Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride Varnish: All you need to Know!

What is Fluoride Varnish? Is it safe? Is it effective for my child’s teeth? These are some of the questions I do receive daily from many parents in my specialist pediatric dentistry clinic in Dubai Health Care City. Healthy teeth is everything! You see it is not just teeth we want to talk about. It’s a healthy child with a …

Sealants

Sealants: What are those? How do they protect my child’s teeth?

What are dental sealants? Are they important for my child? Are they worth the cost? To answer this question let’s understand something about teeth. Your child’s permanent teeth have natural deep grooves we call pits and fissure! The sad news is these fissures act as food traps. meaning every time your child eats. remnants of food get stuck regardless of …

Dr.Yasmin kottait

Baby Tooth Decay: how to prevent it! Dr.Yasmin kottait

Baby Tooth Decay: how to prevent it! What babies get tooth decay! For real! How! Unfortunately, it comes too late, when their child has had already suffered from baby bottle tooth decay and there I was breaking the bad news out to them! Do you know what are the rates of babies getting affected with that early form of tooth …

Dental Care for your child

Tips for Dental Care for your child: All You need to know!

The World Dental Federation shares that 2.3 billion people globally suffer from dental decay in their permanent teeth! Scary! This is why it Is so important to start taking care of children’s teeth as young as you can! Taking care of children’s teeth eh? More like mission impossible at times, I know! Who would imagine there will ever be a …

Special Needs

MY CHILD’S SPECIAL SMILE: Why is it so special needs!?

Dental health Care for Children with Special Needs! Dental care for children with special needs can be challenging for parents and health care professionals alike. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. This topic is one of the closest topics to my heart, let me tell you why. The definition of a special smile: any additional care or consideration …

TONGUE-TIE

Tongue Tie Pre & Post-operative Instructions

Here are some of the instructions you need to know before the tongue surgery: Feeding: Last feeding should be 2 hours before the procedure; if 2 years and above, 4-5 hours before the procedure. Pain Medication: Giving the child pain medication before the procedure is very important for pain management later onwards. Give Adol, Tylenol, Panadol or Brufen 1 hour …

Diabetes

How to Take Care of Your Children’s Teeth with Diabetes?

Dental Care for children with Diabetes Do you know what is the prevalence of people suffering from diabetes in the UAE? The international diabetes federation dedicated this year for families and saving families from becoming another statistic. Awareness about signs, symptoms and prevention in families. Diabetes can affect the function of the whole body including the mouth. Let’s talk about …

TONGUE-TIE

The Effect of a Tongue tie on your child?

The Effect of a Tongue tie on your child?! My child has what? Tongue tie! What is that! Does your child have a cute lisp that you thought was funny when he/she was younger? Unfortunately, he is not growing out of it yet! Even at 4 or older? This can happen and there is always a reason to investigate. Here …

How to Help Your Child Recover after Dental Treatment under General Anesthesia

How to Help Your Child Recover after Dental Treatment under General Anesthesia

It is increasingly common nowadays that children have a mouth full of cavities! I kid you not: 20 out of 20 teeth sometimes do have a break out in “sugar monsters” and this leads to loads of pain and suffering- that I must add is unnecessary for children. Sometimes parents opt for treatment under general anesthesia to help the child …