Marti Cherry DDS

Time to get those teeth cleaned! Your health depends on it.

Two times a year please. Many people in South Charlotte, NC don’t realize how critically important it is to have your teeth cleaned twice a year. It is more than just how your smile appears in the mirror, but regular cleaning is vital to your overall health.

Want to know why?  Insufficient oral hygiene is linked to many health issues. Many might know that having your teeth up to snuff in this area will help prevent gum disease which will hurry the process of tooth loss. But that is not all it prevents.  Consider this. It helps in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, strokes, and all sorts of other problems.  Yes, for sure brushing and flossing daily will help but it is not enough.  That is why a thorough clean is so important.  These check-ups by a professional twice a year are vital.

The unfortunate reality is one person in America dies every hour because of oral cancer. When you visit every six months, the dentist can see early signs of any problems.

Many dental plans will cover these important cleanings. Plus, you will save money down the road in preventing further damage to your teeth and gums. Prevention is the best way to go, not a cure when your teeth and gums have a critical problem.

Back to the health benefits.

Regular cleaning will help prevent:

Lung Infections
Kidney Problems
Preterm birth
Erectile Dysfunction
Prevention of Dementia

That should convince you to make an appointment with Dr. Cherry.

The best of the benefits include having fresh breath. It is like taking the trash out.  The more the garbage sits there the more it stinks.  The same goes for your mouth!

And not to mention you may get a few more kisses with clean fresh smelling breath.

Give Dr. Cherry a call today and schedule your cleaning. You will be smiling proudly very soon.

Dr. Martin Cherry DDS
2620 W. Arrowood R. Swe. 100
Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 831-6329

Discover Cavity Prevention with Dr. Cherry in South Charlotte NC

While a visit to the Dentist may not sound like a lot of fun, there are so many reasons to stop running and get into see one. We want to invite you to visit us. Why is it so important we see you?  Basically, the visit is integral in maintaining your oral health. No doubt we can even make it an easy and enjoyable experience.  As well, it is beneficial for your overall general health. Most dentists recommend having a cleaning and exam two times a year. We agree! It is so important for so many reasons, so let’s discuss.

Between visits you may experience some tooth decay that leads to the dreaded cavity. This happens when bacteria forms as plaque on your teeth.  It means something is at work on that beautiful smile.  Most people experience a cavity or two during their lifetime.  It is typical, so don’t feel bad.  However, there are ways that you can prevent or curb the likelihood of those painful moments.  That is what we want to discuss. How about we give you some helpful hints on what you can do between visits to prevent cavities.

We have all heard about tooth decay, but how does it form? Take for example what you eat and drink. Maybe you love your soda in the morning or that candy bar in the afternoon.  Do note that the sugars in these products can create acid.  If you don’t see a dentist to remove plaque and tarter there will be a problem.  Consider that the plaque will hold this acid against your teeth.  Then it will eat away at your tooth enamel.  That is when all of these factors combined go to work allowing for tooth decay and the eventual cavity.  So, let’s not let that happen.  Here is what is recommended.

Brush your Teeth
Brushing your teeth is the ultimate “scrub and dub.”  Brush twice daily and be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.  Most people use regular toothbrushes but there are many varieties of electric toothbrushes from which to choose. When brushing, get all sides of the teeth, front, back, and top.

Be sure to floss.  It will remove unwanted food or “debris” from between the teeth.

Watch the pop and candy.  Think again when you purchase that soda.  How about water instead?  Besides, it will cleanse your insides.  Our suggestion is to go ahead and have the sweets, but moderate.  If you love hard candies and candy bars or anything loaded in sugar, just try to watch the intake. Attempt to control that itch so you can give your teeth a fighting chance.

And of course, we would like to see you two times a year at our office.  We can check things out, give your teeth a good cleaning and keep you on top of fantastic oral hygiene.  Call us, we will schedule you today!

Dr. Martin Cherry DDS
2620 W. Arrowood R. Swe. 100
Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 831-6329


Charlotte, N.C. dentist is an authority on treating and removing impacted wisdom teeth

Are your gums red and swollen? Do you feel pain in our jaw? Is your jaw swollen? Do you have an annoying taste in your mouth?

