Six Month Smiles vs Invisalign: Which is Right for You?

Six Month Smiles vs Invisalign: Which is Right for You? Are you embarrassed to smile because of your crooked teeth? Have an overbite or underbite or just want to improve your smile? Well, you are not alone in your quest for a terrific smile. Your smile is the first thing people see when they meet you. While a lot of us had braces when we were younger, many adults could benefit greatly from correcting our misalignments. But who wants to be an adult ... Read more

How to Get a Better Smile

How to Get a Better Smile Smile! It’s something we are told to do frequently. It’s often given as advice when meeting new people or to show confidence on a job interview or date. But what if you hate your smile? What if you don’t want to smile because you are embarrassed of your teeth? Well, you are not alone. Many people feel less than confident when asked to show off their smile. Thankfully, there are things you can do to fix ... Read more

Dental Plans Explained

Dental Plans Explained It’s that time of year again- no, we aren’t talking about the holidays. It’s time to renew or revise your health insurance! Ugh! Looking through plan after plan can be disheartening this time of year especially with all the holiday hoopla going on. But your health is important- and we want to help you find the right dental insurance or plan for the coming year. Finding the best dental health care can be a daunting task. Here is some advice ... Read more

South Charlotte Dentistry is helping patients find their perfect smile by using an innovative and new process that adjusts crooked teeth in a matter of six months.

Dr. Wells of South Charlotte Dentistry, located near Ballantyne, NC is certified in using the Six Month Smile method of straightening teeth. Requested by many patients, the Six Month Smile is renowned for its low cost and quick results, benefiting many who have been hesitant to fix their smiles due to the high price and awkward bulkiness of braces. One of the biggest benefits this recent approach provides in uncovering that hidden smile is that it takes roughly six months. There is ... Read more

How to Temporarily Relieve Tooth Pain

How to Temporarily Relieve Tooth Pain Tooth pain is some of the worst pain humans’ experience. How many of us related to Tom Hanks’ character in Castaway when he was desperate for a dentist? Thankfully, we aren’t stuck on a deserted island and can easily get to dentist’s office. However, how many of us put it off like Don Draper did in Mad Men? Or some of us would gladly go to the dentist to get relief but the office is closed? What ... Read more

How to Avoid Sweets this Holiday Season!

How to Avoid Sweets this Holiday Season! We love the holidays but the amount of sweets can be detrimental to our teeth and waistline! If you have a sweet tooth- then this time of year can be especially hard. And no, Dr. Wells has figured out a way to extract your sweet tooth- but he’s working on it. Tips on Avoiding Sweets: • Take Care of your Emotions- This may sound a little sensitive, but we often reach for sweets when we are feeling ... Read more

Dr. Wells Agrees with Ancient Romans

Charlotte, NC- Recently, it has been discovered that Ancient Romans living in Pompeii had impressively healthy teeth because they didn’t eat a one certain food- sugar. “I’ve been saying this for years- avoid sugar!” says Dr. Wells of South Charlotte Dentistry, “I’m happy to learn that history agrees with me. A low-sugar diet will help keep your teeth healthy.” Scientists used CAT scans to examine 30 people who lived in Pompeii in AD79 when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Their bodies were persevered in ... Read more

How to Get a Hollywood Smile

How to Get a Hollywood Smile Have you ever wanted a Hollywood smile? Have you ever thought that celebrities seem to have perfect teeth? Well, South Charlotte Dentistry can help you achieve the same look with dental veneers. “A lot of actors have veneers and that’s why look teeth always look camera-ready,” says Dr. James Wells. What are Veneers? Veneers are extremely thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surface of your teeth. They are wafer-thin and are made of tooth-colored materials- either ... Read more

Should I have my Silver Fillings Replaced?

Should I have my Silver Fillings Replaced? This is a question Dr. Wells of South Charlotte Dentistry gets asked a lot. You may be wondering if silver fillings are safe and should they be replaced? Are They Safe? A lot of us still have silver fillings, also referred to as amalgams. And many of us might have watched an episode of the Dr. Oz show that encourage people to get their silver/ amalgam fillings replaced immediately. Dr. Oz and others have suggested that the ... Read more

How to Tell if You Have a Cavity

How to Tell if You Have a Cavity Cavities are the biggest dental problem, affecting more than 90% of the population. Cavities are holes in your tooth’s outer layers- the dentin and enamel. A lot of times, our cavities are so small they go unnoticed, but larger cavities can wreak havoc if not properly treated. But how do you know if you have a cavity? The first sign is PAIN. As the cavity enlarges, you may start to notice pain in your tooth out ... Read more