DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN

Looking for a kid’s dentist in Singapore?

If you have questions about your child’s teeth, do not hesitate to visit our paediatric dentist, Dr Nicole! She can provide valuable information on caring for your child’s teeth, recommend suitable toothpaste, discuss what to expect during dental visits, and assess if orthodontic appliances are necessary.

We offer acclimatisation services for babies under two years old or those with early teeth eruption. These services aim to familiarise young ones with the dental environment safely and enjoyably. Moreover, Dr Nicole is a skilled dentist and a talented balloon artist. Your child might receive a special balloon creation as they leave our office!

Another happy patient with her bright smile and a gift from Dr Nicole.

Why should I take my child to a paediatric dentist?

Your child’s first set of teeth, also known as primary or milk teeth, plays a vital role in their overall well-being. Strong and healthy primary teeth are essential for proper chewing, clear speech, and an aesthetically pleasing smile.

A paediatric dentist can offer valuable guidance on cultivating good oral habits and how to effectively brush and floss your child’s teeth. They perform professional dental cleanings and thorough check-ups to prevent potential issues, such as identifying decay or abnormalities early on. Paediatric dentists can address any unfavourable oral habits in your child and create personalised oral healthcare programmes to improve and maintain optimal oral hygiene.

Furthermore, they advise parents on cleaning their infant’s teeth using specially designed toothbrushes and offer nutritional tips, such as limiting sugary liquids, especially before bedtime. Visiting a paediatric dentist early on can set your child on the path to a lifetime of healthy oral habits and a bright smile.

Healthy oral habits start from a young age.

When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

You should start taking your child to the dentist when they are around 6 to 12 months old after their first set of teeth appears. Regular dental visits and good oral hygiene practices are crucial for maintaining your child’s oral health and preventing potential issues before they become problematic. Remember, prevention is always better than dealing with problems later on!
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Why is it important to take my child to the dentist early?

When you bring your child to the dentist early and regularly, they will gradually become more comfortable with the experience, and dental visits will become less intimidating. Dental fear and anxiety often stem from negative early dental experiences, which can persist into adulthood if not addressed.

A paediatric dentist is specially trained to help young children feel at ease during dental visits. They use simple and gentle steps to familiarise children with the dental chair and dental tools, making the experience enjoyable for your child. Soon enough, your child may even look forward to their routine dental visits!

Paediatric dentists are trained to help young children feel at ease during dental visits.

How often should my child see the dentist?

While there is no strict rule, it is generally recommended that you take your child to the dentist every six months. However, your dentist will assess your child’s dental condition and behaviour in the clinic to suggest a personalised schedule of visits.

Regular dental check-ups for your child can prevent serious dental issues, save time and money in the long run, and maintain good oral health, essential for eating, speaking, and confidence.

As children grow, their teeth and jaws undergo significant changes. A paediatric dentist is specially trained to address these developmental processes and cater to the unique needs of growing mouths. By working together, we can monitor your child’s growth and development and ensure they transition into a healthy and confident young adult!
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Early visits to dentists help incorporate healthy oral habits in children.

What should I not do as a parent wanting to bring my child to a dentist?

  • Refrain from using adult terminology such as “pain”, “drill”, “needle”, and “injection” when talking to your child.
  • Refrain from bribing your child into going to the dentist or turning dental visits into a punishment.
  • Do not tell your child scary stories about dental visits, as this can instil fear and deter them from wanting to visit the dentist.

What should I do as a parent wanting to bring my child to a dentist?

  • Approach it with an open mind, as treating a child differs from treating an adult.
  • Remember to bring your child’s toothbrush and toothpaste for their dental visit.
  • Set a good example for your child by demonstrating proper dental hygiene and healthy diet choices.
  • Accompany your child for their first dental visit instead of having other relatives take them.
  • Inform the dentist and dental staff about any special or medical needs your child may have when scheduling the first appointment. This will help ensure their dental experience is comfortable and tailored to their requirements.
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Accompany your child for their first dental appointment.

What services does a children’s dentist provide?

Dr Nicole provides a whole range of paediatric dental services, including but not limited to:

Preventive servicesTherapeutic services
-- Oral health education
-- Fluoride application
-- Remineralising therapies
-- Fissure sealants
-- Scaling and prophylaxis
-- Fillings, nerve treatment, stainless steel crowns, extractions
-- Growth modulation
-- Interceptive and early orthodontics
-- Treatment under general anaesthesia
-- Management of children with special medical and developmental healthcare needs
-- Management of acute dental infections
-- Management of children with cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial conditions

Dental trauma management for children

At An Dental, our dental surgeons are also well-versed in dental trauma for children; we provide:

  • Emergency management of fractured or displaced primary or permanent teeth
  • Long-term follow-up care and management of traumatised teeth

If your child requires dental trauma management, make an appointment for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN

LOOKING FOR A KID'S DENTIST IN SINGAPORE?

