The youngest will be educated about the importance of oral health

The latest data on the oral health of the youngest show that the number of dental caries is declining.

As specialists in pediatric and preventive dentistry, we cover children from 0 to 14 years within the national strategy for oral health protection. Throughout the year we provide continuous education for protecting the teeth. Unlike before, children are now more concerned about dental hygiene and health. We used to have frequent first molars extractions at the age of seven, and now this is a rarity.

says Dr. Vera Naumoska, a specialist in pediatric and preventive dentistry at the Ohrid Health Center.

Dentists point out that such positive results are due to the national strategy for oral health and increased awareness of the health of both primary and permanent teeth.

The Red Cross of Ohrid will mark December 8-15, under the motto “HEALTHY SMILE – HAPPY CHILD”. The planned activities are aimed at educating the youngest from elementary schools for proper dental care and raising the level of oral health. They will be implemented by a team of volunteers of the Red Cross of Ohrid, the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry at the Health Center Ohrid and the Dental Office Dr.Batkoski.

The Dental Center “Dr. Batkoski” is involved in this action for the third time. They reported on the results after the control of 163 children in the dental caravan. From the Dental Center “Dr. Batkoski” they pointed out the importance of maintaining the health of primary teeth which are important for the development of jaws and permanent teeth.

43% of the examined children have orthodontic abnormalities, aesthetic deficiencies, and damage to the chewing system as a whole. Causes for that are premature extraction of primary teeth, which contributes to loss of permanent teeth placement and inadequate jaw development, and therefore curved placement of permanent teeth. There are also bad habits that lead to orthodontic abnormalities. Therefore, regular visits to the dentist allow early detection and timely treatment of orthodontic anomalies.

emphasizes dentist Dr. Katerina Veruhseska.