How Often to Get a Teeth Cleaning

a teen patient gets her teeth cleaned at the dentist

Keeping your child’s teeth clean and healthy is crucial for maintaining overall oral hygiene. But how often should they get your teeth cleaned, and what can be done between cleanings to ensure a bright, healthy smile? At Clifton & Mauney, we are committed to helping your child achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Our … Read more

Average Cost of Nitrous Oxide at a Dentist

nitrous oxide helps a child stay happy and calm at the pediatric dentist

When it comes to your child’s dental care, there are a variety of options available to help them feel comfortable during their appointment. One common method is the use of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. This odorless and colorless gas has been used in dentistry for many years to help young patients relax … Read more

What Parents Need to Know About Child-Friendly Anesthesia

Family talks to their children and dental staff about child-friendly anesthesia

Child-friendly anesthesia can make the experience of undergoing surgery less stressful and traumatic for both children and their parents. There are various methods and techniques used to provide anesthesia to children, depending on their age, medical history, type of surgery, and personal preferences. Ensuring your child’s comfort and safety is paramount, especially during medical or … Read more

How To Manage Anxiety in Children Undergoing Anesthesia

Dentist talks to child about children undergoing anesthesia

Children undergoing anesthesia deserve to have a positive experience with as little stress and anxiety as possible. However, it is natural for children to feel anxious about their upcoming surgery or procedure. As parents and caregivers, there are steps we can take to help manage this anxiety and create a calm and comfortable environment for … Read more

What Are Common Types of Dental Trauma For Kids?

Child looks at dentist with worry as he learns about common types of dental trauma

While we all wish for our children to have carefree and safe childhoods, accidents do happen. One common pediatric emergency is dental trauma, accounting for a significant number of emergency consultations at hospitals across the country. There are a few common types of dental trauma that every parent should be aware of. At Clifton & … Read more

5 Tips For Brushing Toddler Teeth

Adult brushing toddler's teeth with child toothbrush

We prioritize preventive care for our young patients at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolinapreventive care. We understand that brushing toddler teeth can come with challenges, and we want to provide guidance to help make it easier for parents. With 20+ years of experience, our team has seen it … Read more