Pediatric Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC

At Clifton & Mauney, we want every child to grow up with a beautiful, healthy smile. That’s why we proudly offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry for kids in Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, and surrounding areas. We provide the best preventive care, education, and treatment for all our patients, including productive appointments for neurotypical children and those with special needs. 

Learn more about our approach to pediatric dentistry by requesting an appointment online or calling us at 919-933-1007. 

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Children have different dental and orthodontic needs than adults. Pediatric dentists specialize in providing treatment for children, including infants getting their baby teeth, 6- and 7-year-olds who are losing their first teeth, and teens who may require braces or other treatments. 

After 4 years at an accredited dental school, pediatric dentists must complete an additional 2-3 years of education in pediatric dentistry. At Clifton & Mauney, our experienced team has the skills needed to connect with kids and show them that having clean, healthy teeth is cool and fun!

At Clifton & Mauney, we promote healthy habits for a lifetime of happy smiles, using:

  • Preventive dentistry
  • Early intervention treatments
  • Educational Resources 
  • The establishment of good dental habits that will last a lifetime!

Contact us today to learn what makes us the top pediatric dentists in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Hillsborough!

Pediatric Dental Care Services

Taking a comprehensive approach to your child’s dental care ensures that we can create a foundation of healthy teeth and good oral habits. We offer a range of treatments, including regular dental checkups, Preventive sealants, restorative care, early orthodontic intervention, diagnostic x-rays, and more. 

Let’s take a deeper look at the specific pediatric dental care services we provide:

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Preventive Dentistry

Preventive care protects your child’s smile from tooth decay, gum disease, and other damage. Scheduling regular cleanings helps us keep your child’s teeth bright and healthy. Prevention efforts also include establishing proper brushing and flossing techniques, education on diet choices and the relationship between food and cavities, and teaching you how to protect your child’s teeth from trauma at all ages of childhood.

X-Rays & Radiographs

X-rays and other imaging tools help pediatric dentists diagnose decay, congenital anomalies, unique conditions, plan orthodontic treatment, and get a full picture of your child’s dental growth and development. While you might think they just find cavities, X-rays, and radiographs give your child’s dentists a deeper look at any problems they wouldn’t see during routine cleanings.

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Anticipatory Guidance

Anticipatory guidance includes cavity prevention, oral hygiene habits, dietary information, oral development milestones, injury prevention, and more! 

Proper anticipatory guidance can help you navigate the physical and emotional processes your child may experience at moments in their dental development.

Age One Dental Visits

Many parents ask, “When should my child have their first dentist appointment?” You should schedule an appointment with our dentists when your child gets their first tooth or by their first birthday. This early visit will help ensure that your child’s dental development is on track. 

Dr. Clifton and Dr. Chuck have served young dental patients for years! Both are board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and know the key to building a positive relationship with your child is gaining their trust. 

Nutritional Counseling

Receiving nutritional education for children is as important as learning proper brushing and flossing habits. We want all our patients and their families to understand how their nutritional choices affect their teeth and gums. We offer this information in a non-judgmental conversation about best practices for keeping your child’s teeth strong and healthy. 

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Emergency Pediatric Dentistry

Children sometimes require immediate care for toothaches, chipped teeth, and other emergencies. If an emergency occurs, call us right away so we can give your child the attention they need. Our knowledgeable team can also provide you with support and information about how to help your child until they can get to the office.

Why Choose Clifton & Mauney for Pediatric Dental Care?

What makes Clifton & Mauney the leading pediatric dental care provider in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Hillsborough? From a welcoming, child-friendly waiting room to doctors who help kids relax and have fun, we take every step to make sure your child feels great about visiting us! We know that building a strong bond with your child will help set them up for a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

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