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Carolina’s Dental Choice in Monroe, NC is your Family Dentistry! The whole family is welcome at Carolina’s Dental Choice, from toddlers to the elderly. Dr. Don Brown and Associates provide excellent dental care for every patient and are familiar with the unique needs of our patients. Whether you have a toothache,

need a teeth cleaning, or dentures, we are your Carolina’s Dental Choice!

  • Cleanings
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Invisalign
  • Root Canals
  • Nightguards
  • Veneers
  • Dentures
  • Bridges
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Crowns

Our goal at Carolina’ Dental Choice is to keep all our patients smiling!
Dr. Don Brown has a long history of outstanding patient care. With state-of-the-art equipment and dental expertise, all associates at Carolina’s Dental Choice are exceptional. Family dentistry is more than just treatment- we take the time to get to know our patients. Dr. Brown has over 35 years of private practice experience. He knows how to take care of your family’s dental needs. Dr. Brown and Associates stay up to date on new technologies and techniques to make your visit to the dentist easy and comfortable.

Carolina’s Dental Choice has a made a commitment to keep our services affordable. Dr. Brown wants to keep his patients smiling and he knows many patients are concerned about the cost of dental services. A lot of the time, we can do small, affordable procedures to fix most smiles, which helps keep costs low. As a leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Brown has many solutions for you dental problems.

Our insurance coordinator, Tammy Howard, has years of experience as a dental assistant and now works on the business side of the practice. Tammy will work with you and your insurance to find affordable solutions. And if you do not have dental insurance, Carolina’s Dental Choice has many payment options.

Carolina’s Dental Choice offers many services- including teeth whitening, dental hygiene, implants, restorative dentistry, periodontal treatments and dentures. We take the time to consult with our patients. We help our patients make informed decisions based on the best technology available. Our facilities are equipped to diagnose and treat all of your dental needs. Dental Implants, dental crowns, veneers, and bridges are ways we can fix your smile and discomfort.

Each service we offer fulfills a great need for our patients. Dental checkups are necessary to keep your teeth healthy. Our dental hygienist and dentists are specially trained to keep you comfortable. Carolina’s Dental Choice also offers cosmetic dentistry services including teeth whitening, veneers, dentures, and crowns. For our anxious dental patients, we offer Sedation dentistry. We can completely transform your smile and mouth through our restorative dentistry. Our before and after photos will make you a believer in Carolina’s Dental Choice!

Carolina’s Dental Choice in Monroe, NC brings needed dental expertise to the area. Dr. Don Brown runs two private dental practices in North Carolina- one in Wilmington, NC and one in Monroe, NC. After practicing family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry out west for many years, Dr. Brown moved back to North Carolina to bring his expertise back home. Dr. Brown and Associates continue to perfect their brand of dentistry through continuing education and development. As dental technologies improve, Carolina’s Dental Choice strives to give their patients the absolute highest quality dental health care.

Family Dentistry is not just a type of dental practice, it is our goal to treat our patients like family. At Carolina’s Dental Choice we can do everything you would expect from a premium dental practice plus a little bit more. But we also believe in referring our patients to experts like periodontist, dental surgeons, or orthodontists if needed. Dr. Brown is high qualified and puts the need of his patients first. He believes in giving his patients the care they deserve.

At Carolina’s Dental Choice our goal is your smile. Your smile is more than cosmetic; it lets the world know you are happy. And when you are confident in your smile, you are confident in yourself. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a patient leave our office with a genuine smile. We know we have done our job if we see you smile with your eyes, not just your mouth when you leave our office!

Cosmetic Dentistry Services


Whitening lightens your natural teeth, and helps remove stains and discoloration.


Like veneers, dental crowns can enhance the appearance of teeth. A dental crown cups over and encases the entire surface of a tooth.

Crowns Before

Crowns Before
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Veneers are custom made of porcelain and permanantly bonded to your natural teeth. They can enhance tooth shape, color, length and size.

Minimally Prepped Veneers

These alternative veneer options require minimal — in some cases no — preparation of natural tooth structure.


