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Why We're Different:
A Note From the Doctor
A smile can take you a long way. A confident smile is associated with self-esteem and success. Most people are hesitant to smile if they feel self-conscious about their teeth. At Craft Smiles, formerly the Matthews Dentist, we believe the difference is in the details and are committed to setting a new standard for patient care. We strive to build meaningful relationships with our patients by listening to their concerns and creating personalized treatment solutions in a pain-free, judgement-free environment.
At Craft Smiles, Dr. Monica Patel believes in providing world class patient care, complete with the latest dental technologies. If you’re looking for the premier dentist in Matthews, NC, you can come through our doors for an unsurpassed dental experience.
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Includes digital X-Rays for adults or children. Up to 6 X-Rays. Offer valid for patients without insurance. Additional savings available through our Brush Benefits Membership Plan.
Care You Can Trust
We cater to our patients' individual needs.
Have you had trouble finding the right dentist? At our office, we understand the need for a high-quality dentist who is available when you most need them. We are committed to high-end dental care at our patients’ convenience, and offer online scheduling for your dental appointment that is convenient for you. Contact our Matthews office today to schedule your visit.
We Accept Most Insurance
Get the most out of your dental insurance.
At Craft Smiles in Matthews, NC, we take pride in accepting a wide variety of dental insurances. Our goal is to ensure that our patients benefit as much as they can from their insurance plan. We will work closely with your dental insurance company and communicate with them to help you get the affordable dental services you need. If you do not have insurance, there’s no need to worry! We have created our own benefits plan to provide dental care at a heavily discounted rate. Please ask us about our Brush Benefits Membership Plan today.
Looking for the right dentist? The search is over.
At Craft Smiles cosmetic and family dentistry in Matthews, NC, we offer services for all ages and all types of dental care. From veneers and crowns to Invisalign and teeth whitening.
Dental emergencies can be painful and stressful, and if you or a loved one has one, we want you to know that we’re here to help.
We offer prompt and effective services to patients in need, and we understand the need for an emergency consultation or treatment. We take pride in accommodating emergency treatment within the same day we are contacted. We are here to help you in all manner of emergency dental situations including broken teeth, toothaches, faulty dental work, and more.
Get started on your new smile today. To find out more about the service we provide at Craft Smiles, give us a call or stop by our office today. We look forward to providing you with an incredible dental experience!
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Serving patients from the North Carolina community of Matthews and surrounding area, including Stallings, Indian Hill and Hemby Bridge, NC, the neighborhoods of Wood Hollow, Sardis Woods, Hembstead, and Sardis Forest, and zip codes 28104, 28105, and 28270.SCHEDULE NOW ≫
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At Craft Smiles, we offer quick and easy financing with no up-front cost or annual fees. Your dental hygiene is made easy with convenient monthly payments at 0% interest. This 0% financing offer can be applied to your entire family.
We Treat Your Entire Family
We understand your need to find that “one place” for the whole family. At our practice, we love caring for patients of all ages, including children. We offer general family dental care in Matthews, NC to keep your child’s smile in good health and ensure that it develops correctly. Bringing your child every six months for a dental visit has proven vital to the establishment of good dental habits for the future. We are very experienced in treating children of all ages and make them feel comfortable and safe throughout their dental visits.
Brushing removes food debris and plaque from the back and front surfaces of your teeth. However, the toothbrush cannot reach into the tiny spaces between the teeth. Flossing helps you remove the debris and bacteria in these areas that the toothbrush is unable to reach.
Bacteria thrive in these hard-to-reach places in your teeth. If you don’t floss regularly, the bacteria multiply to cause serious gum diseases, such as periodontitis or gingivitis. At Craft Smiles, your caring dentist in Matthews, NC will demonstrate the correct technique for brushing and flossing to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy.
A cavity is a hole on the tooth that starts small and becomes bigger gradually when left untreated. Also known as tooth decay or dental caries, cavities can be hard to detect because they are painless in the beginning.
There are some steps you can take to prevent the formation of cavities:
- Brush and floss after drinking and eating. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. You should brush and floss particularly after you eat or drink sugary foods.
- Avoid frequent sipping and snacking: Include more fruits and vegetables, while avoiding frequent snacking on unhealthy foods. Sugary foods and drinks encourage bacteria to thrive and release acids that damage the tooth enamel.
- Drink water: Tap water has added fluoride which helps reduce the risk of tooth decay. It will also help wash down food debris after eating.
- Get periodic dental health checks. Your dentist at Craft Smiles will recommend a dental health check schedule that is ideal for you. Apart from professional teeth cleaning, we perform regular oral exams that help prevent minor problems from blowing up into something serious so you can rest assured that you are receiving the best dental care in Matthews, NC.
Morning breath can be caused by many factors. These include acid reflux (GERD), tobacco, strong-smelling foods such as onion or garlic, and dry mouth. Apart from these, poor oral hygiene is often the main reason behind morning breath. At night, saliva production also decreases. This helps the bacteria in your teeth release sulfur compounds from the food debris, resulting in bad breath. If regular brushing, flossing, and tongue-cleaning are not helping you get rid of morning breath, consult your dentist at Craft Smiles.
If you are experiencing mild teeth sensitivity, you can use a desensitizing toothpaste that blocks the pain. However, consulting your dentist is the best way to address teeth sensitivity. After a thorough evaluation, the dentist recommends the right treatment that can include root canal, fluoride application, gum graft or application of bonding resin.
The results typically depend on the type of teeth whitening treatment. Over-the-counter products such as gels, toothpaste or strips use a mild bleaching agent (peroxide) to whiten teeth. The results can last for four months once you use them as recommended.
Dentists use stronger whitening products when they perform professional teeth whitening. Your teeth will stay bright for up to a year with our in-office teeth whitening while keeping optimum oral hygiene. Our dentist in Matthews, NC is here to service you and give you the best teeth whitening results.