At Hello Dental, we specialize in providing high-quality dental care for children of all ages. Our team of experienced dental professionals is dedicated to ensuring that your child has a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. In this guide, we’ll cover some of the common issues that children face when it comes to dental health and how we can help.
At Hello Dental, we see infants as young as 2 days old to access their oral motor skills including the necessary reflexes & tongue function as both affects feeding which is a vital aspect at this age.
Our goal is to optimize development from infancy by accessing their oral myofunction & develop oral-motor skills from birth.
We work alongside Lactation Consultant, Speech
Therapist & Bodyworkers to address breastfeeding difficulties, speech or feeding issues.
In Hello Dental, we take our patients breathing very seriously. Every child should breath through the nose!
Mouth breathing in children can be a common issue and can be caused by various factors: allergies, nasal congestion, enlarged tonsils, or even habit.
It leads to a range of problems if left untreated, including:
Tongue tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a condition
where the tissue that attaches the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is unusually short or tight. This can restrict the movement of the tongue and cause difficulty with speaking, eating, & breastfeeding.
Not all tongue tie needs to be released. At Hello Dental, we provide laser functional frenectomy when indicated.
We access the tongue function, tone and coordination
to ensure release is done functionally (not just a snip
but also with exercises) to strengthen tongue tone.
Pacifiers are a common tool used to soothe infants and young children. While they can be helpful in the short term, prolonged pacifier use can lead to dental issues such as malocclusion (misaligned teeth), drooling and problems with speech development.
At Hello Dental, we can help you determine if pacifier use and drooling are impacting your child’s dental health and develop a plan to address any issues that arise.
Thumb sucking is a common habit among infants and young children, and it is a natural way for them to self-soothe and feel comfortable. However, if the habit persists beyond the age of 4 or 5, it can begin to cause problems with the development of the mouth and teeth.
If you are concerned about your child’s thumb sucking habit, there are many way to approach including behavioral therapy and chewing appliance. In Hello Dental, we believe is important to approach the issue with patience and understanding.
The goal of early interceptive orthodontics is to address
specific orthodontic issues before they become more severe and difficult to treat. This may include correcting bite problems, such as overbite, underbite, or crossbite, as well as addressing issues related to crowding, spacing, or missing teeth.
Interceptive orthodontic treatment may involve the use
of various appliances, such as braces, expanders, or space maintainers, to help guide the growth and development of the teeth and jaw naturally. By addressing these issues early on, it may be possible to avoid more extensive and invasive orthodontic treatment later in life.
Oral myofunctional therapy typically involves exercises &
techniques designed to improve muscle tone and function in the mouth and face. These may include tongue, lip and cheek exercises, and breathing exercises.
The goal of oral myofunctional therapy is to achieve nose
breathing, lip seal and good tongue posture. By this, we address functional issues that may be contributing:
Children Dentistry is a comprehensive dental care for children, including behavioral therapy, preventive care, restorative treatments, and early orthodontic care.
In addition to providing dental care, in Hello Dental we help children feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visits.
We use child-friendly language & techniques to help children understand the importance of good oral hygiene and develop good dental habits.
Our goal is that every child grow up enjoying dental visit, not phobic and fearful.
Our dentist don’t just look at
your gums and teeth – we look
at your overall well-being.
We want all our patients to
breathe right & function
We work alongside ENT,
Bodyworkers, therapist and
lactation consultants as our
body function as a system.
To achieve holistic goals, it
has to be holistic approach.
Our dental clinic is design
NOT to look like a clinic –
when you & your child steps
in, it feels like home.
You get a sense of calmness.
Who would benefit?