Pediatric Dentistry

Milk teeth, an average of within 6 months starts to creep and all milk teeth take their place in a three-mouth period. Milk teeth are placeholders for permanent teeth as well as speech function and chewing. While the healty baby teeth are the harbinger of healty and smooth of permanent teeth, the milk teeth decayed and lost earlier cause some problems such as crowding and fear of dentist and many others in the future. So, contrary to popular belief, milk teeth is very important.


Central milk ( mid-breaker) teeth                 6-12 months

Lateral milk (side-cutting) teeth                    9-13months

Canine milk (dog) teeth                                  16-23 months

The first milk molars                                        13-19 months

The second milk molars                                     23-33 months


Central (mid-breaker) teeth                                6-8 years

Lateral ( side-cutting) teeth                                 7-9 years

Canine ( dog) teeth                                               9-12 years

The first premolars                                                 9-10 years

The second premolars                                             10-11 years

The first molars                                                       6-7 years

The second molars                                                  11-12 years

Third molars                                                            17-21 years


During the eruption of the teeth, gums itch, the fingers to the mouth, cheek biting, gum redness and a increase in saliva flow can be visible. If the child has much pain, the painkillers (dentinox, calgel) in the form of gel can be applied to the area. When you give a child a clean teether by cooling in the refrigerator, that the boy chews the teether also helps to relax it. The milk teeth sometimes don’t detonate their gums. This gum in this region swells and gets red-purple color. Parents who see this table are rightly alarmed. However, this will disappear spontaneously gums. In some cases, a small incision can be done in the gum teeth for them to be disposed easily.

The care of the teeth begins with the leading of the first thread. In the period of 6-12 months, it would be appropriate that the milk teeth are cleaned be a clean gauze or  by cheescloth after the meals. After the age of 2, the usage of a toothbrush to clean the teeth can begin. Toothbrush should be appropriate and soft hairy for the size of the child’s mouth. The teeth are brushed with water by parents until the age of 4. The brush is given to the child by squeezing a pea-sized toothpaste child after the age of 4. The parental control continues until the child comes to his/her school time. The most important thing you can do to provide the tooth brushing habits with your child is that you brush your own teeth regularly. The milk teeth are more susceptible than the permanent teeth against decay. The mother’s riding foods like honey or sugar at the top of the bottle for making the child sleep causes bottle caries as you can see in the table. The eating of the decay-causing foods like honey and sugar for a long time during the hours of sleep when the cleaner-flowing of saliva is decreased couses the milk teeth to be dramatically decayed.

Today,preventive programs for children are conducted. The teeth become more resistant to decay teeth through these programs. The preventive teratments made are the following:

  • Applying a flüoride strenghtening the tooth
  • The sealants which may reduce bacterial adhesion to tooth
  • To intervene early with the compomer fillings to the rottens
  • To reduce the carbohydrate consumption by regulation the diet

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