CHILDREN DENTAL CARE

CHILDREN DENTAL CARE

HERE TO CARE FOR YOUR CHILD

CHILD DENTISTRY

With the many stories they may have heard from family or friends, little ones are naturally more curious or fearful of visits to the dentist. This is why Family Dental Centre takes special care and consideration when it comes to treating children aged 12 and below. Our dental clinics across Singapore are staffed by a team of professional dentists trained to treat kids. Whether it’s a routine dental check-up, a simple procedure of removing a decaying tooth or long-term braces treatment, our dentists approach treating children with care, patience and empathy.

Caries Risk Assessment

Our dentists will help to identify the level of risk for cavity development and other oral health diseases in infants, children and adolescents.

Orthodontic
Treatment

We offer a variety of braces options, including metal or ceramic braces, as well as Invisalign®. Children with mispositioned teeth or bite, if detected early, can be corrected with simple braces/ removable braces without going through the traditional bracket braces. The earlier these issues are detected and corrected, the faster the treatment completion.

SPORTS DENTISTRY AND TRAUMA
MANAGEMENT OF FRACTURED TEETH

Accidents can happen that result in children fracturing their primary or permanent teeth. Don’t worry! We provide emergency slots in all of our practices to ensure treatment can be rendered immediately.

MINIMAL INTERVENTION
DENTISTRY

Prevention is better than cure. As such we will customise treatment modality to help prevent cavities development in your child.

This includes:

Diet Counselling and modification:

Good eating habits and food preferences are established early in childhood. Poor diet can lead to poor health, obesity and even tooth decay. Our dentists educate kids on the importance of diet in oral care.


Professional Fluoride Therapies:

These have been proven to prevent tooth decay, strengthen the teeth as well as prevent tooth sensitivity.


Pits and Fissure Sealants:

Sometimes the deep grooves and pits on the child teeth tend to trap food and plaque. Normal toothbrush bristles may not remove the trapped food and plaque effectively. As such sealants can seal and cover these deep grooves.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHILDREN DENTAL CARE

A child should first see a dentist when his/her teeth first erupt. Treatment may not be necessary at such a young age, but it is always good to start acclimatising the child to regular dental treatment early on, to ensure there is no fear of dental treatments later on. In addition, proper oral hygiene and preventive measures will be taught to you so you can prevent dental problems for your child as they grow up.

Early dental visits allow the child to form a relationship with his/her dentist, and to form a habit of good oral hygiene from a young age. In addition, many young children suffer from early childhood tooth decay, or tooth decay caused by milk bottle, which can result in the child needing multiple fillings or extractions. This is an easily preventable condition which the dentist can teach you to protect your child from.

SUBSIDIES TO HELP DEFRAY COSTS OF DENTAL CARE

Dental treatments can be expensive and can deter some from scheduling regular visits to the dental clinic for their child. However, starting dental care early is critical, to prevent problems from occurring later in life that might require more complex and costly solutions. Family Dental Centre is an approved healthcare provider under the Baby Bonus Scheme. This means that the savings in your Child Development Account (CDA) can be used to partially pay for your kid’s trips to the dentist in Singapore and for other dental treatments. Care for your child’s teeth without having to worry about the costs. Read here for more information on the Baby Bonus and other financial schemes.

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