Milk teeth are 20 in total. The first task of milk teeth is to provide the child with nutrition. Also, the proper development of speech depends on the presence of milk teeth. The milk teeth protect the area they cover for the permanent tooth that will replace them and guide them while the permanent tooth is applied. When the milk tooth is pulled early, this natural placeholder function is also eliminated. The primary purpose of child dentistry is to take measures to prevent the occurrence of dental problems and to direct children to a careless future. The procedures applied for this purpose are called Preventive Dentistry Practices.
Great importance is attached to educating the child and his family on oral health and nutrition in protective practices to prevent tooth decay. In our clinic, our patients are told about the technique of brushing teeth. Protective dentistry applications include superficial fluoride and fissure sealants.