THE CLINIC

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Happy Tooth Dental Clinic was founded in the pursue of providing high level dental services for children & teenagers. The clinic operates in an anthropocentric fashion, emphasizing on building bonds of trust with every single kid. Additional provision is made for special needs patients, an audience deeply respected within our practise.
Our commitment is to give kids an extra reason to smile, their happy teeth.
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OUR TEAM

We are a closely knit team, and out top priority is to keep our patients smiling. We value constant training and education of our staff and we seriously invest on the application of new techniques that will provide improved services to our little patients.

Our team consists of:
i. The Doctor:
Lila Papadopoulou
[MEET]

ii. Dental Nurse:
Antigoni Katsi [MEET]

iii. Secretary
Anna Kanta [MEET]

Antigoni Katsi is our precious dental assistant, taking part in all dental treatments and giving valuable advice thanks to her long experience.

Anna Kanta is the first person to meet at Happy Tooth, she is responsible for our public relations, takes care of our social media channels and is a great photographer.

OUR DOCTOR

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Pediatric dentist,
Dr Lila Papadopoulou graduated from the Dental School of Athens with Honors and was awarded her Master’s in Oral Microbiology from the Forsyth Dental Institute of Harvard School of Dental Medicine; where she worked as Postdoctoral Fellow.
Her research findings were published in well established journals and presented in dental meetings.
In addition she attended a Residency in Pediatric Dentistry in Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, being the only international student.

She has significant experience in treating autistic, special need, and patients that have to be treated under general anesthesia and sedation.

THINGS TO KNOW

EMERGENCIES

CLICK TO READ FIRST AID INSTRUCTIONS
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENY CALL AT : 0030 210 898 5581 | 0030 698 101 0991

  1. Clean the area with the use of water or saline solution
  2. Check if all teeth are in place, dislocated or completely removed
  3. If the tooth is completely removed, gently wash it with the use of water
  4. Try to put it back in place
  5. If it's shattered, place it in milk
  6. Apply ice to the area to avoid swelling
  7. Call immediately our dental practise
  8. Time is vital for the tooth restoration
  1. Clean the area with the use of water or saline solution
  2. Check if all teeth are in place, dislocated or completely removed
  3. Baby teeth MUST NEVER be put back in the mouth
  4. Call immediately our dental practise to check the trauma extend
  1. Swollen face due to dental abscess is a very serious situation
  2. Call immediately our dental practise
  1. Check the teeth for trapped food residues
  2. Brush and clean the area. Wash out with salt water or chamomile
  3. Give the right measure of painkiller (Algofren,Depon,Ponstan)
  4. Call immediately for an appointment
  1. A period of 10-15 days is required for the restoration of the tissues
  2. There no medicine, only products to accelerate the process of cicatrization
  3. Use chamomile to clean the dental cavity
  4. Avoid coarse and hot food
  5. Consume adequate fluids to avoid dehydration
  6. Give the right measure of painkiller if the kid is in pain
  7. If the situation Lasts for more than 2-3 weeks Call immediately our dental practise

Custom made splints are essential for kids doing sports on a regular basis

  1. If there is bleeding, apply pressure with a clean piece of cloth
  2. If the bleeding insist visit the nearest hospital
  3. Apply a cold patch at the bruised/swollen areas
  1. Require your kid bite a a clean piece of cloth
  2. Repeat if necessary

THE FIRST VISIT

The first dental visit, according to the American academy of pediatric Dentistry, must be completed by the child’s first birthday. It surely should not be later than 3 years of age. In this first dental visit:

  1. a full preventive dental check up will be completed (dental check up, cleaning and fluoride treatment). If the pediatric dentist thinks is necessary, X-rays are taken.
  2. a thorough medical history is required from the patient’s parent or guardian.
  3. all procedures resample an interactive play, so the child will have a very pleasant experience.
  4. After the treatment, we provide the child with the appropriate oral hygiene instructions and a treatment plan will be discussed, according to the needs of the individual patient.

We encourage parents to stay with the patients throughout the whole dental visit. There are some exceptions though, when the parents should be removed for the benefit of our young patient.

Our advice to the parents for this first visit is NOT to try to prepare the young patients for it, because in most of the cases that creates additional fear and stress to the child.

