Friendly Dentistry for Children in Cary

Compassionate Parent-Patient Education

We can’t say enough about the importance of early dental care and finding a doctor and team who understand the intricacies of early childhood dentistry. Thankfully, Cary Family Dental excels at both of these requirements and more.

Are you a parent who’s been looking for a hometown dentist who you can trust with your child’s dental health needs? Dr. Niraj Patel is a father of three, part of your community, and committed to providing you and your child with a roadmap for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Everyone at our office works to create a positive, welcoming dental experience to dramatically reshape how your child sees going to the dentist in the future.

Kids’ dentistry should be easy. Get started with comfortable, convenient appointments.

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Cary Family Dental in Cary

On a Path of Positivity

Early dental care is essential to a lifetime of hygiene that will be easy and less costly to maintain as they grow older.

There are too many patients who come to us later in life who are embarrassed because they’ve been avoiding seeing a dentist for too long. Seeing the dentist as a child and following the guidelines they provide can help avoid those future issues.

Dr. Patel and his kid-friendly team work to create a positive dental visit experience for your children so that they associate it with something rewarding and fun, and not scary or painful.

At your child’s first visit, if they have an older sibling that has already experienced the dentist, bring them along to help be a positive influence and a comfort to your child.

Grow and Know Together

As your child starts to learn more about their oral health, so will you! Cary Family Dental has knowledge that we share with you, without pressure. During your child’s cleanings and exams, our hygienists are there to answer your questions about healthy habits to practice with your child at home, help with what foods/activities to avoid, and just be a sounding board for you to improve your at-home dental hygiene know-how!

Dr. Niral Patel can be your partner to help you make the most informed decisions about your family’s dental needs. Whether it be any early-age restorative work, emergency care, or other important treatments that your child may need, Dr. Patel will walk you through his recommendations and ensure you feel informed and in control of each step.

We’ve got them covered with gentle cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and more for children of all ages.

Cary Family Dental in Cary
Cary Family Dental in Cary

Kids' Dentistry FAQs You Can Use

1. What age is best for a first visit?
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association recommend early dental care to begin at around age one. It’s essential after they start getting their baby teeth.

2. How often should I brush my child’s teeth?
You can help your baby by wiping their gums following feeding with a damp washcloth to help keep bacteria from hanging around. Children who have their teeth should be brushing them twice a day for two minutes. (And don’t forget to floss.)

3. Do you recommend fluoride?
Fluoride helps protect teeth (young and old) from harm so they can stay strong. Fluoride treatments up until your teenage years can help with proper enamel development.

Cary Family Dental in Cary

All of the techs and office staff are AMAZING, as well as Dr. Patel. They are very thorough and kind. The facility is very nice and comfortable. They are outstanding with kids too! My kids love going to see the dentist. Highly recommended!!!

Cary Family Dental in Cary Bryan T.

“My family of six has used Cary Family Dental for OVER SEVEN YEARS. Dr. Patel is extremely professional, as is his entire staff. Emily, one of the lead hygienists, is fantastic. Expect top-notch cleanliness along with an ultra modern facility. He is on the cutting-edge of new dental technology. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”

Cary Family Dental in Cary Gerard R.

“It is always a pleasant time to visit Cary Family Dental. All the young ladies are smiling and do not ever appear to have a bad day. It seems like a great place to work. Dr. Patel has done a tremendous job on my new teeth and has restored my smile. Thank you.”

Cary Family Dental in Cary Linsay A

“Dr. Patel is extremely professional and very friendly. He really gets to know you and your family and cares about your needs. The staff and dental hygienists are so wonderful and very gentle with your mouth. I just moved to Cary recently. I was worried about having a new dentist, but Cary Family Dental made us feel right at home. We are so thankful we found them!”

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