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Children’s Dentistry in North Carolina

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Children’s Dentistry

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:

  • Oral Health Exams
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Orthodontic Evaluation
  • Emergency Care

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.

Google Reviews

  • Excellent first experience here. Both Brooke and Dr. Bodah were laid back, and great conversationalists. When it came down to business, however, they were clearly proficient. No doubt they were honest as well, which isn't something you can say about every medical professional these days.

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    Cameron Smith
    9/13/2021

    Awesome experience...Bailey was terrific. I have not been to the dentist in almost a decade, but they did a terrific job of making it as expeditious and painless. Very thorough and friendly. Great all-around experience.

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    Bryan Davis
    6/15/2021

    Everyone was so friendly. The office is nice and clean and my appointment was very thorough. All of my needs and concerns were addressed and questions answered. I would definitely recommend.

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    shauna D
    3/30/2021
  • I went in to have my wisdom teeth removed. I explained to them that I need all four taken out but it depended on the out of cost price. I did not feel pressured to do anything I wasn’t comfortable doing, and they were very upfront about pricing. At the... Read More

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    Alexis Malena
    1/16/2021

    They were very professional! I had an emergency dental situation and they literally did the procedure for me that same day! They are flexible when it comes to a payment plan! During my procedure they communicated with me and made sure that I was comfortable. Everybody in there is really friendly.

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    Kelsea Hulin
    8/17/2021

    Came in for a free Invisalign consult and left with a new local dentist! The supporting staff is incredibly welcoming and Dr. Z is friendly and thorough in explaining possible treatment plans. I’ve had trouble getting timely appointments at other local dentists, but at Carolinas Dentist, I was able to... Read More

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    Robert Wuo
    5/13/2021
  • Dr. Steddum is the best! I have been seeing her for over two years and glad she is at the Cary location! All the staff is very nice and made sure I felt comfortable the entire time I was there and understood what they were doing!

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    David Saunders
    9/21/2021

    Going to the dentist is always high anxiety for me! I said a prayer and hoped for the best. Well, my prayers were indeed answered! I had the most calming, thorough and low anxiety dental exam ever. My hygienist, JuJu was absolutely wonderful! Her calming voice and demeanor were so... Read More

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    Janice Moore
    7/27/2021

    I have to say it has been a privilege being a patient there. I've had multiple procedures and during all of them Dr. Mullen and his team went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and that the issue I was dealing with was resolved. Scheduling and billing... Read More

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    Sean Rassouli
    9/16/2020
  • State of the Art and Science of modern dentistry.Brand new methodology in Xray, and complete stellar space age teniques in dentistryHighly congenial and educated staff in the office and the dentist and hygentist veryInformative before procedures.They are without a doubt the best dental practice in the country and should be... Read More

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    OT S
    7/16/2021

    I was so nervous about going to the dentist I had put going off for years. But the very first time and everytime I have been back to Carolina Dentist I have been at ease. Everyone is so nice from check in, while setting in the chair, all the way... Read More

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    Darrell Mckenzie
    3/18/2021

    i have really enjoyed my experience here. i have not been to the dentist in an embarrassing long time but all of the staff, assistants (victoria is my favorite, she’s so kind) and head dentist made me feel so comfortable. we made a game plan on how/when to approach all... Read More

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    kbhollaway
    9/22/2021
  • What an amazing staff! To the front desk/coordinators, hygienists, and Dr. Lauren Steddum I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for my 2 daughters and myself. So thorough, kind and willing to spend time with you answering all questions and concerns. It’s so great to feel like a person... Read More

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    Brooke Ronsley
    9/21/2021

    I was in Chapel Hill for my daughter’s soccer camp. I somehow chipped a tooth. I called CarolinasDentist and they were able to get me in same day! They were amazing! Super nice and very thorough! Being out of town made this whole experience stressful, but they... Read More

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    Meagan Beam
    7/01/2021

    The staff is very knowledgeable and professional and work together to address all of my dental concerns. The facility is clean and uses up to date equipment .Had my cleaning done today and everyone was so nice and professional. I always feel very comfortable here.

