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We hope you enjoy looking through our archives! This is a comprehensive collection of articles, links, and useful information about dental care and oral health. Explore our archive to find a wealth of knowledge, expert guidance, and inspirational success stories demonstrating the transformative power of dental health. Whether you're looking for support, advice, or just to stay informed, our archives are a great resource to help you on your path to a self-assured and healthy smile.

THE DIFFERENCE WITH PROFESSIONAL WHITENING

Almost everyone wants to have a gleaming, pearly white smile. Many of our patients come in asking about teeth whitening…

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PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CLEANINGS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit your dentist twice a year for your regular cleanings.”…

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ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS & BIO/SCREEN

If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would…

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WHAT IS AN ORAL CANCER SCREENING?

Although we provide every patient with an oral cancer screening at every regular check-up, it is best to conduct self-exams…

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WHAT IS ORAL CANCER?

It is important to be informed on oral cancer warning signs, diagnosis and treatment. If the disease is left untreated…

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE SUGAR-FREE: THE FACTS ABOUT COMMON SWEETENERS

Originally created for people that can’t consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in Charlotte in…

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NEED A TOOTH EXTRACTION? DON’T BE AFRAID!

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Charlotte dentist, it’s not…

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU NEED AN EMERGENCY DENTIST

Sometimes we forget how much peril everyday life puts our teeth in. Taking a bite out of a fresh apple,…

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MOUTHGUARDS – DO THEY REALLY WORK?

Sore jaw? Restless nights? Play sports? If any of these apply to you, you might be surprised to hear that…

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IS LED WHITENING SAFE FOR YOUR TEETH?

Is your smile not as white as it once was? If you are considering options to restore your smile to it’s brightest…

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IS IT EVER TOO LATE FOR DENTAL WORK?

Let’s be honest. If you are like most people in Charlotte, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at…

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I’D RATHER HAVE A ROOT CANAL

Have you ever heard someone say, “It was worse than a root canal?” Most of us in Charlotte are used…

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ICE CRAVINGS – A SIGN OF SOMETHING WORSE?

We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all…

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HOW FOOD AFFECTS YOUR TEETH

It makes sense that everything you put in your mouth will have an effect on your teeth and overall oral…

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HOT ON THE TRAIL WITH ORAL PATHOLOGY

When it comes to your oral health, we hope you never have any pains or problems. Good preventive care will help you…

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HISTORY OF THE TOOTHBRUSH

If you had to give up your toothbrush or your car, which would it be? According to a recent survey,…

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GUM DISEASE: MORE THAN JUST GUMS

Your Mouth: A Picture Of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell…

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A GUIDE TO CAVITY PREVENTION

Imagine this- you have come to see your dentist for a cleaning and routine check-up. The cleaning goes well, but…

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THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE CROSSBITE

If your teeth or jaw don’t line up well with each other, you may have crossbite. Our Charlotte dentist explains…

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FUN DENTAL FACTS – DID YOU KNOW?

Dentistry is serious medicine, and daily oral hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too – not to…

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FORGET YOUR FEARS WITH SEDATION DENTISTRY

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dentist! We at Central Avenue Dental know that some Charlotte folks avoid the dentist’s chair…

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FLUORIDE: GOOD OR BAD?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public…

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ESSENTIAL OILS FOR ORAL HEALTH

Essential oils are time-tested treasures gaining new popularity among fans everywhere. These potent liquids are fun and fresh ingredients you…

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DIET SODA AND DENTAL HEALTH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to find the truth among all of the health-conscious noise. Often times,…

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DENTISTS ARE DOCTORS, TOO!

There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… Of course,…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL X-RAYS

The Importance of Dental X-Rays  The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques…

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HOW DENTAL SEALANTS KEEP CAVITIES AT BAY!

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Charlotte, NC children to brush and…

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DENTAL INSURANCE FAQ: THE BASICS

At Central Avenue Dental, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and…

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THE DENTAL HEALTH DIET – FOODS FOR HEALTHY GUMS

Keep Your Mouth Healthy with These Foods Hello Charlotte residents! As you know, Central Avenue Dental are committed to helping you…

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DENTAL BRIDGES 101

A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall…

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HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY MOUTH

Have you ever considered that you may one day have dry mouth? Well as it turns out, 1 in 10…

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DDS VS. DMD: A DENTAL DEGREE BREAKDOWN

If you are looking for a dentist in Charlotte, you may have picked up on the fact that there are…

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CROWNS, BRIDGES, DENTURES, AND IMPLANTS: THE FACTS

There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Central…

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CRACK DOWN ON CRACKED TOOTH SYNDROME

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results…

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HOW TO CLEAN TEETH LIKE A DENTIST

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Charlotte…

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT DENTIST

It’s no secret that Charlotte residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s…

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CHOCOLATE IS GOOD FOR ORAL HEALTH – TRUE OR FALSE?

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may…

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BENEFITS OF A CEREC CROWN

There are many situations for which your dentist may recommend you get a dental crown on one or multiple of…

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CARING FOR YOUR DENTURES

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would…

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WHY YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO IGNORE BLEEDING GUMS

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Central Avenue Dental…

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CAN YOU TREAT A TOOTHACHE AT HOME?

When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard…

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CAN PLAQUE CAUSE TOOTH LOSS?

If you’ve ever gone too long between brushing your teeth, you know how slimy and dirty your teeth can feel.…

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CAN DRY SOCKET BE DEADLY?

The dreaded words of warning for anyone who has a tooth extraction: dry socket. A dry socket is a painful…

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BREASTFEEDING & DENTAL WORK

If you’re a new mom or about to be one, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to…

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THE BENEFITS OF COMPOSITE FILLINGS

Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has…

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HOW BABY TEETH HELP MOUTHS GROW UP RIGHT

Every Charlotte parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their…

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AN ALKALINE DIET FOR ORAL HEALTH

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle school science class, but the…

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ADULT DENTISTRY: IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR DENTAL CARE

Good News For Grown-Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be…

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5 COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT SEDATION DENTISTRY

For many Charlotte residents, one thing stands in the way of a healthy, beautiful smile – fear of the dentist! …

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5 COMMON DENTAL MYTHS: FACT OR FICTION?

When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous…

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4 FACTS ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS

Many Charlotte residents will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs…

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Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really…

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