Your child’s first dental appointment at Dawood & Tanner will be positive and reassuring.

We aim to instil confidence from their first appointment in order to give them the best start to their future dental health.

We try to make your child's first dental appointment as relaxed and fun as possible, a positive dental experience. They will have the chance to explore a new environment and discover exciting facts about their own mouths. A visit to our practice can be entertaining and enjoyable for children and their parents. Ideally your child should first visit us when very young - even as young as one or two years old - and long before there could be any necessity for treatment. This allows plenty of time for him or her to gain confidence and feel completely at ease in the surgery. It also gives us - the dentist, hygienist, or therapist, the opportunity to ensure that the child starts life with every possible dental advantage.

Over the first few visits your child will be introduced to examination gloves, masks, the mouth mirror, the tooth pointer, the colourful mouthwash and much more, until he or she is familiar with everything in the surgery. If at a later date there is a need for dental treatment, the child will accept it willingly, as by then he or she will feel "at home" in the surgery.

At the first appointment we will investigate past and current medical and dental health and find out about their past experiences with medical and dental practitioners. We will then examine your child and take any necessary radiographs, and plan maintenance and any treatment. This is the ideal time for the parent or guardian to find out more about the best diet for the long-term dental health, and to obtain accurate advice regarding fluoride supplements and mouth-care at home.