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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

 

 

Hi there! The only time one may consider not to fill a cavity is when the tooth is rendered poor or hopeless meaning that it's not worth saving. So with that rule, we should always try to arrest the decay activity of any cavities. Arresting the decay activity could be having fill...
10 May 2019
Hi there, It really depends on how bad the decay is. If it is fairly superficial, the dentist can fix it and retard the decay activity thus salvaging the tooth without any impact on her adult tooth that will be replacing it in the future. However, if there is a very deep deca...
10 May 2019
Hi there! I can truly empathize with this struggle, being a father of 2 toddlers. I normally do advise parents that inculcating the habit of brushing starts as early as when they are a newborn. Introducing them a towel or a gauze to clean the bony ridges daily even before the ...
9 May 2019
Hi, Your daughter looks like she has severe gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) so it would be most advisable for her to go visit a dentist who is experienced in seeing children. Hope this helps.
7 Apr 2019
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
It is always worrying for parents when the permanent teeth start to erupt and appear to be crooked. Yes you are correct to be worried about milk teeth which are not shaky at this stage. This can be due to the permanent teeth not erupting immediately below the milk teeth and in very ...
19 Dec 2018

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

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.

206 views 13 Dec 2018

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

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.

458 views 19 Nov 2018
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