We welcome all ages at North End Dental Care, but we do have a special place in our hearts for our youngest patients. We love guiding children in their first steps toward a lifelong healthy smile by ensuring they have a positive experience with us the first time, and every time they visit us.
As an experienced children’s dentist in Manchester, NH, Dr. Chris Moriarty recommends that you bring your son or daughter to see us when their first baby tooth arrives but no later than age one.
Making Your Child’s First Dental Visit a Success
Anticipating your child’s first visit can be daunting for parents, and we want to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for both you and your child.
To put your mind at ease, you should know that the first couple of visits for your little one are very low-key and low-stress. We proceed very slowly and at a pace that’s comfortable for them. Every positive experience your child has with us helps build your child’s confidence, and soon we will be able to perform examinations and clean their teeth.
The Importance of Protecting Baby Teeth
Baby teeth or primary teeth may only be temporary, but they play a significant role in your child’s early dental development. Our priority is to keep these little teeth healthy until permanent teeth are ready to appear.
Oral hygiene for your child should begin in infancy by wiping their gums with a gauze pad or soft washcloth. This practice helps your little one become accustomed to the idea of keeping their mouths clean, and it’s a perfect opportunity for you to bond with your infant.
If your little one gets a cavity in a baby tooth, we need to treat it as soon as possible. Losing even one baby tooth too early can have consequences like tooth misalignment that may require future treatment.
Children’s Dentistry in Manchester, NH
At North End Dental Care, we welcome toddlers, preschool and school-age children, tweens, and teens. Children need different types of dental care at different ages, and Dr. Moriarty can handle them all so your son or daughter will always have a dental home with us.
- Dental exams
- Teeth cleanings
- Tooth fillings
- Dental crowns
- Fluoride applications
- Dental sealants
- Orthodontic evaluation
We Support Parents Too!
Your child’s first few visits are a perfect time for you and Dr. Moriarty to spend some time talking about early dental care for your childhood. We don’t expect you to be an expert in your child’s oral health care. Dr. Moriarty is always happy to talk to parents and will put your mind at ease about oral hygiene and also provide tips about nutrition, bottle-feeding, and thumb-sucking.
Since you are the guardian of your child’s smile most of the time, we are always here to support you, answer your questions, and provide any reassurance you need.
Call to Schedule Your Child’s Dental Visit
We look forward to meeting your child and welcoming them into our extended dental family. Please call our Manchester, NH dental office to schedule a pediatric dental appointment to get started.