An implant is a titanium “root” which can be planced into the jawbone in order to support a crown, bridge or denture.

Fixed Bridges

A fixed bridge is procedure used to replace one or more missing teeth.


Dentures provide replacement for missing teeth. Dentures can be full or partial and are removable.

This section of our website is about Complete Dentures. For more information on removable or fixed partial dentures available at Carolina’s Dental Choice, please see our Fixed tab.

Complete dentures come in two forms, immediate and conventional.

Immediate Dentures, as their name suggests, are ready as soon as all teeth have been removed. This allows our patients to never have to appear without teeth, even while their mouths are still healing from the extractions. However, since these dentures cannot be fit as well as conventional dentures, we recommend them only as a temporary solution until traditional dentures can be fitted and put in place. This process generally takes about eight to twelve weeks.

There are a few steps to making a Conventional Denture that take place in a series of appointments. First, we measure and make impressions of our patients’ jaws, and see how they fit together. Next, we make exact replicas of the denture for the patient in order to ensure the best possible color, shape and fit. Then, we cast the final denture. Once it is in place, we make adjustments as necessary. It is natural for a newly placed denture to feel slightly uncomfortable at first, but after a few weeks, if discomfort persists, a patient should return to have the denture adjusted until the fit is perfect.

Many patients find eating and speaking to be a bit awkward after a new denture is put in, but with a little practice, our patients get back to normal in short order. If eating and speaking continue to be awkward or difficult, patients should schedule an appointment to have the denture checked and readjusted if necessary.

It is also important to remember that regardless of age and tooth situation, the mouth is always changing; so if after a few years, a denture becomes uncomfortable, ill-fitting or sores start to develop, patients need to come in as soon as possible for an assessment. The denture may just need some readjusting, or it may be time for an entirely new denture. Wearing dentures that do not fit right are not only uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing but they can cause damage to your mouth.

If you are considering dentures for yourself or a loved one, please set up an appointment at Carolina’s Dental Choice by calling (910) 342-9210. We can select the perfect color and shape to provide an amazing, comfortable fit and a natural looking smile.

Restorative Dentistry

Carolina’s Dental Choice is committed to the philosophy of Restorative Dentistry, which is the concept of reproducing or repairing teeth and adjoining bones and tissue, through the use of metal and ceramic materials. The goal is to make use of the full array of treatment options available to us to restore the dental health and functionality of our patients.

In addition to solutions such as dentures crowns and bridges, our dentists are able to offer dental implants as a treatment option. With implants, artificial teeth are surgically anchored to the jawbone in the area just below the gum-line. Ceramic crowns, onlays or veneers address the appearance of the “new tooth.” Over time, the human body completes the process, by growing bone and tissue around the tooth. This provides the artificial implanted tooth with even more stability and permanence.

When successfully applied, restorative dentistry returns the tooth or the space where one previously occupied to as close to its original condition as possible. It provides patients with optimal health, function and cosmetic appearance.

At Carolina’s Dental Choice in Monroe, the combination of our experienced, skilled dentists and our excellent dental labs provide us with an unsurpassed ability to address the restorative needs of our patients.

Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding at Carolina’s Dental Choice is a one-trip visit that can improve your pearly whites quick and easy. Dental bonding is used to repair teeth with a tooth-colored resin (stable plastic material) that enhances your smile.


Why Get Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a very common and easy procedure that dentist do almost every day. A dental bond is a versatile treatment that can solve many different issues involving the teeth. A few reasons for dental bonding include:


  • Repairing decayed teeth
  • Filling cavities
  • Repairing chips/cracks
  • Closing space between teeth
  • Adding length to teeth
  • Altering tooth shape


Advantages of Dental Bonding

 The biggest advantage of dental bonding is that it is a cost effective method of cosmetic dentistry. Unlike other treatments, like veneers or implants, dental bonding is a one-stop deal that doesn’t require lab work. Additionally, during dental bonding very little tooth enamel is removed, leaving your teeth strong and healthy.



