Charlotte NC Dentist Blog

Can Adults Get Invisalign, Too?

Crooked or overlapping teeth are more than a cosmetic concern. They can also negatively affect your oral health by changing the stability of your bite. This can lead to all kinds of serious dental issues down the road. What Are…

What is TMJ?

You may have heard someone complain, “I have TMJ.” What they mean is that they are suffering from a TMJ disorder. Your temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the part of your skull that make it possible to open and close…

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,…