Getting to Know Dr. Love Moore

Dr. Love Moore

When you bring your child to Wilson Pediatric Dentistry, their teeth will be in the caring hands of Dr. Love Moore.

Dr. Moore is one of two pediatric dentists on staff at Wilson Pediatric Dentistry. Originally hailing from just west of Wilson in the Raleigh suburb of Garner, Dr. Moore pursued her B.S. of Health Education and Promotion at nearby East Carolina University.

She then furthered her education at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, where she received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2016. Dr. Moore graduated at the top of her class at Meharry and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society.

Finally, Dr. Moore attended Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Moore’s extensive training has afforded her the experience needed to serve all types of pediatric patients, including infants, those with special needs, or those who have had negative experiences with other dentists in the past. Dr. Moore is a proud parent of a three-year old son herself, so she knows firsthand about the delicacy required when caring for a child.

When Dr. Moore is not busy doing what she loves at Wilson Pediatric Dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, cooking, traveling, and Zumba.

Dr. Moore is affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Contact Wilson Pediatric Dentistry to schedule an appointment for your child with Dr. Moore.
Pediatric Dental Services Performed by Dr. Moore
Dr. Moore and her assistants can perform a wide range of pediatric dental services for you and your child, including:
General exams
Teeth cleanings
Sealants
Cavity treatments
Disking
Space maintainers
X-rays
Early orthodontic treatment
Emergency care
General anesthesia

She will even work with parents to develop a home dental care plan to instill good habits between checkups and promote a happy and healthy smile for years to come.

Dr. Moore’s goal is to make visiting the dentist an easy and comforting experience for your child. That commitment extends beyond Dr. Love to include the entire team here at Wilson Pediatric Dentistry.

Make an appointment for your child today by calling (252) 291-4300 or learn more about our practice.

What You Need to Know About Your First Kid’s Dentist Visit

pediatric patient at a kid's dentist having his teeth examined

A kid’s first dental appointment can seem like an intimidating experience. Often the parent is just as worried as their child going in. What if it goes poorly and your child develops a fear of visiting the dentist? The team at Wilson Pediatric Dentist recognize how stressful the experience can be. That’s why we work to make the whole process easy with an understanding, gentle, and kid-friendly care.

Take the fear out of the first visit to your kid’s dentist by learning what you can expect from Wilson Pediatric Dentistry.

What’s Going to Happen at Your Kid’s First Dentist Appointment?

When Should My Child See the Dentist for the First Time?

The first thing to figure out is when you should start taking your child to the dentist. We recommend scheduling their first appointment shortly after their first tooth erupts, which usually occurs after about one year.

Starting care so early lets your kid’s dentist monitor the development of new teeth from the beginning. If your child is a little older, don’t worry. It’s never too late to get started on good dental care.

When You Get to the Waiting Room

Every aspect of our dentistry is geared toward making the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. This begins as soon as you enter our office. The waiting room has a fun, kid-friendly design and is filled with toys to help make their visit easier.

You and your child will be greeted by our warm and friendly staff. Every member of the team has training and years of experience working with children, and know how to ease them into treatment. We’re also careful to avoid any frightening language or tones.

When You See the Dentist

This gentle care continues into the examination room. If your child is very young, Dr. Elmore may have you hold them in your lap while she works. Older kids are encouraged to come into the office on their own so they can start to build a friendly relationship with the dentist, but you can still sit in on any appointment.

At the first appointment, we will keep treatment to a minimum and focus on examining the developing teeth. This makes sure that their first experience with a dentist is a positive one and helps them shed some of the anxiety for their next visit.

Making a Dental Care Plan

Since your child likely isn’t old enough to make their own dental care choices, you’ll need to take the lead on good dental health. That’s why the final part of your first dental visit will involve working with Dr. Elmore to create a home care plan to promote healthy tooth development.

This plan will be built around your child’s unique needs and stages of development. These typically cover:

  • Dental hygiene tips
  • Nutrition
  • Teething
  • What to do about habits like thumb sucking
  • Future developmental milestones
  • A dental examination schedule

By following the plan we create, you’ll be giving your child a great foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth. The plan is also flexible and open to amendments based on observations from future appointments.

Is it time to schedule your first visit with an attentive, gentle kid’s dentist? Make an appointment with Wilson Pediatric Dentistry or contact us at (252) 291-4300.