Kannapolis, North Carolina

Cabarrus Health Alliance

The Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County

Cabarrus Health Alliance

300 Mooresville Rd
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 920-1070
Cabarrus Health Alliance, Dentists, Health and Beauty, Kannapolis, North Carolina

Cabarrus Health Alliance was created in 1997 as a successor to the Cabarrus County Health Department.  Organized as an independent governmental entity, Cabarrus Health Alliance is incorporated as the Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County.  The public health authority model is rooted in the belief that local public health problems are best addressed by local partnerships.  From its inception, the Board has expressed its philosophy and vision in its mission:  “To achieve the highest level of individual and community health through collaborative action.”

Cabarrus Health Alliance employs over 215 staff members across two locations, providing a comprehensive array of public health services to its 196,762 residents.  Through more than 70 services and programs, Cabarrus Health Alliance seeks to improve overall community health and eliminate health disparities by providing clinical services, health education, and prevention programming to community members.  Cabarrus Health Alliance provides environmental health protection; disease surveillance and prevention; and a vast range of clinical services that encompass:  breast health, comprehensive maternity and pediatric primary care, family planning, WIC, immunizations, dental services, case management, communicable disease services, and school nursing.

As an oral health provider, Cabarrus Health Alliance is firm believer in preventative care when it comes to family dentistry. To promote oral health from a young age, they put an emphasis on education as well as treatment through resources for children, parents, childcare providers, and teachers, as well as giving routine oral exams for preschool-aged children. Cabarrus Health Alliance dentists provide complete dental services for the entire family. Part of how they accomplish this is through an expansive selection of financing options for dental patients. They accept Medicaid, NC Health Choice, and a variety of private insurances—and a sliding fee scale for all Cabarrus County residents to ensure money is not a factor in whether or not individuals receive quality dental services.   

This year marks Cabarrus Health Alliance’s 20th anniversary.  The agency spent the past year diligently pursuing Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) recognition through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).  If awarded, Cabarrus Health Alliance will become the first health department in the state to earn this designation, further signifying its ongoing commitment to meeting national standards and capacity for responding to public health emergencies.  The agency also launched the Network of Care (NOC) this year – a comprehensive online directory connecting residents to health services across the county. 

If you want a reliable and affordable health care center, Cabarrus Health Alliance has two convenient locations in Kannapolis and Concord (dental only), NC. To schedule a dental appointment, give them a call at (704) 920-1070. More information about their services is available online.

