Pedodontics, namely Pediatric Dentistry, covers the oral health and care of children and young adults between the ages of 0-13.

Since it is richer in organic substances, dental caries occurs more easily in children and progresses quickly.

The fact that children's nutrition is more uncontrolled and carbohydrate-based and that they do not have sufficient manipulations in brushing are also facilitating factors.

Since children cannot define pain accurately enough, caries intervention may be delayed and this may cause tooth loss and related crowding at an early age.

Our approach for children should first be to prevent decays.

Fissure sealant (sealant - dental polish) or topical fluoride applications are used to prevent caries at an early age. Both applications can be done painlessly and in a short time.

Fissure sealant is simply the covering of the chewing surface, which is susceptible to nutrient accumulation and decay, by the physician with a thin protective layer due to the indentation of the newly erupting baby or permanent tooth. It is applied in a clinical setting without anesthesia in one session.

Topical fluoride application, on the other hand, is the application of fluoride in gel form in a special soft spoon for children.

Fluoride is a substance that protects and strengthens the teeth, and it is very effective in protecting the teeth against caries when applied at certain ratios in 3-5 minutes, in 3 or 4 sessions.