Importance of Children’s Dentistry
According to the American Dental Association, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in America. Cavities cost parents hundreds of thousands of dollars and cause students to miss valuable time from school. Combined with daily brushing and flossing, regular visits to the dentist are the best way to prevent cavities.
A Family Affair
Parents and guardians are they key to optimal pediatric dental health. Setting good examples at home and teaching habits early will help to establish optimal long term dental health. Good oral health contributes to the overall health of the child as well as their self-image and feelings of achievement.
Dr. Moses and the staff at our Virginia Beach dental office will teach you the best way to deal with at home care for your child’s teeth. We can also advise on common issues such as thumb sucking, tooth decay, orthodontic treatment, and wisdom teeth removal.
A Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
Where a pediatric dentist is solely focused on children, our office is family oriented. We encourage parents to bring their children to the dentist early so they can become familiar with our dental office. Our staff is trained to make children feel as comfortable as possible. Children look to parents for signs, so the best thing you can do for your child is to remain calm and relaxed.
Routine pediatric dentistry visits will include:
- Teeth cleaning
- Diagnostic x-rays (as needed)
- Charting of teeth and existing tooth conditions
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Evaluation of the gums
Family Dentist Virginia Beach
Seeing a family dentist often means more convenience and flexibility with the entire family treated by the same dentist. In our Virginia Beach dental office, we see children as young as age 3.
If you are looking for a pediatric dentist in the Virginia Beach or Chesapeake, VA area, consider Dr. Brent Moses as the dentist for your whole family. Enjoy the convenience that a family dentist offers and feel comfortable knowing that you’ll receive advanced dental care right here in Virginia Beach. Call (757) 264-6361 or request an appointment online.