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Holiday Gift Ideas


Are you looking for the right gift?  

Well, you found it!  

Give the gift of confidence and a beautiful smile with Opalscence.

Opalscence is the perfect gift for someone looking to have an amazing white smile.  This product offers a better solution to over the counter products that tend not to work as well. Opalescence provides professional whitening results for people who want to take their whitening treatments on the go.  You can’t buy this item in stores as it can only be purchased by a licensed dental professional.  The office of Glasscock Dental is proud to now be able to offer this product to our patience.

Opalescence provides a ready-to-go whitening gel that come with prefilled disposable trays.  So it’s ready to use right out of the package. No need to wait for custom trays, you can begin whitening your smile as soon as you leave our office.

If you have any questions, please give our office a call.  We are always here to assist you and answer your questions.

8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28262


Business Hours
Monday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. – Every Other Week
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

What are Dental Implants?

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. Implants, as it’s name implies, are  medical devices that replace a missing body part.  They function like the missing tooth, making it a better alternatives than bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

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After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. This will then be sent to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office of David M. Glasscock to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

Is there any Benefits from having Implants?

There are many benefits to dental implants. Dental Implants function the same way a normal tooth would function.

1. You are able to eat any food  you would have normally been able to eat prior to loosing a tooth.  Missing teeth make eating more difficult.

2. Having a health smile will also improve your social interactions with people.  A healthy smile is engaging. People who are missing teeth or in need of dental care tend not to smile.

3. When you have untreated dental problems, they will affect your physical well being.  Removing and replacing damaged teeth will help promote healthier gums as well as prevent your other teeth from moving.

8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28262





Will I Need Dentures?


Not all of us are blessed with an Award Winning Smile.  Like many other aspects of our health, there is a genetic component to teeth from the way they look to their overall health.  It is always recommended that to keep a healthy smile it is very important to take care of your teeth and gums.  The key component of this is brushing, flossing , healthy eating and regular dental visits at the office of Dr. David M Glasscock.

As we age, we are more susceptible to various dental diseases making us more predisposed to tooth loss.  Without regular checkups and proper dental care, the deterioration of your teeth and gums becomes inevitable.  Dentures become a more prevalent option as tooth loss becomes more and more.

Approximately 20 million women age 40 and over (that’s 19%!) wear full or partial dentures, reports a 2009 Fixodent Beauty & Aging Survey. And the number of US adults needing dentures is projected to increase from 33.6 million in 1991 to 37.9 million in 2020, according to research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Most people think they will never need dentures.  For most of the population, that statement is true.  Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits can prevent tooth loss and the need for dentures.  Approximately 20% of the population will need dentures at some point but this can be prevented.  With today’s advancements in dentistry, Dentures are not your destiny but a choice on how well you choose to take care of your teeth.



Cosmetic Dentistry- Is it worth the cost?

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  • 63% – Percentage of people who say they look best in photos when they are showing their teeth.
  • 99.7% – Percentage of adults who say an attractive smile is an important personal asset.
  • 74% – Percentage of people who say that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for business or career success.
  • 23% – Percentage of people who say they look the best with their mouth closed.

Statistics prove over and over again that a healthy, beautiful smile is important to the success of your life. Some people underestimate the power of a beautiful smile and perfect teeth. That is why they don’t invest much on their dental treatments. They think that visiting a dentist is the last thing that they should do.  The office of Dr. David M. Glasscock DDS is here to tell you they are wrong.

Statistics tells us over and over again that your smile is the most important asset you  own.  It helps you get a job, makes you attractive to the opposite sex, and even helps you in establishing friendships.  Why wouldn’t you want to invest time and effort into something that provides you so much help in your life?

Some of us are just not blessed with the prefect smile.  We might need a little help.  Thankfully we live in a time where technology can fix the imperfections we were given.  Do to the advancements  in dental health, we can correct almost any problem.

Is cosmetic dentistry expensive? It can be.  It really depends on what needs to be done to determine the cost of treatment.

Is it worth the investment?  YES

Why is it worth it?  Having an attractive smile will help you live your life to its potential.  Do you want to be held back because of bad teeth? The investment of a healthy smile will improve your  overall health, your confidence and attractiveness to the people around you. 

Call the office of Dr. David M. Glasscock DDS.  We provide all aspects of Cosmetic Dentistry to the people of Charlotte and surrounding areas of NC.  Our goal is to provide you the most comprehensive treatment at a fair and reasonable price.  We want to make you smile!

Payment plans are available.


Why take Care of your Teeth?


It Could Affect Your Breathing

Gum disease may increase your risk of getting respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia, according to the Journal of Periodontology. The infections might be caused when bacteria from the mouth are inhaled into your lungs, possibly causing your airways to become inflamed.

Come see us at Glasscock Dental .  We want to see you smile!