Pediatric Dentistry

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For children’s overall health, the proper development of the buccofacial region is essential. At MDE Care, we have specialists dedicated to the prevention and comprehensive treatment of children, whose processes and technology are designed to benefit the little ones and contribute to building a trustful relationship between the patient and the dentist.

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What is Pediatric Dentistry?

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Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry specializing in dental care for children from birth to adolescence. Pediatric dentists are health and dental aesthetics professionals trained to address children’s specific needs, both in terms of dental treatment and creating an environment that is comfortable and tailored to their emotional needs.

Pediatric dentists focus on preventing and treating common dental problems in childhood, such as minor cavities, malocclusions, and other conditions related to dental development. In addition, they work in collaboration with parents to educate about oral hygiene practices and promote healthy habits from an early age.

Pediatric Dentistry Services

Routine
exams

Periodic dental checkups to evaluate oral health and detect problems early.

Teeth
cleaning

Removal of plaque and tartar to prevent cavities and gum disease.

Dental
sealants

Application of a protective coating on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent decay.

Fluoridation

Application of fluoride to teeth to strengthen enamel and prevent decay.

Caries treatment

Removal of decayed tissue and restoration of the tooth with dental fillings or crowns.

Extractions

Removal of damaged or gapped deciduous (baby) or permanent teeth.

Interceptive orthodontics

Early treatment to correct bite problems and align developing teeth.

Emergency care

Treatment of dental trauma, dental abscesses or other dental emergencies.

Dental trauma

Children are prone to trauma into their teeth due to falls, sports accidents or other injuries.

Importance of the First Visit to the Dentist

A child’s first dentist appointment is crucial for establishing healthy habits and preventing dental problems. Besides early detection of potential complications, this visit provides a valuable opportunity for education on proper oral hygiene practices and the importance of maintaining a healthy diet.  

Familiarizing with the dental environment and building a positive relationship between the child and the dentist from the start helps to reduce anxiety associated with future visits and promotes long-term oral health.  

The main goal of pediatric dentistry is not only to treat dental conditions but also to create a positive experience at the dental office for children, contributing to establishing a solid foundation for ongoing dental care throughout their lives.  


When should I visit the dentist with my child?

It is important to establish a routine of dental visits from an early age to maintain your child’s oral health. It is recommended that the first dental visit should be made when the first teeth appear, around 6 months of age. Thereafter, regular visits should be scheduled every six months or as recommended by the pediatric dentist. These visits will help prevent dental problems, detect possible diseases early and teach your child proper oral hygiene habits for life.

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Dental Care and Aesthetics with MDE Care

MDE Care dentists have extensive experience and knowledge in working with children and adults. Dentists with a focus on working with children have great charisma, respect for the child and their body, and have learned methodologies to approach children, to generate trust and thus facilitate the processes of dental intervention.

At MDE Care, we ensure that professionalism, science, and knowledge are always accompanied by great human quality, especially when it comes to children, families, and parents.

We are pleased to announce that MDE Care is currently working towards Global Healthcare Accreditation’s Medical Travel Facilitator Certification

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Children can start visiting the dentist as soon as their first teeth appear, usually around the first year of age. This first visit is essential to establish good oral care habits from an early age.

For young children, it is recommended to use toothpaste specific to their age that contains an appropriate amount of fluoride. Until about 3 or 4 years of age, fluoride-free toothpaste is recommended. After this age, the use of children's toothpaste, which usually has flavors attractive to make brushing more fun, is started.

Yes, once the teeth are in contact, it is recommended to start using dental floss. Soft and child-adapted dental floss can be used to help maintain complete oral hygiene.

It is recommended to schedule regular visits to the pediatric dentist every six months. However, the frequency may vary according to the individual needs of the child and the dentist's recommendations.

What our clients say

My daughter has received excellent care from Dr. Juan Nicolas. It was very important to have a pediatric dentist from the early years to reduce the natural fears that children have to dentistry and to generate in my daughter a confidence in her doctor. Also that as parents we can be informed every step of the way
Juan David Mejía
“Our deepest thanks to Dr. Nicolás, who returned (literally) the smile to our daughter Violeta. In summary: our daughter had teeth (especially the upper ones) with cavities, from 4 years old they began to depigment and gradually turned black until they almost seemed toothless. We went to many places but none of them gave us a solution, they just said that it was necessary to operate. As a last option, friends whom we hold in high regard recommended Dr. Nicolás, and we decided to start treatment with him. He was always honest with us. Treatment and commitment were needed, but thanks to this, today my daughter, who is now 7 years old, can smile without shame, feels good, and is with her teeth very healthy. We truly thank the doctor and recommend him 1000% 🥰”
VERÓNICA ESTEFANÍA LOPERA
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