Children Dental Care 101

Understanding the importance of oral hygiene at a young age

Benefits of Early Care & Protection

Many adults develop a fear of going to the dentist because of unpleasant and traumatic experiences during childhood.

Usually, a child’s first visit to the dentist involves the removal of a painful tooth decay. The child experiences discomfort during treatment in the bid to help him, and this process is the beginning of associating dental visits with fear and apprehension.

In order to help your child readily accept dental visit or procedures that are sometimes unpleasant, we recommend that parents help ease them into the visits by making them fun and enjoyable. At T32, our dentists and staff are professionally trained to help with the easing process to make it easier for parents and children.

Having said that, it is also much cheaper and healthier to have regular, early care for your child’s teeth.

Treatment Process

We have a “Toy Story” treatment room for boys and a “Disney Princess” treatment room for girls. Both are brightly painted and decorated with decals from your child’s favourite cartoons. Both rooms come with ceiling mounted televisions to keep the young ones occupied during treatment. They can choose from a selection of DVDs of the latest in kids’ entertainment.

The dentist will examine your child’s teeth for cavities and gum problems and recommend the appropriate treatment. If all is well, a simple dental cleaning will be done, followed by a fluoride application in decay prone children.

Children's Dentistry Financing

Parents of children 6 years old and below can utilise funds in their child’s Child Development Account (CDA) or “Baby Bonus” account to help defray the cost of treatment.

We encourage you to speak with our dentist for a consultation to find out more about the dental treatments available for your condition, price ranges and other fees applicable.

FAQs on Children's Dentistry

When should I bring my child for his first dental check-up?

The Singapore Paediatric Dentistry Society and American and British Paediatric Dentistry Associations recommend that you bring your child for a check-up before his first birthday to help get him get acclimatised to the dental setting.

Why are baby teeth important? They will eventually fall out anyway.

A child’s primary teeth are important for feeding, speech development and to hold the spaces for the succeeding adult teeth. It is highly recommended that they are kept until the succeeding adult teeth are ready to erupt to replace them.

An adult tooth is growing behind the baby tooth and the baby tooth is shaky. What should I do?

It is normal for adult teeth to grow ‘behind’ the primary tooth. As it erupts, it causes the disintegration of the root of the primary tooth. The primary tooth will start to become shakier and eventually fall off.