Dental Veneers – The Process and The Advantages

Dental veneers are sometimes called dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers. They are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that are designed to resemble natural teeth and are placed on the front part of the tooth in order to enhance the tooth’s appearance. These veneers usually change the size, shape, length, and color of the tooth since they are placed […]

4 Reasons Why Full Mouth Dental Implants Are the Best Option to Improve Your Smile

Your dentist can suggest a variety of solutions if you have a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Dental implants can significantly help a patient leave behind the embarrassment and discomfort caused by missing teeth. Although full mouth dental implants are a bit pricey compared to dentures, they offer numerous advantages over dentures and the value of money […]

Dentophobia – Do You Have It?

In America, approximately 8 percent of people are afraid of clowns and 15 percent are afraid of flying. However, neither of those compare to 36 percent of people being afraid of… the dentist?! That’s right. The fear of going to the dentist is known as, “Dentophobia,” and 1 in 3 Americans have it. The most […]

Tips To Keep Fresh Breath/Dating After COVID-19

Dating is back. If you’ve been connecting with new suitors online, it’s time to get back out there IRL. Per the CDC and recommended guidelines from the NC Governor, small groups of less than 10 are allowed outside; Phase 2 allowed for restaurants to reopen with 50% capacity and additional seating/safety regulations. Which means: first […]

Dental Veneers: The Minimally Invasive Process and When to Replace Veneers

What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers are custom-designed porcelain shells that are applied to the surface of your teeth. Veneers can be used to cover worn enamel, discoloration, and uneven tooth alignment or spacing. Veneers can also be used to correct wear and tear, uneven teeth, and accidental damage. Not everyone is a candidate for porcelain […]

Invisalign, a Great Alternative to Metal Braces for Straightening Your Teeth

Have you thought about how you can get a straighter, beautiful smile but don’t want to have the “metal mouth” look of braces as an adult? Invisalign® is a great alternative to metal braces for straightening your teeth. Invisalign is the modern approach to straightening teeth by using clear, custom-made aligners. They work by gradually […]

We Love When You Laugh at the Dentist Office

Through Our Eyes: Stories from Our Dental Hygienists Dear Pearl. Patient, I love it when you laugh out loud (or try not to laugh) while I’m cleaning your teeth. I know you’re stressed out. When you come to your appointments, you bring two cell phones, your backpack, your AirPods, and your Apple watch. You’re on […]

Every Day Starts with a Team Huddle

Through Our Eyes: Stories from Our Dental Hygienists Dear Pearl. Patient, I love it when we huddle. You know that thing the Carolina Panthers do before they snap the ball: they get together, review the play, and make sure everyone knows what’s about to go down? Alright– well, we do the same thing– every day– […]

Going to the Dentist is Considered Self-Care

Through Our Eyes: Stories from Our Dental Hygienists Dear Pearl. Patient, I love it when you let your phone go to voicemail during your cleaning appointment. You scheduled this cleaning 6 months ago, put it on your work calendar and told your boss you’d be out for a dentist’s appointment today. What happens? You get […]

Professional Teeth Cleanings at Your Uptown Charlotte Dentist

Wait?…. Pearl isn’t just a cosmetic dentist? Nope! We do general dentistry too! When you make the best choice for your dental health and choose Pearl, our first step is to give your teeth a thorough, routine cleaning. Our hygienists start by scraping off the buildup of plaque and tartar that collects above and below the gum […]