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

Learn More About Dental Implants, Wisdom Teeth and Sealants for Kids By SEO Admin on March 04, 2013

Primary teeth require care as soon as they erupt, but this doesn't always prevent decay. Cavities commonly appear on the upper front teeth with overuse of baby bottles, especially if there are no gaps between these teeth. To reduce chances of decay, flossing should be performed daily. To safeguard against decay, parents can take their kids to their pediatric dentists, where dental sealants can be applied as coatings that protect the chewing surfaces.

Dental Implants
Throughout life, problems such as impact or decay can damage teeth. Fortunately, patients can receive restorative dentistry to avoid long-term loss of looks and chewing ability. Dentists surgically place dental implants that are anchored to the jawbone. First, posts are inserted into the jawbone, then a temporary restoration is used for three to six months. Once the bones and gums around the posts have healed completely, additional posts are attached to the originals and artificial teeth are put in place. Between three and ten months are required for the entire procedure.

Eating During Dental Implant Recovery
Soft foods have to be eaten while the posts heal into the jawbone and gums. Once the implants are in place, they require regular dental care in the form of brushing, flossing and checkups. With completed restorative dentistry, patients can eat the same foods as they would with natural teeth. Cared for properly, implants will last for a lifetime.

Wisdom Teeth Removal
Modern human mouths are too small for wisdom teeth, resulting in problems when they grow into the mouth. Not only are they prime targets for decay, cysts and tumors, but they are also prone to causing issues with overcrowding and tooth breakage. Not to mention, extreme discomfort. Fortunately, dentists in Charlotte like, Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Pinnix can remove wisdom teeth through a simple surgical procedure. In some cases, dentists may use lasers for wisdom teeth removal.

Contact our office at 704-543-1102for more information on dental implants, wisdom teeth removal and our comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services or feel free to leave a comment below for our prompt feedback!

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