The Pediatric Dentistry is the area of dentistry that is responsible for comprehensive dental treatment in infants.Children need specialized dental care, since the treatment, materials and dental procedures differ greatly when compared with the treatment in adults
Below is how it should be the development of oral hygiene in the early years:
- 4 to 24 months old teeth start to erupt temporary “baby”.
Parents should brush the teeth of the baby.
- 2 to 4 years age ends eruption of teeth. They start learning to brush imitating the parents who must supervise their children.
- 5 to 7 years of age are the first permanent teeth begin to fall off the deciduous teeth. The hands are bigger and better skill, but still needed parental supervision.
- From 8 years in front end of the permanent teeth erupt. It increases the degree of skill and coordinated movements are therefore already able to brush alone.