Blog - Family dentistry

  • Kids Tooth Tip #3: Spaces Between Baby Teeth are Good

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 13, 2014

    We had a mother in with her 3 children today, and she was concerned that her (almost) 6-year old son doesn’t have any wiggly baby teeth.  We took a couple x-rays and they didn’t look quite right (almost like the adult teeth were overlapping under the gums), so we took a panoramic x-ray to get […]

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  • Just How Bad are Sodas for Your Teeth?

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

    MOST people know by know that sodas are bad for you. Not as many people know that diet sodas are just about as bad as regular sodas, simply because of how acidic sodas are. Yes – sugar is bad for your teeth, but acidity is even worse, and when you combine sugar and acidity, you’re […]

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  • Hooray, I’m Not Dying As Fast

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: August 4, 2014

    Yup, another attention-grabbing headline for ya.  🙂  But I’m serious, and here’s why….my cholesterol is down! A little over a year ago, I wrote an article about how healthy teeth and healthy living go hand in hand.  I had just learned that my cholesterol was alarmingly high – 242.  Given that I was only 41 […]

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  • Kids Tooth Tip #2: Electric Toothbrushes Rule

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 18, 2014

    So last week I posted the first of my Kids Tooth Tips, and Tip #1 was this: Help Your Child Brush His/Her Teeth Until Age 10.  The simple reason for this was that kids usually lack the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to do a good job all on their own.  We all wish they could […]

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  • Do You Need a Crown on a Cracked Tooth?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 27, 2014

    We recently had a new patient see us with no tooth complaints, she just needed a check up and wanted to discuss her headaches to see if we could help.  During her exam, I noticed that several of her molars were severely worn down (which she already knew about) and had cracks visible.  We didn’t […]

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  • 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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