Prophylaxis for children
Taking care of “our” children is particularly important to us. We want to show them early on that a visit to the dentist is nothing to be afraid of.
The treatment of our young patients is especially important to us. The earlier your child experiences positive, i.e. anxiety-free situations with us, the better for his or her future “dental life”. We offer all our services in a child-oriented way – starting with early detection examinations and prophylaxis and ending with anxiety-free dental procedures.
With our child- and age-appropriate care and treatments, we would like to support not only your children, but also you as a parent so your child can proudly say: “I’m not afraid of the dentist”. The first encounters are especially important for anxiety-free interaction between your child and his or her dentist in the future.
It is important to help children get used to the dental practice and treatment situation in general, as well as the instruments, smells, and noises particularly early on and in a playful way – in an ideal case without the “need for treatment”, i.e. BEFORE their first dental decay!
There is also a lot you can do as a parent to help your child have a positive experience when visiting our practice: Take him or her along to your own regular examinations so they can get to know us and the things we do better (including smells, noises etc.). It is also important to avoid words like fear, pain, injection, or drill when you talk about the dentist. VERY IMPORTANT: Never use a possible visit to the dentist as a threat! After all, we want your child to learn that a visit to our practice is just another everyday event, like going grocery shopping.
1st early detection examination
With the appearance of the first milk tooth, commonly at the age of six months, it is time for the first short visit to our practice. From this point onwards, an infection from caries-inducing bacteria (dental decay) is possible! For this reason, dental care starts with the first milk tooth. During the initial examination we also inform you as a parent or carer about the necessary measures needed for the oral hygiene of your child.
2nd early detection examination
The second visit to the dentist should coincide with the appearance of the milk molars (approx. at the age of two). We check whether all the teeth are laid out according to your child’s age and whether there is any indication of an increased caries risk. It is also important that you supervise the dental care of your child. Naturally, we provide you with all the necessary information you’ll need to do so.
Biannual routine examinations
The primary dentition is now complete. Even though all your child’s teeth are fully grown now, they should be checked and cleaned at least once, better yet twice a year. These routine examinations also help your child to get used to the situation in the dentist’s chair.
Apart from the examination for caries and displaced teeth, e.g. due to extensive use of dummies, we also focus on advising parents on adequate dental care and a good diet for healthy teeth.
From now on, your child is entitled to the individual prophylaxis for children and youths (IP) twice a year. Both statutory and private health insurances cover the costs.
The IP also includes an introduction to correct dental care. During the IP, we colour the teeth in order to make domestic oral hygiene measures as well as their deficiencies visible, we clean the teeth from tartar and plaque, and fluoridate them. For caries prophylaxis, it may in some cases be necessary to seal the chewing surface of the permanent molars with synthetics.
Links and downloads:
Information on fissure sealing: www.prodente.de
Patient information on fissure sealing (PDF), provided by the Deutsche Ärztekammer (German Medical Association)
Patient information on fluoridation (PDF), provided by the German Medical Association
Dr. Daniela Schramm und
Dr. Thiemo Schramm
Schilfweg 5 - 70599 Stuttgart
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