Blog - Laser Dentistry

  • 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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  • Laser Cosmetic Dentistry: Fixing a Gummy Smile

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 6, 2014

    As I discussed in my last post about Cosmetic Dentistry: Invisalign and a Dental Implant, you don’t always need teeth whitening or porcelain veneers to make a smile more beautiful, nor does it have super expensive,  take a long time, or require drilling on your teeth.  Sometimes, cosmetic dentistry can be as simple as fixing […]

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  • Do Teeth With Root Canals Need Crowns?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 11, 2014

    In “traditional” dentistry, the back teeth (premolars and molars) almost always need crowns to hold them together after a root canal, but for front teeth it all depends on how big the cavity was; since many front teeth still have a lot of healthy tooth left after the root canal, a crown is often not […]

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  • Gum Disease is the Hulk, LANAP is Chuck Norris

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 26, 2013

    My friend and dentist/blogging colleague of Saginaw, MI, Dr. Alan Mead wrote an article early in 2013 in which he compared Gum Disease to the Hulk.  It’s really a cool article, which I recommend you read in full, but I’ll paraphrase it here: Gum disease is caused by a combination of bad bacteria, poor dental […]

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  • Our Convenient Dental Office

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 29, 2011

    Have you ever gone to the dentist for a problem, only to learn that you were going to have to see 1 or even several specialists to get all your treatment done?  It’s a bit irritating and inconvenient, isn’t it?  Even having to make appointments at the dentist and the orthodontist to get a cleaning […]

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  • Drug for Osteoporosis May Help Treat Gum Disease

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: November 13, 2010

    It’s fascinating to see the kinds of studies that are being done by different universities and drug companies, because sometimes you get a rather unexpected result.  In this case, researchers at the University of Michigan found that a drug made by Eli Lily, Forteo (generic name teriparatide) seems to actually help regenerate bone in jaws […]

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