April 11, 2017
Have you been seeing burgundy and white ribbons around more often? A lot of them can be randomly spotted tied around tree trunks at the park or bumper stickers on the backs of people’s cars. It’s because dentists and citizens alike are trying to spread awareness of a dark reality that tends to be overlooked: oral cancer. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 49,750 patients will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017, probably causing about 9, 750 deaths. That’s roughly 1 death per hour, 24 hours a day! April is National Oral Cancer Awareness month and it’s important that patients know how to prevent themselves and their loved ones from it. Your Columbia dentist is here to inform you about high-risk factors, symptoms, and how visiting Columbia Healthy Smiles for checkups, cleanings, and oral cancer screenings can help prevent your family from ever suffering from this deadly disease.
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March 8, 2017
There are not many situations that are more stressful and frightening than a dental emergency, and you can bet it won’t happen at a convenient time. The good news is Columbia Healthy Smiles is here for you, and with the right team on your side you have nothing to worry about when a dental emergency occurs. Your dentist in Columbia discusses what to do in a dental emergency.
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January 11, 2017
Have you decided that 2017 is the year you’ll reach your goals? Did you know that your smile could help you do this? This is because a beautiful smile gives you confidence, and confidence helps you achieve great things! Cosmetic dentistry offers many options for improving your teeth, and Dr. Philip Batson, your dentist in Columbia can help brighten your smile for the New Year! Here are some of the cosmetic options we have for you.
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December 22, 2016
While the holidays bring with them fun times with friends and family, they also can feel overwhelming. Shopping for gifts, holiday parties, and family gatherings raise many people’s stress levels. Some patients deal with elevated stress levels by clenching and grinding their teeth at night, also known as bruxism. This may not sound like such a big deal, however bruxism can lead to jaw pain, headaches, and wear on your teeth. Dr. Philip Batson, your dentist in Columbia, discusses the link between stress from the holidays and bruxism.
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November 24, 2016
As the end of the year approaches, you have plenty of things on your “to-do” list before the start of the new year, but is visiting the dentist also on your list? Now is the perfect time to visit the dentist before the year ends to maximize the value of your dental benefits. As a family dentist in Columbia, we will help you make the most of your dental benefits before they expire at the end of the year.
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October 21, 2016
Sugary sweets are part of Harvest time. Candy, gum, soda pop–they show up in trick or treat bags or school parties. How can parents and kids limit sugar consumption and still enjoy this fun time of year? Dr. Philip A. Baston, dentist in Columbia, suggests ways to hold the line on junk food and to keep smiles strong and healthy.
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September 8, 2016
Do you cringe when you hear the term “root canal?” More properly termed “root canal therapy,” this traditional restorative procedure is nothing to dread. Rather than causing discomfort, root canal treatment from your dentist in Columbia, Dr. Philip A. Batson, actually relieves it. It also preserves an ailing tooth for years of additional service and leaves a smile complete and attractive.
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August 4, 2016
The start of school is just around the corner. So, as you’re shopping for back-to-school supplies such as pencils, crayons, notebooks and erasers, don’t forget to schedule your children’s back-to-school dental checkups, as well. Columbia, MO, dentist Dr. Philip Batson and his team want to make sure your kids greet the new school year with a healthy and happy smile!
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July 21, 2016
Looking for a way to upgrade your look this summer? Instead of buying that new outfit, why don’t you consider whitening your teeth? You’d be surprised the impact that a whiter, brighter smile can make, and better yet people won’t know what’s different about you. They’ll only know that you look amazing! Here’s some more information about teeth whitening in Columbia, MO
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June 13, 2016
Missing a tooth takes its toll on your life in many ways. Your confidence suffers because you may feel embarrassed about talking and smiling in front of others. Your health and nutrition suffer because you can’t properly chew your food, which can also cause digestive issues. Your oral health even suffers because the integrity of your teeth and jawbone have been compromised. The good news is that dental implants may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Your Columbia dentist discusses the details of dental implant treatment.
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