Dental Treatment for Children
Dental Treatment for Children
Treatment for Children with Heart and Concept
Dental treatment for children presents dentists with very special requirements. We know that as dentists and as parents! Our personal goal therefore is to win the children’s trust. We approach our youngest patients in a child-friendly, playful and empathetic way and take away the worries and uncertainties of their visit to the dentist.
Beautiful, healthy teeth and healthy gums for life, that’s what we all wish for. Children’s and teenager’s teeth need special care and it is important to start as early as possible!
In addition to daily brushing, healthy diet and regular dental check-ups we offer our youngest patients a personal preventive programme at our dental care school. Our employees responsible for the prophylaxis introduce the children to dental care very patiently and in a way suitable for their age. It is very important to us to strengthen the children’s personal responsibility and to motivate them to care for their teeth at home – so that they can have healthy teeth and gums as grown-ups as well.
Our basic care programme ( Children’s prophylaxis) is covered by the statutory health insurance companies. Children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 18 can participate free of charge. Every six months we colour the plaque in order to show where the weak spots are. First we remove the tartar, then all smooth surfaces undergo an intensive cleaning finished with a high-gloss polish. Afterwards, children are shown the correct tooth brushing technique and the causes of caries are explained. Finally, the tooth enamel is fluoridated, in order to make it more resistant to caries bacteria. The small and the large molars are particularly vulnerable to caries because of their fissures and pits. These niches are perfect hiding places for bacteria. If necessary, these caries prone areas can be effectively coated with a long-term protective varnish.
We include our youngest patients (from the breakthrough of the first tooth to the age of 6) into our early screening programme. This service is also free of charge for statutory insured children. Furthermore, we offer a professional prevention programme available to all children. It exceeds the services of the statutory health insurance funds and also includes: long-term protection by applying a special antibacterial varnish (Cervitec) and made-to-measure fluoridation splints for domestic enamel hardening (for children and adolescents particularly at risk of caries).
Some tips about your visit to the dentist:
Take children to their first check-up before problems occur. That way, the visit to the dentist will be associated with a positive experience in the future. Please avoid comments such as “that doesn’t hurt at all”. Such remarks can very quickly trigger negative feelings. Words like ” fear “, “syringe” or “drill” should also be avoided. It’s better to say that the “tooth is going to sleep”. Try to stay positive yourself, that assures your child that nothing bad is going to happen.
At our practice, instruments and treatments are described in terms understandable for children. Children unwilling to undergo treatment are neither persuaded nor detained. We respect your child’s borders. With a lot of patience and sensitivity we do everything in our power to make the visit to the dentist fear-free for your child.
If an orthodontic treatment (braces) becomes necessary we will refer your child to a specialist in orthodontics. During the orthodontic therapy we make sure we regularly check for any possible problems that may occur (scaling, caries prophylaxis, dental check-ups etc.).
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Your practice team Dr. Ina Krieter & Dr. Gerhard Krieter