Children’s Dental Clinic in Singapore

Welcome to Ashford Dental, where we recognise the critical importance of instilling good oral hygiene habits from a young age. Paediatric dentistry plays an indispensable role in safeguarding your child’s dental health and helping build good dental habits for the future.At the same time, we know how stressful it can be when your little one has dental problems. Recognising that children require a specialised approach to feel safe and secure in the clinic, our expert team and children-friendly practice strive to provide dental care tailored to meet their unique needs. Our goal is to make sure little ones don’t ever have to fear a visit to the dentist!

Ashford’s experienced, friendly, and patient team takes immense pride in creating a warm and welcoming environment where little kids can feel comfortable and relaxed. Our gentle, patient-centred approach has positioned us as a trusted children’s dental clinic in Singapore. Here, the emphasis is not only on treating dental issues but also on educating families about preventive care to keep dental problems at bay.We work closely with and guide parents on their children’s dental development, for treatments and to prevent future dental issues.We believe in building an early, positive association with dental care, ensuring your child’s visit to the dentist is no longer a daunting experience but a foundation for lifelong dental and oral health.

When to Bring Your Kids to The Dentist

We warmly encourage and welcome children to visit for routine checkups and hygiene visits to get used to our dental clinic and our team from a young age.We recommend bringing your kids to the dentist as early as a year old, or within 6 months of their first tooth coming in. This allows our dentists to prevent any dental issues instead of having to treat them at a later stage. Our dentists can advise you on how often you have to bring your kids in for a dental checkup at the clinic after their first visit.At our clinic, our dentists will do a full examination of your child’s dental and soft tissue development. Following which, we will advise on proper oral hygiene, proper tooth brushing techniques and how to prevent decays.We also encourage parents to bring their little ones in with them when having hygiene visits so we can meet and greet them.

Oral health forms a critical aspect of a child’s overall well-being. Here at our kids’ dental clinic in Singapore, we treat a wide range of common dental problems in infants, young children, and teenagers including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Misaligned teeth (malocclusion)
  • Teeth crowding

These issues can be due to a variety of factors including genetics and family history, diet and lifestyle choices, and incomplete oral care routines. Early detection and treatment is crucial to prevent them from escalating into more serious conditions such as severe pain, nerve damage, or permanent tooth loss. For older children and teens, orthodontic problems such as misaligned or crowded teeth can also affect their appearance, self-esteem, and oral function.

Preventive Dental Care for Children

Ensuring the oral health of your child requires more than just responding to dental problems as and when they happen; it calls for a focus on preventive care. As a leading kids’ dental clinic in Singapore, we at Ashford Dental emphasise the significance of preventive measures in safeguarding children’s oral health.A foundation of good oral hygiene habits, established early in life, can serve as a solid defence against most dental issues. Regular tooth brushing using a fluoride toothpaste, supplemented with appropriate flossing, is paramount in this regard. We’re happy to guide parents on effective brushing and flossing techniques suited for children, so that you can support your child in building these healthy habits.Diet also plays an integral role in oral health. Limiting sugary snacks and drinks, and promoting a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can help maintain strong and healthy teeth.Moreover, to enhance preventive care, we advocate for preventive dental treatments like fluoride applications and dental sealants. Fluoride strengthens the enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay, while dental sealants protect the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, thereby reducing the risk of cavities.At our kid-friendly dental clinic, we believe that equipping your child with good dental habits and preventive dental care are significant steps towards a lifetime of healthy smiles.

