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  • More Bad Journalism on Fluoride

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 25, 2015

      To paraphrase Britney Spears (my apologies to all), “Ooops, [Newsweek] Did It Again.” Oh yes, sadly, they did – their fearless and misinformed journalist Douglas Main has jumped into the proverbial fluoridated waters and misinterpreted yet another study about fluoride effectiveness. He had a bit of help this time, however, in that the article […]

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  • Smiles by Payet Family Dentistry Turns 15

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 4, 2015

    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 […]

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  • Easy Tips to Clean Your Kids Teeth

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: June 2, 2014

    So not too long ago, I posed this question on Google+ to a number of “Mommy Bloggers.” What Do Mom’s Want to Know About Dentistry? One of the questions was from Jennifer Daugherty, who asked: Is it a big deal if a child uses an adult toothbrush? Two more questions were asked by Sherrill Duce: […]

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  • Whom Do You Trust? Why? Do You Trust Your Dentist?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: May 16, 2014

    Before you sit down to read, might I suggest a strong cup of coffee and a favorite snack?  I’m about to take you on a journey like Alice in Wonderland, and you’ll want to be well fortified for the journey in a discussion of trust, authority, and reputation as it relates to how you choose a […]

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  • Holistic, Alternative Medicine is Usually Wrong

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 29, 2014

    As a general rule, when I’m writing for our dental blog, I try to keep my personal feelings out of it; “….just the facts, ma’am,” as it were.  But when it comes to pseudo-science and pseudo-medicine, as I discussed recently in my article Can Cavities Be Cured? and Do Silver Fillings Poison You?, it’s hard to stay […]

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  • Six Month Braces Give You Straight Teeth Fast

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 22, 2014

    If there’s a common theme to most of the adult patients who come see us to learn about Powerprox Six Month Braces Technique, which we’ve been using with great results for over 10 years now, it’s this: “I want a straight smile, but I really don’t want to wear braces for 2-3 years!” Patients Love […]

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