- Suite 115, Belshalat Building Corner of 6A Street and Kuwait Road Karama, P.O. Box 25118 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Providence Dental Centre in Karama Dubai
Providence Dental Centre in Karama Dubai – We are established in 2006 and since have been a trusted dental service provider for the Filipino community in Dubai as well as for the local and foreign residents of Dubai and the UAE.
Tips from your dentist
Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums.
Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.
Learn helpful tips on basic oral hygiene, what to expect from your dentist and how to avoid common dental problems.
Basics of Oral Hygiene
Brushing and Flossing
The first step to dental care is to brush and floss your teeth each day.
Most dental problems are caused by plaque. Plaque is a layer of bacteria that forms on your teeth because of bits of food and other organic matter. The best defense is to remove plaque before it has a chance to build up and cause problems. Brushing removes plaque from the large surfaces of the teeth while flossing removes plaque from between your teeth.
Eating a balanced diet can get the nutrients needed for good health. If your diet is low in nutrients that your body needs, the teeth will less resistant to infections.
Some foods like those high in carbohydrates and sugars contribute to the production of plaque. If you must those high in sugar and starch, try eating them during meals and not in between. Make sure you brush your teeth after every meal.
How often should you go to the dentist?
Even if you take excellent care of your teeth at home, you still need to see your dentist regularly. Many dental problems don’t become visible or cause pain until they are in more advanced stages. Regular visits allow your dentist to find early signs of disease. Problems can be treated at a manageable stage.
It is ideal that you go for checkups every 6 months.
What to expect?
Most dental visits are checkups. Your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, looking for signs of disease or other problems.
Checkups almost always include a complete teeth cleaning.
Common Problems and Prevention
Bad breath is breath that has an unpleasant odor. It’s also known as halitosis. Bad breath can be caused by poor oral hygiene, mouth infections or other illnesses.
Prevention: Bad breath caused by dental problems can be prevented easily with proper home and professional care. Brushing your teeth, tongue and gums after meals and flossing daily would help prevent bad breath.
Tartar, sometimes called calculus, is plaque that has hardened on your teeth. Not only can tartar threaten the health of your teeth and gums, it is also a cosmetic problem.
Prevention: Proper brushing, especially with a tartar control toothpaste, and flossing are necessary to avoid tartar buildup. Once tartar has formed, only your dentist can remove it. This process is called scaling.
Providence Dental Centre offers a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services.
We have listed some of the most known procedures to help you know what to expect.
It is advised that you go for regular dental check-ups to catch small problems early on and prevent serious dental problems.
Please consult with one of our dentists for the procedure suitable for you.
Preventive dental procedures help prevent dental diseases.
The most important parts of preventive dentistry are daily brushing, dental check-ups, and annual dental cleaning.
These preventive measures minimize the risk of serious dental problems and eliminate the need for future treatments.
Teeth Cleaning / Scaling
Professional teeth cleaning helps prevent cavities and diseases by the removal of dental plaque and hardened deposits not removed by regular brushing.
Smoothing the surface of the tooth helps prevent the accumulation of plaque on the tooth surface area.
The application of dental sealants to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back of the teeth protects them from cavities and tooth decay.
Fluoride application makes it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth and provides protection against tooth decay.
Restorative dental treatments are performed in order to restore the teeth back to its best health. Restorative treatments repair or replace the damage or defective teeth.
Dental filling is used to restore missing tooth structure by filling the space where the dental pulp normally resides.
A dental implant is a device used to replace on or more missing teeth by replacement artificial tooth roots.
Root canal treatment is the removal of the damaged pulp in the center of the tooth. Once removed, the space is cleaned, filled and sealed off. Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise be lost.
Crown is used to entirely cover and strengthen a damaged tooth and to improve its appearance.
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth surrounding the empty space, filling the space where the teeth are missing.
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are constructed to replace missing teeth.
Cosmetic and Orthodontic
Cosmetic procedures help improve the appearance of the teeth and mouth. These procedures are not always just cosmetic but can improve oral problems such as the bite.
Dental braces are used to help position the teeth and are often used to correct crooked teeth and other flaws of the teeth and jaw.
Bleaching is a popular procedure to whiten teeth. It helps in removing stains or in just giving the teeth a whiter shade.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic placed over the teeth to change the color or shape of the teeth. It helps in chipped, discolored or crooked teeth.
Invisalign treatment is a new technology that helps straighten your teeth with a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners. The aligners are manufactured on an individual basis to fit your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gradually begin to move until they have straightened into final position.
Providence Dental Centre
Suite 115, Belshalat Building
Corner of 6A Street and Kuwait Road
Karama, P.O. Box 25118 Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4 397 7498
Fax: +971 4 397 7598
Mobile: +971 50 342 4885