Our doctors will teach your children through adequate games how to take care of the hygiene of their little teeth

Paedodontics department at Tajmeel takes care of your kid's oral health from infant to adolescent.

At the Tajmeel, we offer the most comprehensive children's dental clinic in the region.This means your child has access to the latest technology, highly trained children's dentists, a team of dedicated staff who specialize in providing every child with a positive, successful dental visit. In our clinic, every child receives the highest level of care, from a simple examination and teeth cleaning to complex oral surgery and restorative care. You'll find a friendly, supportive team with the skills and dedication your child deserves.

Pediatric dentists provide an array of treatments that can differ from general dentists in regards to age-specific treatment. Typically, a pediatric dentist can perform the following:

  • Infant oral health exams, which include risk assessment for dental caries.
  • Preventive dental care including cleanings and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations.
  • Habit counseling -pacifier use and thumb sucking.
  • Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite—orthodontic consultations.
  • Repair of tooth cavities or defects.
  • Management of gum diseases and conditions.
  • Care for dental injuries– fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth.

Additionally, pediatric dentists use specifically designed equipment in offices that are arranged for children. They typically include more bright colors and "kid-friendly" decoration to help make children feel more relaxed and at ease.

Preventive Care:

Regular check-ups, starting by the first birthday, including x-rays, complete examinations and teeth cleaning.Fluoride varnish application and dental sealants to protect teeth against decay and cavities.

Restorative Care:

As needed, the clinic provides fillings and stainless steel crowns.Full sedation services available.

Care for Children with Special Needs:

The Center for Pediatric offers specialized care for children with special needs such as autism or Down syndrome. Our weekly Autism Clinic and Medically-complex services ensure that every child receives care appropriate for his or her specific needs.

Dental Surgery:

Comprehensive care with general anesthesia or sedation ensures that children can have a successful visit.

At Tajmeel our doctors will teach your children through adequate games how to take care of the hygiene of their little teeth. With the help of games, regular visits to here and caries prevention, you will make possible for your children to grow up with healthy teeth.

Tajmeel Dental and medical Center's work hard to make each visit fun and kid-oriented because we believe that oral healthcare need not be a scary experience for your child.

Dental Facts

What are the benefits of fluoride?

Fluoride has been researched for over 50 years and water fluoridation has been proven to cut dental decay by 40 to 60%. Fluoride is present in many different natural sources, but can also be artificially added to our drinking water. Fluoride can greatly help dental health by strengthening the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to tooth decay. Many types of toothpaste now contain fluoride.

Are fluoride toothpastes enough?

If your drinking water does not have fluoride added, fluoride toothpaste is effective. However, some people are more prone to dental decay. If so, the dentist may suggest using fluoride supplements, which can help to reduce dental decay. The amount of fluoride in toothpaste is usually enough to lower the level of decay. In areas where the water supply is fluoridated, fluoride toothpaste provides additional protection. However, in these areas, children under 7 years old should use one of the toothpastes containing lower levels of fluoride.

Where can I find fluoride?

All water contains fluoride. Your local water supplier or health authority should be able to tell you how much fluoride is in the water in your area. Fluoride also comes in specially formulated gels, drops, tablets or mouthwashes which are recommended for those people who need extra protection.

Should children have extra fluoride?

Many areas have enough fluoride in the water to help fight tooth decay. However, where the level in the water supply is low, it is sometimes necessary for children to take extra fluoride in the form of supplements. It is extremely important that these are only taken on the advice and instruction of a dentist.

Is fluoride safe?

After many years of research the scientific conclusion is that fluoride is of great benefit to dental health and helps to reduce decay, while causing no harmful side effects to general health.

What are the side effects?

'Dental fluorosis' can occur when too much fluoride is taken. This can happen for example when the water supply is already fluoridated and supplements are taken, or when children 'eat' toothpaste.

What is Dental fluorosis?

Enamel fluorosis is a result of too much fluoride, absorbed while the Enamel of the teeth is forming. Severe fluorosis may lead to pitting of the enamel and discoloration. In its mildest form, fluorosis appears as very fine pearly white lines or flecking on the surface of the teeth. The mild fluorosis is often undetectable except by a dental expert.

Which teeth should be sealed?

Sealants are only applied to the back teeth - the molars and premolars. These are the teeth that have pits and fissures on their biting surfaces. Your dentist will tell you which teeth should be sealed after they have examined them, and checked whether the fissures are deep enough for sealing to help. Some teeth naturally form with deep grooves, which will need to be sealed, others with shallow ones which will not need sealing.

What is involved?

The process is usually quick and straightforward taking only a few minutes per tooth. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, prepared with a special solution, and dried. The liquid sealant is then applied and allowed to set hard - usually by shining an ultraviolet light onto it.

Will my child feel it?

No, it is totally pain free, and the teeth do not feel any different afterwards.

How long do they last?

Sealants usually last for many years, but your dentist will want to check them regularly to make sure that the seal is still intact. They can wear over time, and sometimes the dentist needs to add or replace some sealant to be sure that no decay can start underneath them.

How do they work?

The sealant forms a smooth, protective barrier, by covering all the little grooves and dips in the surface of the tooth. Dental decay easily starts in these grooves.

When should this be done?

Sealants are often applied as soon as the permanent teeth start to come through. This is usually between 6 and 7 years of age. The rest are usually sealed as soon as they appear which can be any time between 11 and 14 years of age.

Do my children still have to clean their teeth?

Yes. It is still vital that they do this. The smooth, sealed surface is now much easier to keep clean and healthy with normal tooth brushing. Pit and fissure sealing reduces tooth decay and the number of fillings your child might need.

Whom do I ask about the treatment?

If you would like to know more about the treatment, ask your dentist or hygienist. They will tell you if fissure sealing will help your children's teeth, and if it is the right time to do it.

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