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More Advantages Of Our In-House Dental Lab

We’ve told you before some of the reasons why our in-house dental laboratory is a great advantage for the patients of Charlotte Dentistry.  Instead of having to send out work on crowns, veneers, and dentures to offsite labs, which could be hundreds of miles away, our technicians […]

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Sensitive Subject: What You Can Do About Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and can affect people in many ways.  It occurs when the nerves within the dentin of a tooth is exposed.  Dentin is the layer below the enamel; it contains thousands of microscopic tubular structures that radiate outward from the center of […]

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Smart Decisions: How Our Experience Helps You

Meet Erin Queen.  Erin was the lucky winner of our 2009 Faith, Family, Freedom Invisalign giveaway contest, in which she won totally free treatment from Charlotte Dentistry – a Smile Makeover with Invisalign Technology. However, there were unexpected challenges found during Erin’s initial Invisalign exam.  She had […]

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Should You Consider Sealants?

We often get questions about dental sealants, especially for children’s and teenagers’ teeth. In many instances, sealants can offer significant benefits. A sealant is a plastic resin applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth—premolars and molars. The resin fills in the grooves and crevasses of […]

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How Gum Contouring Can Quickly Makeover Your Smile

Many people have “gummy” smiles–their teeth look short in comparison to others. But it’s not their teeth that are the problem.  Their gums are simply larger than normal.  And this is something that can be remedied with relative ease. A gummy smile may be caused by heredity, […]

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What’s Up With The “Chewies”?

Your Invisalign provider may at some point in your treatment provide you with “chewies”. The Aligner Chewie is made from a material called Styrene Copolymer and is a soft spongy plastic-like roll.  They look much like a roll of cotton. Typically, “chewies” are dispensed when you receive […]

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Taquana’s Invisalign Journey: Getting Close

Taquana “Tabby” Sears, a Charlotte Dentistry patient, has agreed to share her Invisalign experience with us on a regular basis.  For the last several months, she’s given us reports on how she’s doing with Invisalign, including ups and downs.  Below is her latest blog entry. I am […]

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The Science of A Smile

How important is your smile in your life?  Much more important than you might realize. A new book, Lip Service:  Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex and Politics, details just how much you use your smile in your daily life, and why your smile–and […]

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The Daily Grind: How To Deal With Grinding Your Teeth

Many people grind their teeth, a lot of them without even realizing it.  Tooth grinding, or bruxism, can come from improper alignment, reactions to medications, or even nerve disease.  Most often, it can be caused by either stress or just habit. The consequences of bruxism can be substantial.  Our […]

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Bleeding Gums Should Be Taken Seriously

If your gums bleed more than rarely when you brush your teeth, you should take it seriously and have a dentist examine them.  Bleeding can be a sign not just of gum disease, but even more serious disorders or vitamin deficiencies. We’re not saying this to alarm […]

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