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Pediatric Dental Examination

At KidsDent Istanbul, we understand the importance of creating a positive and educational dental experience for your child. That's why our highly-trained pediatric dentist, Dr. Dt. Esra Yeşilöz Gökçen, goes beyond just a checkup.

Here's what you can expect during your child's visit:

  • Empowering Children and Parents: We believe knowledge is power! Dr. Dt. Gökçen will take the time to explain oral health practices like brushing and flossing techniques to both children and parents. This ensures everyone is on the same page when it comes to maintaining good oral hygiene at home.

  • Comprehensive Examination: Dr. Dt. Gökçen will conduct a thorough examination of your child's teeth, assessing their overall health and development.

  • Open Communication, Personalized Care: We encourage questions! We understand your concerns and will address them patiently.

  • Personalized Oral Hygiene Guidance: Personalized advice on brushing techniques best suited for your child's age and development are provided during the dental examination.

  • Preventive Treatments: Depending on your child's needs, we may recommend preventive treatments like fluoride applications or fissure sealants to protect their teeth from cavities.

  • Early Intervention for Future Concerns: If any potential structural or skeletal issues with your child's mouth or jaw are identified, we will initiate early treatment planning and discuss the possibility of preventive orthodontic treatments. This proactive approach can save time and trouble down the road.


At KidsDent Istanbul, we are committed to providing your child with the best possible dental care experience, setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dental Examinations

What Happens During an Examination?


During the examination, a meticulous assessment is conducted to detect dental caries, gum diseases, and other potential concerns. Moreover, the pediatric dentist guides your child in acquiring proper tooth brushing techniques, flossing habits, and other essential hygiene practices.

How Long Does an Examination Last?


The duration of an examination varies depending on several factors. Typically, an examination spans between 30 to 45 minutes on average.

When Should My Child Have First Dental Examination?


According to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA), kids should have their first dental visit between 6 months and 1 year of age, coinciding with the eruption of their primary teeth. Parents are encouraged to actively engage in their children's oral hygiene routines from the emergence of primary teeth, instilling the habit of tooth brushing from an early age.


Should my Child See a Pediatric or Family Dentist?

Pediatric dentistry focuses exclusively on children's oral and dental health. Regular dental check-ups provided by a pediatric dentist serve as vital milestones in overseeing a child's oral structure and dental development. They offer insights into how habits like thumb sucking and prolonged pacifier use may impact dental growth. Most significantly, early identification of dental issues in children aids in preventing more serious complications.

Please keep in mind that adhering to the recommended schedule of oral examinations every 6 months significantly contributes to safeguarding your child's oral health.

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