Dr. David Moore, Charlotte pediatric dentist, understands that a child’s visit to a pediatric dentist is about more than just checking an errand off of a list. Every single interaction a child has with the dentist helps shape the child’s relationship with oral health.

There are a lot of reasons a child may not have a good relationship with a dentist, and sometimes it’s a latent fear from a parent that the child adopts or messaging picked up at school or elsewhere.

If your child has a fear of the dentist, here’s a good article about what to do.

If you’re looking for a pediatric dentist in the Charlotte area, there are several things you can do to help make sure the experience is a positive one for your child by building trust with a dentist even before the first visit. Dr. Moore works to make sure that each visit – whether it’s the first or 30th – is continuing to build and grow a trusting, healthy relationship.

All of the dentists at Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry also understand this concept. In fact, when Dr. Moore looks to expand the practice with another location or grow the team, he ensures this message is clear and shared.

Read the rest of Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry’s values and mission statement here.

In this video, Dr. Moore explains why he takes the extra time to help patients feel comfortable and safe during their visits in Charlotte, Gastonia, or Davidson.

In my years of experience, I’ve learned that a pediatric dentist can have a profound effect on the child’s outlook of their world and for the future. At Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry, our goal is to help kids make healthy choices and habits, as well as to show them that coming to the dentist can be safe and fun.

It’s not an accident that Charlotte Parent magazine listed Dr. David Moore as a mom-approved pediatric dentist once again. While an honor to earn this type of recognition, Dr. Moore focuses more on the feedback he gets from parents, and most importantly, from the smiles of his tiny patients.

Pediatric dentistry is a field that has lasting impacts on patients. The bonds that kids form with oral health from a young age are likely to be the impressions that stick around long into adulthood and can have dental care implications for life. As those children become parents themselves, there is also a possibility that their children will reflect those same attitudes towards dental visits, whether positive or negative.

Parents and dentists won’t be able to control the reaction a child has at a dental visit. However, when parents do their due diligence in finding a trusted pediatric dentist who truly cares about patient relationships and the dentist works to create a healthy bond between the child and oral health education, children are set up for positive relationships.