At Ashford Dental, we are passionate about creating an enjoyable and stress-free dental experience for kids through the Ashford Experience. Our welcoming and child-friendly environment encourages young patients to view dental visits as a positive experience, not a source of anxiety.We adopt a gentle, patient-centred approach, tailoring our communication and treatment techniques to the age and comfort level of our young patients. Using simple, non-threatening, and age-appropriate language to explain procedures, we transform the unfamiliar into an educational journey, thereby reducing fear and uncertainty.Positive reinforcement also plays a vital role in our approach, applauding cooperation and bravery to build confidence and create a sense of accomplishment for children. Additionally, we understand that a little fun can make a big difference. Our waiting and treatment rooms are equipped with comfortable seating and TV screens to keep children engaged and relaxed. This nurturing environment promotes a positive association with dental visits, fostering a lifetime of good oral health habits.By combining professional dental care with a comforting atmosphere, we make every visit to our children’s dental clinic an opportunity for kids to learn and have fun while taking care of their oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions About Children’s Dental Services

How often should I bring my child for dental check-ups?

Regular dental check-ups at a clinic are crucial for maintaining kids’ oral health. We recommend scheduling your child’s first visit by their first birthday or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing, followed by check-ups every six months. This frequency allows us to monitor their dental development, spot any potential issues early, and instil good oral hygiene habits from a young age.

How do you accommodate children with special needs or dental anxiety?

At Ashford Dental, we’re committed to making dental visits comfortable and positive for all children. For those with special needs or dental anxiety, our clinic team uses gentle, age-appropriate communication, distraction techniques, and positive reinforcement. We also work closely with parents to tailor our approach based on each child’s needs and comfort level.

How do you handle dental emergencies involving children?

We understand that dental emergencies can be distressing for both children and parents. Our clinic is equipped to handle paediatric dental emergencies promptly, prioritising your child’s comfort and safety. Whether it’s a toothache, dental injury, or a knocked-out tooth, our experienced kids’ dentists provide immediate, gentle care.

What steps do you take to minimise discomfort for kids during dental procedures?

We focus on making every dental procedure as comfortable as possible for children. This includes using a gentle approach, explaining procedures in a child-friendly manner, and using local anaesthesia or sedation when necessary. In cases where complex and prolonged treatment is required, our staff is trained to provide age-appropriate sleep and sedation dentistry if needed. Ultimately, our aim is to ensure that your child has a positive, pain-free dental experience while they’re under our clinic’s care.

How different is kids' dentistry from adult dental treatments?

Paediatric dentistry is a specialty that focuses on the oral and dental health of infants, children, and teenagers. Kids’ dentists, such as those at our clinics, undergo additional training to understand children’s dental development, manage their behaviour, and treat their unique dental issues. They use specialised equipment and techniques, provide preventive dental care, and guide the development of healthy oral hygiene habits from a young age.

Kids’ Dental Cost

The cost for dental procedures on children at Ashford Dental will depend on what procedure is required. Our costs are priced affordably and fairly, and our dentists are happy to offer a full cost breakdown prior to beginning any treatment or procedure.To further support our patients, we offer an array of payment options and schemes to alleviate any financial concerns. For eligible Singapore citizens and PRs, we accept Medisave for certain surgical procedures, while CHAS cardholders may enjoy subsidies for selected dental services. Parents can also tap into the Baby Bonus Scheme’s Child Development Account (CDA) to offset your child’s dental costs. Moreover, our clinic offers flexible, in-house instalment plans to further ease the financial aspect of dental care.International patients can rest assured too. Our team is experienced in handling international insurance claim procedures, making the process hassle-free for you.At Ashford, we believe that financial constraints should never stand in the way of your child’s dental health. We are committed to making quality dental care accessible, and we’re ready to assist you in finding the best financial solution to fit your needs.

Visit Our Dental Clinics

Ashford Dental Centre boasts three accessible locations across Singapore, providing comprehensive dental care services, including dental implant procedures.

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With our live chat feature, you can get immediate answers to your dental queries. Alternatively, download the Ashford App for Android devices or iOS phones to schedule appointments, access patient information and more – all at your fingertips.All clinics are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 9 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM, accommodating both working professionals and those with weekend availability.

Get In Touch With Us Today

+65 6690 4691 Ashford Thomson | +65 6690 3163 Ashford Serangoon |
+65 6690 4903 Ashford Bedok