Children's Dentistry : Nurturing Healthy Smiles from the Start
～With our children’s dentistry services, you can give your child the gift of a smile that lasts a lifetime～
Children’s dentistry, also known as paediatric dentistry, focuses on promoting good oral health habits and ensuring a positive dental experience for children. Children’s dentistry involves not only treatment of milk and adult teeth, but also focuses on jaw and facial structure, development, and education of the child and parent regarding proper oral hygiene.
Supercare is committed to creating a welcoming and comfortable environment where children can receive the dental care they need while building a foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
About our paediatric dentists at Supercare Dental & Cosmetics
Children undergo various oral changes from infancy to teenage years. Baby teeth start to appear in the first six months of life and primary teeth begin to fall out at the age of six or seven, eventually being replaced by secondary, permanent teeth.
Although complications in children’s dental health are rare, regular check-ups and general dental care are still important to prevent oral illness and tooth decay. Paediatric dentistry ensures the proper growth and development of teeth and gums in children and teenagers. Dentists at Supercare Dental and Cosmetics carefully check teeth and provide recovery plans for any issues or damage.
Why choose Supercare Dental & Cosmetics for your kids' dental treatments?
Choosing Supercare for your children’s dentistry needs means entrusting their oral health to a team that truly cares. We provide a child-friendly atmosphere that reduces anxiety and makes dental visits enjoyable. Our paediatric dentists are adept at explaining procedures in a kid-friendly manner, fostering a sense of understanding and cooperation.
With state-of-the-art technology and a commitment to excellence, we use authorised relaxation methods to ensure that your child receives the best possible dental care. Along with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, we provide the following kids’ dental services to make our younger patients feel at home in the clinic:
- Noise abatement headphones
- Animals or plush toys as distractions during procedure
- Ceiling screens with streaming services
- Flavoured painkillers
Importance of oral hygiene in children
Oral hygiene habits developed during childhood have a lasting impact on a child’s oral health throughout their life. Teaching children proper brushing, flossing, and dietary habits from an early age lays the foundation for strong teeth and gums. This prevents dental issues, aids growth, and speech development, and boosts self-esteem. Proper oral hygiene ensures proper nutrition and digestion for your kids, while allowing early issue detection. Moreover, it instils lifelong habits that can help prevent pain and financial burdens.
Our paediatric dentists at Supercare Dental & Cosmetics are well-equipped to educate both parents and children about the significance of oral hygiene, guiding families toward effective strategies to maintain healthy smiles.
Kids dental services provided at Supercare Dental & Cosmetics
At Supercare, we offer a comprehensive range of kids’ dental services designed to cater to children’s specific dental needs.
- Routine check-ups to identify oral diseases
- Use of X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
- Dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants for cavity prevention
- Monitoring growth and development of jaws and teeth
- Creating personalised treatment programs
- Addressing abnormalities and deviations in oral and facial development
We also provide tailored care to ensure healthy smiles for a lifetime. This way, we help promoting the long-term oral health and overall well-being of children
Paediatric dentist recommendations
Our paediatric dentists recommend that children have their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth eruption. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings every six months are crucial to monitor oral development, catch any issues early, and instil good oral hygiene practices.
Supercare’s paediatric dentists are here to inform you and your kids about the importance and methods of proper oral hygiene and provide customised recommendations to address individual concerns.
Why early dental care is important in kids
Early dental care plays a pivotal role in setting the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Practising early and regular dental care for children ensures:
- Prevention and detection of dental issues
- Inculcation of good oral hygiene and habits
- Monitoring of growth and development
- Prevention of dental anxiety
- Prevention of tooth decay
- Proper development of speech and language abilities
- Appropriate nutrition
- Growth of confidence and self-esteem
Considering children’s inclination to consume sugary foods, early dental care plays a huge role in the proper development of their dental aspects. Early dental care lays the foundation for a lifetime of oral health. Ultimately, it contributes to children’s overall well-being and ensures healthy smiles to accompany their bright future.
Childrens’ dentistry FAQs
During a kids’ dental check-up at Supercare, you can expect a friendly and clean atmosphere. First, the dentist will visually examine the teeth, gums, and oral tissues, possibly taking X-rays. A gentle cleaning may be performed to remove any plaque and tartar. Both kids and parents will receive education on proper oral care techniques to foster good habits. The dentist will also address any concerns, if any, and recommend follow-up actions.
It is recommended that children see a dentist for their first checkup within 6 months of their first tooth coming in, or by their first birthday, whichever comes first. This is important because early preventive care can help to prevent cavities and other dental problems.
Children should start brushing their teeth as soon as the first tooth appears, usually around six months of age. Initially, a soft cloth can be used, and as more teeth emerge, a small, soft-bristled toothbrush with water is appropriate. As they grow, they can transition to using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste under parental supervision.
Both traditional and electric toothbrushes can be effective for children, but electric toothbrushes can offer some advantages. They might be more appealing to children due to their fun design and automated movement. Electric brushes can also help ensure proper brushing technique and might be beneficial for children with braces or special oral care needs.