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 General DentistryOral Health TipsPreventative Dentistry
When it comes to talking about food choices that are good for your teeth, your dentist in Charlotte has some not-so-surprising go to selections such as veggies, cheeses, and dairy products packed with calcium. But it may surprise you to hear that our dental office in Charlotte is also a fan of… chocolate. Fight Cavities, Eat Chocolate! Recent research conducted on the oral health effects of chocolate have caused dental professionals across the world to take a closer look at the sweet treat. It probably comes as no surprise...
Posted in Gum DiseaseOral Health TipsTMJ Treatment
Late November is when we gear up for a few weeks of feasts, family, fun, shopping, and all that the holiday season brings. Between arranging schedules to see everyone you need to see, fitting in all the parties you’ve been invited to, cooking large meals, and everything in between, it’s no wonder that stress levels tend to soar this time of year. As we all know, stress can affect our overall wellbeing. But at our dental office in Charlotte, we also know stress can jeopardize oral health, too. What’s With The Jaw Pain? Our bodies...
Posted in GeneralGum DiseaseOral Health TipsPreventative Dentistry
The mission of the American Cancer Society is to eliminate cancer as a widespread health problem through research, service, and education. One of their larger events of the year, the Great American Smokeout, occurs on the third Thursday in November. This annual event strives to encourage all tobacco users to designate a quit date and work towards a smoke-free life. The mission at our dental office in Charlotte is to help our neighbors live a healthy, happy life, and not using tobacco is directly related to us fulfilling that mission. So...
Posted in General DentistryPreventative DentistryTop Dental Tips
We’re right in the middle of Halloween season, which typically means all things spooky and eerie come out of the woodwork to try and scare you. While the team at our dental office in Charlotte understands the creepiness behind ghosts, goblins, and zombies, there is one thing that many people fear all months out of the year that we’d like to help with: the dentist. Reasons Behind Dental Fear Before we can work to overcome a fear, we must first try to identify why the fear exists. Fear of the dentist is no different. Some...
Posted in Dental HygieneGeneral DentistryPreventative Dentistry
Every October the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) sponsor National Dental Hygiene Month to both recognize talented dental hygienists everywhere and to drive awareness to the importance of practicing proper oral hygiene. Of course this is a celebration our Charlotte dental office can certainly get behind.   The Daily 4 Each year there’s a new theme surrounding National Dental Hygiene Month and for 2017, the focus is on the four crucial parts to a healthy oral health...
Posted in Oral Health TipsPreventative DentistryTMJ Treatment
Dental night guards are usually recommended for patients who suffer from nighttime tooth grinding, also known as bruxism. According to the American Dental Association, bruxism affects around 10-15% Americans, so it’s a pretty common problem. While night guards are typically the treatment of choice for bruxism patients, our dental office in Charlotte would like to explain why, how they help, and options you may have. Why is a Night Guard Used to Treat Bruxism? Many people who grind their teeth do so during sleep when they are unaware...
Posted in Charlotte DentistsGeneral DentistrySouth Charlotte Dentists
Nobody necessarily wants to embark on the journey of finding a new dentist. But occasionally, it’s just what we have to do. Longtime dentists retire, jobs require us to move, and a variety of life’s situations sometimes make it necessary to seek out a new dentist. However, finding the right new dentist can be a difficult process. With so many practices in your neighborhood all offering similar services, how do you know which dentist to choose? Follow this handy guide below to help find the best dentist in Charlotte for you.   Ask...
Posted in General DentistryOral Health TipsTop Dental Tips
The team at our dental office in Charlotte is dedicated to caring for our patients’ smiles, both while they’re in the office and in between appointments. We’re also focused on educating our neighbors about oral health so we can do our part in creating a healthy community. In this blog, we want to cover some of the top things that are most important for our patients to know. Check them out…     A proper oral hygiene routine at home is just as important as your bi-annual dental appointments. We typically...
Posted in Children's DentistryDental ExamsPediatric DentistryPreventative Dentistry
As we all gear up to head back to school, loading up on folders, notebooks, pencils, and backpacks, the team at our dental office in Charlotte wants to send a friendly reminder to our patients and neighbors about the importance of getting your child (or yourself) to the dentist before school starts. Dental Checkups Help with Overall Health, Too While we encourage all of our patients to see us at least biannually, we also like to see them prior to starting a new school year. Visits to your dentist in Charlotte not only help keep...
Posted in General DentistryOral Health TipsRestorative DentistryTop Dental Tips
At our dental office in Charlotte, we like to focus on preventive dental care to ensure the health of our neighbors. This usually means seeing us for regular dental visits at least every six months and following a proper hygiene routine at home. But there are other things you may be doing on a daily basis that are harming your smile and you don’t even know it. In this week’s blog, we’d like to cover the top 10 most common habits that ruin teeth. Brushing Too Hard – Your dentist in Charlotte recommends brushing your teeth...
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