The disadvantage to dental bonding is that it does not protect your teeth against stains as well as crowns. It is somewhat stain resistant but it is not stain-proof. Another disadvantage is that dental bonds are not as strong as other treatments, making them last for a shorter period of time.


How Long Does Bonding Last?

The lifespan of bonds depends on two factors.

  1. How much bonding one has on their teeth.
  2. A person’s oral habits.

Bonding can last anywhere from three to ten years. Often times they only need a quick touch up to be repaired.


How to Take Care of Dental Bonds?

 Taking care of your dental bonds will make them last longer.  With dental bonds it is important to clean your teeth very well. This doesn’t require anything abnormal just routine brushing, flossing, and dental visits. This will help increase the lifespan of the dental bonds. It is also important to stay away from chewing ice or other hard materials.


Family Dentistry Services

Family Dentistry

We welcome the entire family to Carolina’s Dental Choice. Our team’s daily goal is to provide the highest quality of care and treatment to you, our patient. Our relationship with our dental family is focused on a dental visit that is positive and comfortable.



Dental Hygiene Service

Preventive dental care is the foundation of optimal health. Maintaining good oral hygiene aids in a healthy mouth, and overall healthy body. It is important to establish good as well as consistent hygiene habits at a young age, as it carries over into adulthood. the formula is the same for children and adults; brush your teeth two times a day (morning and night), for at least two minutes each time, rinsing with antiseptic mouth rinse (young adults and older), fluoride for children is also beneficial, and FLOSS daily. Flossing is simply exercise for your gingival tissue, your gums. Healthy gums should be a nice and pink color and firm to touch. Red and swollen gum tissue is an indication of unhealthy gingival tissue and a precursor to potential further dental issues. Visit your dental hygienist for a cleaning twice a year and be proud of your smile!


Sedation for Anxious Patients

Are you anxious, have a fear of the dentist? Sedation Dentistry can help you overcome dental fears safe and effectively with the appropriate level of relaxation. A fearful patient can calmly receive the dental care he or she need. the entire process is simple and comfortable.


3D Imaging Device

This 3 dimensional digital device combines three different types of 3D data with one X-ray unit. This 3D combination creates a virtual patient in 3D,
helping you with all your dental needs.

Laser Dentistry

Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994 to treat a number of dental problems.

The application of lasers in dentistry opens the door for dentists to perform a wide variety of dental procedures they otherwise may not be capable of performing. If you consider yourself somewhat of an anxious dental patient and are seeking extreme safety and comfort, you might consider looking for dentists who have incorporated laser dentistry techniques into their practices and treatments.

We are pleased to offer the Biolase ezlase Dental Laser in our family of high-tech instruments.


Benefits of Laser Dentistry

  • Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
  • Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
  • Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments.
  • Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
  • Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
  • Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.


Tooth Extractions

Getting a tooth removed is a common dental procedure here at Wilmington Community Dental, Brown & Associates and throughout the United States.

A tooth can be extracted for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is because it is impacted. A tooth becomes impacted when it has been prevented from growing normally, by the gums, bone or other teeth. Wisdom teeth commonly become impacted.

Another reason teeth are extracted, especially in youth and young adults is to make room in the mouth before planning to straighten remaining teeth. Teeth may also be extracted if they are so poorly positioned that they cannot possibly be straightened. A less common reason to extract a tooth is as a cheaper alternative to filling or placing a crown on a decayed tooth.

If you or your child have a condition where a tooth extraction might be called for, please call Carolina’s Dental Choice at (910)342-9210 to schedule an appointment with us.

Tooth Extractions

Getting a tooth removed is a common dental procedure here at Wilmington Community Dental, Brown & Associates and throughout the United States.

A tooth can be extracted for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is because it is impacted. A tooth becomes impacted when it has been prevented from growing normally, by the gums, bone or other teeth. Wisdom teeth commonly become impacted.

