Tongue-Lip Link In Children (Brakeectomy) Treatment

Age is an important criterion in the treatment of skeletal problems. For instance, the lower jaw of a teenager (11-15 years old) with an underbite problem may be brought forward using orthodontic devices. This treatment is performed using the skeletal growth potential of the child. The growth ends around the age of 17 in males […]

What is Pedodontics?

Pedodontics is a Latin word that refers to “children’s teeth”. It aims to protect the milk teeth and permanent teeth of the children aged between 0-12 and their function as well as to resolve any problems in the teeth caused by the cavities, physical trauma, genetic or congenital factors. Pedodontics is an extensive dentistry branch […]

Protective Dentistry

“Everything Begins With Protection” Today, protective dental treatment have become more common and thus the incidence rates of tooth decays have decreased significantly. According to a recent study conducted in our country, the rate of “no tooth decay” among the children is 16%, while it is 19% among 12 year olds. The 21st century goals […]

Teeth Grinding in Babies and Children

Bruxism is a harmful and habitual oral condition characterized by teeth clenching and grinding. Teeth naturally touch each other when eating and talking. However, other contacts and jaw activities are considered pathological as force is applied onto the teeth and surrounding tissues. Bruxism affects the children and adults similary. Teeth clenching and grinding habit may […]

What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Early childhood tooth decay or baby bottle tooth decay is a type of tooth decay that starts in the upper incisors of the babies and advances quickly. Baby bottle tooth decays begin with chalk-white stains occurring in the tooth enamel. Tissue losses occur in the enamel over time and chalk-white stains turn into yellow or […]