ORAL HYGIENE INSTRUCTIONS

In order to preserve good oral hygiene, our young patients are taught:

pacifier Both of these habits can prove disastrous for the occlusion and the jaws development. With the parent’s guidance, the young patients should abandon them before the permanent teeth erupt.

mouth-wash It is always recommended by the dentist to children older than 6 years.

floss Ever night, children older than 6 years, should use dental floss, additionally to their brushing. Younger children can use dental floss in special holders.

tooth-paste Since the age of 18 months, the use of fluoridated toothpaste is highly recommended. The content of fluoride should not be more than 500ppm until the age of 6. After the age of 6, when the children control the swallowing reflex, the content should be 1000-1450ppm fluoride. The dentist can recommend fluoride tablets to children with severe decay daily and for a certain period.

tooth-brush On the appropriate models the children learn to brush righ so they will effectively remove food and microbial plaque. The brushing should be done at least three times a day, after each meal, after breakfast, lunch and dinner.

candyWe will give advice for good oral hygiene like:
i. Avoiding the frequent consuption of specific groups of food (sweets,juice from concentrated e.t.c).
ii. The proper use of milk bottle.
iii. In specific cases we may ask for dietary diary to investigate the cause of severe dental caries.

SERVICES

This is the most important service provided in our clinic. Prevention is the only successful weapon we have against dental caries.Prevention consists of the following:

  • i. Dental check up: we check the occlusion, the soft tissues and all the teeth for any issues.
  • ii. Dental cleaning and polishing: we remove all the dental calculus, microbial plaque and staining.
  • iii. Fluoride treatment: We place a fluoride gel or varnish on the patient’s teeth once every six months. Studies have shown that a fluoride treatment should performed twice a year to have maximum results. Our clinic reminds you of your six month recall appointment through text messages or by phone.

DENTAL CARIES TREATMENT

A STAINLESS STEEL CROWN
is placed when the damage is big and a filling won’t last, to protect the tooth until it exfoliates. Primary teeth are very sensitive and easily destroyed by dental decay.

A PULPOTOMY
is inevitable when the dental decay has reached the nerve of the tooth. We clean the nerve, remove all the infected tissues and we place an antiseptic before we place the final restoration.

FILLINGS
help restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function, and can prevent further decay. A filling can be a Composite one (white) or Amalgam (black).

The SEALANTS
are placed in order to protect the first permanent molars that erupt in the age of 6. They consist of flowable composite and they close all the pits and fissures of the teeth so food and dental plaque cannot get trapped in them. Some of them have also fluoride. We do not have to drill in order to place them. The studies show that they are 80% effective against dental caries.

Dental decay is a microbiological disease cuased by the microbes inhabiting the oral cavity. Studies have shown that it is the most common children’s disease, more common than asthma.
THE MOST IMPORTANT WEAPON AGAINST DENTAL CARIES IS GOOD PREVENTION.

TRAUMA MANAGEMENT

Most chipped or fractured tooth crowns can be repaired either by reattaching the broken piece or by placing a tooth-colored filling. If a significant portion of the tooth crown is broken off, an artificial crown or “cap” may be needed to restore the tooth. Sometimes, neighboring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that will only be detected by a thorough dental exam.

Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. Chipped teeth account for the majority of all dental injuries. Dislodged or knocked-out teeth are examples of less frequent, but more severe injuries. Treatment depends on the type, location and severity of each injury. Any dental injury, even if apparently mild, requires examination by a dentist or an endodontist immediately.

PRIMARY ORTHODONTIC ISSUES

We treat the following orthodontic isssues in primary and early mixed dentintion:

ii. Cross Bite dental issues: It is very common in many young patients to have cross bite occlusion. This means that the upper teeth bite inside from the lower teeth, just the opposite of the normal occlusion. In our clinic we treat patients with the use of removable or permanent appliances.

i. Space maintenance due to premature tooth loss: If a primary tooth needs to be extracted because of dental decay, we need to preserve the space until the permanent tooth erupts with the use of an appliance.

NEWS ACTIONS

PART OF OUR CULTURE IS TO BE PRESENT IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY. WE ORGANISE DENTAL CARE AWARENESS LECTURES AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ON A REGULAR BASES. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WISH TO ORGANIZE A LECTURE AT YOUR FACILITIES.

VISIT FROM THE 'ERGASTIRI' GLYFADA

The children from the 'ERGASTIRI' visited our dental practise and had the chance to familiarize with the environment and learn useful oral hygiene tips through the use of interactive toys. We talked about oral hygiene, nutritional habits and the role of the dentist.

PROTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE

VISITING THE 'KINDERGARTEN'

Today we visited the kindergarten and we taught children useful oral hygiene tips through the use of interactive toys. We talked about oral hygiene, nutritional habits and the role of the dentist.

PROTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE

Feel free to contct us for any inquiries or in case of emergency

26 ANDREA PAPANDREOY Str.
16675 . GLYFADA . ATHENS


0030 210 898 5581
0030 698 101 0991

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