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

Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry Work? Know What to Ask the Dentist!

By SEO Admin on April 29, 2013

Cosmetic dentistry work can enhance an individual's smile. However, you will need to ask the dentist some questions before any cosmetic dentistry work is performed. The answers to the questions can help you choose the right dentist and procedure in your local city or town.

At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, our South Charlotte cosmetic dentists can answer questions to in response to your need to discover how a cosmetic procedure will affect your smile. One part of dental work is getting to enjoy the final results. Therefore, knowing the shape, texture, color and other properties of ones teeth can help you have an idea of what the finished product will look like. This can help you know whether the results will be satisfactory or not.

Some dental work will require additional treatments. Since extra treatments will require more time, you should ask your cosmetic dentist if the procedure would require more than one treatment or one visit to the office. Therefore, a person should know how many treatments and how much time will be involved before starting any dental procedures.

After a cosmetic dental procedure, the dentist office should recommend certain guidelines to follow both from the dentist and the front desk. Some recommendations can include using mouthwash, a special toothbrush and specific toothpaste. Using the recommended items will protect the integrity of the cosmetic dentistry work.

Your dentist, like our South Charlotte cosmetic dentist, should always recognize that some individuals are afraid of pain. Therefore, you should ask if they use medicines, sedation, to help you overcome the fear of pain, noises or smells. Some dentists may recommend using sedation during a given procedure.

It is also important to ask the dentist about the costs and durability of the treatments as some treatments can be expensive, and you will want the results to last for years. A professional dentist will be glad to answer all of the questions to make sure that each individual understands the dental procedures.

Be sure to do your own research to learn more about cosmetic dental work to fully satisfy any other questions and feel free to call our Charlotte dentist office if you want more information about cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry.

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