Bruxism (Teeth Grinding): The Habit That Can Damage the Smile

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a dangerous habit that generally attacks your smile at night. This is a serious condition that should not be ignored. If you grind your teeth at night or even during the day, our dental team strongly recommends that you call us at and schedule an appointment with your… Read more »

Composite Dental Fillings & Your Smile

Do you have tooth decay that needs to be repaired? Dr. may recommend a dental filling in , , to restore your tooth. Our dentist will remove the decay and then fill the area with the dental filling material. What is a composite filling? Composite fillings are tooth colored, durable fillings. They can be placed… Read more »

Dental Veneers Are an Effective Way to Improve the Appearance of Your Smile

The white and winning smile you enjoyed in your younger years can sometimes be robbed by cosmetic imperfections. If you’ve suffered chips, stains, or mismatched fillings on the teeth in your smile, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. To remedy these issues, your dentist, Dr. , might recommend dental veneers. Your dentist… Read more »

Mouthwash Can Be Beneficial to Your Oral Health

Always remember to brush and floss daily. In addition, mouthwash can be beneficial to your oral health, if you know what to look for. Some mouthwashes only seek to freshen your breath, whereas others have the capability to act as an additional layer of protection for your teeth. No mouthwash can replace brushing or flossing,… Read more »

The 101 on Dental Veneers

When your smile is marred by small chips, cracks, or deep enamel stains in your teeth, it can be hard to feel like smiling in photos. After all, no one wants to show off a less-than-perfect smile, right? It’s also hard to justify the expense of usual cosmetic dentistry options to fix just one or… Read more »

Create Your Sparkling Smile

Did you ever feel like you wish your smile was more sparkling? If so, you are not alone. Some records indicate that less than half of all women and fewer than 10% of all men like to smile. Most of the reasons for the lack of empathy towards a grin, stem from low self-esteem, and… Read more »

Dental Veneers 101

Are you one of the thousands of people who are curious how to achieve the flawless smile they always wanted? If so, we have exciting news for you! Here at , we are proud to offer dental veneers! Dental veneers are small, extremely thin, custom-made shells that are placed to the front of your teeth…. Read more »

What Can you Do for Your Teeth While Pregnant

You know that there are a number of things that might change when you’re pregnant. For example, you probably know that your hormones will change. You also realize that there are a number of things you’ll need to do to keep your child healthy and strong. However, did you know that your baby’s health could… Read more »

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

If you have serious anxiety problems about visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. Millions of American suffer from a phobia of visiting the dentist – and for some people, it’s so bad that it prevents these people from getting the necessary oral health care they need. That’s why, if you have issues with dental anxiety,… Read more »

Smile Help with Invisalign®

Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. Derek C. Barnes located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our dentist, Dr. Derek Barnes and our team are delighted to offer Invisalign® aligners for our patients looking for a straighter, more attractive smile. If you have always wanted a smile makeover but aren’t excited about wearing braces in this… Read more »