Announcements & Events from Cabarrus Health Alliance
Causes of Dry Mouth & the Effects on Your Teeth, Kannapolis, North Carolina
Dry mouth occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough saliva. While occasionally feeling parched isn’t a cause for concern, constant dry mouth is something to take note of. In ...read more
How to Protect Your Child's Smile When They Play Sports, Kannapolis, North Carolina
Sports are a great way to encourage your child to exercise and practice their team-building skills. Despite these benefits, however, most sports also carry some inherent dangers, inc...read more
What Is Periodontal Charting?, Kannapolis, North Carolina
During a routine dentist visit, you’ll likely receive an exam along with your teeth cleaning. Part of the exam process is periodontal charting, which evaluates gum health and checks ...read more
3 Tips for Flossing With Braces, Kannapolis, North Carolina
While braces can correct your smile and boost your confidence, they can also make oral hygiene more challenging. This is particularly true when it comes to flossing. Fortunately, by ...read more
How to Protect Your Smile When You’re Expecting, Kannapolis, North Carolina
Everyone should engage in proper teeth cleaning, but it’s especially important for women who are expecting. When you’re pregnant, your body goes through a series of changes that can ...read more
Hydration is essential for your oral health, which is why many people focus on infusing their daily diets with extra drinks. Unfortunately, some beverages are better for teeth than o...read more
Sore and swollen gums are a common issue for many people. Along with visiting your dentist, there are other steps you can take to relieve gum pain and reduce swelling. The following ...read more
When it comes to your child’s overall wellness, taking care of their teeth and gums is of utmost importance. Practicing proper oral hygiene will prevent issues like cavities and gum ...read more
Sugar-free products are great alternatives to traditional cookies, candies, and drinks, but dentists will caution you to consume these products in moderation. Some of the ingred...read more
Good dental care is vital to overall health and quality of life, but not everyone has access to a dentist. Financial circumstances, location, and lack of transportation can make gett...read more
If you experience sharp or throbbing pain when your teeth are exposed to hot and cold foods, you probably have sensitive teeth. While it’s always a good idea to visit a dentist to en...read more
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, making it the perfect time to teach your kids about their teeth. Your child’s oral hygiene is important to their overall wellbein...read more
Many people have a sweet tooth and enjoy indulging in chocolate, baked goods, or other sugary treats. Although eating sweets releases feel-good brain chemicals that produce euph...read more
It's well-established that puberty and the ensuing teenage years come with a long list of biological changes, but one that often gets overlooked is oral health. Dentists frequently c...read more
Given the advanced technology behind electric toothbrushes, many believe these products are much better than manual brushes. However, the American Dental Association recognizes that ...read more
When you have bad breath, it can really impact your daily life. The condition can cause social anxiety, and make it difficult to talk to others confidently. Fortunately, if you under...read more
While it's never advisable to ignore a toothache or dental discomfort, it’s especially dangerous to dismiss wisdom teeth pain. Wisdom tooth extractions are common, as these mola...read more
When it comes to teeth cleaning, did you know that some foods can actually brighten your smile? While most people are aware of the foods that damage teeth, dentists also encoura...read more
When it comes to teeth cleaning, dentists across the country agree that brushing isn’t enough. To really take care of your mouth, you also need to floss regularly. But why is flossin...read more
It’s easy to sip on soda all day, and while it may not seem like a sweet, it falls in the same category as candy when it comes to the effect it has on your teeth. Most sodas are load...read more
Your dental enamel is the hardest substance in your body, protecting your teeth from the pressures of chewing and the acids produced by oral bacteria. Unfortunately, this hard substa...read more
You’re probably aware that hormones impact your mood, weight, and food cravings, but you might be surprised to learn that they also affect your dental health. A surge in female ...read more
If you’re like many other dental patients, you may find yourself wishing your smile could be a bit brighter. Luckily, there are many natural ways you can whiten dull or yellowing tee...read more
You don't need to be a dentist to know that eating excessive amounts of sweets is bad for your teeth. But because children's teeth are still developing, candy — especially hard candi...read more
Scheduling a teeth cleaning every six months is essential for protecting your oral health. Even with perfect oral hygiene habits, though, issues can arise between appointments. ...read more
Your mouth is subject to constant threats. Whether it’s decay-causing bacteria or complications with alignment, sometimes it’s best to remove the source of the problem rather th...read more
As a parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your child’s teeth healthy. Like many health-related subjects, the topic of fluoride may be confusing for some. With so much in...read more
