Pediatric Dentistry

Your dentist for your children.
Pediatric Dentist

One-of-a-kind practice with the ability to treat patients starting at a young age

A pediatric dentist has at least two additional years of training beyond dental school. The additional training focuses on management and treatment of a child’s oral health needs, child behavior, and physical development. A pediatric dentist also has the knowledge to care for special needs children. Plus, our staff at Dental Center of the Carolinas is highly trained and experienced in children’s dental care and how to put your child at ease.
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Burlington: 336-586-1919
Winston-Salem: 336-765-8940
Durham: 919-688-4100

About Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Cobham strives to make every visit a fun and positive experience, and to build self-confidence in each and every one of her patients as she would want for her own children.

Teeth for Life

Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your child’s smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of his or her teeth and gums between checkups. At Dental Center of the Carolinas, our doctors want to make sure that you and your child get the most out of your office visits, and that your child’s teeth stay healthy for life! We’ll work with you to provide complete dental care, and show you how to maintain your child’s smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family.

Some of the pediatric dentistry services offered through Dental Center of the Carolinas include the following:

Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups

Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular checkup, your hygienist will:

Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
Provide thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish

Fillings

Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, may include amalgam (silver fillings) or composite (white fillings). Depending on each child’s situation the doctor will discuss with you the best option for restoring your child’s tooth.

Fluoride

Fluoride is effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay. A fluoride treatment in a dentist’s office takes just a few minutes. After the treatment, your child may be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your child’s oral health or the doctor’s recommendation, a fluoride treatment may be required every three, six, or 12 months.

Mouthguards

Whether your child wears braces or not, protecting his or her smile while playing sports is essential. Mouthguards help protect the teeth and gums from injury. If your child participates in any kind of full-contact sport, the American Dental Association recommends that he or she wear a mouthguard. Choosing the right mouthguard is essential. There are three basic types of mouthguards: the pre-made mouthguard, the “boil-and-bite” fitted mouthguard, and a custom-made mouthguard from the dentist. When you choose a mouthguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable and well-fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and does not prevent your child from breathing properly. Your dentist can show your child how to wear a mouthguard properly and how to choose the right mouthguard to protect his or her smile.

Sealants

Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your child’s mouth. It is difficult for a toothbrush to get in between the small cracks and grooves on your child’s teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your child’s teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.

Dental sealants are a plastic resin that bonds and hardens in the deep grooves on your child’s tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your child’s teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure against tooth decay after the permanent teeth have erupted. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and your child’s dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

Sealants last from three to five years, but it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact, so if your child’s sealants come off, let your dentist know, and schedule an appointment for your child’s teeth to be re-sealed.

To Schedule Your Appointment
Burlington: 336-586-1919
Winston-Salem: 336-765-8940
Durham: 919-688-4100

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burlington 

2728 Ann Elizabeth Drive
Burlington, NC 27215

Phone: 336-586-1919

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

WINTSON-SALEM

1400 Westgate Center Drive. Suite 204
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Phone: 336-765-8940

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

DURHAM

3608 University Dr. #104
Durham, NC 27707

Phone: 919-688-4100

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
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