No need to Google too much if you have any questions on your kid’s teeth.

Stop by and have a consult with our kids dentist Dr Nicole! She can tell you more about how to look after your child’s teeth, what kind of toothpaste to use, what to expect or look out for, and whether orthodontic appliances are needed.

We also provide acclimatisation services to babies less than 2 years old or as soon as the first few teeth erupt to familiarise them with the dental environment in a safe and happy place.

Dr Nicole is also a balloon artist so your child just might get one made specially for them as you leave our office!

WHY SHOULD I TAKE MY CHILD TO A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?

Your child’s first set of teeth are called primary teeth or milk teeth. Strong and healthy primary teeth are crucial in your child’s overall well-being, in terms of helping him/her chew food properly, speak clearly and look aesthetically pleasing.

A paediatric dentist will be able to provide valuable advice on cultivating good oral habits and how to properly brush and even floss your child’s teeth. They will also do professional dental cleaning and thorough checks with the aim of preventing any problems before they occur, such as assessing for decay or pointing out any abnormalities to take note of. The paediatric dentist can evaluate your child’s unfavourable oral habits before it is too late, and customize oral healthcare programmes designed to help your child with improving and maintaining optimal oral hygiene.

They also provide important advice to parents on how to clean their infant’s teeth with specially designed toothbrushes or nutritional tips like limiting sugary liquids, especially before bedtime.

WHEN SHOULD I START TAKING MY CHILD TO THE DENTIST?

The ideal age to begin taking your child to the dentist is when they are between 6 and 12 months old, after the first couple of teeth appears. From this time onwards, good oral hygiene and regular dental appointments play an important role in maintaining good oral health and help anticipate and prevent problems, instead of having to treat them when such problems arise. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure!

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TAKE MY CHILD TO THE DENTIST EARLY?

If you bring your child in early enough and frequently, your child will gradually learn that a dental visit is nothing to be afraid of.

Many a times, dental fear and anxiety may be initiated from a poor first or past dental experience when young. If not addressed, this may further be translated into adulthood.

A paediatric dentist is specially trained to acclimatize young children to simple steps such as sitting comfortably in the dental chair by himself/herself for a dental check-up with a mouth mirror, as well as teeth cleaning. Before you know it, your child will be enjoying himself/herself at the visit so much that he/she cannot wait for the next routine visit!

HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY CHILD SEE THE DENTIST?

While there is no fixed rule per se, it is generally recommended that your child visits the dentist every 6 months. Your dentist will be able to suggest a schedule of visits for your child based on their dental condition and behaviour in the dental clinic setting.

Bringing your child for regular dental check-ups can help to prevent serious diseases, save overall time and money, as well as help your child maintain good oral health which will plays a part in eating and speaking and confidence.

As children grow, their teeth and jaws are ever changing. A paediatric dentist is also specially trained to account for such complex developmental processes, and cater to the needs of their growing mouths.

Together, we work hand-in-hand to watch (and intervene where necessary) your child grow and develop, eventually blossoming into a fine young adult!

WHAT SHOULD I NOT DO AS A PARENT WANTING TO BRING MY CHILD TO A DENTIST?

  • Do not use adult terminology such as “pain”, “drill”, “needle”, “injection” when talking to your child
  • Do not bribe your child into going to the dentist or turn a dental visit into a punishment 
  • Do not tell your child scary stories about dental visits as this will instil fear and deter them from wanting to visit the dentist. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO AS A PARENT WANTING TO BRING MY CHILD TO A DENTIST?

  • Come with an open mind, treating a child is totally different from treating an adult
  • Bring along your child’s own toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Be a role model for your child in terms of dental hygiene and diet
  • Accompany your child for the first visit instead of letting any other relatives take them 
  • Let the dentist and dental staff know about any special or medical needs when making your first appointment

WHAT SERVICES DOES A CHILDRENS’ DENTIST PROVIDE?

Dr Nicole provides a whole range of paediatric dental services, including but not limited to:

PREVENTIVE SERVICES

  • Oral health education
  • Fluoride application
  • Remineralising therapies
  • Fissure sealants

THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

  • Scaling and prophylaxis
  • Fillings, nerve treatment, stainless steel crowns, extractions
  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Treatment under general anaesthesia
  • Management of children with special medical and developmental healthcare needs
  • Management of acute dental infections
  • Management of children with cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial conditions

DENTAL TRAUMA MANAGEMENT FOR CHILDREN

  • Emergency management of fractured or displaced primary or permanent teeth
  • Long-term follow-up care and management of traumatized teeth

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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