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  • 2016: A Charlotte Dentist’s Year in Review

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 23, 2017

    Wow, I just realized that it’s April and that I never published this post about how amazing 2016 was for our Charlotte dental office!  Because it really was a great year in so many ways, and all because we have so many awesome patients. A Terrific Team For our patients who’ve been with us more […]

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  • Do CEREC Same-Day Crowns Last a Long Time?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 4, 2017

    When it comes to dental crowns, patients have long loved the convenience of the CEREC CAD/CAM system, but some patients do ask if these crowns are as good as the those made by traditional dental labs. They particularly want to know how long these crowns last, because no one wants to have them redone any […]

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  • Book Review: “The Death of Expertise” by Tom Nichols

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 12, 2017

    If you’ve been reading this blog over the last few years, you’ll certainly have noticed a pattern: a reliance on established, peer-reviewed science and critical thinking.  Whether the topic is GMO vs. organic vs. conventional food, cavity prevention, cancer, juicing, or flossing, I always rely on expertise, accumulated and tested knowledge, and consensus over anecdotes, one-off […]

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  • Without Women, Dentistry Would “Grind” to a Halt

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 8, 2017

    Sorry, but I just couldn’t resist the opening pun.  😀  In celebration of International Women’s Day today, though, a quick article is in order.  Kind of like the article I recently wrote, Without Immigrants, Smiles by Payet Dentistry Wouldn’t Exist. Women Account for Over 90% of Dental Workers My apologies for not having done a […]

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  • A Day Without Immigrants Would Close Smiles by Payet Dentistry

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

    Today is Thursday, February 16th, and across the United States, many businesses are either closing or restricting hours as a sign of solidarity and a protest against the actions being taken against immigrants by our government.  They’re also a protest against the rising tide of racism and white nationalism that is seen in the news […]

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  • Does Gum Disease Cause Heart Attacks & Strokes?

    Charlotte dentist Dr. Payet says that gum disease does not cause heart attacks, strokes

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: September 9, 2016

    I was recently reminded of claims that periodontal disease is associated with medical conditions like heart attacks, strokes, pre-term births, and diabetes.  Yes, there is an association among those conditions, that’s true.  However, some dentists and hygienists try to scare patients into treatment by claiming that gum disease actually causes those conditions.  That’s simply not true! […]

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