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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

  • This whole dental office was friendly and welcoming. It was my first appointment with them, and my first dental appointment in a while, and there was absolutely no judgement. The dentist and hygienists were all very nice and informative. AND NO ONE HURT ME AT ALL, even though I needed... Read More

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    Tess Lucetram
    8/10/2021

    Professional and relatable people. They provide clarity about concerns and offer hospitable options. I recommend for anyone seeking high end quality care for your teeth!

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    Adam Craven
    8/04/2021

    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
  • 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

    I love coming to this dentist office. The staff is always fun, friendly and knowledgeable. They make your time there more of an experience rather than an appointment. Dr.Bodah is so personable and you can tell his staff love working for him. He explains everything in detail and you never... Read More

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    Brandi Dobo
    6/23/2021

    I have to say everyone at Carolina Dentist is extremely nice and so pleasant. I’m not one for dentists just like most people and because of unforeseen medical issues I had to put that part of taking care of my teeth on hold. We are relatively new to the area... Read More

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    Maria Opinski
    7/20/2021
  • My experience here has been amazing! Brooke was the best hygienist I’ve ever had! She is very thorough but very gentle. I could've laid there all day! Everyone in the office has such great energy. Never thought I’d say I’m looking forward to my next cleaning ???? highly recommend !

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    Emily
    8/27/2021

    I can’t say enough about how excellent my recent experience was at Carolina’s Dentist. The reception staff was kind and helpful. The facilities were both clean and welcoming. Most importantly, my hygienist, Krista, was exceptional and I can’t wait to come back for my next appointment. I would recommend this... Read More

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    Alex Mostella
    10/16/2020

    I came in with an emergency, first thing in the morning. They were the first office to actually listen to me, and to take care of what I needed done. They gave me options, but supported the decision I went with and was comfortable with. Highly recommend!

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    Christina Peltier
    10/25/2021
  • 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

    Very cool people. Everyone very nice and make ya feel very comfortable.

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    JDAWG
    9/16/2021

    Dr. Bava and his team are absolutely the best! They are extremely friendly and knowledgeable and make you feel very comfortable (if dental offices stress you out). They explain everything step by step and constantly ensure you are comfortable and work with you. Highly recommend! I drive 45 minutes just... Read More

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    Samantha Dzienisiewicz
    7/16/2021
  • 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

    Great staff! Professional and fun to be around! Wonderful ambiance! Kids and I absolutely love the place! Highley recommended!!!

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    Cathy Dragan
    8/05/2021

    I haven’t been to the dentist in about 2 years and this was a great first visit back! Amazing new facility with a great and welcoming staff! Sarah did an awesome job with making me feel super comfortable. Loved my visit.

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    Ilyse Glenn
    7/06/2021
  • Okay starting off, I love the greetings from the receptionists. Have never met anyone with such an upbeat, friendly personality. My great experience starts with Melissa (dentist assistant) she is literally the most positive person I have ever come in contact with and her bright attitude encourages me to stay... Read More

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    L Money
    3/11/2021

    I moved to NC from CT and my husband and I needed to find a dentist. I received a brochure from Carolina Dentistry and decided to give them a try. Well we made the right choice. The staff was amazing. They took there time with us. Very Thorough with their... Read More

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    victoria Crouse
    5/21/2021

    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
  • Being my first time here as a patient I can say I was treated with the best of care. They explained everything that was happening. I was given all the options as to my care. Dentist and his assistants were very professional. It was a very pleasant visit. I thank... Read More

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    Cathy Mcbryde
    10/22/2021

    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.

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    Joseph Franklin
    9/01/2021

    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
  • 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

    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

    My neighbors recommended this dental practice and I can see why. It's a cheerful and soothing atmosphere with advanced equipment, including heated massage chairs. I've never felt so relaxed at a long dental appointment. So glad to be with Carolinas Dentist.

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    Sarah Schultz
    10/06/2021
  • Love this place. Professional, patient and very detailed with information before proceeding a dental procedure or charging a fee. Strongly recommend

    Brenda Hassle Avatar
    Brenda Hassle
    9/24/2021

    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

    It was the best experience I've ever had at a dental office. The staff was Great and I Love my dentist.They were very thoughtful and answer every concerns that I had and actually listened to me. I highly recommend them! You won't be disappointed.

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    Donald Godwin
    8/20/2021
  • It was the best experience I've ever had at a dentist office. The staff was Great and I Love Dr. Bryan. They were very thoughtful and answer every concerns that I had and actually listened to me. I highly recommend them! You won't be disappointed.

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    Donald Godwin
    8/19/2021

    Went in for a root canal and a filling on the same day!This dentist is so gentle even with my super tiny mouth. 🙂 The best point is getting to watch some "Wheel Of Fortune" and "Grown Up" on the tv.Definitely over my dental fears.

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    Maggie East
    9/29/2021

    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

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