Children’s Preventative Dental Unit

At Triangle Dental we believe that prevention of tooth decay and gum disease is better than cure, and the earlier we learn how to look after our oral health the better. Up until the age of around 7 we like to see children in our dedicated children’s ‘Preventative Dental Unit’ or ‘PDU’. Our PDU is a dedicated room for us to see little-ones and has its own child-friendly waiting room. Here your child will have a check-up with the dentist, however the majority of the appointment will be spent with one of our oral health educators who will give you a free toothbrush and a practical lesson in how to use it!

Education in brushing

Children will stand by a sink and receive individual feedback on their cleaning and how to clean better. The oral health educator will also sit down with you and discuss other important topics such as diet. Specialists recommend that children see the dentist from an early age – when the first teeth start appearing – and we find that this practice is very good at promoting familiarisation with being in a dental practice and that children are not scared of the Dentist as they grow up.

We see children on an NHS basis and it does not cost you anything for their check-ups and treatment.


Please note that there is often a waiting list to take on new child patients. Preference will be given to those who joined the waiting list first, and in order to keep families together preference will also be given to children whose parents are also patients of the practice

Children and Triangle Dental