Charlotte NC Dentist Blog

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a common dental ailment that affects one out of every two American adults aged 30 and over. That’s not a small number. In fact, periodontal disease- more commonly known as gum disease- is the leading cause of…

How to Stop Persistent Bad Breath

Bad breath is a thing we all have to deal with sooner or later. Research shows that 50 percent of adults have suffered from bad breath, also known as halitosis, at some point. Dr. Richard Van Gurp, a dentist of…

Should I Use Charcoal Toothpaste?

Activated charcoal is now an ingredient in many commercially-available products such as face wash, makeup, and now, even toothpaste -- with claims that it is a natural way to whiten teeth. Does charcoal toothpaste actually work or is it merely…

Reasons Why Your Teeth Might Hurt

Anyone who’s suffered from tooth pain knows the sooner it goes away, the better. Pain in your teeth is not normal and can be an indicator of a serious problem that may need to be addressed. If your teeth hurt,…

Replace Missing Teeth with Realistic Implants

Are you self-conscious about smiling because you have missing teeth? Have you been told that the only way to get back your smile is with a set of dentures? If you’ve lost teeth due to gum disease, an accident or…

The Link Between Your Mouth and Your Health

There is a saying that “eyes are the window to the soul”. However, to a dentist, the mouth can be the “window” to a view of your bodily health. It can, in fact, be a “door” as well.  Many oral…