About Paediatric Dentistry
Paediatric dentistry is the practice, teaching, and research into comprehensive and therapeutic oral healthcare for children. This is from birth to adolescence. This covers most aspects of dental healthcare from examinations to minor oral surgical procedures.
Our SmileBox Paediatric Dentists work closely with you as a parent and the other members of the dental team to ensure your child receives the best dental care, all whilst feeling safe and comfortable at our clinic. We made sure to dedicate part of our service solely to Paediatrics, as we believe it is our duty to educate children as much as possible about dental care and oral hygiene.
Functional orthodontics involves the use of orthodontic appliances and specific exercises to enhance facial aesthetics, prevent future dental issues like extractions, ensure long-term dentalstability, and improve essential functions like breathing, swallowing, and chewing.
This approach can commence as early as age 3 and also serves to safeguard teeth against future breakage.
What Is Fluoride Application & Why Is It Important for Kids?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can help to strengthen tooth enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria and sugars in the mouth.
Fluoride application is important because it is a proven and effective method of preventing tooth decay. When fluoride is applied topically, it can help to remineralise and strengthen areas of enamel that have become weakened by acid erosion.
Regular fluoride application can also help to prevent the development of cavities and reduce the need for more invasive dental treatments, such as fillings or crowns. Fluoride is particularly important for children whose teeth are still developing and are therefore more susceptible to decay.
What Are Fissure Sealants?
Dental fissure sealants are a preventive dental treatment where a thin plastic coating is applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. This helps protect these teeth, especially in children and teenagers, from decay caused by deep grooves that are hard to clean with regular brushing.
The sealant is applied and hardened with a special light, creating a protective barrier against bacteria and food particles.
While it’s commonly used in young individuals on their permanent molars, adults can also benefit, especially if they have decay-prone teeth.
Thumb-sucking is a common habit among young children and is generally not a cause for concern in infants and toddlers. Most children grow out of it on their own before the age of four. However, if the habit persists beyond that age, it can lead to dental problems such as misalignment of teeth and changes in the roof of the mouth.
If you’re concerned about your child’s thumb-sucking habit, contact our clinic.
Some tips to help break this habit include offering a pacifier instead of a thumb, praising your child for not sucking their thumb, and discussing the habit with your child in a positive and supportive manner.
It’s recommended that your child sees a dentist for their first appointment by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth erupting.
Children should have regular dental check-ups every six months, but the exact schedule may vary based on your child’s dental health and the dentist’s recommendation.
You can start cleaning your child’s gums with a soft cloth or infant toothbrush even before teeth come in. Once teeth appear, use a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste.
Yes, fluoride is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay. Most toothpaste for children contains a safe amount of fluoride. Consult your dentist for guidance on fluoride use.
The timing varies, but most children begin losing their baby teeth around age 6, and this process continues into their early teens as permanent teeth replace them.
Paediatric Dentistry Prices
Paediatric Dental Examination – 500 THB
Comprehensive Paediatric Dental Examination (Including Fluoride Therapy, Behaviour Assessment, Detailed Treatment Plan & Price Calculator) – 2,500 THB
Fluoride Treatments – Price 600 – 1,000 THB
Orthodontic Treatment -Starting Price 5,000 THB
Fissure Sealants – Price 600 – 1,000 THB
Space Maintainers – Starting Price 3,500 THB
Extractions – Starting Price 900 THB
Tooth Coloured Fillings Starting Price 600 THB