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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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  • My son had anxiety about going to the dentist and after visiting the Barclay commons location he didn't want to leave! They made the new patient process seamless from the website to physically being in and the payment options were great even with insurance and they take Care Credit! This... Read More

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    keyauna thomas
    10/18/2021

    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

    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
  • Love the place , love people there, Katie is awesome , she take her time to take care of you , I do recommend her

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    Karlo Sulioa
    9/22/2021

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    Good fast friendly staff and service, enjoyable experience. I like how my hygienist shared information and explained everything step by step and what she was seeing along with suggestions for improvement. I'll be back again. Thanks staff..

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    lloyd walters
    8/10/2021
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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 More

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    cobra 371
    7/22/2021

    Had such a great experience. It was my son’s first time at the dentist and they made him feel so at ease. He literally asked me when we can go back. They have a little toy box for the kids to pick from before they leave. Hygienist/Dentist were super nice... Read More

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    Aaron Cronk
    8/13/2021

    Took me in for an emergency without an appointment. Extremely nice people and they are using all the latest equipment in the dentistry industry. Some very cool stuff..

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    Frank Genovese
    8/27/2021
  • 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

    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

    We love Carolinas Dentist!! My kids and I have been going there for close to 6 years and they’ve always been great.

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    Tiffany M
    8/20/2021
  • 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

    I was very impressed. From the doctor to Melissa and Susan, everyone was very professional and thorough. I’m new to the area so glad that I found my new dental home

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    Kelissa Shillingford
    9/02/2021

    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.

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    Tanner Oquin
    6/15/2021
  • 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

    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

    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 German
    7/08/2021
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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

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