Another reason teeth are extracted, especially in youth and young adults is to make room in the mouth before planning to straighten remaining teeth. Teeth may also be extracted if they are so poorly positioned that they cannot possibly be straightened. A less common reason to extract a tooth is as a cheaper alternative to filling or placing a crown on a decayed tooth.

If you or your child have a condition where a tooth extraction might be called for, please call Carolina’s Dental Choice at (910)342-9210 to schedule an appointment with us.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontitis, or gum disease, affects nearly half of all American adults. Fortunately, Carolina’s Dental Choice has a two-step plan in place: scaling and root planing.

Gum disease is the inflammation of the tissue around your gum that affects your teeth and the bones surrounding your teeth. Luckily, there are many warning signs of potential gum diseases you can look out for, including receding gums, swollen gums, loose teeth, and an obvious bad taste in your mouth.

Scaling and root planing sounds like a dangerous outdoor activity for adventurous thrill-seekers. In reality, scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning measure that helps fight back against gum disease. This is a nonsurgical procedure to treat your teeth and gums against plaque, bacteria, and tartar deposits.

While everyone experiences plaque and bacteria buildup on their teeth, left unchecked, the bacteria that lives in the plaque will eventually cause gum disease. When your gums are healthy, the tissue fits tightly around your teeth and prevents plaque from residing below your gums. Healthy gums attach to the tooth 1 to 3 mm below the gumline. When a person has gum disease, the tissue loosens, enabling plaque to fill in pockets below the gum. If pockets reach 4 mm or more, your dentist will recommend dental scaling to carefully remove plaque from below the gumline.

What is scaling and root planing?

The scaling process targets the area below the gumline and along the roots using an ultrasonic scaling device and/or manual instruments to remove plaque and tartar. Scaling can also involve delivering an antimicrobial agent into the pocket to treat and reduce bacteria.

Next, root planing goes deeper to remove cementum and surface dentin, smoothing out affected root areas in order to decrease gum tissue inflammation and allow your gums to reattach to your teeth. A properly planed root surface helps fight against bacteria, tartar, and plaque while also promoting root healing.

Why should I consider this procedure?

Periodontitis causes sensitive, inflamed gums that often bleed and cause bad breath. Scaling and root planing is the best solution when a regular cleaning cannot remove plaque trapped in deep gum pockets. Left untreated, gum disease leads to tooth and bone loss. Seeking treatment early on means you will have a much higher rate of tooth-survival.

In addition, scaling and root planing can prevent other diseases! Bacteria from periodontal infections can affect other areas of the body that lead to heart and respiratory diseases. This lack of bacteria also results in better breath and a more confident, aesthetically pleasing smile.

How long does the procedure take?

To fully remove all plaque, bacteria, and tartar from your teeth and root surfaces, scaling and root planing usually takes more than one appointment to complete. Depending on your treatment plan, a moderate case may take one appointment, but most treatments divide the affected areas into sections per appointment.

We require follow-ups to ensure that the gums are becoming firm and pink again and that bleeding is reduced or completely gone. Severe cases of periodontitis may require surgical intervention, but the good news is that scaling and root planing will lessen the amount of surgery, if ultimately needed.

Will it hurt?

If you’ve attended regular dental cleanings, your dental hygienist has already been scaling your teeth and gumline regularly to remove plaque and tartar. For this procedure however, dental hygienists often administer an anesthetic to minimize any discomfort since it is a deeper, more extensive type of cleaning. The team at Carolina’s Dental Choice is happy to talk to you about your options if you experience sensitive gums or are concerned about pain during the process.

After-Procedure Maintenance:

Scaling and root planing success greatly depends on continued patient aftercare. Recovery can take a few days, during which time you may experience sensitivity. We recommend a gentle toothbrush and continued gentle flossing during this time.

After recovery:

  • Properly brush and floss, as recommended by your dentist.
  • Replace worn-down toothbrushes.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Visit us at Your Community Dental for routine checkups.


If the team at Carolina’s Dental Choice recommends this procedure, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment.  We ensure that the result is going to be a fresher, happier, healthier smile!