Blog - dental cavities

  • Dental Cavities: How Fast Can They Grow?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: April 25, 2016

    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 […]

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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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  • What does Heartburn have to do with Teeth?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 6, 2011

    It’s not uncommon for me to ask a new patient at our Charlotte dental office, “Do you have any issues with acid reflux/heartburn?”  It’s also not uncommon for that new patient to ask in response, “Why do you ask?”  The answer is simple and easy to understand once you think about it, but most people […]

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