These are some symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth, sys Dr. Marti Cherry, a dentist in Charlotte, N.C. for more than 15 years.

Cherry says an exam can determine whether the teeth are impacted or if there is another cause. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth can be treated; in other cases they must be removed.

Many people have four wisdom teeth, which are the last adult teeth we get. They’re molars at the back of the mouth – two on the bottom and two on the front.

When wisdom teeth are impacted, they can cause pain, damage other teeth and keep you from opening your mouth easily. In addition, their location makes wisdom teeth harder to brush and floss, which can lead to decay and gum disease.

Dr. Marti Cherry is a family dentist. His office is at 2620 West Arrowood Road, Suite 100, South Charlotte.

Call (704) 831 – 6349 now for an appointment.

Dr. Cherry treats impacted wisdom teeth in Charlotte, N.C. area

Wisdom teeth generally appear in teens and young adults – ages 17-25. It’s important that people in this age bracket visit a dentist every six months for an exam because wisdom teeth not only emerge but they often shift during the process.

In some people wisdom teeth emerge without incident and align properly with other teeth.

In others, however, the wisdom teeth lack room to come into the mouth and develop painlessly. Sometimes the tooth may never emerge or may emerge only partway.

Wisdom teeth can become impacted if they grow at an angle or remain trapped inside the jawbone, increasing the likelihood of an infection!

Make an appointment with Dr. Marti, who will examine your teeth and advise you if you have impacted wisdom teeth.

Got a question for Dr. Cherry? Call (704) 831 – 6349

 More dental problems treated by Dr. Cherry

Dr. Cherry notes that wisdom teeth carry several serious risks.

  • They can damage neighboring teeth and raise the chances of infection
  • They can develop cysts
  • They’re more likely than other teeth to attract decay, inflame the gums and develop pericoronitis, a dental disorder that can cause swelling in the jaw, cheeks and neck.

Along with treating impacted wisdom teeth, Dr. Cherry can show patients how to avoid problems with wisdom teeth, too. Dental X-rays, for instance, show if teeth are emerging smoothly.

He and his friendly, professional staff draw patients from South Charlotte, Pineville, Steel Creek, Myers Park, Whitehall, Ayrsley and other communities in and around Charlotte, N.C.

Call (704) 831 – 6349

Visit his office at 2620 West Arrowood Road, Suite 100, South Charlotte.

Dr. Cherry graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. He is a North Carolina native; he earned his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University.

Custom night guards help dental patients in Charlotte area stop grinding teeth and jaws

Do you grind your teeth in your sleep? Do you have TMJ –- temporomandibular joint syndrome?

See Dr. Marti Cherry, a Charlotte dentist who can provide you with a customized night guard that will relieve your pain and help preserve your teeth.

Dr. Cherry is experienced at treating bruxism (grinding or clenching teeth) and TMJ (which can injure teeth, hurt the jaw and cause headaches.)

At his dental practice, Dr. Cherry can provide customized night guards to eliminate or sharply reduce the pain and help patients get a more restful sleep.

While night guards can be bought online or over-the-counter, only a dentist such as Dr. Cherry can create a customized night guard. It is much more effective!

Dr. Cherry, a dentist for 15 years, treats people from Charlotte, South Charlotte, Pineville, Steel Creek, Myers Park, Whitehall, Ayrsley and other communities. His office is located at 2620 West Arrowood Road, Suite 100, Charlotte.

Dr. Cherry treats bruxism, TMJ in Charlotte

Both bruxism and TMK take a toll on a person’s mouth.

In bruxism, constant grinding can damage enamel, dentin, teeth, bridgework and implants; cause facial pain and headaches, and lead to TMJ.

TMJ can cause pain in your jaw and in the muscles that control jaw movement.

However, a custom-made night guard will reduce the amount of force placed on the teeth and jaw. This is much more effective than a store-bought night guard, which may reduce jaw clenching and teeth grinding, but will not lessen the force.

Dr. Cherry will design an individualized night guard to accomplish both goals.

Charlotte dentist treats families

Bruxism afflicts 8 percent to 31 percent of the population, according to various reports. Don’t ignore bruxism. It can lead to root canals because it damages teeth severely.

