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Turkey Medicals – we need to start taking care of our teeth from our infancy so that they can be with us for life. Parents need to set an example for their children, not think that their baby teeth will fall out anyway, and teach them the importance of brushing their teeth.

In dentistry, the science of pedodontics deals with the protection and treatment of milk and permanent teeth of the child in the process starting from birth and extending to the ages of 12 – 13, when all of the milk teeth change, and permanent teeth are treated.

The primary purpose of pediatric dentistry in Turkey is to protect the oral and dental health from the appearance of the first tooth, both in terms of caries and crosstalk.

That is why the treatments performed can usually be divided into preventive and therapeutic. In addition, treatments such as dental diseases caused by genetic causes in children, dental fractures after an accident are also of interest to pediatric dentistry.

Periodontics, also known as Turkish pediatric dentistry, is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the oral and dental health of infants, children and young adults in the process from birth until permanent dentition is completed.


The first goal of pedodontics is to treat the problems that have arisen, as well as to find the source of these problems and take measures to prevent their occurrence. The procedures performed for this purpose are called preventive dentistry.

Preventive dentistry includes regulating eating habits, correcting incorrect eating habits, providing oral and dental cleaning trainings, procedures that can be applied to teeth such as local fluoride and fissure coverings, and regular checks. We have given answers to the questions that often come from you this week.

What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?

The toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. A soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably designed specifically for babies, should be used at least once a day before bedtime.

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?

To prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or after the first birthday.

Are baby teeth really important for my child?

Primary or baby teeth are important for many reasons. Only children speak clearly and chew naturally helps to also create a path for permanent teeth to follow when they are ready to help you to erupt.


What should I do if my child has a toothache?

First, rinse the irritated area with warm salted water, and if it is swollen, apply a cold compress to the face.

Instead of placing aspirin on the teeth or gums, give the child any painkillers that your doctor recommends. Finally, take it to a dentist as soon as possible.

Are pacifier habits harmful for a child’s teeth?

Thumb and pacifier sucking habits usually only become a problem if they persist for too long. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers after the age of 3, an oral visit may be recommended by your pediatric dentist in Antalya and Istanbul, Turkey.


When should we start using toothpaste and for how long should we use it?

The sooner the better…

Starting from birth, clean your child’s gums with a soft baby toothbrush or cloth and water. Teeth should be brushed twice a day and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush should be used.

When children are 3-6 years old, pea-sized paste; should do or help your child brush their teeth.

Remember that young children simply do not have the skills to effectively brush their teeth. Children should not swallow excessive toothpaste after spitting it out.


How do I make my child’s diet safe it to your teeth?

Make sure that your child has a balanced diet including fruits and vegetables, bread and cereals, milk and dairy products, meat, fish and eggs. Limiting portions of sugar and starches protects your child’s teeth from decay.

What can I do to protect my child’s teeth during sports events?

Soft plastic mouthpieces can be used to protect a child’s teeth, lips and cheeks from sports-related injuries.

A specially designed and specially installed mouth guard developed by a dentist will protect your child from injury to the teeth and even provide protection from severe injuries.

What should I do if my child’s permanent tooth comes out of its place as a result of an accident and falls out?

The most important thing to do is to stay calm. Find the tooth first. Hold it by the crown, rather than the root, and try to re-insert it into the socket. If this is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk and immediately take your child and the cup to the pediatric Turkish dentist.

How safe are dental x-rays?

There are very few risks with dental x-rays. Pediatric dentists pay special attention to limiting the amount of radiation that children are exposed to, in particular.

Lead aprons and high-speed film are used to ensure safety and minimize the amount of radiation.


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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.


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.


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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