Experience the most comprehensive pediatric dental practice in Abu Dhabi at Maher Medical Center.
At MMC, the dental well-being of your whole family is our priority . Our child-friendly Dentist, Dr. Patricia Buitrago ,understands your child’s needs. Patience and a kind bedside manner ensure your child feels safe and comfortable at all times while treating their dental requirements to the highest of standards, beginning with routine check-ups , cavity-fillings and cleaning to conscious sedation and orthodontic treatments.
Caring for your child is our main concern as we focus on the use of the safest sedation method for your child which is Nitrous Oxide sedation ( Laughing Gas ).
Tooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. Children who have poor oral health tend to miss more school days and receive lower grades than children who don’t.
Here are some things you can do to ensure good oral health for your child:
Protect your child’s teeth with fluoride.
Use fluoride toothpaste.
If your child is younger than age 6, watch your child brush their teeth.
Make sure your child only uses a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and always spits it out rather than swallows it.
If your child is younger than age 2, do not use fluoride toothpaste unless your doctor or dentist tells you to.
Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintain oral health, modify aberrant habits, and treat as needed and as simply as possible.
Deep and narrow natural fissures on the chewing surfaces of teeth are notoriously difficult to clean and thus form a weak spot where caries (tooth decay) starts in the majority of cases.
Fluoride not only helps to re-mineralise de-calcified superficial areas of tooth substance after an attack of acid produced by bacteria but it also impinges on the bacterial metabolism
Daily oral hygiene measures are essential to maintain excellent dental health. Oral hygiene instruction should be provided until the patient can demonstrate competence in using appropriate oral hygiene aids independently.