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 (email@example.com), 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
As you may already know, sugar is a major cause of tooth decay, but teeth can also be damaged by a diet high in acidic foods. While teeth might seem hard enough to withstand sour foods, enamel is easily lost when it comes into contact with certain dietary items, especially when it is still new and soft. Our Charlotte dentists recommend learning which foods could be causing you to lose enamel over time.
The latest dental health tips include warnings to avoid large amounts of gravy, asparagus, eggs, cottage cheese, ham and foods rich in lactic acid, such as sauerkraut, cheese and yogurt. Although these foods are good for general health, they can contribute to tooth erosion when eaten regularly. If your teeth are showing damage, you may want to reduce your consumption of these foods and see if your teeth have improved on your next trip to the dentist office.
Coffee, soft drinks and wine are all acidic enough to cause problems for your teeth. More young people, whose teeth should be in the best shape of their life, are having serious teeth erosion due to overconsumption of acidic, sugary sodas.
If you're noticing loss of enamel and increased sensitivity, try reducing your consumption of the foods and drinks listed above. Mineral-rich water and milk are superior alternatives to soft drinks. Instead of chewing sour, sugary gum, try sugarless instead. Besides lacking the acidity that causes erosion, these foods will support tooth remineralization by enhancing salivary flow in the mouth.
On your next trip to the dental appointment, ask your dentist more about the foods that erode enamel for their opinion and recommendations. They can tell you how much erosion has occurred and how your diet might be affecting your teeth. With their valuable dental health tips, you can enjoy healthier, better-looking teeth in the long run.
If you have any questions or would like more information about acidic foods and drinks which can cause poor dental health, please contact ourCharlotte dentist officeat 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient onlineappointment request form.