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

Patients Need Dental Night Guards to Protect Their Smiles By SEO Admin on October 15, 2012

There are many things that can get in the way of a great smile, especially for patients who have porcelain veneers. Some patients will clench and grind their teeth at night when they have a condition known as bruxism, which can cause damage to the porcelain veneers, the bone structure and the jaw joint. Fortunately, teeth grinding can be prevented by wearing a night guard, which is a plastic object that forms a physical barrier protecting the porcelain veneers.

Dental night guards are also valuable for patients who have their natural teeth, but regularly grind them. The good news is that patients are not able to grind their teeth if they have good bites, even if they are grinding their teeth at night as a form of stress relief.

Night guards are able to correct various problems related to the jaw, including jaw pain, TMJ and closed lock jaw. The Charlotte cosmetic dentists will be able to perform adjustments to the night guard that can help position the jaw in a way that will alleviate these problems.

Besides serving as a barrier, dental night guards also help teeth more evenly distribute themselves and help to stabilize loose teeth. Night guards provided by Charlotte cosmetic dentists are also used for the adjustment of teeth so that they are arranged correctly. These night guards will need a regular adjustment to produce the desired results. Fortunately, these adjustments can be performed during the regular dentistry visit.

Patients who would like to receive a custom night guard should visit our Blakeney dental office. When meeting with our dentists at a Blakeney dental office, patients should make sure to describe the particular problems they are having with their jaw and teeth. We are a leading expert on night guards.

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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