Dr. Emily Snapp & Dr. Summer Suttles
10027 Park Cedar Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28210
Current Patients 704-752-0500 | New Patients: 704-504-7795

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Posted in Dental CrownsDental FillingsGeneral DentistryOral Health Tips
At our dental office in Charlotte, you’ll hear us talk a lot about the importance of regular dental cleanings at least every six months as well as having a healthy at-home oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. But besides keeping your teeth clean, there’s another way you can help ensure your mouth stays healthy… and that’s by avoiding foods that can damage teeth.The Scary SixPopcorn. Some of the most common food related dental damage comes from popcorn. Although it’s popped and mostly airy,...
Posted in Charlotte DentistsDigital Dental XraysGeneral Dentistry
We get asked a lot of questions at our dental office in Charlotte, and we don’t mind answering them one bit! We believe that the more our patients know, the healthier their smiles will be. One of our more frequent requests is for more information on dental x-rays – why we use them, different types, and especially their safety.The 3 Most Common Types of Dental X-RaysThere are several different types of x-rays that your dentist in Charlotte may use to look at various parts of the mouth’s anatomy. Each type is used for a different...
Posted in General DentistryOral Health Tips
Every year, April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. At our dental office in Charlotte, we strive to keep our patients and our neighbors as healthy as possible, so we’d like to join in and help educate our community on the risks of oral cancer, how to identify it, and why it’s best to identify it as early as possible.Fast FactsAbout 49,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a type of oral cancer this year aloneOver 9,700 will die from oral cancer in 2017Only an estimated 57% of those diagnosed this year will still be alive...
Posted in General DentistryTop Dental Tips
Some of the treatments we offer at our dental office in Charlotte require us to administer an anesthetic to first numb the area prior to beginning the procedure. We do everything we can to keep the process easy, comfortable, and totally pain free so that you become nice and numb and don’t feel anything during treatment. However, sometimes we encounter patients that have more trouble getting numb than others. We’d like to explain a few possible reason as to why this happens.Nerves on Fire!Well, not literally on fire, but in the dental...
Posted in Emergency Dental TipsPreventative Dentistry
A dental emergency can happen any time, any where and can be anything from a chipped tooth, a toothache, a lost filling, or a tooth that’s totally knocked out. While nobody ever wants to experience a dental emergency, the truth is, they happen. When they do, you should be aware of some ways to handle some of the most common dental emergencies. That’s where our dental office in Charlotte comes in.There’s Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution to All Dental EmergenciesNot every dental emergency is handled the same way, but there is one thing...
Posted in General Dentistry
Considering a career as a dentist? We may be biased, but the team at our dental office in Charlotte thinks it’s the best job you could have. Dentists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists are an important part of a total healthcare team, and are crucial to keeping patients healthy. Not only that, but they can also be responsible for transforming smiles and giving people a confidence boost which affects their lives as a whole. If you’d like to experience the rewarding feeling we get each and every day, dentistry may be right for...
Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry
There’s a lot to say about a healthy, beautiful smile. Some people are lucky to have one naturally. Others have to battle against genetics, accidents, or aging. When time, or life itself, takes a toll on your teeth, your confidence can dwindle and it’s common to begin hiding your smile. However, you don’t need to hide it forever. The cosmetic dentistry options at our dental office in Charlotte can help you get a smile that you love.Cosmetic Dentistry TreatmentsThere are several forms of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can solve...
Posted in Gum DiseasePreventative Dentistry
It’s not uncommon for the month of February to be full of hearts — candy hearts, heart shaped boxes of chocolate, and a whole host of other gifts given in the name of love. At our Charlotte dental office, we’re all for celebrating love, but this February, we’d like our patients to pay attention to a different kind of heart — the one inside you — and ways to keep it healthy.Fast Facts on Heart DiseaseFebruary is recognized as Heart Health Month and is used to raise awareness of the seriousness and widespread occurrence...
Posted in Oral Health Tips
Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a common issue that affects nearly 80 million Americans. It’s a serious problem that doesn’t only affect your oral health, but can directly impact your personal life as well. Don’t worry, your Charlotte dental office is here to help.Dry MouthYour mouth needs an adequate saliva supply to keep itself healthy. Essentially, it helps wash away bacteria and neutralize acid that can lead to decay and cavities. Without it, bacteria are left to linger around and cause all sorts of problems, including...
Posted in Oral Health Tips
Many people bite their tongue while talking, chewing, or sneezing. It’s an incredibly common occurrence, although very painful. But did you know that people can bite their tongue in their sleep and not even know it until the next day? At our Charlotte dental office, we want our patients to know that nighttime tongue biting is quite common, and it may actually be a sign of something serious.Seizures at NightThe symptoms of seizures include tensing of muscles, uncontrollable twitching, and yes, tongue biting. However, seizures aren’t...
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