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

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    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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  • 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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