TMJ and muscle disorder cause chronic pain for 5 percent to 12 percent of people, according to the National Institutes for Health.

Both conditions affect children as well as adults.

A night guard, like an athlete’s mouthpiece, sits over the teeth to protect them from grinding or clenching. It cushions the teeth from excessive contact and helps to recreate the proper space between lower and upper teeth.

Left untreated, bruxism can develop into TMJ, which causes pain in and around the mouth, difficulty chewing, a clicking sound when you close or open your mouth.

A properly fitted oral night guard will push the teeth and jaw into a healthier alignment, ultimately reducing or eliminating headaches, tension and other pain. This will provide better sleep and protect the teeth from excessive pressure.

 About Dr. Marti Cherry

Dr. Cherry and his friendly, knowledgeable staff provide consistent, compassionate care to patients of all ages. Treating TMJ and bruxism are part of his practice.

Dr. Cherry, a North Carolina native, graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program.

For an appointment, please call 704-831-6349 or


Cosmetic Dentistry options in South Charlotte, NC

When you want to improve your smile, what are your choices for cosmetic dentistry?  There is no doubt that cosmetic dentistry is on the rise. Even a few reality shows have given an inside view of how a dentist can transform almost anyone’s teeth to give them the smile they desire.

Dr. Cherry will be able to help you determine which one of the following options will work the best in brightening your smile and boosting your self-esteem.

7 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures:

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening: Also called “teeth bleaching,” this procedure can brighten and whiten your teeth from discoloration and/or staining. This procedure can be done in our office or at home.  Not everyone’s teeth can be bleached, so it is very important to check with Dr. Cherry first.

Cosmetic Dental Veneers: Veneers are a thin shell made of porcelain or composite material. They are custom made and cemented to the front side of the tooth. A veneer can be used to treat dental conditions such as a slightly crooked tooth, discolored teeth, chipped teeth or even to cover spaces in between the teeth.

Cosmetic Dental Implants: A dental implant is a metal device designed to replace missing teeth. The device is usually made of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Unlike a dental bridge, an implant is permanent. A dental implant is designed to act as the tooth root and can anchor an artificial tooth or teeth such as a crown, bridge, or dentures.

Cosmetic Dental Crowns: Crowns, also referred to as caps, are custom made to fit over your whole tooth after the cosmetic dentist has prepared it. They are usually made of acrylic or porcelain that has been fused to metal to withstand biting pressure. Crowns can be used in cosmetic dentistry to treat teeth that are poorly shaped, badly decayed broken, chipped, have had large fillings, or to cover spaces in between teeth.

Cosmetic Teeth Shaping: Also referred to as “enamel shaping,” the dentist can reshape the tooth by filing or removing some of the enamel. This process is usually not painful and can produce immediate effects.

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding: Bonding is the process in which tooth-colored materials are adhered (bonded) to the tooth. This is a procedure that can be used to repair or improve the appearance of a tooth that has been badly stained, broken, or chipped.

Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment: Orthodontics are not just for kids. More and more adults are seeking treatment from orthodontists for cosmetic purposes. If you have buck teeth or crooked teeth, ask Dr. Cherry if an orthodontist can help you.

Save Your Smile with Cosmetic Dental Veneers

Cosmetic Dental Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment used to improve the appearance of teeth with slight imperfections. If the teeth are discolored, chipped or slightly crooked, veneers will give the teeth a better shape and color.  So, when are dental veneers a good cosmetic treatment? You would need a dental exam and a dentist’s feedback to know that. As for the rest of the questions you may have, keep reading and have them answered in our guide to Cosmetic Dental Veneers.



Each dental patient has their own unique needs. Their overall health, their oral health and the alignment of their teeth will determine if cosmetic dental veneers will improve their smile.  That is why Dr. Cherry will conduct a thorough dental exam before recommending veneers.

Depending on the results of the dental exam, Dr. Cherry and his experienced staff will do one of three things. They may start the process of putting in dental veneers, or they may start the patient on other cosmetic dental treatments as preparation for the dental veneers.  Dr. Cherry may also recommend an entirely different dental treatment.  Here are some common scenarios Dr. Cherry will have to deal with when putting in dental veneers.

