Dental Cleaning 101: Plaque and Calculus Prevention

Author: Smile Charlotte Team


Plaque vs Calculus: What’s the Difference?   Plaque is the soft material that can accumulate along the gum line and in between the teeth. Failure to properly remove this deposit will result in a hardening of the plaque that becomes calculus (or tartar).   Calculus (or tartar) is composed of bacteria that will cause infections […]

Oral Health Tip: It’s all about that Bone…That Bone

Author: Smile Charlotte Team


While it seems that most of our attention is on healthy teeth and gum tissue, it all begins with the health of the bone that holds things in place. The bone is the foundation for the esthetics of your smile as well as the functioning of your teeth with normal chewing and eating.   Our […]

How to Deal with a Dental Emergency on Vacation?

Author: Smile Charlotte Team


We are not sure why but many dental emergencies take place over weekends and while on vacation. We receive many of your frantic calls after normal office hours and work hard to make sure we address these problems as quickly as possible. So what do you do if you have an emergency?     Before […]

Beat the Heat without Hurting your Teeth

Author: Smile Charlotte Team


You scream, I scream, we all scream for Ice cream! It’s national ice cream month!   July is just underway and the temperature is rising. There are many ways to beat the heat this summer, but one of our favorites is enjoying a cold treat. Smile Charlotte is a big fan of Dairy Queen blizzards. […]