Frequently Asked Questions about Paediatric Dentistry
What is a paediatric dentist?
A paediatric dentist is a dentist who has been specially trained in the unique oral health needs of children ages below 18.
When should my child receive their first dental exam?
It is best to discuss this with the dentist first, but you could take your child to your own routine check-up. This will let them get used to the noises, smells and surroundings and prepare them for future visits. The earlier these visits begin, the more relaxed the children will be. The child’s own check-up can start from about 6 months or from the teeth start to appear. Your dentist will be able to offer advice and will be happy to answer any question you may have.
What can I expect at my child’s first dental visit?
We want every child’s first visit to the dentist to be a positive and enjoyable experience that eliminates any fear or anxiety. It’s our goal to ensure your child can enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, so it’s important to ensure that they feel comfortable at the dentist from day one. At your child’s first visit, we will review their medical and dental history with you before performing a head and neck examination to evaluate your child’s oral health. We will also capture low-radiation radiographs (x-rays) for ages 5 and up, and spend some time helping you understand how best to care for your child’s smile as they get older.
How often should my child see the paediatric dentist?
There is no set rule. Since children’s dental needs differ, your dentist is best able to suggest a schedule of visits for your child. Taking your child to the paediatric dentist regularly can prevent serious disease. Regular dental visits can save time, money and your child’s teeth.
How much does treatment cost?
The treatment fee varies according to the type of procedures. The dentist will discuss with you the total cost of treatment during the consultation visit.