Children's Dentistry to build confidence

Caring for your child's developing teeth


Our Paediatric Dental Specialists have advanced training and skills for treating young patients, and can give your child the time they need to feel comfortable and confident when they come for an appointment. All of Dawood and Tanner’s Specialist Paediatric Dentists aim to deliver the highest quality operative care with superlative manual dexterity.

Your child’s first dental experiences are key to establishing an understanding of the importance of caring for their teeth and developing good dental habits.

  • The art of making a child feel relaxed in a dental practice – from emotional and psychological support, to the importance of creating the right environment
  • Help your child overcome anxiety in the dental surgery
  • The practice has state-of-the-art facilities onsite, including 3D printing, which make treatments quicker and easier than elsewhere
  • Due to being a multidisciplinary practice, if your child requires a different specialist, they are conveniently available within the same practice
first dental appointment

Caring for your baby’s teeth


Your baby will have 20 baby teeth which usually come through from the age of about 6 months, but this can vary greatly. Occasionally teeth can be present at birth (natal teeth) or shortly after birth (neonatal teeth). These are seen in less than 1% of babies and shouldn’t be a cause for concern. Our paediatric dentists can advise if treatment is required.

The UK wide Dental Check by One campaign has been launched by BSPD in partnership with the Office of the Chief Dental Officer England. The aim of the campaign is to increase the number of children who access dental care aged 0-2 years.

Mixed Dentition

Your child's emerging adult teeth


As your child grows, we monitor the growth and development of the face, and advise on prevention and diet. If good habits have been instilled along with excellent supervised mouth care at home and regular visits to the hygienist, then most dental diseases are avoidable.

If your child develops more complex dental issues, our paediatric dental specialists in collaboration with our extended multidisciplinary team will be able to provide specialist treatment including orthodontics, root canal treatment, implant replacement for congenitally missing teeth, and the surgical removal of buried teeth – all aided by our therapists, hygienists and advanced technological resources.

If your child is anxious about visiting the dentist, you can be assured that we endeavour to make our young patients relaxed and happy to receive treatment by offering kind and gentle treatment. We can use local anaesthetic alone, or when necessary, supplement it with relative analgesia as provided by our fully trained specialist paediatric dentist and assistant.

Permanent Teeth

Accidents, sugar and habits


It can be heartbreaking to see one of your child’s permanent teeth damaged or broken, but If your child has an accident we are able to easily reattach it. If there is more extensive damage we have the means within our practice to restore your child’s teeth so they can last for a lifetime.


As your child becomes a teenager their self-awareness, independence and control of their own diet increases.  This often means an increase in snacking and sugary drinks, and we find that tooth decay appears more often, especially around the ages of 11-13.

We support you and your child as they transition into adults by helping them understand the damage that casual consumption of sugar can have on their teeth and health. This information can help them to take control of the care for their teeth and themselves.

We see some teenagers who present with significant concerns regarding their appearance; teased at school or refusing to smile. We take care to give them the correct dental treatments to improve their appearance conservatively, without causing harm to their natural teeth, as we have a duty of care to provide the best possible treatment for this deserving group of patients while protecting their dentitions from unnecessary harm.