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    carmen taylor
    9/09/2021
  • After moving here I needed a new dental office. You know the expression - third time is a charm. I’m extremely happy I kept searching. Carolina Dentist in Porters Neck is top rate. Pristine is how I would describe their office. The staff is friendly, informative, and caring. Love the... Read More

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    Carole Hansen
    9/28/2021

    This dentist office was amazing. I recommend this place to anyone looking for an excellent professional dentist office new to the area or looking for a new experience. I was a new patient that recently moved to the area and was very pleased. Thank you again for the great staff ????

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    mona3075
    9/02/2021

    Dr. Zukerman and his staff are kind, efficient, and professional. The office is newly renovated. We will definitely be back for our ongoing care!

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    Duncan Dorris
    6/07/2021
  • Everyone there are so nice and helpful. I m bringing my daughter there for her first check up!!! Best dentist ever Dr Mc Daniels!!! And we are so happy that Carrie our hygienist is back, she is the best!!!

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    Nia Cassel
    6/30/2021

    I love love love this place! Billy, one of the dental hygienists, is so lovely to talk to and work with. Everyone is always kind and there isn’t a long wait. I had an appointment at 3 pm today and I was called back at 3:07 and that’s a long... Read More

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    Hailie Ramos
    6/22/2021

    Everyone was so friendly and helpful. First time being at the dentist in such a long time, and they walked me through everything that needed to be done. You can tell they really care for their patients!

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    Rachel Lynne
    8/06/2021
  • Very nice hygienists and doctor. Super efficient but detailed. Came in for some tooth pain and was in and out with a filling in less than an 90 minutes!

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    Eli Emerick
    9/02/2021

    I Highly recommend Carolinas Dentist. I have LOTS of anxiety about going to the dentist and LOT of dental work I needed to get done. A previous office quoted me 60k and wanted to remove all of my teeth. I will never forget sitting down with Dr.Lauren for the... Read More

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    Katlin Casanova
    9/01/2021

    Victoria did an excellent job in my in-depth cleaning today. She was very caring of my needs and was super fun to talk with. The best part was she gave me a blanket to cuddle in until my cleaning was done 🙂 Dr. Zukerman is very knowledgeable and explain procedures... Read More

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    Ankush Vij
    9/22/2021
  • Totally scared of having dental work done since I was a little girl! This place was smooth and the staff are aware of my fears and they were so gentle with me. I'm going back to get the rest done!! The reception area staff were fantastic. Thank you Tiffany!!!

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    Aixa Valentin
    8/27/2021

    Sweet staff, clear about expectations and procedures, and efficient. Great experience!Edit: I would write a whole new review but this will work- I came back to get a LOT of work done in 3 different appointments. Today was a TOUGH one- not at all because of the dentist, but because... Read More

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    M P
    5/03/2021

    The staff welcomed me to their facility with open arms. Very friendly staff. Continues to have great customer service. Great facility

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    Letechia Young
    7/12/2021
  • Always very nice people and a great cleaning job. The only thing I don't like is waiting for the dentist. Today I waited almost 45 mins to see the dentist after my 30 min cleaning. My back started to hurt laying in that chair so I stood up. That is... Read More

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    Lauren Coffey
    10/08/2021

    Great customer service! Was seen very fast and felt like the staff actually cared and did not rush me. All my questions were answered and I felt comfortable. Going back soon for my procedure and will update!

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    Stephanie Wright
    10/08/2021

    Today was my first visit to Carolina’s Dentist in Cary. Dr. Lauren Steddum and her staff were absolutely fantastic. They took great care of me! Highly recommend.

    Joseph Franklin Avatar
    Joseph Franklin
    9/01/2021

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