Severely crowded, gapped or crooked teeth that need to be corrected with orthodontic treatment before cosmetic dental veneers are fitted.

A narrow jaw that causes crowded teeth, which must be corrected with a jaw expander before dental veneers are fitted.

Cavities, gum disease, TMJ and any other existing conditions, which need to be resolved before dental veneers are put in.

For certain conditions, Dr. Cherry will recommend alternatives to dental veneers. For example, teeth whose structures have been severely damaged by bruxism, injury or decay will have to be restored with crowns or even dental implants.


Cosmetic Dental Veneers are not fitted in a single dental visit. During the first visit, Dr. Cherry will perform a complete dental exam, and if a patient is deemed suited for dental veneers, Dr. Cherry will start the process of fitting them and then he will make a mold of the patient’s teeth.

The mold will be sent to a lab and used to make the dental veneers. Meanwhile, Dr. Cherry will help the patient design the perfect smile and choose the shape and color of the veneers. They will then prepare the surface of the patient’s teeth for the placement of the cosmetic dental veneers and conclude the visit by placing temporary dental veneers on the teeth.  During the second visit, Dr. Cherry will place the permanent dental veneers.


To accommodate dental veneers, the surfaces of the teeth must be prepared by removing some enamel. The teeth may also have to be made shorter and thinner to make space for the dental veneers. While placing dental veneers is not as invasive a process as dental crowns, it still involves altering the structure of the teeth. Not to fear, however, as an anesthetic is used to numb the teeth before they are altered, so getting dental veneers is a painless process.


The durability of cosmetic dental veneers depends on two things: how well they are cared for and the material they are made from.  Most veneers are made from porcelain or dental resin. Porcelain is tougher and more durable than resin, but if a person has bad dental habits, the dental veneers will chip and stain no matter what they are made of. When taken care of, veneers will last decades.


If you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, call Dr. Cherry and find out if dental veneers will do the trick. They are a popular cosmetic treatment that gives great results.

Request an appointment: Dr. Marti Cherry at (704) 831-6349 for an appointment in our Charlotte NC Dentist Office. 

Discover Implants for Missing Teeth at Dr. Cherry’s Dentist Office in South Charlotte NC

At Dr. Cherry’s Dentist Office in South Charlotte, NC we are an Implant Dentist Office that can replace your missing teeth in a way that looks entirely natural and beautiful. If you have experienced adult tooth loss, we encourage you to call (704) 831- 6349 and schedule an appointment in our South Charlotte, NC Dental Office to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

In the meantime, here are some questions that are commonly asked about dental implants.  Why are implants better than dentures or dental bridges?

As an implant dentist Dr. Cherry’s replaces both the root and tooth. When you use dentures or a dental bridge to replace teeth, they only replace the visible portion of the tooth. While an effective way to restore your smile and ability to eat and speak, this does not provide the level of stimulation that your jawbone needs to prevent resorption.

Your root and tooth stimulate your jawbone every time that you bite down and chew. This informs the body that your jaw is serving its purpose by supporting your teeth. Without it, your body will begin to leach calcium from your jawbone to distribute to other areas of the body. The loss of bone density can give you a sunken appearance and make you appear older than you actually are. By placing dental implants in our South Charlotte, NC 02301 Dental Office, we can restore your lost tooth while preserving your jawbone and facial appearance at the same time. No other solution is as effective at doing so.

What we do as an Implant Dentist at our South Charlotte, NC Dental Clinic?

As a South Charlotte, NC Implant Dentist, we replace teeth on a regular basis using a surgical procedure. To determine if you qualify for implant surgery, we need to examine your gums and take x-rays to find out if you have enough bone density for the procedure. If you do not, we can discuss other options like mini dental implants or the All-on-Four procedure which are also implanted, but the metal posts are smaller.

Regardless of which procedure is right for you, we can give you replacement teeth that look natural, beautiful and function like your natural teeth once did. With implants, you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods, speak clearly, and have a confident smile, free from the worry that your teeth could fall out.

Set up a free consultation today to learn how a Dental Implant for Missing Teeth can help provide you with a great smile that you can be proud of, call (704) 831- 6349.  Dr. Cherry and schedule an appointment.   Dr. Cherry is a Dental Implant Specialist and the caring team at Dr. Cherry Dental Clinic provides specialty care to dental patients that are in need of complex care. You can conveniently receive treatment for most of your oral health needs at our South Charlotte Office.

