Pediatric Dentistry or pedodontics applies to the field of dentistry related with the care of children's teeth. Preventive dentistry is usually applied in the field of pedodontics in teaching and promoting good oral care and preventing tooth decay.
Children aged 3 years and up may be book at our dental offices. An advance appointment booking for children is recommended at BIDC to ensure that a dentist granted special privileges in treating children is assigned to care for your child. BIDC abides by JCI standards in ensuring strict patient safety and care. Please feel free to read on BIDC's scope of services and quality standards.
Children aged 5 and below and children requiring restraints, BIDC refers or recommends your child to seek a pedodontist specialists at an approved hospital.
Pediatric Dentistry Treatments
- Behavior management and dental education
- Monitoring of the dental eruption
- Routine dental check-up
- Child dietary consultation
- Fluoride application treatment
- Cleaning & polishing
- Restorations and tooth-colour filling of deciduous teeth
- Sealant of the permanent teeth
- Space maintainer, space retainer
- Root canal treatment and stainless steel crown of the deciduous teeth
Oral Care for Children
For infants, oral care starts by taking care of your baby's gums. Get a soft, moistened washcloth or piece of gauze and gently wipe your baby's gums at least twice a day. Wipe your baby's gums after feedings and before bedtime to wash off bacteria that can damages an infant teeth as it erupts.
For babies, once first teeth erupts, brush its teeth directed by your pediatrician or pedodontist. A pea-sized amount of a non-fluoridated toothpaste may be recommended around the age of 1 to 2. Fluoride toothpaste may be recommended when your child is around the age of 2. Brush your child's teeth until old enough to hold the brush. Constant supervision should be given to your child on teeth brushing until your child is able to rinse and spit without assistance normally around the age of 6.
For children, watch for any signs of baby tooth decay that looks like brown or white spots or pits on the teeth and take them to the dentist.
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