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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  • NPR and Dan Ariely on Dentistry

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: October 11, 2010

    First off, let me say that I have been an NPR supporter (yes, including financial support) for many years, so please do not misunderstand my post and think I am bashing NPR itself.  HOWEVER………I have an axe to grind with Mr. Robert Siegel of All Things Considered, the evening news program that used to be […]

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  • Gold Fillings, Crowns, Onlays for Teeth – still the Gold Standard!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 14, 2009

    When asked what filling or crown material will last the longest, there is a very simple answer that has held true for over a century now, and it is still true today: Gold crowns, onlays, and dental bridges.  Plain and simple, as much as I love doing cosmetic/esthetic dentistry with the ceramic materials available today, […]

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  • Does dentistry last forever?

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

    How long will my dental work last? “It depends.” This is a question that we get a lot, and it’s a very understandable one, especially if you’re about to invest your hard-earned money into your mouth, right?  Just like a car, your teeth and gums require regular care to ensure that they are working properly.  […]

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  • A Complete Smile Makeover with Porcelain Crowns for Teeth Damaged by Bulimia

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: May 25, 2009

    Acid Erosion from Bulimia Damages Teeth There are many reasons patients come to see me for cosmetic dentistry.  One of the most common reasons is because their teeth are badly worn down from grinding, often in combination with acid erosion that has eaten away at the enamel.  Treating these cases can be complex, because if […]

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  • Baby Boomers – get your teeth fixed before you retire when you still have dental insurance and flex plans to help pay

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

    With more and more Baby Boomers approaching or entering retirement, an issue often not considered is their dental health.  I think it is actually an important topic to discuss, even more so in today’s economy. Will You Have Dental Insurance After Retirement? Many Baby Boomers – my parents included – have put retirement on hold, […]

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