In the recent years, dentistry has focused not only on solving the existing problems, but also on the prevention of potential dental problems. This new branch, called preventive dentistry, works in order to maintain dental health and prevent potential problems, beginning from the childhood problems.
Our teeth are the most effectively functioning and most important organs in our mouth. Teeth formation consists of two periods in humans; the first one begins in the infancy period and produces the deciduous teeth, the second one begins in the childhood and produces our permanent teeth.
Routine examinations beginning in the childhood period may help reducing the risks of tooth decay in the high-risk group children by the preventive measures called the first step treatment. Thus, the examinations made by expert dentists in the childhood period are of extreme important.