem of confused teeth may occur. During this process, support should be obtained from dentists. Some children may need orthodontic treatment, such as braces.

It is normal for babies to suck their thumbs, fingers, or pacifiers. Most children give up this habit by the age of 4. Long-term use can cause problems with tooth alignment. If your child still has a habit of sucking after the age of 4, you should talk to your dentist. In most children, there is no reason to worry about the habit of sucking until the age of 6, when the permanent front teeth come out.

Remember, the most effective way to maintain the oral and dental health of yourself and your child is to visit the Antalya dentist center at least once every 6 months.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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