Children’s Dentistry in North Carolina
Our Children’s Dentistry Standards Are A Top Priority
At CarolinasDentist, we’re devoted to fulfilling the dental needs of your whole family—and yes, that definitely includes the little ones! It’s so important to make sure your child has positive dental experiences early on so they can grow up with a healthy smile and zero fear of the dentist. Our experienced, compassionate team knows how to make visits fun and easy for our younger patients, and they always work with a gentle touch.
Our Pediatric Dental Treatments Suit All Your Little Ones’ Needs
We offer an array of essential oral health services that deliver bright smiles and prevent serious issues from developing. The goal of preventative oral care is to evaluate and preserve the health of your child’s teeth. We examine the teeth for signs of early decay, monitor any orthodontic concerns, and track jaw and tooth development.
As your child grows, we’ll continue to tailor their treatment to their specific needs so they can have their very best smile year in and year out. Our treatment includes:
Kids’ Dentistry FAQs
An effective guide is to remember the rule of one. The American Dental Association says you should take your child to the dentist as soon as their first tooth comes in or by the time they turn one-year-old. Bringing your kid in at an early age ensures they have a foundation of healthy habits to build on as they get older.
The same as you! You and your child should adhere to the same dental clinic schedule. After their first visit, your child should see the dentist once every six months. Sometimes, certain dental conditions will require more frequent visits, but your child’s dentist will let you know if that’s the case.
Don’t stress it too much because that’s totally normal. The dentist’s office can seem like a scary place for kids, and plenty of adults have their own phobias about it, too. We’re always ready to offer useful tips and strategies for helping your child be more comfortable with our team. For example, you can bring them by for a casual meet-and-greet ahead of time. All our offices have special amenities just for kids (plus other nice touches such as warm blankets) so they can have a relaxing and positive time with us. We strive to create a friendly, fun, social atmosphere for visiting children. That’s our normal!
Even though baby teeth eventually fall out, that doesn’t mean they’re unimportant. Quite the opposite actually! Baby teeth are placeholders for where permanent teeth come in, so if they fall out prematurely it can end up negatively affecting their bite (tooth alignment), and possibly even their speech development. Baby teeth are also still capable of developing cavities, so it’s crucial to keep problems at bay so other issues like gum disease don’t occur.
It totally depends on their age. You can start brushing your child’s teeth twice a day as soon as their first tooth arrives. Use a small, very soft toothbrush (even better if it’s one specifically designed for their age) with a rice-grain-sized amount of toothpaste. Make sure to replace the brush once the bristles become rough and frayed! If you want more insight about getting your child to brush independently, we are always eager to share our tips—just contact our team!
Your Kids’ Best Oral Health Experience
We believe in creating a positively different dental experience by always putting our patients first and using state-of-the-art technology and techniques. You can count on our hardworking team to provide the finest dental arts care to meet your needs—from routine cleanings to Invisalign to crowns, bridges and implants. Our practice caters to the dental care of both adults and children with our array of services.
You’ll discover that we aren’t your average dental office. During your visit, feel free to take advantage of our different amenities, including WiFi, warm blankets, aromatherapy, refreshments, and noise-canceling headphones. We have fun, kid-friendly amenities too!
But it’s not just our approach that sets us apart. Our team goes the extra mile as well.
Choosing a trusted family dentist means that you don’t have to make multiple trips across town to seek dental treatment for your whole family. Not only does a family dentist save you time, but they also provide a comprehensive suite of service offerings to ensure that they can provide the care that your family needs.