At our Dental Clinics in Singapore, we see a lot of parents visiting us with great anxiety when the fact is most of the problems could have been avoided before visiting a dental clinic. Parenting is the most lovely feeling in the world despite the fact that it is also said to bit difficult at times mainly when it comes to the maintaining of children’s health.
Dental health is not different to the overall health of the child. In fact, dental health is the most important aspect compared to other general / routine health issues as dental issues may have unpleasant symptoms that disturbs a child’s daily activities such as school, sleep, eating, playing and overall health.
Dental Care for children is the responsibility of parents till the time a child understands about the importance of it. Parents and also the caretakers are expected to be well informed about the preventive measures and also have knowledge about what type of dental practices should be taught to the children.
Our dentists in Singapore in all the branches advice visiting the dentist at least once in six months though you may not have or appear to have any dental issues. Prevention is better than cure! isn’t it? When you visit our Dental Clinics in Singapore, we give adequate time to our patients, especially for parents with young children, because we are the dentists who would want to see happy smiles and prevent oral issues.
If you are having infants or children at home, schedule your visit today to prevent any type of oral issues. Our Dental Clinics in Singapore are conveniently located across five branches, you can visit the one nearest to you!
Parenting is one of the most beautiful things in world, consisting of love, care and tons of memories throughout life. Taking care of children in all the aspects is indeed an important task of parents. Though anxiety of child care is often noted in all new parents, unfortunately very few concentrate on the oral health of child. Children dentists or Pediatric Dentists are available at all our dental clinics in Singapore, do not forget to seek their advise!
Some important tips of pediatric care:
Clean the teeth with soft cloth: Very few people clean the first milk tooth assuming that they may not need a it as infants won’t take anything except milk. This is a wrong assumption, you shall clean the first initial tooth with a soft cotton cloth till they get more teeth.
Ultra Soft tooth brush: Your kids gums and teeth are very sensitive! Do not pressure them by using strong bristles. Use a ‘very soft’ or ‘ultra soft’ as some brands may sell it. This also applies to adults and kids unless you want to damage your gums!
Pea-sized toothpaste: Fluoride toothpaste helps to prevent tooth decay but excessive use can cause flurosis (yellow-brownish spots that appears on tooth surface) hence you should ensure that only a pea sized paste is applied to the kids soft tooth brush.
Visit the Dentist: Visiting dentists shall be a routine habit for kids and elders too. Remember, prevention is always better than cure. Though we are highly equipped to treat almost all your dental problems, we still recommend you to prevent dental problems by visiting us regularly.
Routine bad / naughty habits: Kids love to suck their thumb for fun or for no reason! Habits like thumb sucking and eating sweets just before bedtime should be discouraged as they promote bacteria growth which might lead to tooth decay.
Brush before bed: Brushing every day once in the morning and once before bed time is a very healthy and appreciated habit! That can prevent almost all the problems related to cavity.
Thus, it is recommended that your child visits the dentist early and regularly from around the age of 1. Early dental check-ups will also help prevent dental phobia.
Call any of our dental clinics in Singapore today to make an appointment and bring your child for a dental check up! Your child deserves a happy smile his/her entire life.