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

What Women Should Know About Their Dental Health By SEO Admin on November 21, 2012

Women have special requirements when it comes to their health. Oral health is certainly no exception, and women may find that they may have certain issues in that area. Women's dental health can be handled effectively by great South Charlotte dentists if the patient resides in this are of North Carolina. Cosmetic dentists like Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Pinnix can correct various dental issues that will help women to feel more confident about their smiles and overall dental hygiene. All women should know about various changes that can occur in their dental health and this article will explain more.

Women in general can experience significant dental issues and women's dental health will change throughout the month due to hormone changes they normally undergo, whether they are going through menstruation, puberty or pregnancy. When estrogen and progesterone levels increase, the gums can become more sensitive. Menstrual gingivitis is a condition that can cause a woman's gums to swell and bleed. Generally, this is an issue that is not very serious and can clear up in a short amount of time. When a woman is pregnant, however, gum problems can be considerably more serious. Due to morning sickness, it is not uncommon for a woman to experience periodontitis, a gum disease that is triggered by the buildup of bacteria and plaque beneath the gum line. Loss of enamel can also occur due to the vomiting pregnant women normally experience. It is recommended to see your dentist possibly a couple times during your pregnancy in order to combat these potentially annoying and serious dental concerns.

Another issue that can occur in women stems from the use of oral contraception and other medications. These drugs also cause hormone levels to elevate and lead to dry mouth, which can be a big problem that leads to tooth decay. Dry mouth is also a common symptom of menopause.It is advisable for women who live in the area to visit our South Charlotte dentist office in order for Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Pinnix to quickly diagnose any potential issues.

If you have any questions or would like more information about women's dental health concerns or initiatives, or any additional information about our 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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