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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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  • 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

    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.

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    Kelsea Hulin
    8/17/2021

    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
  • 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 More

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    Ralston Feanny
    1/11/2021

    Had an urgent dental issue a d the staff got me in today!! I’m so thankful! Everyone was super friendly, accommodating and progressional.Highly recommended!!

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    Debbie Shafeei
    7/29/2021

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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 More

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    Meagan Beam
    7/01/2021
  • 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

    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 had a very pleasant experience! Dr. Zukerman provided effective treatment catered to my situation and answered all of my questions during the visit. The rest of the staff is also very friendly and worked with me even though I was more than a few minutes late to my appointment.

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    Trey Hayes
    7/02/2021
  • This is a warm and wonderful practice. Dentist and entire staff is very professional, nice and polite. I couldn’t have found a better Dental Office then this one. I even have my wife switching over. That speaks volume if I could do that. Please try them you won’t be disappointed.

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    Ronald Jenkins
    6/10/2021

    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

    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
  • The staff welcomed me to their facility with open arms. Very friendly staff. Continues to have great customer service. Great facility

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    Letechia Young
    7/12/2021

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    My son and I had a very good appointment today. The front office staff was very helpful getting things prepared for our appointment and very polite upon arrival. Dr. Miniseries and Bailey were great to work with. Very knowledgeable, informative and professional.

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    dustin griffin
    3/17/2021
  • I have had nothing but professional and amazing encounters here. Everyone is very courteous and it just feels that everything is catered to you and your comfort here. I highly recommend them to anyone of my friends and family and encourage anyone to come here for any dental issues you... Read More

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    William Russell
    8/19/2021

    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

    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
  • 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

    I went in to have my wisdom teeth removed. I explained to them that I need all four taken out but it depended on the out of cost price. I did not feel pressured to do anything I wasn’t comfortable doing, and they were very upfront about pricing. At the... Read More

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    Alexis Malena
    1/16/2021

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

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    JDAWG
    9/16/2021

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