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Cosmetic dentistry can brighten your smile in South Charlotte

You can improve your appearance and boost your confidence with cosmetic in South Charlotte, NC with procedures that whiten and straighten teeth, close gaps and fill cavities with tooth-colored material.

If you want to improve your smile, ask Dr. Marti Cherry about ways to make your teeth and gums look better.  The veteran South Charlotte dentist is skilled at cosmetic and general dentistry. He offers free consultations about bleaching, straightening and other options at his office in the Steele Creek area of South Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Cherry also can help patients by fixing chipped, misshaped or broken teeth, and other problems. These steps let a person enjoy white, healthy teeth and an attractive smile.  There are several types of Cosmetic Dentistry available with Dr. Cherry including the following:

Teeth whitening is a popular form of Cosmetic Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC

Many people become self-conscious about discolored teeth, often due to age, cigarettes, coffee, tea, medicine or genes.

Dr. Cherry is skilled at bleaching teeth, which is a chemical process conducted in-office. The results –- significantly whiter teeth — are sure to make you smile.

Bonding and veneers in South Charlotte, NC

 Dr. Cherry uses tooth-colored material to change the color of teeth and to close gaps between teeth. The material, called “bonding,” can be used to fill cavities and to change the outside color of teeth.

Bonding also enables a dentist to contour or reshape a person’s smile by straightening teeth, smoothing chipped teeth and changing the position of teeth that overlap. Bonding even helps change a tooth’s length.

Another tool for changing a tooth’s shape or color: veneers, which are thin pieces of plastic or porcelain. Veneers can treat chipped, discolored, misshapen or uneven teeth.  Veneers also can be an alternative to crowns.

Dental Crowns help to cap your teeth in South Charlotte, NC

Dr. Cherry’s practice includes crowns to cap teeth and return them to a normal look and shape. This is a common step to deal long-term with a tooth weakened by a cavity or cracks.  A crown can come in porcelain, resin, ceramic or metal. Talk to Dr. Cherry about which material is best for you.

Dental Implants are growing in popularity as a form of Cosmetic Dentistry in South Charlotte, NC

Missing a tooth? A dental implant may be the solution.  In this process, dental implants are made from titanium are placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. The bone socket will heal around the implant. An artificial tooth will be placed on the implant to restore your smile.

Set up a free consultation today to learn how a Dental Implant Procedure can help provide you with a great smile that you can be proud of, call Dr. Cherry and schedule an appointment.  (704) 831- 6349

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Let me see you smile again. Options for smile restoration. Dentures

If you have painful gums and are missing teeth, have a hard time eating certain foods because if it, and lack confidence in your smile, let Dr. Cherry help with the cure. Many people experience these problems, so don’t feel alone.  There are multiple options when choosing the perfect fix.  One option is choosing to eliminate the problem and restore your smile with Dentures.

Most people have a general understanding of what Dentures are, but defined they are literally appliances that are custom fit to you and can replace either missing teeth or all teeth. This will ensure that all the oral functions are restored.

Technically even dental implants are a “form” of dentures. These dentures are surgically embedded into the bone of the jaw.   However, most people traditionally think of dentures as a replica of teeth than can be inserted and removed from the mouth. The dentures can be put in and taken out of the mouth and are generally removed every night to let the gums rest. When you awake, they can easily be popped back in and sealed with the gums.

Full and Partial Dentures
Intuitively you probably can figure out the difference, but for clarity let’s just briefly explain.  A full set of dentures would be selected if all the individual’s teeth are missing.

Partial Dentures are used if a few teeth here or there are missing. These dentures are also removable.

When your smile is being rejuvenated at Dr. Cherry’s all angles down to your bite will be examined to create the perfect fit.  What this will do is just make you feel like a new you. Your appearance will suddenly improve and any speech or chewing issues will fade away.

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Come in to see Dr. Cherry. Don’t delay! Your new smile awaits!

Dr. Marti L. Cherry, DDS, PA
2620 W. Arrowood Rd.
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28273

(702) 831-6349