Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry: The Best Choice For Your Child

We know that nothing matters more than your child. When thinking about their dental health, you should look for the best pediatric dentist in Dubai. At Drs. Nicolas & Asp Center, we have specialist pediatric dental clinics dedicated to looking after infant oral health.

Baby teeth are hugely important. Not only do they help the proper development of adult teeth, developing a positive relationship with the dentist is an excellent way to set your child up for great dental health throughout their entire lifetime.

We offer high-quality services with children’s dentists you can trust. We recommend booking the first visit as soon as the first tooth starts to show through, and not any later than one year of age.

Pediatric dentists are specialized in the oral health of children from infancy until teenage. They have experience and qualifications in a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.

Pediatric dentistry is the branch in dentistry that deals with examining and managing children’s dental health.

Pediatric General Dentistry Services

Our board-certified pediatric dentists have all the expertise and equipment required to provide comprehensive pediatric dentistry examinations for your child.

Kids’ dental specialists undergo years of extra training. Not only will they make your child’s trip fun and enjoyable – but they will also look out for signs of common childhood dental conditions. These could easily be missed by a non-specialist general dentist who is used to treating adults.

All pediatric dentists are by default general dentists, but all general dentists are not. Pediatric dentists provide expert care and a positive experience to the child. They specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions particular to children and managing the behavior of kids.
A pediatric dentist sees children explicitly from the age of 6 months until their final adult tooth erupts. A child will proceed to develop adult teeth until they are 12 or 13 years of age.
Every child should begin regular visits to the dentist every six months.
It is advised by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that the first dental visit should be within six months or when the baby’s first tooth starts appearing, not later than his/her first birthday.
The first visit usually lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Depending on your child’s age, It may involve examining all teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to check both growth and development.
  • Find an exceptional Pediatric Dentist and Tour the Office Before the First Appointment.
  • Make sure you Watch Videos or Read Books About Going to the Dentist.
  • Schedule Their First Dental Visit Wisely.

Pediatric Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry for children helps protect their teeth from decay. Popular options include fluoride treatment, a special varnish that helps strengthen teeth, and sealants, which act as a powerful barrier between your child’s teeth and damage-causing bacteria.

Both are perfect for hard-to-reach back teeth and are very safe. Our sealants are 100% BPA-free. We can offer a range of preventative measures to help stop dental decay developing for your child.


Sealants are a necessary and easier way to protect your child's teeth as they act as cavity-prone areas barriers. They are applied to the back teeth chewing surfaces and usually used for covering the deep pits and grooves. The primary and permanent teeth typically benefit from sealants.
Dental Sealants are entirely safe for children.
The Dental sealant is known to be a thin plastic coating applied on the teeth chewing surface - specifically on the back teeth (the premolars and molars)


When the first tooth comes out, a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste about the size of a grain of rice minimizes the amount your child swallows.
It is safe. As long as you are using the required amount of toothpaste, swallowing a little bit shouldn't cause any problems.


X-Rays are needed to identify the impacted teeth, pain, obvious decay, unexplained bleeding, migrating teeth, or again, simply because a dentist can’t see between two teeth. Cavities between teeth are best caught early.
Pediatric Dentistry is recommending x-ray examinations every six months to detect cavities developing between teeth. Children with a shallow risk of tooth decay require x-rays less frequently.
X-ray exams are safe; however, they require deficient radiation exposure levels, making the risk of potentially harmful effects minimal.

Oral Habits

  • Observe thumb sucking patterns
  • Offer rewards and incentives.
  • Use a finger guard
  • Use a visual reminder.
Thumb sucking and pacifiers long-term may interfere with the healthy growth of a child’s mouth, the roof of the mouth, and tooth alignment. The extent of harm usually depends on how aggressively the child sucks on the thumb or pacifier.
Kids may grind their teeth because upper and lower teeth aren’t aligned. Other children do it as a reaction to pain, such as an earache or toothache. Kids might start grinding their teeth as a way to ease the pain, just as they might rub a sore muscle.


Bacteria and other things cause tooth decay. This might happen when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are left on the teeth. Such foods include milk, soda, raisins, and bread. Bacteria that usually live in the mouth change these foods, making acids.
A pediatric dentist can repair cavities found in baby teeth with fillings, which prevent an infection from causing pain, spreading, and requiring tooth removal. Removing baby teeth prematurely can interfere with the child speaking and eating.
Tooth decay is the damage to the enamel of the tooth. It can lead to holes called cavities. Bacteria in the mouth cause tooth decay. The bacteria make a sticky substance called plaque that can eat away at a tooth’s enamel.
  • Visit your dentist regularly.
  • Consider dental sealants.
  • Avoid frequent snacking and sipping.
  • Eat tooth-healthy foods.
  • Consider fluoride treatments.
Along with daily brushing and flossing, nutritious eating habits not only promote overall health but protect your child’s teeth and gums from damaging decay and periodontal disease, resulting in a robust and healthy smile.


Pediatric dental crowns are a great option if your child has tooth decay, or is at high risk of developing it. These crowns protect from further dental damage, and also help keep the right spot for the permanent adult tooth later. In addition, a well-fitted crown should last as long as the tooth does.

We also offer other cosmetic dentistry options that will help restore a happy smile and boost children’s confidence.

Bleaching for patients of young age should be under supervision by an adult and guided by a dentist.


For children that need specialist care, finding the right kids’ dentist can be a challenge. Our pediatric dentists are trained to deal with a range of needs, and we can offer extra assistance where needed.

Please contact us if you would like to find out about our specialist team. Together, we can find the right pediatric dentist for your child.

  • Tap the child's gums firmly from the center on the upper and lower gums of each side.
  • Make sure you desensitize the face, lips, and inner mouth of the child for tooth brushing
  • Gradually place a portion of a damp, slightly warm washcloth into his/her mouth.
  • Encourage him/her.