Charlotte NC Dentist Blog

Comparing Dental Bridges and Dental Implants

Dental technology has advanced greatly in the last 30 years and patients with missing or damaged teeth now have several effective treatment options available to them. While, dental bridges are the long established and currently less expensive means of replacing…

7 Signs It’s Time For A Dental Appointment

We know that dental appointments aren’t everyone’s favorite way to spend their spare time, but your body may be telling you that you need to see a dentist. Dr. Richard W. Van Gurp’s Charlotte, NC office Van Gurp Dentistry at…

How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are now considered the optimal choice for long-term tooth replacement, resembling your natural teeth almost exactly and requiring only the same care they need. But how long will your dental implants last? The answer to this question depends…

What to Do About Bleeding Gums

You may have noticed your gums bleeding during routine brushing and flossing. This is not normal and may be a sign of serious problems. Bleeding gums are one of the most common signs of periodontitis -- gum disease, a bacterial…

Your Dentist Can Help You Stop Snoring

Millions of Americans — and their partners — suffer from the effects of snoring. More than just a nuisance, it’s often a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that can have serious repercussions for your health. The…

Getting to Know Your Teeth

How well do you really know your teeth? Your teeth are so important in your life: Helping you eat, shaping your face and letting you smile that you use to make a good impression on others. But many people don’t…