YOUR CHILD’S FIRST VISIT TO THE DENTIST?
Start your first visit with the following tips to make it as easy as possible:
- Treat the first visit to the dentist as a casual check-up rather than a serious event.
The most important part of this journey is to ensure that your child is comfortable and understands everything that is going on.
- You can also introduce the dentist by taking the child with you to your dental appointment. If they see the parent serenely sitting in the dentist’s chair, they will learn that there is nothing to fear.
- Our staff can take your child on a tour of the office to make sure that your child sees it as a friendly and comfortable environment.
- Be sure to plan the initial screening visits during quiet parts of the day – this way your child will not feel rushed or burdened. The recommended appointment time for smaller children is always in the morning, when they are well rested and full.
PREVENTIVE CARE FOR CHILDREN
Good oral health is important for the overall health and happiness of the child. This is why we do everything in our power to keep our children’s smiles healthy, now and over time as they grow.
Our prevention plan includes:
- Regular cleaning and check-ups
- Fluoride treatment
- Early detection and treatment of cavities
- Detection of other irregularities in the oral cavity and referrals to appropriate specialists
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More detailed examinations.
What is a regular visit to the dentist?
A regular visit to the dentist includes a check-up every six months to ensure that the gums and teeth remain healthy. During the examination we pay attention to the health of the entire oral cavity – teeth, gums, oral mucosa and the tongue. If any changes in the child’s oral cavity need to be treated, you will receive appropriate recommendations and treatment guidelines during the visit.
Why are regular visits to the dentist important?
Regular visits to the dentist are necessary to keep children’s teeth and gums healthy.
During the examination we may find dental plaque deposits due to poor hygiene, developing cavities or inflammation of the gums, in which case we will provide you with advice about changing the diet or any bad habits your child may have.
What’s the importance of fissure sealants in children?
Sealing of fissures is a preventive procedure that we perform in children to protect their teeth from deterioration. The morphology of the lateral teeth is such that the fissures on their chewing surface are prone to deposits and development of cavities. These teeth are very important because children get their first permanent molars around the age of six and will need them all their life!
Sealants protect fissures in children’s teeth from cavities and ensure that the tooth can smoothly perform its function in the mouth for many years.
What is topical fluoridation?
Topical fluoridation is the process of coating children’s teeth with fluoride-based preparations. This method of prevention in paediatric dentistry provides excellent results in the prevention of tooth decay. Fluorides are minerals that strengthen tooth enamel and protect it from the process of demineralization – destruction of the surface layer of the tooth as the first stage in the development of cavities.
Topical fluoridation is performed in the office using gels and varnishes with high fluoride content.
Removal of soft deposits in children?
Soft deposits on teeth are a consequence of poor hygiene and a diet rich in sugars. If we notice soft deposits on your child’s teeth, we will remove them using an airflow treatment known as “sandblasting” or tooth polishing with specialized brushes and pastes appropriate for use in children.
For all emergencies that include pain, swelling or trauma, such as falls, blows to the face or tooth eruption, you can always contact our staff to ensure that your child receives help as soon as possible.
THE FIRST VISIT
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Where is NOVA DENTAL CLINIC located?
Nova Dental Clinic is located at Bulevar Meše Selimovića No. 81a, across from the Olympic Swimming Pool.
Where can we park?
You can park in the free public parking behind the Olympic Swimming Pool and in front of the Istiklal mosque.
What are your opening hours?
Nova Dental Clinic opening hours are:
Monday 12:00 – 20:00 h
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 – 18:00 h
Friday 08:00 – 16:00 h.