Your first visit!

New patients make US smile! Just like well-child visits to the pediatrician as an infant, settling into regular dental visits takes time. Early oral care education promotes happy and healthy habits that take root for the rest of your child's smile-filled life.

Your first visit will include (but will not be limited to) dental education, nutrition counseling, a growth and development evaluation, an insurance benefits evaluation, and a comprehensive exam that will outline any existing dental concerns.

The best way to use healthy teeth? Communication. To best prepare your child for their first visit, walk them through what to expect. X-ray blankets and bright lights might sound frightening. But by setting expectations beforehand, they'll brave the "big hug" and sunglasses with a smile.

As important as it is for our young patients to feel comfortable — grinning molar to molar — we feel the exact same way about our parents. Our fun, kid-friendly approach doesn't only appeal to kids; adults love it, too, and are welcome to always accompany their child during their visit. What can we say; we're unique — just like teeth.

First impressions matter. To set your child up for a future of dental success, we're dedicated to making their first visit (and the many that follow) the epitome of positivity. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing your smiles soon!

On Your First Visit, please complete and bring the following:

  • 1) Picture Identification
  • 2) Insurance Cards
  • 3) X-Rays taken within the last 6 months (if applicable)
  • 4) List of Medications (if applicable)
  • 5) New Patient Form
  • 6) Legal Guardianship Papers (if applicable)

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Dental

Education

Dental Hygiene For Kids

Cavity Prevention Tips, Children’s Dentist, Children’s Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Tips, Foods to Avoid

Proper dental hygiene is an important foundational step of general oral hygiene and well-being. Taking proper care of your teeth can be extremely beneficial as it keeps germs, oral and dental diseases at bay. Also, proper dental hygiene provides greater longevity to your teeth, gums, and tongue. So it is important to practice proper …

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New Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on Juice

Foods to Avoid

At NC Pediatric Dentistry, we like to pass along information we believe is important to living a healthy life.  The nutrients we provide our infants, babies and children affect them for a lifetime.  Good healthy eating habits last a lifetime. Based on a new guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics, children shoul …

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Psst…we have a boat-load of educational articles!

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Practice Terminology

Medical terminology can be scary and some of the words used to describe dental procedures can be frightening—even to adults. That’s why we have created “kid-friendly” terms that will help provide a better, more positive experience. We encourage our parents to adopt some of our terms to prepare their child for the first visit.

Our kid friendly dental terms

Instead of …
  • X-rays
  • Explorer or sharp instrument
  • Suction
  • Cavities
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Shot or needle
  • Sealant
  • Prophy Angle
  • Curing light
  • Scaler
  • Numb
  • Extraction
  • Impressions
We Prefer to say …
  • Pictures
  • Tooth counter
  • Mr. Thirsty
  • Sugar bugs
  • Tooth vitamins or tooth bubble bath
  • Laughing/happy gas
  • Sleepy juice
  • Glitter paint
  • Tooth tickler
  • Tooth flashlight or magic wand
  • Tooth scraper
  • Asleep
  • Wiggle the tooth, give it a hug
  • Tooth prints or play-doh

Smile

Station

We are so excited that you have joined us in this super fun, super kid-friendly section of NC Pediatric Dentistry! We want to make sure that all of our little patients are engaged with our local dental team! We have provided some fun activities, songs and books to help your little ones feel more comfortable with visiting the dentist. You will find a list below of fun videos and books to help little patients who might be anxious or fearful of going to the dentist. We want to do whatever we can to help your child be comfortable and at ease while visiting any of our dental offices. Enjoy!

Toothy Stories!

Peppa Pig Dentist Trip

Songs to Brush to!

Going To The Dentist Song By LBB Junior

Toothbrush Chart

Download and print our toothbrush chart to track your healthy smile!