Blog - Family dentistry
Do CEREC Same-Day Crowns Last a Long Time?
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 […]Read more
Dental Cavities: How Fast Can They Grow?
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 […]Read more
Why Do Dentists Still Use the Drill & Shots?
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 […]Read more
Fluoride is Safe & Effective
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 […]Read more
Smiles by Payet Family Dentistry Turns 15
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 […]Read more
Tooth Tip: Eat Well for Healthy Teeth
If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you may have seen these 2 articles on some big changes to my diet that I wrote in response to learning that my cholesterol was much too high: OMG I’m Dying! Hooray, I’m Not Dying as Fast! To quickly summarize, though, back in June 2013, my physician […]Read more