It is a myth that children’s teeth are not important as they will fall out anyway. The early introduction of dentistry to young children is an important primer for the child; how he/she perceives and responds to dentists early will influence them into adulthood.
Maintaining our teeth is a lifelong commitment we should instil in children early in life. When children are equipped with proper life skills and educated on making the right dietary choices, we can be certain they will enjoy eating, smiling and maintain good oral health throughout their lives.
|Scaling & polishing||$110 – 300|
|Extraction (per tooth)||$100 – 350|
|Fissure sealant||$110 – 250|
|Pulpectomy (per visit)||$400-700|
|Fillings (Amalgam and Tooth Coloured)||$150-550|
|Interceptive Removable Appliance||$450-500|
|Space maintainer (Fixed)||$450|
|Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Sedation||$200 – 500|
*All fees are subject to 7% Singapore Goods and Services Tax. * All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
The information provided above is of a general nature only as your child would need to be examined by our dental specialists/ dentists in order to confirm the best treatment option. A more detaile estimate of the fees involved can be confirmed after the initial consultation.
For Singaporeans and permanent residents of Singapore, the Baby Bonus may be used for dental treatment. Medisave may be applicable in certain situations, depending on the dental procedure involved. Please check with your friendly front office staff for more information.
Our Dental Specialist in Children’s Dentistry (Paedodontist) is Dr Elizabeth Tan. She is experienced in treating the dental needs of children from babies to young adults. Dr Elizabeth Tan is also familiar with special needs children and volunteers with the Rainbow Centre and Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) where she treats special needs patients.
Our team of experienced dental assistants are familiar with young patients and work with Dr Tan to ensure that these young patients have a pleasant experience at our clinics.
Speciality : Dental Specialist in Paedodontics, Specialist Dental Group®
Qualified Since : 1983
In addition, we also have a strong supporting team of dentists from other speciality areas who can see child patients for basic treatment. They also provide care in their respective areas of specialty training where appropriate, for instance, orthodontic (braces/ Invisalign) treatment, oral surgeries etc.
A paedodontist has special training in the dental management of children (from infants to those under 18 years old). They are also trained in the care of special needs patients including those with significant medical, physical or mental disabilities.
A paedondontist places significant importance on the maintenance of primary teeth and in preventing tooth decay. They will monitor growth and development of the dentition and jaws. This will help in preventing, and/ or intercepting any abnormal habits and plan for any correction of deviations from normal growth in the future.
Primary teeth are important for chewing, speech and appearance. They are also important for holding the space in the jaw for the eruption of the permanent teeth. If baby teeth are decayed or lost too early, the neighbouring teeth will drift into the extra or empty space. When the adult teeth develop later, they will grow crooked, affecting appearance and function.
When a baby sucks actively, the movement of the facial muscles and saliva result in a natural rinsing action which cleans his teeth. As a baby falls asleep while sucking on a bottle, the sucking becomes passive, and swallowing slows, causing the juice or milk to pool around the teeth forming a sticky film (plaque). The sugar present in the plaque is changed to acid. This results in decalcification and severe decay.
Thumb, finger and pacifier sucking habits are common in babies and toddlers, but they cease on their own when the child is between 2 and 4 years old. If the habit persists over a long period of time or intensely, the child’s upper front teeth may begin tipping toward his or her lip. Teeth alignment, bite or the growth of his or her jaws and bones may be affected.
Teeth grinding during sleep is known as nocturnal bruxism. Usually, those that do grind their teeth when sleeping do not remember having done so. In adults, this condition is known to be related to stress and facial pain. Children usually outgrow their nocturnal bruxism and suffer no short-term or long-term ill-effects. Up to this point, a predictable way to stop nocturnal bruxism has not been identified.