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Pediatric Dentistry

What Is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric Dentistry

What Is Pediatric Dentistry?

The pediatric dentist in  Dubai clinic treat infants, young children and teenagers. Highly qualified, our kids’ dentists treat your child’s teeth, mouth and gum issues with tender care and concern. Your child’s first teeth erupt when they are around 6 months old. These milk teeth will start to fall when your child is around six or seven years old. Proper dental care from infancy through your child’s teenage years ensures that your child does not have any dental complications in the future. Connect with us at Dr. Paul’s for the most experienced team, if you are looking for a Pediatric  dentist in Dubai.


A caring and compassionate pediatric dentist builds a positive relationship with your child so that he/she will have an unwavering good association with the dentist for years to come. Without this foundation of trust, children could potentially grow up with a fear of the dentist which will deter them from seeking medical help. A children’s dentist with specialized training and excellent communication skills is best suited for pediatric dental patients. At Dr. Paul’s, our best pediatric dentist in Dubai employ kid-friendly tools to treat children from infancy to young adulthood. They are also well versed in behavior management for even the most finicky kids.


Pediatric Dentistry Treatment

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry Treatment

The kids’ dentists at Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic, Dubai specialise in the best-in-class treatment plans specially formulated bearing in mind, the needs of children and teens:

Dental Examination for Infants and Toddlers

We recommend the first dental visit of your child be when the first tooth erupts and no later than when the child is 1 year old. During the first visit, we first perform an intra-oral examination which includes checking the soft tissues of the mouth, the throat, the tongue, and the gums. This is followed by an extra-oral examination of the head and neck for facial and jaw asymmetry. We also guide you regarding oral development, a proper oral hygiene routine, non-nutritive sucking habits like finger or thumb sucking and pacifier use, teething, proper diet, and injury prevention. Our advice is to schedule a routine dental checkup in Dubai, at least once every 6 months.


Caries Risk Assessment for both the Child and the Mother

A large number of new mothers are not aware that they can pass on dental problems caused by bacteria to the child. Children might be infected by way of vertical transmission (using the same utensils or even by kissing, etc.) from mothers who either have high oral bacteria or suffer from poor oral health. We help set up the treatment plan to prevent this, as well as the interval for periodic re-evaluation.

Treating Tooth Decay in Toddlers

The pediatric dentist or pedodontist excavates the decay and fills the cavity using suitable filling material. Age-appropriate behaviour management techniques are also used to reduce the child’s anxiety if such a need should arise.

Preventive Dental Care with Fluoride Treatments and Sealants

Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic provides effective preventive dental care to fight tooth decay. Fluoride treatments are effective in strengthening the tooth enamel, remineralizing early caries, and protecting teeth against cavities. Sealants are applied on the grooves and dips of the tooth to act as a barrier between the bacteria and its nutritive source. This will prevent dental caries.

Habit Counselling (pacifier use, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting)

If continued beyond the age of 4, pacifiers, tongue-thrusting and thumb-sucking might result in a number of dental issues including tooth decay, jaw misalignment, slanting teeth and roof narrowing. At Dr. Paul’s, we provide the necessary tips and advice, as well as counselling, to help break these bad habits in children.

Habit-Breaking Appliances

Did you try and fail to stop your child from thumb-sucking or from using the pacifier? Not to worry, Dr. Paul’s offers the solution with the help of habit-breaking appliances. We provide mouth guards that are attached with the help of dental bands, preventing the insertion of the pacifier or thumb.

Space Maintainers

Space maintainers are used for those tiny tots who have lost their baby teeth well before the space is taken up by the permanent tooth. They are custom-made and used until the permanent tooth erupts, keeping the space of the lost tooth open in the interim. Without space maintainers, the child may end up having crowded and crooked permanent teeth.

Pediatric Orthodontics

According to the American Dental Association, the right age to visit the orthodontist is around the age of seven. At Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic, our skilled pediatric and orthodontic experts can devise an individualized treatment plan for your child to ensure healthy smiles for years to come.

Repair of Defects or Tooth Cavities

Dental caries, also known as cavities, are a common concern among young adults as well as children. At Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic, we provide extremely effective treatment options so as to ensure the comfort and safety of your little one. Cavities can be managed with simple fillings or root treatments depending on the extent of the damage.

Dental Injuries

Dental Injuries can be extremely traumatic for the child as well as the parent. Our highly specialized dental emergency services provide the support and help you need through all kinds of crisis like knocked-out, displaced or fractured teeth. It is extremely important that you get help immediately in such situations, so do contact us immediately.

Oral Prophylaxis

Your child’s brushing and flossing habits are often slack. We conduct Oral Prophylaxis which is a thorough examination of your child’s oral health. The procedure involves inspecting the teeth and mouth for signs of any potential issues, followed by a cleaning. We use disclosing agents to identify the plaque and tartar and perform a thorough professional cleaning. Oral hygiene instructions are also given to ensure the good health of your child’s teeth.

Why choose Dr. Paul’s?

At Dr. Paul’s, our pediatric dental team in Dubai works to allay any dental anxiety or late teething in babies while providing you and your child with the best dental care. Your child will be given ample time to get used to the clinic and our staff members.


Patient Stories


  • My child has bad breath. What should I do?

    Bad breath even after proper brushing and tongue cleaning may be a sign of an oral or systemic infection. A persistent malodour problem as it is called, needs to be checked by the pedodontist.

  • How do I soothe my child during teething?

    For teething relief, give the child a chilled fruit or vegetable cut or a chilled teething toy to chew on. You can also massage the gums. Use a cold washcloth to soothe the sore gums and gently wipe off the drools.

  • What is the ‘ugly duckling’ stage?

    It is a stage of dental development between ages 8-11 years. A space occurs between the upper front teeth (midline diastema) when the central and lateral incisors are tipped laterally due to pressure applied by the erupting canine. However, there is no need to worry as it is self-correcting.

  • What to do if my child has a sudden toothache?

    Let your child rinse his/her mouth with warm salt water. You can give your child over-the-counter pain medications/paracetamol appropriate for his age and weight. It is important though, that you schedule an appointment with his pedodontist at the earliest.

  • How can I protect my child’s teeth from a sports injury?

    Custom-made mouthguards can be made by the pediatric dentist. Alternatively, you can buy them from sports goods stores, however, they may not fit very well.

  • How do I select my child’s diet to ensure healthy teeth?

    Make sure to provide your child with a balanced diet. Include fresh fruits and veggies, milk, cheese, meat, eggs, and healthy carbohydrates. Limit sugary items and include them along with their meals as opposed to in between meals. Your pediatric dentist can assist you with the selection of the right food items.

  • My infant always sucks his thumb. Should I worry?

    Thumb sucking in infants and toddlers is often seen as a coping mechanism that they utilise to comfort themselves when bored, tired, or upset. There is no harm in it as they usually outgrow the habit in a few years. However, if your child’s thumb-sucking habit has gone beyond four years of age, then you should seek the help of your pediatric dentist.

  • When should I start brushing my child’s baby teeth

    You should start brushing your child’s teeth when the first tooth erupts using a rice-sized smear of toothpaste. Till then, you should use a wet soft cloth to clean the gum pads.

  • What is baby bottle syndrome?

    It is a type of decay that occurs in very young children. It is usually seen in children who take bottles of milk or juices (with sugar in it) during their bedtime. Prolonged exposure to sugar aids the harmful bacteria in the mouth, which produces acids that cause demineralisation of the teeth.

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