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CARING FOR YOUR CHILD'S TEETH

Paediatric Dentistry

Paediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on managing dental issues in young children. If it is your child's first visit to the dentist, and they need to get their baby teeth or primary teeth checked, they need to be made to feel comfortable.

 

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What is Paediatric Dentistry?

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What is Paediatric Dentistry?

A paediatric dentist is skilled in dealing with young children, pre-teens, and adolescents. They specialise in dental issues faced by this age group, such as teething problems, and early childhood caries. 

 

According to each child’s dental needs, the following types of dental treatment may be required:

 

  • Scale and polish
  • Topical fluoride
  • Filling
  • Pulpotomy
  • Pulpectomy
  • Stainless steel crown
  • Extraction
  • Teeth straightening
  • Myobrace

 

Before and during your child’s dental treatment, our dental team will explain each stage of the procedure to you and them in a child-friendly manner, so that they are able to understand and know what to expect. 

Why Does Your Child Need to Visit the Dentist?

At your child’s dental visit, our dentists will fully inform you of what preventive steps, (mainly involving oral hygiene and dietary habits) you and your child can take to reduce the risk of dental or medical problem.

 

It is essential that you actively engage in your child’s dental health care and development by:

 

  • Supervising and helping them with their oral hygiene;
  • Ensuring that they adopt healthy dietary habits;
  • Bringing them for regular dental check-ups.

 

Why Does Your Child Need to Visit the Dentist?

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Helping Your Child Cope with Their First Dental Visit

Your child’s visit to the dentist may cause anxiety. Perhaps due to an unpleasant past experience or fear of the unknown.

 

At Nuffield Dental, our dentists and nurses are specially trained in behavioural management; your child will have a gentle, friendly, safe, and stress-free dental experience. 

 

To better manage your child's dental visit, you can also observe the following vital points:

 

  • Schedule their appointment in the morning (after they have had a good night’s rest), as children tend to be more cooperative during this time of the day;
  • Try to personally accompany your child for their dental visit, especially if it is their first time;
  • From the day before their appointment right till after their appointment, avoid exposing your child to stressful events;
  • Avoid punishing them on the day of their appointment;
  • Before and during their visit, try to resist giving instructions on how they should behave with the dentist.

Helping Your Child Cope with Their First Dental Visit

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What Does the Procedure Involve?

Stage 1: Full Dental Assessment

  • Listening to Concerns & Assessing Dental History 

Our dentists will listen to any concerns you and your child may have about their oral health. They will inspect your child’s medical history, so it is essential to inform them of any medical conditions, medications, or allergies your child may have.

 

  • Recording and Evaluating Dental Habits

We will also investigate your child’s routine oral hygiene, dietary habits, and previous dental visits.

 

  • Dental Check-Up
Your dentist will examine your child’s baby tooth or teeth, gums, mouth, and the surrounding tissues of their face and neck in a child-friendly manner. This is done to help your child have a pleasant dental experience. If necessary, X-rays will be taken. Please be assured that all our X-ray equipment emit shallow radiation doses and are green certified and child safe.


General Maintenance: 

Based on their age and requirement, your child may require a scale and polish and a topical fluoride treatment as part of general maintenance for their oral health. This is done in order to safeguard their adult teeth as they mature.

Stage 2: Personalised Treatment Plan

  • Weighing the Treatment Options

If our dentists identify any dental diseases your child has and that further treatment is required - they will thoroughly discuss your child’s condition, benefits and risks of each possible treatment option, the procedure of having treatment, and create a personalised treatment plan for your child. 

 

  • Educating on Good Oral Care Habits 
You and your child will be educated on good oral health habits and be advised on how often you should bring your child for a dental check-up.

How Often Should Your Child Visit the Dentist?

Dental professionals worldwide recommend that children attend their first dental visit as they approach their first birthday. To help your child, adhering to the following might be helpful:
  • Familiarising with the dental environment to become fear-free regular dental attendees;
  • Keeping track of their dental development;
  • Ensuring that they have good oral health habits in place.

 

They should then be brought for a routine dental check-up once every 3 to 6 months or immediately if they experience any dental emergencies.

How Often Should Your Child Visit the Dentist?

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Why Choose Nuffield Dental?

Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. At Nuffield, we put you first. We believe in providing personalised service for each patient.

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Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. Here at Nuffield Dental, we pride ourselves of our personalised oral care for each and every one of our patients. We need to make sure you get all the help you need to make your dental procedures more comfortable, accessible and seamless.

Children’s Dentistry

Our dentists have specialised in general dentistry services for more than 20 years. We have accredited dental specialists who are skilled in the area of dental implant surgery.

Paediatric Dentistry Costs in Singapore?

Please call one of our Nuffield Dental clinics in Singapore for pricing details.

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