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Paediatric Dentistry Profile Image

Paediatric Dentistry

Paediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with all aspects of oral care children from infancy through the teen years. Paediatric dentists are specially trained to care for a child's teeth, gums, and mouth.

Paediatric dentistry deals with:

  • Teething 
  • Oral hygiene
  • Oral habits
  • Feeding practices 
  • Dental anomalies
  • Early Childhood Caries
  • Early correction of minor malocclusions

 

 

Adult teeth can develop in abnormal positions within the bone even if the baby teeth have exfoliated (dropped out) in time. There is NO WAY for this to be controlled. A panoramic xray that can visualize the developing adult teeth and their positions within the jawbone. All of th...
7 Jan 2019
Underbites can be caused by misaligned teeth (dental crossbite) or disproportional development of the facial skeleton (skeletal underbite). Dental crossbites can lead to the development of a skeletal crossbite if not corrected early in a child's life. In a growing child, the m...
4 Jan 2019
NO treatment is necessary for a true confirmed diagnosis of Epstein pearls/gingival cysts . These are harmless overgrowths of the cells that are involved in tooth formation. These usually disappear without any treatment within 6 months. Your baby should be assessed to see if ...
4 Jan 2019
Hi Jemma, Baby bottle decay specifically refers to tooth decay in baby teeth that occurs as a result of inappropriate milk bottle usage. It was a popular term when we realised that many children who were falling asleep after their last bottle of milk without a round of toothbr...
13 Nov 2018
Dear Cherie, Removing children’s milk teeth may not be enough to make the adult teeth straighten themselves out spontaneously. The reason why the baby teeth have not fallen out on their own is usually due to 2 reasons: 1) The adult teeth erupting out of alignment 2...
26 Jan 2018

Start Taking Care Of Your Children's Dental Health Even Before They Have Teeth! This Paediatric Dentist Explains Why

Believe it or not, many parents don't see the point in bringing their children to see a dentist regularly. 

Dr Tabitha Chng, an experienced paediatric dentist, just can't seem to stress enough on the importance of taking care of your child's dental health even before his/her teeth emerges!

She wrote a full guide on seeing a paediatric dentist in Singapore for those who are looking to take better care of their children's dental health and here are a few points from her comprehensive guide.

104 views 13 Dec 2018

This S'porean Paediatric Dentist Says That More Than 50% Of Preschoolers Have Tooth Decay, Here's What Parents Should Do

Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your child's general health. Your little one's teeth is fragile, so it's important that you start their dental journey early. 

Early dental visits pave the way for building good dental habits for your child, which will benefit him/her all lifelong. Dr Tabitha Chng, an experienced paediatric dentist, hosted a DxD Session and answered many useful questions from readers about baby & kids dental health issues.

Here's what she had to share.

181 views 20 Nov 2018

Your Child's Crooked Baby Teeth Might Lead To Damage In Their Adult Teeth! Singapore National Dental Centre Tells Us Why

In his/her early years, your child’s physical attributes will go through significant changes. One of the more prominent change would definitely be their teeth.

Dental issues might cause them a lot of pain and agony, but there are definitely ways to keep them under control. 

Dr Elaine Tan, an experienced orthodontist from Singapore's National Dental Centre, has had plenty of experience with painful orthodontic problems and dental abnormalities in children.

She was featured on DxD Sessions and shed some light on concerns regarding early braces treatment in children. Here are some key takeaways.

249 views 19 Nov 2018
There is no one best time to start treatment with braces. The decision to start treatment is based on many factors like the nature of the problem, the stage of growth and the level of co-operation or motivation of the child to get treatment. It is good practice to take your child...
16 Nov 2018
You are right to be concerned because unfortunately, tooth decay is a very real issue for our children in Singapore today. More than half our preschoolers are victims of tooth decay. Establishing tooth friendly habits right from the start is the key to preventing tooth decay. ...
14 Nov 2018
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