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 »

Details About Using Whitening Toothpaste to Maintain Your White Smile

The tooth-polishing treatment in your regular dental checkup or the professional tooth-bleaching treatment administered by your dentist, Dr. , will only whiten your teeth for a limited amount of time. If you enjoy dark foods and beverages on a regular basis or if you use tobacco, you will need to find a way to mitigate… Read more »

Quick Facts about Sedation Dentistry

Did you know that roughly 40 million Americans have a legitimate phobia of visiting the dentist? This phobia prevents a good portion of those Americans from receiving the dental care they need on a regular basis. If you’re one of those people who don’t like to visit the dentist – for any variety of reasons… Read more »

Your Cracked Tooth Can Be Repaired by a Crown

Even though the enamel layer on each of your teeth is very hard, there are still times when something like an accidental fall or a blow to the face can actually crack one of your teeth. One of the more common restoration options recommended by is to have the enamel layer of the cracked tooth… Read more »

Zoom Whitening: The Steps Involved in Treatment

Zoom whitening in , , is a beneficial treatment that can give you the smile results you’re looking for in just one appointment! However, some people get intimidated or nervous about the new, high-tech equipment we use at , and if you could be considered as one of these people, Dr. and our team are… Read more »

Improve Your Oral Health With a Tongue Scraper

Do you ever wonder what tongue scrapers really do for your health? If so, our dedicated dental team is happy to tell you! Tongue scrapers in , , are beneficial products that can help you in many ways, including: –They can help with bad breath: Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is often caused by bacteria building… Read more »

Preparing for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is a common necessity, as most mouths can’t accommodate the new set of molars. Wisdom teeth can overcrowd a mouth, become impacted, and increase risk of tooth decay. Our team at wants you to be prepared for the removal of your wisdom teeth. Before the day of the procedure, you can speak… Read more »

Why Men Should Care for Their Teeth and Gums

Are you a man who thinks there is no need to take good care of your smile? If so, our team is here to tell you that you are wrong. Many men think the same way, and it’s a major problem because more and more smiles become destroyed each day. We strongly encourage you to… Read more »

Using Inlays, Onlays or a Crown to Repair Large Areas of Tooth Decay

Large areas of tooth decay can seriously compromise your mouth. Beyond simply impairing your ability to chew food, it can also cause pain. If left unchecked, it invites more serious problems. If you notice a cavity on one of your teeth or you have a tooth that has recently developed a sensitivity issue, you should… Read more »