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What is Paediatric Dentistry?

  • Paediatric – or children’s – dentistry is one of the 7 specialty areas of dentistry in Singapore that focuses on dental care for individuals under the age of 18 years old – from babies and toddlers to teenagers.
  • A dental specialist in children’s dentistry is known as a Paedodontist (or a paediatric dentist) and is trained in all aspects of paediatric dental problems, behaviour management and even child psychology. A paediatric dentist is also trained in the care of special needs patients, including those with significant medical, physical or mental disabilities.

What is involved in paediatric dentistry in Singapore?

The paediatric dentist at our clinic in Singapore will bring your child through a few processes. They include:

  • Preparation
  • Consultation 
  • Treatment
    • Depending on your child’s dental health, the type of dental treatment will vary. Paediatric dentistry process can range from simple dental cleaning to dental filling. 

  • Follow Up Care
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How much does Paediatric Dentistry procedures in Singapore cost?

  • What will you be paying for?
  • Can Medisave be used for Paediatric Dentistry procedures?
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Who is the Dental Specialist?

Our paediatric dentistry team is led by Dr Tabitha Chng. She received her specialty training in Paedodontics from University of Toronto, Canada. Dr Chng is currently the only Paediatric dentist to be dually certified by both the American Board of Paediatric Dentistry and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr Chng loves to see children smile and constantly strives to create a safe and relaxed environment for kids to enjoy their visits.

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Why Should My Child See a Paedodontist?

Our paediatric dentist is experienced in dental care management for children, having treated them for a range of dental problems in Singapore for many years. The dentist focuses on the two core areas of the child’s dental health:

  • Maintenance of primary teeth
  • Preparation for eruption of adult teeth
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Common Dental Problems in Children

We treat a variety of dental problems among children at our paediatric clinic. They include:

  • Baby bottle tooth decay
  • Thumbsucking / Pacifier use
  • Teeth grinding
  • Teeth alignment
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Frequently Asked Questions

At what age should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?

Ideally, you should start brushing your child’s teeth when the first tooth is developed, which usually develops around six months of age.

My child complains that his teeth hurt. Is it caused by candies? What should I do?

There could be a range of reasons why your child’s teeth are hurting. Common causes of tooth pain include cavities, growing teeth or improper brushing. Eating candies in excess can cause tooth decay, especially sour food and candies which will strip away your tooth’s enamel. If the pain worsens or persists for prolonged periods of time, it is highly recommended to bring your child for a dental appointment. 

How old should my child be for her first dentist appointment?

It is recommended to bring your child for their first dental appointment at the age of one or even earlier. This will help your child to feel comfortable and grow accustomed to dental checkups while instilling the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

Since my baby teeth will inevitably fall in the future, why do I need to take care of them?

While it is true that baby teeth will eventually fall, it is important to take good care of them in order to prevent tooth infections or decay which can hinder the development of new teeth and cause long term damage.




Our Awards & Achievements

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Singapore Quality Class
with Service Niche / Enterprise Singapore / 2019

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Bronze Award
Singapore HEALTH Award
2014

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Best Healthcare Experience
Singapore Experience Awards 2012

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Singapore Prestige Brand Award 2011