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21 10, 2016

Common misconceptions about dental insurance (an update)

By |October 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Common misconceptions about dental insurance (an update)

This article was first published in 2012, a few things have since changed in the world of dental insurance, this updated version of the article is intended to address this.
The goal of your dental insurance benefit plans is to help offset the costs associated with dental care.  Typically, most plans cover between 50 and […]

30 09, 2013

How to Improve Your Smile: The Four Essentials of Bonding

By |September 30th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Bonding is the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure we perform at Midtown Dentistry in Charlotte. When you look at the benefits, it’s not hard to see why! Bonding is a simple procedure that can make a big difference in your appearance. Whether we like it or not, our appearance plays an enormous role in […]

7 08, 2013

Sedation Dentistry: A Proven Method for Alleviating Dental Fear

By |August 7th, 2013|Blog|1 Comment

Everyone suffers from a fear of something, whether it is spiders, flying or even the fear of household appliances (Oikophobia!). Fear of dental procedure is no different; up to 20% of people avoid going to the dentist altogether because of extreme fear or anxiety. This is often the result of past negative experience in […]

8 07, 2013

Invisalign Instead of Braces?

By |July 8th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

When my brother turned 16, my parents decided it was time to start thinking about braces. I had just finished a long and arduous 4-year relationship with braces myself.  Of course my brother, as susceptible to advertisement as he is, mentioned that he was interested in getting Invisalign, instead of the imposing metal brackets […]

5 02, 2013

Teeth whitening and bleaching

By |February 5th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Everyone loves a bright smile and most people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from regular cleanings at the dentist and daily oral hygiene. However for those who want to have a smile that looks brighter, there are a variety of products and procedures available to help improve the appearance of their teeth. […]

5 12, 2012

‘Tis the Season….

By |December 5th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

 I am always amused by patients surprise when they are told during a dental exam that they have a carious cavity.
What do you mean I have a cavity? Or, how come I have a cavity?
 As if I am making it up or worst I created the cavity in their mouth. A short inquiry […]

5 11, 2012

Invisalign

By |November 5th, 2012|Blog|2 Comments

Doc, How long does Invisalign actually take for most patients? I have mildly crooked front teeth I’d like to correct…and I’m considering Invisalign to accomplish.Thanks,Laura

Laura,I depends on the amount of orthodontic correction needed. In most cases 10 to 12 months is the average lenght of treatment, but minor cases can last less than 10 […]

1 08, 2012

Brushing, back to the basic.

By |August 1st, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

If you are like my patients and you follow carefully your dentist’ advice, you floss daily and use your toothbrush twice daily. But do you really know what you are doing?
Proper brushing should last two minutes. Unfortunately, most adults do not brush anywhere that long. To fully have an understanding for the time involved, […]

6 06, 2012

Onlay

By |June 6th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Recently I was talking to a friend about some of the dental services Midtown Dentistry offered and I mentioned onlay.  She was very quick to note that not everyone knew what an onlay was and suggested I make ‘onlay’ the subject of the blog for this month.
Prior to writing this blog post, I decided […]

7 05, 2012

Medical history in the dental office

By |May 7th, 2012|Blog, Medical History, Oral Cancer|0 Comments

Dr. Saint Jean, Dr. Saint Jean, I think he is dead…….. I think he is dead!
My heart sank when I heard these words; I remember the day very well.  It was a beautiful morning.  I had recently moved to Charlotte and had been working as an associate in a dental practice in town. I […]