When it’s time for your next oral exam, ask the dentist what you can do to improve your dental health. In addition to reminding you about your brushing and flossing routine...read more
For many dental patients, tooth extractions may be necessary for oral health. No matter the reason, you may feel nervous going into the dentist appointment. By knowing...read more
An underbite occurs when the lower part of the jaw protrudes farther forward than the upper part. The teeth cannot come together completely, which impairs chewing and speaking&n...read more
Getting kids interested in teeth cleaning is essential to promote a lifetime of excellent oral hygiene. Childhood cavities have been on the rise in the United States, with ...read more
Pregnancy can be exhilarating but also stressful. Expecting moms have to look after their baby’s health as well as their own while fluctuating hormones and other factors ca...read more
Every child deserves quality dental care from a skilled and compassionate dentist. With the school year approaching fast, Cabarrus Health Alliance in Kannapolis a...read more
Dental care can directly impact overall health, showing once again how important regular checkups are for your family. Some parents aren’t sure what to do if they can’t afford t...read more
Having a drink or two on occasion can good for your health, but drinking regularly can negatively impact your well-being, including your teeth. The dentists at Cabarrus Hea...read more
If you grind your teeth when you’re stressed or anxious or during the night while you sleep, you’re one of many people with a condition known as bruxism. Bruxism can have a seri...read more
Root canal therapy is needed when the tooth pulp becomes infected or inflamed. Despite its negative reputation, this treatment is no more uncomfortable than getting a simple fil...read more
Healthy oral care habits and visits to the dentist are crucial for your child’s teeth. Learning to brush and floss alone is a big first step, but in many cases, children aren’t alway...read more
Dental discoloration can either occur within the tooth itself or on the surface of the dental enamel, which is why a more careful evaluation from your dentist is important to fix the...read more
From painful cavities to tooth loss, regular trips to the dentist and excellent oral hygiene will prevent dental issues that reduce your self-esteem and quality of life. Gingivitis i...read more
Pediatric immunizations begin in the first month of your baby’s life and continue throughout childhood. These vaccinations are designed to protect your family and futu...read more
If your smile is in need of a makeover, restorative and cosmetic dentists can both provide services to help. But while these specialists focus on enhancing teeth, they are somewhat d...read more
If you’re in search of a new dentist, you’re probably concerned about finding a doctor you truly feel comfortable with. In this case, asking the right questions is crucial to ensure ...read more
Although some people underestimate the importance of routine dental care, the fact of the matter is that frequent visits to a dentist help maintain your overall health. But...read more
Flu season is a difficult time of year. Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to decrease the spread of germs and maintain the health of your household. Below, the immuniza...read more
When your child is sick, it can be difficult to determine whether a school absence is warranted. After all, getting a good education is important, and you don’t want to keep your chi...read more
Getting children excited about oral hygiene is tough for many parents, especially if their little ones are afraid of the dentist. But while building this interest is difficult, it’s ...read more
Though most know to schedule a dentist appointment twice a year for routine cleanings, maintaining your oral health requires putting in the work between visits too.&nb...read more
Children need routine dental care to stay healthy and happy, but when do you start? Often, parents may assume kids don’t need regular dental checkups until all their teeth have come ...read more
Preventative dental care is crucial to your overall health. Examples of this are treatments routine teeth cleanings, which are a simple way to stay on top of your oral care. Bel...read more
As time rolls on, your smile can sustain a great deal of damage, which is why some dentists offer a long list of restorative dentistry services. Through the art and science of restor...read more
Medicaid is a federal-state health insurance program that aids in paying for services from doctors and dentists. Because states govern the level of coverage provided by Med...read more
Regular oral exams are crucial to maintaining your overall health. While most people should visit their dentist once every six months, the necessary frequency of your appointmen...read more
Even if you’re meticulous about brushing and flossing your teeth every day, they can still get discolored. That’s because they’re constantly exposed to drinks and foods that cau...read more
Immunizations are one of the greatest advancements in medical science. Some of the more well-known diseases that widespread vaccinations have significantly prevented or eradicat...read more
If you have damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, a dentist who specializes in restorative dentistry will improve the health and appearance of your smile. Whether you ar...read more
If you’re already enrolled in the Affordable Care Act dental plan, you’re probably wondering what type of coverage it gives you for 2018. Fortunately, the friendly dentists at Cabarr...read more
