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Hygiene/Periodontal Services in North Carolina

Offering the Best Hygiene/Periodontal Services in NC

Routine Dental Care

We’ll meet to craft your best, personalized preventive oral health program. We take this step to save you time, stress and money by utilizing preventive care that keeps problems from occurring or stops them in their tracks altogether. Our variety of hygiene services will keep your teeth and gums healthy and limit your risk of future problems.

Dental Exams & Cleanings

It’s said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is truly the case when it comes to your oral health. Even if you don’t have any pressing dental concerns, you should still visit our dental team for a professional teeth cleaning and exam every six months so we can make sure everything is in tip-top shape. That way we can deal with problems (like cavities and gum disease) while they’re still small.

During these dental clinic visits, we evaluate your overall oral health; take X-rays to detect issues; remove stains, plaque, and tartar; polish your teeth; and provide an oral cancer screening. We use an ultrasonic scaler that sprays away debris from teeth, which is a big improvement upon the uncomfortable scraping of traditional tools. We are also happy to give you pointers for at-home oral care.

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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is the most effective agent in preventing tooth decay. It is a natural mineral that strengthens teeth against acid and decay, and you’re probably most familiar with it via toothpaste. But it’s also present in most cities’ water supplies. Some people at a high-risk for cavities, or who have a fluoride deficiency, may require a bit more to help maintain a healthy smile. If your teeth need a boost in protection, we can topically apply fluoride to them in a simple, quick procedure.

Gum Disease Treatment

A healthy mouth is more than just a fantastic smile. Your gums need care, too. Gum disease has been linked to a variety of other health issues including heart disease and diabetes. If you have red, swollen, bleeding, or receding gums (or if you have bad breath or loose teeth), then you may have gum disease.

We have different gum disease treatments available depending on the severity of your case. Two of these include a professional dental cleaning as well as scaling and root planing (removing plaque and tartar from around the gum line and then smoothing rough spots).

Tooth Decay Prevention

Tooth decay is something many people don’t realize they have until their dentist breaks the bad news or a painful infection occurs. When decay is left untreated, it can result in a toothache, gum swelling, bad breath, and even tooth discoloration.

To better fight tooth decay, you should keep up with your regular dental office visits and practice good oral hygiene at home. At CarolinasDentist, we use the state-of-the-art CariFree device to detect cavities as early as possible. If you’re diagnosed with tooth decay, we can determine the best treatment for you. Otherwise, our dentists can discuss best practices for tooth decay prevention.

Between Visits to Your Family Dentist

Regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining excellent oral health and hygiene. It allows our team at CarolinasDentist to diagnose potential problems, but these visits are not a fix-all solution. Thorough oral homecare routines should be practiced daily to avoid potential dental problems.

Periodontal disease (also called gum disease and periodontitis) is the leading cause of tooth loss in the developed world, and is completely preventable in the vast majority of cases. Professional cleanings twice a year combined with daily self-cleaning can remove a high percentage of disease-causing bacteria and plaque. In addition, teeth that are well cared for make for a sparkling white smile.

There are numerous types of oral hygiene aids on the supermarket shelves, and it can be difficult to determine which will provide the best benefit to your teeth.

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  • I had an awesome experience, my tooth was chipped, scheduled the same day. Signed in to the office and next i noticed I was sitting in the chair watching this amazing dentist and assistant collaboratively work together to have the fantastic final result a beautiful tooth that... Read More

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    carron casillas
    10/12/2021

    Love this place!! So friendly and clean— the office is absolutely gorgeous as well. Victoria was so sweet and compassionate, I can’t wait for my next visit!

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    Sydney Adams
    9/23/2021

    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
  • CarolinasDentist Porters Neck has an amazing staff. Everyone was extremely friendly and worked together seamlessly to provide a very comfortable patient experience as well as phenomenal dental care. Dr. Meghan Manisero and her staff are absolutely awesome!!!

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    E. J. Hubbard
    8/06/2021

    Always an amazing customer service experience! The hygienists have exuberant personalities and do wonderfully with children. It’s a non-judgy experience for adults - all around pleasant with little to no waiting.

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    Mariamarta Conrad
    7/08/2021

    I went in for my cleaning today with the beautiful Makayla and she was absolutely amazing! She makes me feel like family when I'm there. Dr. V did my exam and he was very sweet and explained everything to me. They were both so kind. Highly recommend this place.

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    Coral R
    10/19/2021
  • 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

    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

    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
  • The best dental experience I have had in years, and my 2 year old son also had a grand time getting his dental exam done. Quite impressive!!!

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    Roxanne
    11/04/2020

    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

    I have MAJOR anxiety about dentist appointments, etc, but everyone at Carolinas Dentist Cary made it a very easy appointment. I am going in to get a root canal done soon, but honestly after speaking with the dentist I feel very comfortable going in to get that done. Very happy... Read More

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    anna bingley
    7/08/2021
  • Excellent dental staff. If you are the type of person that hates to go to the dentist then go to this one.It is relaxed and friendly

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    David Kauffman
    12/17/2020

    Great friendly and knowledgeable people. Get the job done efficiently and quickly. Definitely would recommend them to anyone looking for a new dentist or wanting to upgrade from their current one.

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    jayson ramey
    7/28/2021

    The receptionist was friendly and the waiting time was at a minimum. The dental assistant was professional and helpful. The surgeon explained everything that had to be done so I felt comfortable. The prices are high but I guess you get what you pay for.

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    Phyllis Abdur-Rashed
    6/12/2021
  • Great location, and awesome staff, especially Victoria! She made sure everything was explained thoroughly to me and was so nice. Very welcoming atmosphere!

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    Kate Woolard
    10/14/2021

    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

    Outstanding customer service. I’m usually nervous about going to the dentist, but all the staff are completely professional and caring. They got me relaxed and went through the whole process about what they recommend for a treatment plan and presented it to me in a language that I could understand... Read More

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    Alex Cupernall
    8/03/2021
  • 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

    Loved my visit to the dentist, says no one ever. But this time it's true. Everyone was extremely professional and thorough with their explanations & care. If you're a fan of technology, it's also pretty cool at the Chapel Hill location.

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    Christen Steele
    10/20/2021

    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
  • I am new to the area and was nervous about finding a new dentist to trust. I am so glad that I found CarolinasDentist at the Chapel Hill location. They have a great team with great patient care. Every time I have been there they have been very thorough and... Read More

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    Kelly Wing
    9/23/2021

    Great dental office. Easy to make appt and seen promptly and courteously. The dentist and tech greeted me in the lobby. Exam and cleaning was painless and well explained. It will be my permanent dentist in Wilmington.

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    Karen Murphy
    9/22/2021

    This the most professional dental office in the Fayetteville area. The staff was pleasant and answered my questions in a knowledgeable manner. Dr. Shelley Performed my surgery which consisted of five tooth extractions. He and his dental tech kept me apprised of what was happening. It took less than half... Read More

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    Joyce Blaine
    8/20/2021
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    I have known Ms.Sedberry since she was in middle school until present day. I loved that Jenna hasn't forgotten her roots. She was most informative at my appointment. She gave me and showed me both pros and cons of possible treatments. She as well all the staff treated me... Read More

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    James Brayboy
    10/09/2021

    Excellent Dentist and Staff! Dr. Lauren Steddum is a very knowledgeable, skilled, and caring dentist. I had a cleaning and was fitted with a new night guard. The night guard fits perfect. The office is very clean and the staff are kind and caring.... Read More

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    Cheryl Hilla
    7/23/2021

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