Young Daniel McGee was so excited to be visiting the dentist he had his photo taken in the surgery chair to show his friends.

The happy six-year-old also hoped the photo would allay any fears his chums might have about going to the dentist.

Mum Hayley explained how the idea for the photo came about after Daniel’s friends had been concerned about him when he told them where he was going.

She said: "Daniel was telling his friends he was going to the dentist and they said they were worried about him. We thought it would be good for the other children to see Daniel sitting happily in the dental chair enjoying himself.  He took his favourite cuddly toys along with him and was delighted to meet the staff and see the big X-ray machine that I’d been in. He had a very exciting visit."

"I’ve taken Daniel to the dentist from a very early age to get him used to it and he’s always been happy to go.   I think this is a wonderful practice anyway but Daniel was excited about this visit because it was the first time he’d been here.  The staff thought it was a very good idea that he’d brought his toys with him," added Hayley.

Dr John Bankes. a dentist at Moreton Dental Care, said: "A lot of children can be nervous about visiting the dentist but this shows there is no need to be.  It is certainly a good idea for parents to bring their children along from as young an age as possible to get them used to coming here."