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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
Individuals who are missing most or all of their teeth can benefit from full or partial dentures at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney in Charlotte, NC. Dentures can be a long-lasting restoration for a patient’s smile when cared for properly. This type of prosthesis should be brushed daily, soaked overnight in room temperature cleansing solution, and should not be scrubbed with abrasive cleaning materials. Here, Drs. John M. Pinnix IV and George A. Betancourt explain why caring for dentures properly is essential for the long-term maintenance of your appliance.
Dentures are strong, resilient, and made to last. However, they require proper maintenance and care for long-term success. Our doctors have a few recommendations to help keep your appliance looking and feeling great:
Dentures should be soaked overnight to avoid warping.
Regular dental examinations are absolutely crucial for denture-wearers. During these visits, your doctor can assess your appliance to ensure it is still working properly and fitting well.
When it comes to caring for your dentures, there are a few things to avoid as well. These include:
If you would like to learn more about caring for your dentures, reach out to a team member at Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney. Contact us online or call our office at (704) 543-1102.