Children’s Dentistry

A Kid's Smile to Brighten Every Day

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing exceptional pediatric dental care, led by Dr. Kulhari and her team. Our focus is on creating a welcoming and fun environment for children, ensuring their dental visits are positive and educational. We offer a range of child-friendly treatments that cater to the unique dental needs of our young patients, promoting healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

Why Children's Dentistry?

Children’s dentistry focuses on the unique dental needs of young patients, aiming to create a strong foundation for a lifetime of oral health. It emphasizes preventive care and early detection of dental issues, ensuring children’s teeth develop correctly and healthily. By addressing dental concerns early, children’s dentistry helps avoid the need for more extensive work in the future, fostering a more uniform, bright smile as they grow.

Symptoms Addressed by Children's Dentistry

What is Children's Dentistry?

Children’s Dentistry is tailored to the specific dental needs of young patients, from preventive care to treating common issues like misaligned teeth. It focuses on healthy dental development and educating children on maintaining good oral hygiene.

Who benefits from Children's Dentistry?

Children’s Dentistry at Smile Mantra Family Dentistry, led by Dr. Kulhari, is perfect for young patients looking to maintain or improve their dental health. This specialized care benefits children needing guidance on proper oral hygiene, early intervention for alignment issues, and solutions for common dental problems, ensuring a healthy, natural, and long-lasting smile.

An infant at the dentist
An infant at the dentist
A child learning about the importance of Children's Dentistry
A child learning about their teeth

Cary Patients Trust Smile Mantra Family Dentistry

Family Focused

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry prioritizes family-oriented dental care, combining her professional expertise with a warm, understanding approach influenced by her own family values.

Years of Experience

With over a decade of experience in dentistry, Smile Mantra Family Dentistry focuses on continuous learning and advancement in dental practices.

Advanced Technology

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry continuously integrates advanced technology to stay relevant to their patients’ needs, enhancing diagnosis and treatment capabilities. Their state-of-the-art equipment ensures unparalleled patient care in the evolving field of dentistry.

Our Approach to Children's Dentistry

At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry

Our children’s dentistry approach ensures your child’s comfort and promotes positive dental experiences.

Gentle Dental Examinations

Under the careful guidance of Dr. Kulhari, we conduct thorough yet gentle examinations of your child's teeth, gums, and mouth, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of their oral health and development.

Preventive Care

Our team offers tailored preventive treatments, such as fluoride applications and dental sealants, to safeguard your child's teeth against decay, tailored to their individual needs.

Restorative Solutions

When necessary, we provide restorative treatments, including fillings or crowns, to effectively address tooth decay or damage, ensuring your child's dental health is maintained.

A boy shows his x-ray, showing the importance of Children's Dentistry

Creating the Foundation with Proper Oral Hygiene

Fostering good dental habits early in life is pivotal in ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles. Start by encouraging regular brushing and flossing. Your child should brush their teeth twice a day, ideally in the morning and before bed, for two minutes each time.

Flossing once daily is as important as brushing, especially in removing plaque and food particles from between teeth and under the gum line, which a toothbrush cannot easily reach. To make flossing more fun for your child, consider using floss picks or flossers designed for kids. They come in various colors and can make flossing less of a chore.

Encouraging a Balanced, Low-Sugar Diet

Maintaining a balanced diet and good oral hygiene habits is key to preventing tooth decay. Sugary foods and drinks can promote the growth of harmful bacteria that can lead to cavities. Limit your child’s intake of sweets and replace sugary snacks with healthier options like fruits, vegetables, and cheese.

Incorporate calcium-rich foods like milk and yogurt to strengthen your child’s teeth. Foods high in fiber, like apples and carrots, can also help clean their teeth by stimulating saliva production, neutralizing acid, and rinse away food particles.

Remember to make water the drink of choice in your household. Not only does it keep your child hydrated, but it also helps to rinse away leftover food and dilute acids produced by bacteria in the mouth. Creating a conducive environment for good oral hygiene practices and promoting a balanced diet, you’re helping set your child up for a lifetime of healthy smile.

The Future of Your Child’s Oral Health

By prioritizing your child’s dental health today, you’re helping lay the foundation for a future of healthy smiles. Regular dental visits not only keep their teeth healthy but also help instill a positive view of dental care that will last a lifetime.


When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should go to the dentist by age one or within six months after the first tooth erupts.


How often should children visit the dentist?

Just like adults, children should visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, Dr. Kulhari may recommend more frequent visits if your child is at a higher risk of tooth decay or other oral health issues.


What services does Dr. Kulhari provide for children?

Dr. Kulhari provides a comprehensive range of children’s dentistry services, including routine check-ups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, cavity fillings, and education on proper oral hygiene habits.

Schedule Your Child’s Appointment Today

The first step towards safeguarding your child’s dental health starts with a simple phone call. With our welcoming and kid-friendly environment, your little ones are sure to feel comfortable as we help them embark on their journey toward a future of radiant smiles and optimal oral health. By scheduling an appointment at Smile Mantra Family Dentistry in Cary, North Carolina, you are committing to their overall well-being because oral health is integral to a child’s overall health.

Ready to prioritize your child’s dental health? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kulhari at Smile Mantra Family Dentistry in Cary, North Carolina, at (919) 854-5524. We look forward to welcoming your child into our dental family!