Blog - Family dentistry

  • 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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  • Dental Cavities: How Fast Can They Grow?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 25, 2016

    How fast dental cavities grow may sound like a simple question, but it’s actually rather complicated.  I decided to write about it, though, after seeing a patient recently to treat a cavity that went from just beginning to an almost-root-canal-sized cavity in just 14 months.  It’s a good example of why most dentists still recommend dental […]

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  • Why Do Dentists Still Use the Drill & Shots?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 20, 2016

    If you had to name 2 reasons why people hate getting dental work done, there’s no doubt that the drill and the shot would be in the top 5, if not Number 1 and 2.  Even as a dentist, I completely understand this; in December 2015, I had 3 fillings done and 1 tooth extracted […]

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  • 2015 Halloween Candy Buy Back!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: September 23, 2015

    Indeed, it’s once again to start planning for how to get rid of the massive pillowcases, plastic pumpkins, or who knows what else your kids used to collect ridiculous amounts of candy this coming October 31st, 2015, aka HALLOWEEN!  Because as much as I, a dentist who makes a living by fixing peoples’ cavities, love the effects […]

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  • Fluoride is Safe & Effective

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 19, 2015

    If you spend any time on the Internet, it’s easy to find a lot of scary information about fluoride and why you shouldn’t let your kids get any.  Speaking as a professional, however, I’d like to reassure you that NONE of that scary information is actually correct, and that fluoride in appropriate doses is one […]

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  • Smiles by Payet Family Dentistry Turns 15

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 4, 2015

    December 27th, 2014 Was a Big Day! It’s actually been 16.5 years since I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry (that’s a mouthful for you, eh?) as a brand-spankin’ new dentist, but Dec. 27th, 2014 was indeed the 15-Year Anniversary of opening the doors of my own dental […]

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