Welcome to The Dental Center in Belize
Welcome to The Dental Center in Belize. Our goal is to provide you with the best dental experience possible.
We pride ourselves in providing
We pride ourselves in providing quality dentistry by using only the most current methods, materials and equipment.
Our clients can expect
Our clients can expect the highest level of professionalism and skill from our team.
We are confident
We are confident that we can make your visit as comfortable as possible.
We want you to know
We want you to know that we believe you deserve thorough, personalized attention... EVERY TIME!

Quality Dental Care For The Whole Family

The Dental Center is a family-operated dental clinic. We are committed to delivering the finest dental care from our family to your family. We provide dental treatment to patients of all ages, beginning as young as 6 months old.

Our dentists and staff are thoroughly experienced in all aspects of general and family dentistry, including cosmetic orthodontics & implant dentistry.

Our Doctors

Dr. Pedro Habet

Dr. Jorge Habet

Dr. Luis Hernandez

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:

8:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday:

8:00am - 12:00pm

2604 Mercy Lane, Belize City, Belize

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Fluoride Reduces The Ability Of Decay-Causing Bacteria To Stick

In an advance toward solving a 50-year-old mystery, scientists are reporting new evidence on how the fluoride in drinking water, toothpastes, mouth rinses and other oral-care products prevents tooth decay. Their report appears in the ACS journal Langumir.

Karin Jacobs and colleagues explain that despite a half-century of scientific research, controversy still exists over exactly how fluoride compounds reduce the risk of tooth decay. That research established long ago that fluoride helps to harden the enamel coating that protects teeth from the acid produced by decay-causing bacteria. Newer studies already found that fluoride penetrates into and hardens a much thinner layer of enamel than previously believed, lending credence to other theories about how fluoride works.

The report describes new evidence that fluoride also works by impacting the adhesion force of bacteria that stick to the teeth and produce the acid that causes cavities. The experiments - performed on artificial teeth (hydroxyapatite pellets) to enable high-precision analysis techniques - revealed that fluoride reduces the ability of decay-causing bacteria to stick, so that also on teeth, it is easier to wash away the bacteria by saliva, brushing and other activity.