Author Archive

Jul
30

Ways Your Diet Is Staining Your Teeth

Dr. Durning Moore

If you want to brighten and whiten your smile, you should look at your diet. While a good oral health routine is an essential part of a white smile, your diet can significantly impact your teeth.  A hard, thin layer…

Jun
29

How to Avoid Grinding Your Teeth

Dr. Durning Moore

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a condition in which a patient will grind or clench their teeth for a variety of reasons. Stress, anxiety, certain lifestyle habits or medications, and sleep disorders are all contributing factors that may…

May
31

5 Reasons You Might Have Bad Breath

Dr. Durning Moore

Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common problem experienced by patients. Its causes can vary from something as simple as diet to signs of a much larger issue, such as infection or gum disease. Most grocery and convenience stores are…

Apr
29

Clear Aligners for Adult Orthodontic Needs

Dr. Durning Moore

Invisalign and clear aligners have made it easier, convenient, and more comfortable for adult patients to straighten teeth. An alternative orthodontic treatment for a range of concerns, Invisalign is discreet and effective. Have you ever considered what Invisalign could do…

Mar
30

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Dr. Durning Moore

At the Charlotte Center for Complete Dentistry, we provide cosmetic dental services to enhance the smile's appearance. However, cosmetic dental care does not only affect the aesthetics of the smile. With cosmetic dental care, we can improve the smile's overall…

Feb
28

Do You Have A Bite Problem?

Dr. Durning Moore

If you often feel that your bite is uncomfortable, or notice that your teeth have begun to appear flat or worn, you could have an underlying bite problem. Often called TMJ, bite problems are clinically known as temporomandibular disorders. They…

Feb
01

How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

Dr. Durning Moore

It is often difficult for a patient to know if they have gum disease in the early stages of development. Gingivitis does have a few common symptoms, but most patients do not know they have it until we perform a…

Nov
30

Why is Routine Dental Care Important?

Dr. Durning Moore

At the Charlotte Center for Complete Dentistry, Dr. Durning Moore provides patients with comfortable dental care in Charlotte, NC. At regular dental appointments, Dr. Moore and his dental team thoroughly clean and examine the teeth and gums. Routine dental care…

Oct
26

When Do I Need An Oral Cancer Screening?

Dr. Durning Moore

Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, and being mindful of your risk of oral cancer is vital to preventing it. Although Oral Cancer Awareness Month is observed every April, that’s not the only time we should…

Oct
01

What to Expect During A Root Canal

Dr. Durning Moore

While the name root canal has the power to inspire fear in many people, the procedure itself isn’t as bad as you might think.  People tend to fear what they don’t understand but some knowledge can go far towards allaying…