Get Your Summer Smile Ready with a Dental Crown

At the family-friendly practice of Dr. Andy Hines, we are happy to offer dental crowns for our patients in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the neighboring communities. Our crowns are custom designed and made to match your natural teeth using state of the art techniques and equipment. Dr. Hines provides porcelain crowns, BruxZir crowns, and the… Read more »

What is Tooth Sensitivity?

What is tooth sensitivity? To put it simply, tooth sensitivity is discomfort in one or more teeth that can range from mild to severe. Many people feel this discomfort every day even during mundane tasks such as eating and drinking. But, is there anything you can do to combat this issue? Read on to find… Read more »

What to Expect When Restoring Your Tooth with a White Filling

Do you wish there was a way to prepare for your upcoming dental appointment? If so, our has a tip for you! The more you know about the treatment process, the more prepared and relaxed you will feel in the hands of the dentist. So, today Dr. would like to tell you all about the… Read more »

Strengthen the Enamel of Your Teeth

Your tooth enamel is made up of densely packed, microscopic mineral crystal structures that give your teeth the kind of strength and durability that can last a lifetime. Even as strong as tooth enamel is, things like acidic foods and beverages, as well as the natural processes of the bacteria in your mouth can microscopically… Read more »

Notes on Gum Disease

One of the major keys to great oral health is maintaining healthy gums. Our gums help protect and support our teeth, but they can be quite prone to disease and infection if not properly cared for. And since early gum disease doesn’t cause pain or discomfort, many people don’t know they have anything to worry… Read more »

Five Lesser-Known Causes of a Less-Than-White Smile

You probably know that food, beverages and tobacco products affect the pearliness of your teeth, and the best solution is good oral hygiene. What you may not know is that dull smiles can be caused by lesser-known factors that have nothing to do your oral hygiene. Here are five factors that could affect the brightness… Read more »