Brunel Dental Practice

What Happens During Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Early oral examinations are a key step in keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy. Parents should look for a child-friendly dentist, and prepare the child so they know what to expect. 

Also, remember to speak positively about the appointment– and put your own fears aside, as children can too easily sense them. Playing “a trip to the dentist” can help put your child at ease.

Here’s what you need to know about your child’s first dental appointment.

Key takeaways:

  • These appointments usually lasts 30 to 45 minutes. It’s best to book them in the morning, when your child is rested.
  • The dentist will examine teeth, gums, and jaws, and will check for bite issues.
  • A gentle cleaning and X-rays may be required.

The dentist will also explain the best brushing and flossing techniques for children.

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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