Dr. Ben Lambeth, DDS & Dr. Megumi Lambeth, DDS

310 East Main St., Suite 335 | Carrboro, NC 27510

Important information regarding COVID-19

Dental Exams & Cleanings in Carrboro, NC

The journey toward a healthy, beautiful smile starts here at Milltown Family Dentistry, and we’ll be there with you every step of the way. Our favorite part of being family dentists is that we get to care for your entire family’s needs. Whether you’re bringing your little one in for their first exam or have been coming to us for years for all of your dental needs, we are dedicated to fostering smiles that feel just as great as they look. Drs. Ben Lambeth and Megumi Lambeth know just how important your loved ones’ smiles truly are. That’s why we strive to deliver the very same compassionate care they’ve come to expect for their own family. For an elevated dental experience, schedule your appointment today.

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The Importance of Routine Exams & Cleanings

To achieve and maintain a top-notch smile, routine exams and cleanings every six months are a must. Six months is the recommended time interval because it gives us the time needed to catch any issues or concerns while they’re small. This allows us to treat these minor inconveniences with minimal procedures as opposed to letting them culminate into larger issues that require more intensive (and expensive) treatments. We take a conservative approach to dentistry and prefer to focus on prevention. After all, it’s like they say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!


Part 1: Your Checkup

At these essential appointments, one of our talented dental hygienists and dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and any other potential problems that could arise. Our examinations also include oral cancer screenings, so you can rest assured that all aspects of your oral health are in good shape. At Milltown Family Dentistry, we use leading-edge technology to ensure this process is both comfortable and efficient. Our Nomad® handheld X-ray device allows us to see anything that the naked eye cannot without moving back and forth between rooms. Intraoral cameras give you a dentist’s eye view of everything we’re doing and aids in patient education. Some patients even report a reduction in dental anxiety when they’re able to see what we’re performing!


Part 2: Your Full-Mouth Cleaning

Once we’re finished with the examination portion of your routine checkup, we’ll perform an extensive cleaning to remove plaque and tartar that’s built up in the nooks and crannies that are near-impossible to reach with a toothbrush and floss. The gumline will also be cleaned, helping stave off gum disease that—if left unchecked—could develop into gingivitis or periodontitis. The next step of the dental cleaning process is often referred to amongst patients as the “gritty toothpaste” portion. We use this fluoride-based paste that feels “gritty” to polish your teeth, smoothing the surface of the enamel and minimizing any tiny grooves or crevices in which plaque could buildup.


Additional Treatments

For some patients, we may recommend a fluoride treatment to help aid in the remineralization. This is the process of the re-hardening of your enamel in spots where the bacteria and acid left behind by foods and drinks have softened the enamel and could potentially cause tooth decay.

Another additional treatment we might recommend is to implement dental sealants into your smile. Sealants—made of thin plastic—are bonded to your teeth (usually the back teeth such as premolars and permanent molars) and aid in preventing plaque and food debris from building up in the grooves and crevices of the chewing surface of teeth. While sealants are primarily used on children, it’s certainly not uncommon for adults to get them, too.


Affordable Dental Exams & Cleanings in Carrboro, NC

Don’t let financial concerns stand between you and the fresh, healthy smile you deserve. We offer a variety of financial options to help you fit the care you need into practically any budget. Check out our financial page to learn more about how Milltown Family Dentistry can help you afford your oral healthcare.

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MODIFIED REOPENING MAY 20!

To Our Valued Patients:
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and we are looking forward to seeing you all again soon. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it's both safe and comfortable.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to ensure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agency's recommendations.

We are excited to fully OPEN for patient care again on May 20th. There will be several modifications to our protocol as we transition. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and team. For example:

  1. You will be screened beforehand (via telephone) and again when you arrive for your appointment. If you have missed an appointment during the recent closure, we will be reaching out to you to reschedule. Please be patient as it may take time to address the current backlog.
  2. We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  3. Our waiting area has been modified to eliminate unnecessary items at risk for cross-contamination, such as magazines and our beverage station. An air purifier has also been installed, as well as in every operatory.
  4. Since appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients, you may be offered fewer options for appointments.
  5. We plan to allow more time between appointments to reduce traffic. Please check-in from your car via phone and wait in your car until you are called, at which point you will be taken directly to your treatment room. We also ask that adults consider coming to appointments alone. For children, we ask that only one adult come with them to their appointment.
  6. We have worked diligently to abide by all current and updated PPE (personal protective equipment) standards per the recommendations of the ADA, CDC, and OSHA. You may recognize these changes during interactions with staff.
  7. In keeping with these recommendations, all patients and family members are asked to wear a mask/face covering to all office visits. Unfortunately, we do not have the extra PPE to supply our patients, so please bring your own.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call 919-590-5450 or visit our contact page. Thank you for your cooperation!

Best,
Dr. Ben and Megumi Lambeth