Children’s Dentistry


Why are children’s dental care important?

Children can start to get cavities as soon as the first teeth emerge. It is very important that the first dental visit is pleasant and not anxiety-producing. Going to see the dentist only when the child has problems does not allow this as the child will then associate the dental clinic with fear and pain. This makes any further dental treatment difficult. At Dentalplus, we are dedicated towards children’s dentistry in order to ensure a fuss-free experience for your child.

Common dental issues faced by children:

  • Cavities in milk teeth need to be filled to relieve pain and to allow the child to eat, talk and smile confidently.
  • Children can have crooked teeth or a bad bite. The sooner these are discovered, the better the chances of successful treatment.
  • Parents might not be able to recognise early dental problems.
  • Your dentist can prevent these problems rather than spend time correcting them. Advice on nutrition and home dental care can also be provided.

Why are baby teeth important?

Your child’s baby teeth are more important than you think. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Baby teeth also help to keep spaces in the jaw for the adult teeth. If a baby tooth is lost too early, the teeth beside it may drift into the empty space. When it’s time for the adult teeth to come in, there may not be enough room, causing the teeth to be crooked or crowded. Severe infection in the baby tooth can also damage the shape and colour of the adult tooth that is forming just below the baby tooth.


Why Choose Us


Dedicated facilities for children

We want to make your children’s visit a happy experience. We have a play area in the lobby, cartoons playing on the ceiling TV when they are in the dental chair, and a comfortable blanket or stuffed toy to cuddle with. All our care is provided with a gentle touch and your kids are rewarded with a trip to the goodie area when it is all over!


We make dental visits easy

During each visit, our staff in children dentistry spends a great deal of time explaining to your child what can be expected during the treatment. This is done in a very positive way to help the child feel comfortable, and to give him or her some control over what will be happening. You can help us make this next visit a successful and positive experience by working with us to accomplish this goal.


No discomfort during treatment

We believe that all our patients have the right to feel relaxed. We offer sedation dentistry that lets you rest comfortably as we attend to your teeth. We will have completed treatment by the time you are wide awake, letting you use that scented towel to wipe your face and leave the practice feeling happy.


Children’s Dental Cost

This is a fee estimate & subject to change. Please check with your clinician for an exact fee based on your unique clinical condition.

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How to Prepare Your Child for a Dental Visit?


Inspect your child’s teeth regularly for white, yellow, or brown spots, which can be signs of decay. Also, if your child has a toothache or feels pain when eating hot, cold, or sweet foods, a cavity could be the cause. To help your child ease into the idea of going to the dentist, here are some tips.


mother playing dentist with child

  • Play “dentist”. Count your child’s teeth as you shine a light on them. Then switch roles and let your child play dentist.
  • Read to your child a book about going to the dentist for the first time.
    Before the appointment, tell the dentist about your child, including any special needs or medical problems like allergies or heart conditions.
  • Make the appointment on a day and time when the child is not tired.
  • Be low-key. Treat the visit as routine. Answer questions the child poses honestly but not too specifically.
  • Let the dentist decide whether you should stay in the room with your child. Some children respond better without their parents present.
  • Avoid using bribery and threats in an attempt to encourage good behaviour. Especially refrain from threatening the child with a dental visit when he refuses to brush his teeth or misbehaves.
  • Try not to be anxious about the visit. Don’t communicate your own fears to the child.
    Avoid saying negative words like pain, jab, pull, or drill.
  • Don’t expect perfect behaviour. Your child may be shy or fearful, and misbehave. If your child throws a tantrum, be firm. With a child over 3 years old, the dentist may want to handle the situation without your presence in the surgery.
  • Don’t make the dentist the villain. Dental care is something you want for your child.

Ask Your Dentist About Sealants

Sealants are special plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where cavities usually begin. Applied by a dental professional, sealants form a barrier that keeps food and bacteria out of tiny grooves on the tooth enamel, places where toothbrushes can’t reach.



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Dentalplus provides quality and affordable dental services in a comfortable, caring, and hygienic environment.
We are located within Telok Blangah, walking distance from the Telok Blangah MRT Station

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