T32 Children Dentistry

Specialised Paediatric Dentistry for Kids

T32 Dental Centre is one of the few dental centres in Singapore with a dedicated paediatric department (T32 Junior) put together with kids in mind.

At T32, we recognise that for adults, visiting the dentist twice a year can already be a daunting affair. Therefore, one could imagine if it is so for adults, how much more will it take for parents to convince their kids to go to the paediatric dentists willingly without the drama.

If you are a parent and would like to find out more about dental care for your child, feel free to browse through our resources or drop us an email.

We eliminate children's fear of dentists

T32 Junior’s aims to create an educational and comfortable environment for every child who visits. The elimination of fear and anxiety encourages children to visit the dentist regularly and inculcate good dental habits that they will eventually bring into adulthood.

We have our own T32 Junior Oral Health Programme, designed to nuture the concept of good oral health to young pre-schoolers in a fun and structured delivery.

Dental Centre Facilities Designed for Children

We make children feel at ease during dental visits

Our dedicated ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ treatment rooms with ceiling TV monitors and wireless headphones has been purposefully designed. We want our children to feel at ease with the environment to facilitate treatment.

In addition, we have put in place an entertainment area with a good selection of kids’ centric movies and games. The area is also decked out with Kinect for Xbox 360 gaming and 32” LED TV monitors for crystal clear viewing.

We allow parents to observe their kids during dental treatments

One of our rooms is also equipped with a CCTV camera for parents to observe their kids during treatment on a TV monitor from the outside.

T32 Junior Children Dental Services:

First Visit To The Dentist: First Appointment Procedure

The child’s first visit to the dentist is the most important. The motivation and help that the child receives during this visit will help him enjoy, understand and accept dental care. Time taken to introduce the child in a fun way to the dental chair and equipment used during care helps to remove fear and apprehension so as to help him settle in for treatment.

Diet Counselling And Preventive Advice

Parents are important members of the child’s dental health team; responsible in helping their child to achieve and sustain good oral health care habits. Parents are enlightened on how and what to do to explain, motivate and help the child in his daily diet.

Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Caused By Milk Feeds

For infants under 2 years of age, knowledge of ECC-rampant decay caused by milk from breast feeding or bottle feeding are essential to avoiding future problems and expensive treatment that will arise. Knowing how and what to do after a milk feed will help to avoid these problems.

Oral Hygiene Instructions For Both Parents And Child

Parents are taught how to get the message across to the child in fun and simple ways designed to motivate and help the child maintain his oral health.

Growth And Development

Dealing with children involves knowledge of growth and development in a child’s jaws, teeth and face. As a child grows, these body parts are also in an active state of growth. A paediatric dentist will therefore be able to professionally address on issues related to your growing child’s oral health.

Some of the common issues a paediatric dentist will be able to point out include advise on the removal of baby teeth that are blocking the erupting permanent teeth, or the elimination of common habits like thumb sucking. Early detection, care and prevention will help to relieve the child and parents of future problems if the current ones at hand are not solved.

In this instance, T32 Junior provides myofunctional therapy for children from six to ten to improve the growth and development of their teeth.

Prophylaxis And Topical Fluoride Application

A dental prophylaxis is a procedure which thoroughly cleans the teeth. This action of cleaning halts the progression of dental diseases and gingivitis. Cleaning and polishing the teeth with a special paste and then applying a protective coat of fluoride gel thereafter, are essential to maintaining optimal oral health when your child visits the dentist every 6 months. Fluoride gel strengthens the teeth against decay and bacteria.

Fissure Sealants

This is a preventive measure where the grooves on the surface of the permanent molars are sealed or blocked off to prevent food trap and cavities. This is especially necessary for teeth in children that have deep grooves and for those who are prone to decay for unknown reasons.

PULPAL (Nerve) Treatment In Children

Children’s teeth tend to be more prone to nerve infection when a cavity occurs, as they are structurally thinner, with larger pulps. The pulp contains the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels which carries nutrients and oxygen to the tooth.

When the pulp is injured, or infected, the tooth is now saved through pulpal treatment instead of extraction as there is a need to retain and preserve the space for the developing permanent successor. Early loss of teeth can lead to crowded or crooked smiles in future, leading to further intervention.

Tooth Coloured Fillings

Materials that are free from metals and mercury are now available to fill children’s teeth. As they are tooth coloured, your child can smile without unsightly silver patches showing in the mouth.

Stainless Steel (SS) Crowns

These are prefabricated crowns made from stainless steel for children’s teeth that are too broken down for a normal filling.

Extractions

Proper techniques are employed to aid in the child’s to receptiveness to an otherwise unpleasant procedure.