Charlotte NC Dentist Blog

Treating TMJ in Charlotte, NC

You have probably heard someone say “I have TMJ” at some point. Usually, what these people mean is that they are suffering from a TMJ disorder or TMD. Your temporomandibular joints, also known as your TMJ, are the system that…

Toothbrush Care Do’s and Don’ts

Your toothbrush is in your mouth for about 4 minutes every day, so you’ll want to make sure it’s clean and stored properly, and know when to replace it. Dr. Richard Van Gurp of Charlotte, NC encourages you to take…

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…