Family Dentistry

WE TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY'S ORAL HEALTH IN SINGAPORE

WHAT IS family dentistry?

Family dentists are dental practitioners qualified to treat patients of all ages. With family dentistry, you can streamline your whole family’s dental care, allowing you to manage everyone’s appointments and stay on top of their dental health needs.

Regardless of how many members you would like to include in your family dentistry plan, our family dentistry practitioners, Dr Mabel, Dr Kayla, and Dr Nicole, can effectively cater to patients spanning from infants to the elderly with much proficiency and finesse.

How does FAMILY DENTISTRY work?

Under family dentistry, our experts are proficient at handling patients at all life stages:

Babies

Infant dental care is a crucial and underrated dentistry treatment in Singapore. It is important that your baby is acclimatised to a warm and invigorating dental environment so they will find the dentist familiar and calming. Once the firm baby tooth sprouts (around 6 months old), bring them to the dentist, where parents are advised on how to care for the teeth. We also answer all your questions on teething and how to introduce the toothbrush slowly but surely to your infant. If your baby is 6 months old and above, add them to your family dentistry plan for consistent and up-to-date oral health management. Starting appropriate oral care early ensures your child develops good oral habits and will always enjoy going to the dentist!
Infant dental care is a crucial but often overlooked treatment in Singapore.
Visit a dentist early to set your children up for good dental habits.

Early childhood

Close care is necessary as children above 6 years of age will start losing their primary or milk teeth. Setting them up with good oral hygiene habits, such as daily brushing and flossing, will benefit them in the long run. It also acclimatises them to routine teeth cleaning at the dentist and reduces unnecessary association with fear and trauma. Paediatric dental care is essential in preventing cavities, tooth decay, or the onset of serious dental conditions. We may also introduce growth modulation or early orthodontics to help shape the jaw for more aesthetic features and help the permanent teeth erupt nicely into position.

Teenagers and young adults

During the ages of 13-25, we may recommend orthodontic treatment for straightening or repositioning permanent teeth. Depending on their diet and lifestyle, these age groups also tend to be prone to cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. With routine check-ups, preventative measures can be implemented to ensure permanent teeth are maintained and managed.
Teenagers may require orthodontic treatment to reposition their permanent teeth.
 Temporomandibular joint disorder is a painful condition that affects the jaw.

Adults

While adults are the ones managing their family’s dental care, they also tend to be the ones missing out on routine check-ups. After age 35, you are more at risk of losing teeth to tooth decay, periodontal disease, breakdown of existing fillings, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). You will be screened and treated for dental conditions under family dentistry, including a screening and early detection program for oral cancer.

Seniors

Beyond the age of 65, specialised care is necessary for new oral challenges, such as dry mouth, teeth attrition, root decay, and serious gum disease. The elderly also often lose their teeth, resulting in the need for dentures or implants. Older patients tend to neglect oral care due to physical inability to travel to clinics, anxiety, and declining health. With the support of their family, these challenges can be dealt with efficiently.
Family dentistry aids senior patients to overcome challenges associated with dental care.

Benefits of FAMILY DENTISTRY

Family dentistry will serve various advantages for your family as a whole, such as:

Centralised management of dental care

Keeping up with multiple dentists for your family can be a hassle. When dealing with a single dentist with diverse age treatment capabilities, we can provide group appointments that best fit your family’s schedule. You are less likely to miss out on appointments and will more likely be able to keep up-to-date with everyone’s dental health requirements.

Safeguarding younger family members

Unbeknownst to many, genetics are significant antecedents to dental development. When managing dental care under family dentistry, dentists can create preventative measures for younger family members based on evaluating the adult’s dental health.

Reducing dental fear and anxiety

Many adults grow up with dental fear (phobia) and anxiety. Much of this is associated with traumatic experiences in childhood. When conducting treatment under family dentistry, adult family members can set good examples and provide assurance and comfort to children. This will aid in your children being comfortable with dental care. The same comfort level can also be provided to older family members (grandparents) who may be emotionally unprepared to take necessary dental measures.

Making it a fun and lively family outing

Our clinic is set up for the whole family to be taken care of by different dentists at the same time. There is a play area and library for the kids, a co-working space for working parents, and wheelchair-friendly rooms for the elderly. You will get to spend time with your loved ones while we care for everyone’s oral health needs.
Genetics plays a part in our oral health; dentists can create preventive measures for younger family members based on the dental health of their parents.
General cleanings can be performed for all family members, from young to old.

What conditions can be treated under family dentistry?

The following conditions can be treated under family dentistry:

General dental care

Teeth cleanings and examinations to monitor oral health for all ages.

Cavity checks and fillings

Identifying cavities for patients of all ages and tooth-coloured fillings where necessary.

Fluoride treatment

Topical forms of fluoride strengthen teeth and make them less susceptible to decay for patients of all ages.

Sedation dentistry

Giving laughing gas or IV sedation to reduce anxiety during dental procedures, especially for family members with dental phobia, generalised anxiety, or those with previous dental trauma.

Gum disease treatment

Deep cleaning, periodontal regenerative surgery, and soft tissue surgery, to treat gum diseases, or gum recession, particularly for adult patients.

Orthodontics

In-house orthodontics such as braces and Invisalign particularly for teenagers and young adults.

Restorative dentistry

Repairing damaged teeth with dental fillings or bonding treatment, restoring missing parts of tooth structures with inlays, onlays, crowns or fillings, or replacing missing teeth with implants, bridges, or dentures. These are usually treatments required for older family members (past the age of 35).

Cosmetic dentistry

Treatment aimed to correct misshapen, chipped, discoloured, or missing teeth. This includes dental veneers and teeth whitening to achieve an aesthetically desired appearance.

Implant
dentistry

Replacing missing teeth with implants to help you chew and feel more confident about your smile. These are usually treatments required for older family members (past the age of 35).

What result can I expect from family dentistry?

With family dentistry, you can expect more organised and structured dental care management for your whole family. A more holistic approach will be made possible when treating your family. Our family dentists, too, are given the opportunity to take an integrative approach to dental care as they are aware of possible dental complications for younger family members based on assessment of older family members. We have witnessed positive dental health practices when families attend dental care as a team. We highly recommend family dentistry for close-knit families who aim to have impeccable dental health. 

Frequently asked questions

Family dentists may be general dentists or specialists. We have assembled a team trained to manage your oral health needs, from infants to the elderly. We liaise and arrange treatment at other clinics to ensure comprehensive dental care if complex dental or medical care is required.
Family dentists usually look after children and families comfortable in a dental setting. A paediatric dentist specialising in children’s dentistry may be needed if the child exhibits dental phobia or has special needs.

CONTACT US

We look forward to answering any questions you may have in your pursuit of health, beauty, and a peace of mind. Feel free to drop us a message right here.
International Building (Next to Lido)
360 Orchard Road #03-06/07
Singapore 238869

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    International Building (Next to Lido)
    360 Orchard Road #03-06/07,
    Singapore 238869
    Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm
    Sat: 9am to 1pm
    Closed on Sun & PH
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