For parents, choosing a doctor for their children can be a more overwhelming task than selecting their own care provider. After all, pediatricians are the ones entrusted to keep kids...read more
It’s necessary to see a pediatrician when your child gets sick, but regular well-child visits are just as important. Having a primary health care provider can reduce the number of ho...read more
All general dentists practice restorative dentistry. This term describes the diagnosis and treatment of tooth decay, after which the dentist restores the affected tooth or teeth to t...read more
As a parent, there are several hazards you will have to safeguard your child from. Some of these are easily identifiable, while others are not. To protect against the variables you c...read more
According to the CDC, 30.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes as of 2015. Diabetes poses serious risks to your overall health, including your smile’s. If you have be...read more
The process in which teeth form in the mouth is known as “eruption.” The progress of this formation can be read on diagrams given to you by your dentist called eruption cha...read more
There are many ways to ensure your teeth stay strong and healthy. Brushing once a day, flossing twice a day and visiting your dentist for a cleaning every six months will preven...read more
Apart from regular brushing and flossing, semi-annual oral exams are essential to building a lifetime of dental health. But if you aren’t a dentist, it may not be clear to you w...read more
Excellent oral health is important, and never more so than when you’re pregnant. But even if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing, it’s still possible to develop gingivit...read more
Gums that are redder than usual or bleeding could indicate you’re in the beginning stages of gingivitis. Cabarrus Health Alliance, a health care group offering family dentistry servi...read more
As part of your ongoing oral health regimen, your dentist may recommend tooth extractions. Though some people are uncomfortable with the idea of losing a tooth, there are a variety o...read more
Your diet affects more than the numbers on the scale—it can have serious implications for your oral health as well. The general dentistry team at Cabarrus Health Alliance in Kannapol...read more
A quick stroll down the dental health aisle of your local market will reveal dozens of bottles of vibrant-hued mouthwash. While you pick up your floss, toothpaste, and toothbrush, yo...read more
Unfortunately, cavities are a common occurrence. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, the only condition diagnosed more regularly is the common cold. If you ...read more
Your child's first visit to the pediatric dentist makes a lasting impression that will affect their dental care throughout their life. New environments can be intimidating to kids, b...read more
At-home teeth cleaning is essential for a healthy smile. But, it’s not enough to simply brush. The dental team at Cabarrus Health Alliance in Kannapolis, NC, advise forming healthy h...read more
The dentists and medical health professionals at Cabarrus Health Alliance understand just how important regular dental care is to maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, not everyo...read more
It’s important for children to see a dentist twice a year for checkups and teeth cleanings, but many kids don’t have the opportunity to do so. That’s why Cabarrus Health Alliance, wh...read more
Over time, even small habits can have a significant impact on your dental health. To keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, you need to remain attentive to proper care and hygiene an...read more
Even with the appropriate brushing and flossing techniques, your at-home oral hygiene routine should still be complemented by professional teeth cleaning every six mon...read more
If you brush your teeth regularly and visit your dentist twice a year, you may believe you're doing everything you need to achieve healthy teeth and gums. But there's more to dental ...read more
Finding an excellent dentist doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when you know what questions to ask top candidates. The right inquiries will help you narrow down...read more
Excellent oral hygiene isn’t just about maintaining a beautiful smile—it’s also important to your overall health. Research has linked poor dental care to an array of serious illnesse...read more
As a parent, it’s important to instill healthy dental habits in your growing children. While brushing and flossing are the first steps, you should also limit the amount of sugary bev...read more
Sometimes teeth are too damaged to be saved by a filling or root canal, and the only other option is to remove it. According to the dentistry team at Cabarrus Health Alliance in...read more
If you suffer from anxiety, nervousness, or stress, biting your nails may calm you down and provide an effective distraction. However, your dentist warns against ...read more
When it comes to your child’s health, it’s easy to get caught up between checkups with a pediatrician and other routine appointments. But, when should you schedule their first trip t...read more
Regular exams are an essential part of oral health, but when your child is afraid of the dentist, they can be difficult to accomplish. Early fears of the dentist can set a bad p...read more
Visiting your dentist twice a year for teeth cleaning and an exam is essential to your oral health, while properly brushing and flossing your teeth each day can help to pre...read more