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!
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.
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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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!
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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Dr Nicole provides a whole range of paediatric dental services, including but not limited to:
|-- 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
At An Dental, our dental surgeons are also well-versed in dental trauma for children; we provide:
If your child requires dental trauma management, make an appointment for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.