Greetings from Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Drs. John Pinnix and George Betancourt would like to extend our sincerest best wishes to you and your families. We hope that you continue to navigate these most difficult times with strength, perseverance and the promise that we will all soon return to 'business as usual'.

Please note, the purpose of this email is not to go into detail about our office protocols during the current COVID- 19 response. We always have and will continue to maintain the highest level of aseptic and sterilization techniques. Regarding our office hours, we are presently closed as a result of recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the American Dental Association. For patients with upcoming appointments, trust that we will communicate directly with you via phone call to reschedule them as we learn more about our current situation.

For the time being, we want to extend to you, our patients, the helping hand you need during these times for all things dental. While we may be limited in terms of office hours and available services, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt remain available to you via other modalities. For example, we ask that you please find and follow our social media pages, pinnixandbetancourt on Instagram, Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney on Facebook, and @BlakeneySmiles on Twitter. We will use these social media outlets as a means of communication and also a way to provide a Question & Answer forum for general questions anyone may have.

For personal/private needs related to ongoing treatment or your dental health, we will be available to schedule a virtual consultation. This may be accomplished via FaceTime, Zoom meeting or other platform whereby we may have a face to face encounter. These will be available to you, our patient, as a courtesy.

These are unprecedented times for us all. We strive to be on the front edge of the capabilities and service we provide our patients. Much of that depends on our availability and communication. We are here and we will, across any medium possible, provide the guidance you need during these difficult times. We ask that you please reach out to us either via email to the office (, one of our social media platforms, or our phone line from which you can leave a message. We will make every effort possible to get back to you in a timely manner.

From Drs. Pinnix, Betancourt and our entire staff at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we hope you and your families manage the COVID-19 pandemic with an abundance of care, caution and respect for the well being of our community.


Drs. John M. Pinnix, George A. Betancourt and the staff of Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney

Charlotte Cosmetic Dentists Discuss Advantages of Teeth Whitening

By SEO Admin on July 02, 2012

A brighter, whiter smile is the goal for many people who choose to have their teeth whitened. There are many choices available for having this done, but not all of them are equal. Understanding the basics of teeth whitening helps many people to be better informed in their decision of how they whiten their teeth. Choosing this process to be done by a one of the dentists in Charlotte has many advantages over home whitening methods.

A patient who visits a Charlotte cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening may have the ZOOM! whitening procedure done. The dentist applies a gel to the teeth and activates the whitening agents in the gel with a special light. Those with stained or discolored teeth tend to get the best results from this procedure.

Compared to whitening trays or whitening toothpaste purchased over-the-counter for use at home, the ZOOM! procedure takes less time and produces more radiant results. It may help also patients to avoid gum irritation because the dentist is careful to apply the gel only to the teeth. With trays, the gel is spread inside the tray which is worn for an extended period of time, and some people may have gum or tooth sensitivity from that treatment option.

For those who have undergone whitening but also need straighter teeth, many of the same dentists in Charlotte who do teeth whitening can also help to fit the patient with clear braces from Invisalign. These alternatives to metal braces let the patient's new, brighter smile show through. The clear braces from Invisalign are nearly invisible, and most people cannot tell if someone has them on.

Those interested in teeth whitening should contact a Charlotte cosmetic dentist to make an appointment for a consultation to see if they are a good candidate for teeth whitening.

If you have any questions or would like more information about teeth whitening solutions or any additional information about our cosmetic dentistry services, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist office at 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient online appointment request form.

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