Children Dentistry in Penang
Our child-friendly team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing top-quality care to children of all ages. We're here to help your child maintain a healthy and happy smile!
Health in Children
Many of us struggle with dental phobia due to past traumatic experiences. While we cannot change the past, we can pave the way for a brighter future.
Our team is trained to make your child feel comfortable and safe, while our clinic environment is designed to reduce stress and anxiety.
We offer a range of amenities including open-ended toys, card games, and a fun play area to make your child's visit a positive and fun experience.
Let's foster a fun and empowering dental experience for our children. Come visit us today and discover the joy of gentle and compassionate dental care!
Our Children Dental Services
We offer a range of services for your child to help them maintain a healthy smile for life.
General children dental care
Regular dental check up and cleaning are essential for children's oral health. Our children dentistry provide a wide range of services including, scaling, filling, fluoride application, extraction, myo-functional therapy, and mouth breathing correction.
Early orthodontic treatment also know as interceptive orthodontic. Its can help to reduce dental issue in children before become more severe. Often by treating occlusion problems early on helps to prevent the need for more extensive treatment in future.
If your child is struggling with speech, feeding or other oral issue, tongue tie may be the culprit. It can be released and improve your child's quality of life. Schedule a consultation today.
Junior Dentist Academy
Join our Dentist Junior Academy and become an oral health superstar! You'll learn all about brushing and flossing, and even get to play with some cool dental tools. It's like dental school, but way more fun!
Keep your teeth super safe and shiny with Fixture Sealant! It's like a superhero cape for your molars and premolars, protecting them from nasty bacteria that can cause cavities. You won't even feel it, but your teeth will thank you!
Dental Theme Picture Books
Our Dental Theme Picture Book packed with amazing illustrations and fun facts aims to explain the tooth-filling procedure in a children-friendly way.
Noticing there is a lack of material to educate children on dental procedures, Dr. Felicia, our principal dentist, decided to create one herself.
Why Skye Dental Penang?
Gentle care for little smile
Our team understands that dental phobia can have a lasting impact on a child's overall health and well-being. That's why we take a gentle and child-centered approach to every treatment, from routine cleanings to more complex procedures.
Routine dental checkups and early detection are crucial for good oral health. Early detection in children dentistry not only has the potential to reduce the complexity of a dental problem but is sometimes able to reverse the dental problem.
Why Skye Dental Penang?
At our dental clinic, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge and making them feel comfortable during dental procedures.
Our kid-friendly dentists ensure that our treatments are as pain-free as possible. We always take the time to explain every step of the procedure to you and your child, show you any tools or equipment used, and then perform the procedure while encouraging you to ask questions and provide feedback.
Why Skye Dental Penang?
Airway Focus Dentist
We understand that healthy breathing is essential to overall health and well-being. That's why we take a unique approach to dental care that emphasizes airway health and function.
Our team takes a holistic approach to oral health that considers your breathing and sleep patterns. Analyzing your airway and breathing habits can help identify potential problems and offer customized solutions to promote optimal airway function and good facial development.
Our services include routine cleanings and checkups to more advanced treatments, such as pre-orthodontic treatment, retraining nasal breathing, myofunctional therapy, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When should my child have his or her first dental visit?
What do I need to prepare during my child’s first dental visit?
Here are some tips for you:
~ Make sure the dental clinic is a kid-friendly clinic
~Avoid appointments during your child’s nap time
~Bring along your child's toothbrush
For more tips, check out our blog on 16 expert tips for your child's first dental visit.
What should I do if my child has a toothache?
It is advisable to visit a dentist as soon as possible whenever a child is experiencing a toothache.
However, in situations where the dentist is unavailable, you can try to identify the cause of the pain. Common reasons for toothache include:
- Tooth decay/cavity: A cavity is a hole in the tooth caused by the breakdown of the tooth enamel. This is the most common cause of tooth pain in children. Depending on the size of the hole, a child might experience different levels of discomfort or pain. If parents notice a hole in their child's teeth, it is best to get it fixed as soon as possible.
- Tooth teething: You can check on the tooth eruption chart and see if the pain is due to tooth eruption. If it is, frequent rinsing with warm salt water or applying some toothing gel might help.
- Tooth sensitivity: Some children may have sensitive teeth, which can cause pain when exposed to hot or cold temperatures, sweet or acidic foods, or brushing too hard. In this situation, avoiding the stimulus of pain might reduce the pain.
Are thumb-sucking or using a pacifier harmful to my child’s teeth?
Both habits give a sense of security, and it's okay for young age toddlers. We usually will want to discourage the habit by the age of 2 and aim to eliminate it by the age of 3.
Prolonged sucking habits might impact a child’s dental and facial development, such as:
- Anterior open bite
- Jetting out of upper front teeth
- Incompetent lips
- Narrow palate
What should I do if my child's permanent tooth is knocked out?
Follow the best practices as mentioned below:
- Stay calm and try to find the tooth.
- If found, hold it by the crown (the part which we brush normally, not the part inside the gum).
- Clean it gently under running water. Do not scrub the teeth.
- Try to put it back into the socket.
- If not possible, place it inside the mouth after being sure there is no risk of being swallowed.
- Alternatively, put it in a container filled with saliva or milk. Do not store it in water or wrap it in a tissue or cloth.
- Go to the dentist immediately.
How frequently should my child see the dentist?
It’s recommended to see a dentist every 6 months for children and adults. A regular dental check and routine scaling help to maintain good oral health.
Can my young toddler use fluoride toothpaste?
Fluoride is an important mineral that is essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and bones.
We understand that parents are concerned that their baby might swallow the toothpaste, but all we need to do is control its size:
- Use a rice-size of toothpaste for ages below 3
- And a pea size amount for above 2 years old
What can parents do to help prevent tooth decay?
Here are some tips for you:
- Use fluoride toothpaste
- Encourage good oral hygiene and brushing habits
- Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks
- Make sure no more food or milk intake after brushing before bed
- Visit the dentist regularly
- Consider dental sealants
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