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Routine Dental Cleanings in North Carolina

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It may surprise you to learn that it only takes 24 hours for plaque that has not been removed from your teeth to turn into calculus (tartar). Although that is not what anyone wants to hear, those daily home cleanings do help control plaque and tartar formation, but those hard-to-reach areas will always need special attention. At CarolinasDentist, our well-trained team is here to help you keep that bright beautiful smile!

Once your initial periodontal treatment is complete, your dentist and hygienist will recommend regular maintenance cleanings (periodontal cleanings), usually four times a year. During these cleaning visits, the pocket depths will be carefully checked to ensure that they are healthy. Plaque and calculus that are difficult for you to remove daily will be removed from above and below the gum line.

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The Benefits of Routine Cleaning

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

Our Best 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.

Our Fluoride Treatment Works for You

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.

Don’t Overlook 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.

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  • 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

    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

    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
  • The entire staff is very curtious and professional. They make you feel comfortable and get you in & out in a timely manner. Yes my trip to the dentist very enjoyable

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    steven norfleet
    6/08/2021

    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 More

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    Megan Price
    7/15/2021

    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
  • 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

    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

    So great! Entire experience from entering to leaving was a treat. Everyone is so nice, and the office it self feels more like a spa than a dentist! Definitely recommended.

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    Sierra Karambellas
    7/16/2021
  • 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

    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

    Dr. Bodah is a fantastic dentist. He explains everything and his work is superior to most dentists. He has many areas of expertise and it clearly shows! He inspires confidence in his patients. I knew that I could completely trust him after a brief conversation. His staff is excellent and... Read More

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    craig headlee
    3/25/2021
  • 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

    They took good care of my son during a dental procedure. Went over the care well and made sure he was pain free.

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    Abigail Mello
    7/15/2021

    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
  • 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

    I must say I am not a fan of the dentists. I had a great one for over 12 years before he retired. It has taken me over 6 years to finally say I found a NEW DENTIST! The environment is welcoming and the staff is so friendly personable. They... Read More

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    April Jenkins
    5/06/2021

    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
  • Office was very clean and nice. Staff were all amazing. Answered all my questions and went over what to expect. I have dental anxiety and they made me feel at ease!

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    Stephanie Lear
    7/13/2021

    The whole experience was so fun and like nothing I have ever experienced at a dentist’s office. So happy with the service. Great hygienist (Brooke) and the doctor is great too! 10/10

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    Alejandra Paola
    6/09/2021

    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
  • Love this place. Professional, patient and very detailed with information before proceeding a dental procedure or charging a fee. Strongly recommend

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    Brenda Hassle
    9/24/2021

    My first time here and my visit was very pleasant. From receptionist to the Dentist were very courteous and professional. They explained in detail everything they were doing and if I had questions they were happy to answer them. I had a cleaning and a filling replaced in the same... Read More

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    ric rosel
    5/23/2021

    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 More

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    Jennifer Meunier
    8/26/2021
  • 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

    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

    Excellent consultation and friendly staff! Thank you to for thoroughly explaining everything and answering all of my questions. Will definitely be using again!

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    Val S
    9/15/2021
  • Carolinas Dentist is amazing. From the first step inside the build I felt welcome. Most of my questions was answered before I even could ask and the question I did ask was answered in its entirety. I recommend Carolinas Dentist to anyone in the local area.

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    jay lax
    7/16/2021

    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

    I switched from a previous dentist that I'd been going to for 30 years to Carolina's Dentist today. It was such a wonderful experience that I decided to move my dental care permanently. Carrie at Carolina Dentist is the best hygienist I've ever had. She was cheerful, attentive and... Read More

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    Caroline Moretto
    4/20/2021

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