Blog - Miscellaneous

  • Bad Breath – Causes and Cures

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 12, 2011

    One of the most common questions we get when people come for their dental check-ups and cleanings is, “I seem to be having bad breath a lot recently; how come?”  Alternately, they may ask if there are any products we recommend to help get rid of bad breath.  Remarkably, there is little good information available […]

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  • New tooth-colored fillings sensitive? They should not be!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: September 3, 2009

    What is “Dental Bonding?” When most people think of “bonding,” they are thinking of tooth-colored dental fillings, or composite fillings.  To be completely technical for a moment (I try to avoid that as much as possible to not bore you 😉 ), “bonding” is actually the series of steps and the products we dentists use […]

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  • Minimally invasive dentistry with a dental microscope

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 30, 2009

    I sure wish I had the HD video hookup for my dental microscope already, but since I don’t yet, I’ll keep showing you stuff with my Canon cameras.  🙂 One of the most incredible benefits of the microscope is the ability to work on levels of detail that aren’t even imaginable without one.  And that […]

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  • New website about Six-Month Braces

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 6, 2009

    Just to keep people informed on what’s going on on the web in Charlotte when it comes to the Six-Month Adult Braces that we offer, I’ve added a new website – check it out! www.CharlotteSmileMakeover.com

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  • Fun Fun Fun! Single-visit porcelain crowns with CEREC 3D!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 28, 2009

    OK, I know that most people don’t think that going to the dentist is fun, but it sure can be a lot more interesting than it used to be for sure.  The advent of digital dentistry, particularly CAD/CAM dentistry that allows us to make all-porcelain crowns in just 1 visit, is just pretty darn cool, […]

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  • Are Amalgam/Mercury/Silver Fillings Safe?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 9, 2009

    While silver/amalgam fillings are not requested very often in our practice, as most prefer to have fillings that blend in with their natural teeth, they are something that we do when situations warrant, as I discussed in an earlier post. However, when it comes to the general topic of silver fillings, there are a lot […]

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