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What Can Veneers Do for Your Smile?

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Charlotte cosmetic dentist Dr. Justin Harlow has helped many patients get their most beautiful smile with the help of porcelain veneers. What can veneers do for your smile? The question might well be, what can’t they do?

Dental Issues That Porcelain Veneers Can Solve

One of the great benefits of veneers is their versatility in the number of dental issues they can fix. These include:

  • Make a crooked smile straight. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of orthodontics to fix your misaligned smile, porcelain veneers can camouflage your crooked teeth.
  • Cover up teeth that are stained and resistant to whitening. There are some stains that teeth whitening cannot remove, but ...

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Get Back Your Confidence with a Smile Makeover

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Your smile is an integral part of your appearance, but sometimes it doesn’t look or function the way you’d like it to. If you have multiple issues, such as teeth that are stained and gapped, or one or more missing teeth, it might be especially discouraging.

With a visit to your cosmetic dentist in Charlotte, Dr. Justin Harlow, you can find out about procedures that can give you a smile that looks and functions optimally.

Here are just a few of the ways a smile makeover can improve the form and function of your smile—and restore your self-confidence.

It Can Eliminate Gaps Between Your Teeth

Many people have gaps between their front teeth, but ...

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Study: Nicotine May Play a Role in Developing Cavities

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There have long been connections between smoking and the use of other tobacco products with the progression of gum disease, but now new studies are linking nicotine with cavity development. A study conducted in Sweden looked at two groups of teens: one group never smoked; the other group used tobacco products. The results were clear: The group that used products with nicotine had a higher incidence of cavities. A study conducted in a female correctional institute showed similar results.

When your Charlotte dentist recommends quitting smoking to protect your oral health, it’s clear that there is plenty of scientific evidence to back up the idea.

The Science Behind the Connection Between Nicotine ...

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3 Reasons Why Dentists Need to Take X-Rays

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Dentists want to provide the most comprehensive oral care to their patients, but they can’t always do that with a visual examination alone. Not all dental issues are visible to the naked eye. With dental x-rays, however, dentists can see problems that might be developing beneath the surface, recommending treatment while problems are still small and easier to treat.

Usually part of a routine examination, along with a dental cleaning, your Steele Creek area practice Harlow Dental, provides thorough and safe dental x-rays.

Why Dental X-Rays Are Important

  1. To spot cavities. Sometimes cavities are so small, they can’t be seen with a visual examination alone. A dental x-ray can also spot cavities ...

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Health, Wellbeing, Confidenceā€¦the Power of a Smile

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Are you looking for a way to improve your health, enjoy more positive wellbeing, and give your confidence a boost? Don’t underestimate the power of a smile to do all three of those things.

If your smile isn’t all that it could be, it might be time to visit your Charlotte dentist Dr. Justin Harlow of Harlow Dental. Whether you are overdue for a routine teeth cleaning, or you are seeking cosmetic dentistry, we can help give you a smile you love to show the world.

Here is why a smile is your number one asset.

Smiling Can Improve Your Mood as Well as Those Around You

Even if you are faking it, using the ...

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Brown Spots on Your Teeth? What Might Have Caused It and What We Can Do

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It’s not uncommon to have brown spots on your teeth, particularly if you are a smoker. There can be other causes for brown spots as well, including diet, medications, genetics, illness, and poor oral hygiene. Some of these can be controlled; others can’t.

Regardless of the reason for the brown spots on your teeth, today’s cosmetic dentistry procedures mean there are solutions, and we invite you to find out more at our Charlotte practice.

Reasons for Brown Spots on Your Teeth—Other Than Smoking

Some of the most common reasons for brown spots include:

  • Decay. Often a cavity will present itself as a brown spot on the tooth.
  • Tartar. When plaque builds up on the teeth ...

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What Does It Mean When a Tooth Is Dead?

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A dead tooth is precisely what the name implies: a tooth that is no longer living. If you suspect you have a dead tooth, it’s crucial to seek treatment immediately.

Dr. Justin Harlow, your dentist in Steele Creek, has the following to say about what you should do if you have a dead tooth.

Definition of a Dead Tooth

When the pulp—the living portion inside your tooth—dies, its blood supply has been cut off for whatever reason. Even though there is no longer a living nerve inside the tooth, it is still susceptible to infection, which is one reason why it’s so important to see the dentist if you think you might have ...

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