Blog - Cavities

  • Do Dental Cavities Always Hurt?

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

    One of the most common questions we hear, when we first have to give a patient the bad news that they have 1 or more cavities is, “But doc, how come it doesn’t hurt?” It’s a common misconception that a cavity will always give you a toothache. Cavities  Don’t Hurt Until It’s BAD Today yielded another […]

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  • Can Cavities Be Cured?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: November 24, 2013

    I’ve seen a lot of posts and articles recently about whether or not dental cavities can be “cured,” with various holistic dentistry advocates pushing alleged cures such as colloidal silver, coconut oil, and some other stuff.  We don’t see many people in our practice with these questions, but since it’s out there, I think it […]

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  • The Cavity in the Mirror May Be Bigger Than It Appears

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 10, 2013

    You know that little message in the passenger-side mirror on all cars?  The one that says, “Objects in the Mirror May Be Closer Than They Appear?”  It’s basically saying – objects in the mirror ARE closer than they appear, so BE CAREFUL!  Well, it would be really nice if patients could understand that when dentists […]

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  • Cavities Don’t Always Hurt

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

    One of the most frustrating things that dentists have to deal with on an every day basis is this very simple question: “But Dr. Payet, how can I have a cavity when nothing hurts?!” And you know what?  The very simple fact is this: Cavities don’t always hurt – at least, not until they are REALLY bad, […]

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  • What Causes “Soft Teeth?”

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 23, 2011

    Does it seem like you get a lot of cavities, even though you try to take really good care of your teeth with regular brushing and flossing, and visit your dentist regularly?  If so, you’ve probably started thinking that you just have “soft teeth” and there’s nothing you can do about it.  But keep reading […]

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  • My Baby Stole the Calcium from my Teeth!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 24, 2011

    While not exactly common, it is also not unusual for us to hear a woman say, “Doc, I never had any cavities until after my baby; I heard that the baby steals the calcium from teeth before they’re born.  What do I do?” Can Your Baby “Steal” Calcium from Your Teeth to Cause Cavities? The […]

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