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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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  • Cavities are Not Inevitable

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: September 6, 2016

    Most people assume that certain things are inevitable as we age, including common dental problems like gum recession, gum (periodontal) disease, or cavities.  However, none of these conditions are as certain as the old adage, “the only guarantees in life are death and taxes,” as proven by a gentleman who came to see us recently. 59 Years […]

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  • Smiles by Payet Dentistry is Growing!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: September 4, 2016

    Smiles by Payet Family Dentistry is expanding! It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. I’ll be adding photos and updates here as things progress through demolition and construction. We’re Closed for Labor Day & That Week for Construction Our office will be closed from today, Friday, Sept. 2nd, and reopen with just […]

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  • I Didn’t Know Squat about Cancer

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 22, 2016

    Cancer (in general) and oral cancer were certainly topics that I learned about in our medical/dental training 18 years ago, but after reading The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, I realized just how little I actually knew.  To tell the truth, after reading the book, I now have a […]

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  • Why Can’t Dentists Cure Cavities or Regrow Enamel?

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

    I’ve previously discussed why you can’t cure cavities, but recent research sounds promising, so it’s a good time to review.  In addition, there were some good points raised in the comments of the previous article that deserve more attention.  Be warned: lots of bullet lists ahead as I break it down.  😀 Recap: Why We Currently Can’t Grow Dentin […]

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  • “If You Don’t Floss, You’ll Die,” Says One Charlotte Dentist

    dental flossing is good for you

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 3, 2016

    Oh ok, sue me for the clickbait headline….you’ll die if you do floss, too.  😀 The Story: Does Flossing Even Work? Obviously, since I’m a dentist and have many dentists friends, one of the most commonly shared and widely discussed news stories this week has been about whether or not flossing is any good for […]

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