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  • Repairing a Broken Dental Bridge

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 23, 2019

    If you have a dental bridge and some of the porcelain has broken off in a place visible in your smile, the bridge usually has to be replaced.  Sometimes however, the bridge can be repaired with a creative and nifty technique called an “overcrown.”  This isn’t always an option, but when it is, it’s a […]

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  • 2018: A Year of Reading, Not Writing

    A Charlotte dentist's 2018 reading list

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 29, 2018

    From 2008 until 2017, I wrote (and have rewritten when appropriate) nearly 230 blog posts and 50 pages for our practice website, which I’d never expected would happen when I started writing a decade ago.  At first, I did it out of necessity and not pleasure, but I discovered that I actually enjoyed it.  However, […]

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  • World-Class Periodontal Surgery Training in Brazil

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 21, 2017

    Have you ever experienced something that completely changed your beliefs about your own skills and knowledge?  No, not getting married or having kids, although those probably qualify for most people. I’m talking about running a marathon or performing on a big stage for the first time – you suddenly realize you’re capable of so much […]

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  • In Defense of Science & Reason

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 16, 2017

    I’ve generally avoided politics on our website, but on Friday, December 15, the Washington Post reported one of the most horrifying & terrifying items to yet emerge from the Trump Administration, and I can no longer be silent.  I believe that the very foundation of our nation is under deliberate attack, and every opportunity must be […]

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  • Facts & Myths about TMD, TMJ, & Orofacial Pain

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: October 7, 2017

    In dentistry as in medicine, you’ll find doctors on every side of contentious issues: is the mercury in amalgam dental fillings safe or not?  (Yes, the science is clear that it’s safe).  Is fluoride beneficial or dangerous? (Again, the science is solidly on the side of safety and efficacy).  While dentists argue about which bonding […]

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  • Why is Oil Pulling a Waste of Time?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 25, 2017

    It simply astounds me how blindly people accept “natural” remedies without any proof except personal testimonials, all while they proclaim that “real science” has been co-opted by greedy individuals and companies. The current fad of “Oil Pulling” is certainly one of the biggest examples of snake oil holistic mumbo-jumbo quackery to grace the surface of […]

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