Today is Children’s Day:
Universal Children’s Day takes place annually on 20 November. First proclaimed by the United Kingdom in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children.
That is observed to promote the objectives outlined in the Charter and for the welfare of children. On 20 November 1959 the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November 1989 and can be found on the Council of Europe website.
Without us realizing it, we see our kids growing so fast we could barely hold time and stop it for a while. From the moment they were born, they just keep on growing every single day that the first day you were just so happy with her first cute smile, the next day she’s already starting to crawl, and the next thing you know is that you are already running after her in the malls.
As delicate as flowers, we know in our hearts that we only wanted the best for our kids. But no matter how we take care and show our love to them, there are still a big chuck of time every day when we are not with them… and there are a lot that we seem to overlook or to put extra care. With busy schedules and limited time, we often times neglect some of the most critical areas, especially that of DENTAL HYGIENE. (can I just say, even adults forget this too!)
DENTAL CARE… LET’S MAKE IT A PRIORITY!
Here are three Fun Facts that I’ve gathered while doing this feature article:
ONE: While most children have 20 primary teeth—10 in each of the upper and lower jaws—these teeth eventually are replaced by 32 permanent teeth, 16 in each jaw. The first permanent molars usually erupt between ages 6 and 7 years (source: https://www.ada.org)
TWO: Both adults and children should use brushes with soft, rounded bristles for gentle cleaning. Change to a new brush about every three months. Infants/babies: Wipe the baby’s gums with a clean, wet, gauze pad or wash cloth after each feeding (source: https://www.scarsdalepediatricdental.com).
THREE: When it comes to dental exams and professional cleanings, the general rule of thumb is to visit the dentist’s office twice a year. Whether or not you are the world’s best brusher, having a cleaning done every six months can help maintain oral hygiene and prevent many dental diseases.(https://www.colgate.com)
A BEAUTIFUL DISCOVERY THAT MADE ME SMILE
A friend of mine recommended me a Dental Clinic with an expert Filipino Dentist – since many of us would always feel comfortable to speak up on our conditions to our countryman. Then I began to ask myself how long was it since I last visited a dentist… moreso, we haven’t sent Jasmine to one ever since.
The suggestion came like a brilliant idea… a very timely recommendation.
I made a trip to Platinum Dental Center (now called Platinum Medical Center because of the additional services that they will be offering which include facial care, and more). It is located in Al Waab area at the back of Hardees near Salwa Road (map here).
They just recently transferred on this new site coming from their previous clinic near Doha College. The multi-level clinic is huge, clean and fresh, with many “kabayan” staff to welcome you with a smile.
I also came to know that Platinum Dental Center offers dental treatments and services for patients of all ages – even for families. From dental wellness checkups and teeth cleanings by their well-trained hygienists to the most advanced dentistry equipment and specialized dentists.
SAMPLE SERVICES (Kabayan Rates)
Tooth Extraction: QR150 to QR200 (normal)
Tooth Filling QR175 per tooth
Braces QR4000 up and down (Deposit: QR750 and QR300/month for 11 months)
Will have a full feature of our experience at PLATINUM DENTAL CARE on the next blog.
LOCATION: No. A-17A Al Oqhuwan Street, Area 55, Al Wa’ab Area | PO Box 22258, Doha Qatar
Phone: +974 4488 4115 | +974 4488 4116
Saturday-Wednesday: 9:00am to 1pm and from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm (straight)
I'm a Christian, a husband and a father, a Filipino expat in Qatar, entrepreneur, aspiring blogger, freelance real estate consultant, lover of anything KOREAN, an adventurer.