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

Teeth Whitening Will Brighten Your Smile For Holiday Pictures

By SEO Admin on November 19, 2013

Smiling makes the world a better place and looking good in your pictures is important for that lasting memory, especially during the holidays. People are more comfortable and at ease when they see an attractive smile. Smiles are not only contagious, but they can affect your self-confidence and health and attitude. If you are always hiding your smile because you do not like the way that your teeth look, then you should seek dental care from your local general dentist or cosmetic dentist. Teeth whitening services can help brighten your smile and one of the most sought after solutions residents of South Charlotte, NC contact Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney to help with.

How Teeth Whitening Works
Most people start out with naturally white teeth. The natural aging process causes the enamel to wear down, which causes stains to build up on the teeth. Whitening and bleaching helps remove both intrinsic and extrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains are caused by stains forming on the inside of the tooth. Extrinsic stains are caused by food, wine and coffee. If you are interested in getting teeth whitening, then you should contact a dentist who offers Charlotte cosmetic dentistry services. Your dentist will help you determine whether teeth whitening is the right choice for you.

When whitening is used properly, it can be very safe and effective. However, if it is not, then side effects may result. One of those side effects include gum irritation.

Whitening Options
You have a number of whitening options. Less drastic treatments include chewing gum or using whitening toothpaste. You can also use bleaching gels, trays and take home kits that you would get from a dentist. Gums and whitening toothpaste will only whiten your teeth slightly. For the best results, you should get this treatment from a dentist who offers Charlotte cosmetic dentistry services.

The take home kits that a dentist will give you will help you get results that last a long time. In fact, professional teeth whitening can last for eight months to one year. You will get bleaching trays that are designed to fit your mouth. Regular dental care in South Charlotte, NC can help you maintain the results of your whitening treatment. Get in touch with Dr. Betancourt and Dr. Pinnix to discuss your teeth whitening options before the fast approaching Holidays pass you by!

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