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.
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.
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 MoreMeagan Beam7/01/2021
The staff welcomed me to their facility with open arms. Very friendly staff. Continues to have great customer service. Great facilityLetechia Young7/12/2021
I have A Lot of anxiety about the dentist and every time I come here the ladies are always so friendly and inviting. From the moment you walk-in the modern, clean beautiful waiting room to the friendly faces behind the counter to the amazing ladies in the back.. it is... Read MoreJessica Melton8/10/2021
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 MoreCheryl Hilla7/23/2021
Beth was fantastic. An absolute joy of a hygienist. She made me feel very comfortable and relaxed in an otherwise unrelaxing environment (who likes going to the dentist?). Only downside is that the safety glasses did not come in a variety of colors to match my aesthetic.Tanner Oquin6/15/2021
It was a very cool experience for me. I had a root canal and crown procedure done as well as a wisdom tooth extraction. The Dentist his assistant and staff were/are very professional, friendly, helpful and funny. All and all very cool atmosphere and place to be at and have... Read Morejay ely7/14/2021
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.Kelsea Hulin8/17/2021
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 MoreLauren Coffey10/08/2021
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 ????mona30759/02/2021
Makayla was amazing! She gave me so much information and was so gentle with my teeth. I definitely recommend her as a hygienist I felt so comfortable and asked as many questions as possible and she answered them all without hesitation!Precious Allen10/21/2021
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 Morecarron casillas10/12/2021
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 MoreTess Lucetram8/10/2021
Making an appointment was extremely easy and my appointment wasn’t far out. They are very fast and efficient. No long wait times and my procedure went better than I ever could have imagined. Usually I’m nervous at the dentist but they made me feel comfortable. My doctor and the staff... Read MoreJennifer Meunier8/26/2021
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 MoreJoyce Blaine8/20/2021
I Love Carolinas Dentist! All of the staff was very nice and friendly. I was very nervous because it’s been a while since I’ve been to a dentist but all the staff was patient and understanding. They were able to accommodate to my schedule and they took the... Read MoreStarlisa Lassiter7/28/2021
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 MoreKatlin Casanova9/01/2021
This was my 3rd visit and each time I am welcomed warmly. The professionalism carries throughout the entire staff. Everyone is knowledgeable and skilled perfectly in their craft. I have always been scared of the dentist and within the last few months I had wisdom teeth extracted, cavities filled... Read MoreMegan Price7/15/2021
Dr Johnson and Brandy are the best. They are always smiling and very professional. They make you feel relaxed and confident in thier abilities. I've been there a few times and have always walked away pleased with the service provided.The ladies out front do a great job as well!5 star... Read MoreRalston Feanny1/11/2021
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!David Saunders9/21/2021
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 MoreSamantha Dzienisiewicz7/16/2021
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 MoreOT S7/16/2021
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 MoreM P5/03/2021
The staff at this dentist office is so friendly and down to earth. They don't sugar coat anything or beat around the bush. Extremely polite and informative of what they are and will be doing before they start. I have a appointment Tuesday and am looking forward to it so... Read Morecobra 3717/22/2021
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 MoreL Money3/11/2021