Bright Children´s Teeth Bring Joy.
Mrs. Dr. Engemann-Meyer is qualified children and adolescent dentist and member of German Association of Children´s Dental Medicine. Children, adolescents and accompanying persons are always welcome.
Here it´s all about milky teeth. Regular examinations at children´s doctors start with "counting teeth" and observing dental development from the first tooth onwards. We advise you with regards to optimal teeth care, eating and drinking consuetude as well as fluoride application. Thereby, the focus lays on getting used to dentist visits. Interdental spaces can be controlled with a "flashlight".
The first back teeth grow when the child is about six years old. Soon, it will all be about wobbly teeth and taking care of "new teeth". First an foremost, regular individual prophylaxis is needed for longterm caries-free set of teeth. To prevent fissure caries, we apply sealing and in case of malposition, we recommend to consult orthodontic advise. If "Karius and Baktus" still managed to built a little house, we will chase them away together.
As soon as the last baby tooth is lost, your child is an adult according to teeth status. Since the permanent teeth are supposed to function for a lifetime, we demonstrate how to brush thoroughly and motivate young patients to take care of their teeth. Prophylaxis is especially crucial for patients with permanent braces.
X-ray supplements visual findings, especially when it comes to examining genetic predisposition of wisdom teeth.
Sealing is a prophylactic measure in order to prevent fissure caries in the molars where a thin layer of synthetic is put on fissures. In case of very deep fissures, milky teeth are also sealed.
German public health insurance covers a control examinations every 6 months. Starting at the age of 6, additional individual prophylaxis as well as sealing of molars is covered. Recipe cost of Elmex Gelee are also paid for by German public insurance until the age of 18. Sealing of premolars and milky teeth are accounted for in private terms.
Dental plaque becomes visible via colouring techniques in order to show children the areas of their teeth that need more thorough brushing Plaque and calculus are removed and teeth are polished as well as fluoridated. Handling dental floss is also explained.
If your child consumed D-Flouriedes recommended by pedestrians, it is sufficient to use fluoridated table salt to cover inner fluorides requirements.
For outside fluoride application, make use of children´s tooth paste 500 ppm flourides proportion; starting from the age of 6, 1000 ppm - 1500 ppm junior tooth paste. Once per week, caries prophylaxis is complemented with Elmex Gelee. Alternatively, there are a range of rinsing solutions that contain fluorides.
KAI - method for brushing teeth is taught in kindergarten, sometimes in combination with rhymes. Teeth are first brushed at chewing surface (Kaufläche), then outside and inside surfaces (Außen + Innen).
KAI + E means parents (Eltern) are brushing over after children are done.
After a while, children switch to circular movements and jouncing 45 degree movements (so called bass technique).
A sports mouthguard is individually adjusted via dental impressions and used for sports like hockey. It is made from several synthetics layers and covers upper teeth. Lower teeth perfectly enclose the mouthguard when closing mouth.
Milky teeth are only made to function for a limited time, enamel is thinner than for adult teeth. Dentine canals are widely opened enabling caries bacteria to enter. Small lesions can also be applied to milky teeth but sticking ability is reduced. Bigger defects can be treated with vital-amputations (partial preservation of dental nerves). Devitalized or fistulous milky teeth ought to be removed for protection purposes of the tooth germ.
In case of an injury affecting tooth substance, triggered by a crash or sport accident, broken pieces or the entire lost tooth ought to be found. Transport is carried out best by using a small box se chances with solution or milk to raise replant chances.
MIH describes a disorder in enamel structure where molars (back teeth) and/ or incisives (front teeth) show yellow-ish/brown-ish or beige areas. Enamel is softer and more porous when the tooth is erupted, is frequently bursted or sensitive to temperature. The underlying cause is unclear.
Those teeth are prone to caries and require thorough examinations, treatment is dependent on the individual defect.
It is wise to schedule separate appointment for your child - independent from your own treatment so that are relaxed when accompanying your child. The first visits at the dentist should only satisfy control purposes in order to make children familiar with dental practices and treatment situation and atmosphere. Avoid phrases like "You don´t need to be scared" or "it won´t hurt", because your child will only understand "fear" and "it could be painful".
Our goal is for your child to experience a pleasant first dental appointment and that your child will be looking forward to visit our practice for children and adolescent dentistry.
An implant should be applied when the adolescent is fully grown up, ideally starting from the age of 25. In cooperation with orthodontists, a long term provision is strived at.
Mrs. Veronika Reinsdorf is pleased to schedule an appointment with you and will answer your questions.
Our practice is organised in a way that you do not wait.
Our dental practice is pursuing one goal: health of your teeth. We work up to our full potential.
Tonhallenstraße is located directly at Schadowstraße in Düsseldorf Central.
One-on-one consultations always lead to optimal treatment.