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

Things to Consider When Interested in Teeth Whitening By SEO Admin on October 01, 2012

In the past five years, a vast array of creams, paste, paint-on chemicals and even UV light kits have flooded the market. Each one promises a unique, easy-to-use way of teeth whitening, but it is not always a sure thing that these products will get the results desired in a timely manner. Some of these products can also cause an excessive amount of pain and sensitivity in people who are predisposed for sensitive teeth. That is why it may be better to seek out dentists in Charlotte, North Carolina instead.

When taking cosmetic whitening options into consideration, realize that not all teeth whitening has to be done in a dentist chair. Dentists in Charlotte can send patients home with a whitening kit that will both be superior in whitening effectiveness and free of complications like swollen gums and sensitive teeth.

Whitening that is performed in a Blakeney dental office will always be more effective than cosmetic whitening done with a home kit bought from a store. The reasoning behind this is that a dental professional can evaluate which method of treatment will be most effective on the spot.

Common options for whitening include Zoom! Teeth Whitening, Zoom2 and Deep Bleaching. Each system is tailored to fit the lives of busy people and each affects teeth in different ways and the effectiveness of each whitening method can only be decided in person by a D.D.S. in a Blakeney dental office.

When a dental professional who has experience in the field of cosmetic whitening is involved, there is no need for trial and error. The most effective and pain-free whitening will be performed at the best value to the patient. Therefore, it only makes sense that an evaluation from a dentist should be taken into consideration before deciding on which method of whitening is best for the individual patient.

If you have any questions or would like more information about TMJ signs, symptoms and treatments or any additional information about our cosmetic dentistry services, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist officeat 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient onlineappointment request form.

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