Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and stay safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children's toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 704-364-9000. 

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Dr. Porter and Team

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Teeth Whitening

Stained teeth can have a negative effect on the luster of your smile and your confidence. You might even be hesitant to smile openly.

Professional whitening treatment can address virtually any external discoloration far more effectively than over-the-counter solutions.

Learn how Charles A. Porter III, DDS, in Charlotte, NC, can help you achieve a dazzling white smile...

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Transform  Your Smile

Even with impeccable dental hygiene, your teeth can lose their radiance due to genetics, age, smoking, and beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine. Even a single discolored tooth can have a major impact on the appearance of your smile. Dr. Porter offers a variety of safe, affordable, and efficient whitening options at our Charlotte office to restore your beautiful smile.

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Kristi Ritch

September 13, 2017

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I'm so glad I found Dr. Porter and his whole staff. My son and I have been patients for 20 years or more. They have done so much to improve my dental health and they are like family to me. They stay up to date with the latest technologies and techniques, and I've had nothing but great trips to their office.

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Teresa M.

July 4, 2016

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I highly recommend Dr Porter and his staff.   My husband and I have been patients for several years.  They are truly caring and trustworthy.

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Professional versus Over-the-Counter Whitening

Tooth whitening toothpastes and strips are relatively cheap and readily available at your local pharmacy, so why pay more for a dentist-supervised whitening? Results. A dentist-prescribed treatment will brighten your smile more quickly and effectively than any over-the-counter (OTC) alternative.

Both systems use hydrogen peroxide as an active ingredient to whiten teeth, but OTC whitening products use a much lower concentration. Drug store whitening products such as teeth whitening toothpastes and strips can take weeks and even months before you see results. In contrast, we can significantly whiten your teeth in just one in-office treatment session. Our dentist can help you quickly achieve stunning tooth whitening results in order to restore the brilliance to your smile.

Professional-Grade  Whitening Options

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In-Office

Charles A. Porter III, DDS, provides his patients with a wide range of modern dentistry options to suit their specific tooth whitening needs. In-office tooth whitening is performed in just one visit at our dental office in Charlotte, NC. This is a great option for someone who wants significantly whiter teeth as quickly as possible.

During your appointment, Dr. Porter will apply a light-activated whitening gel to your teeth. When exposed to UV light, the solution activates a chemical reaction that breaks down even deep stains and discoloration. In under two hours, you can achieve a smile that is up to eight shades whiter.

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At-Home

For patients with tooth sensitivity, or a more flexible schedule, our dentist can provide you with custom-made teeth whitening trays for use at home. This dentistry treatment uses a bleaching gel similar to the one used in our in-office treatments, only with a milder hydrogen peroxide formula.

Both teeth whitening systems can produce comparable results. Lifestyle, timeline, cosmetic goals, and budget will be the biggest deciding factors when considering what type of treatment is right for you.

Love Your  Brilliant Smile

Dr. Porter wants you to love your smile. His safe, affordable, and fast teeth whitening options can transform your appearance in as little as one dental appointment.

Regular cleanings can help keep your smile bright by periodically removing surface stains. We can also provide you with tips to maintain your results until your next whitening touch-up, such as quitting smoking and minimizing the amount of coffee, red wine, and other darkly colored drinks and foods you consume.

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Charles A. Porter III, DDS

Dr. Porter implements the latest developments and highest standards in dentistry. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society 

To schedule your consultation, contact our Charlotte office online or call us at (704) 364-9000.

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