Dental Care, Just for Kids
Getting a head-start on dental health is essential and we’re here to help make it as easy as possible. As a mom herself, Dr. Beverly Moon will explain everything she does in a reassuring and fun way so your child knows that there’s nothing scary about healthy teeth.
Meeting Your Child’s Unique Dental Needs
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommend that your child should first visit a dentist about six months after their first tooth erupts, and no later than your child’s first birthday.
This may seem young, but finding a dental home for your child is the key to a lifetime of dental health. Dr. Moon and her team understand that children have different needs than adults, physically and emotionally, and are equipped to give your child the best experience.
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
Your first visit will be tailored to your child’s age, personality, and individual needs. Some children need to use this time to get familiar with the room and people, while others are ready for an examination, cleaning, and topical fluoride treatment right away.
Dr. Moon will examine your baby’s mouth and teeth as well as make sure you have the tools and knowledge to help prevent future dental problems. We’ll also discuss preventive measures. We try to limit the number of X-rays we take, so we’ll only take X-rays when a specific dental situation warrants it.
Benefits of Early Dental Care
It’s important to keep baby teeth healthy because problems with baby teeth can affect how permanent teeth grow later on. If you neglect your child’s cavities, they can cause pain and infection, leading to problems with their developing permanent teeth.
We understand that your child’s first dental visit can be stressful for you as a parent as well. Dr. Beverly Moon is always happy to answer any questions you have and to give both you and your child the best dental experience possible.