Columbia Healthy Smiles Blog

What Are Some of the Most Common Oral Health Conditions?

August 11, 2023

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Man has dental pain

Oral health conditions are largely preventable, but they affect an estimated 3.5 billion people because many countries with low or middling incomes do not have sufficient dental health services. On the other hand, even countries where dental care is readily available and accessible still see rampant oral health issues affecting people of all ages and walks of life. This represents a major health burden and drain on quality of life that results in discomfort, pain, disfigurement, and possibly death. Here are some common oral health conditions and what can be done to prevent or treat them.


How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Make Me Look Younger?

July 13, 2023

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Doctor smiles.

Ever wonder how you could take a few years off your face? Cosmetic dentistry makes it possible. As the years fly by they can really show in the wear and tear on our teeth. After chewing untold thousands of times, the teeth can accrue chips, cracks, and stains that do not go away on their own. Luckily, your dentist can offer treatments to cover up defects and fix your smile up like new. Read on to learn about ways cosmetic dentistry can turn back the clock.


4 Ways to Prevent a Dental Emergency This Summer

July 6, 2023

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Woman smiling with teeth lying in dental chair

Summer vacation is synonymous with rest and relaxation! Don’t let dental trouble keep you from your plans. You should be basking in the sun and hanging out with family and friends, not nursing a toothache or stressing about a lost tooth. To help you prepare your oral health for months of fun in the sun, here are 4 ways to prevent a dental emergency this summer.


Helpful Oral Health Tips for Your Summer Vacation

June 29, 2023

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Friends having fun at a lake for summer vacation

Well, the heat in the US is ramping up. Much of the country is starting to see triple-digit temperatures most days. With that said, you’re likely ready for a summer trip. A fun seasonal getaway would help you cool off! While you’re away, though, do care for your smile. A healthy set of teeth will make your summer fun all the better. Your Columbia dentist can even help with some advice. To that end, here are four crucial oral health tips for your summer vacation.


Tips on How to Be More Approachable

June 15, 2023

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A group of friends eating pizza together

With summer in full swing, many are trying to socialize a bit more. After all, there are plenty of opportunities to connect – parties, vacations, concerts, and more! However, you may struggle to seem more approachable to people. That’s normal enough, especially since engaging with others can be tricky. Fortunately, your local Columbia dentist is here with helpful advice on this subject. That said, here are four ways to look more approachable during the summer season.


Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Graduating Students

May 4, 2023

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graduating student smiling in cap and gown

If you have a loved one who is about to graduate from high school or college, you’re probably filled with excitement and anticipation for their upcoming graduation. It’s natural to want them to look their absolute best on this momentous occasion as well as for any job interviews they have coming up afterward, and a crucial part of their overall appearance is a confident and radiant smile. To ensure they have the perfect smile, it’s worth considering a trip to a cosmetic dentist who can help prepare their teeth for the big day. Continue reading to discover the advantages of cosmetic dental treatments for graduates and explore the various treatment options available to them.


What Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Oral Cancer

April 28, 2023

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dentist performing oral cancer screening on patient

Oral cancer is a serious health issue with a predicted 54,000 new cases in the US this year, and a 40% risk of poor prognosis long term. While oral healthcare has progressed, a cure for oral cancer is yet to be found, and late detection makes treatment challenging. Educating yourself on the condition, including its risk factors, warning signs, and prevention tips, can help prevent or detect it early. Keep reading to learn more about oral cancer and its potential risk factors.


4 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Smile

April 13, 2023

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person smiling while talking to dentist

As Tax Day draws near, individuals contemplate how to make the most of their refunds. While some may choose to splurge on new purchases, considering an investment in your smile can yield long-term benefits. Enhancing your dental health and appearance can have a transformative effect on your overall look and well-being. Continue reading as we explore four compelling reasons why using your tax refund to improve your smile is a wise and worthwhile choice.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Give You a Youthful Smile

March 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbatson @ 9:21 pm
Senior with a beautiful smile

If you’re older, you may have found that the appearance of your teeth has changed pretty significantly over time. When people age, their teeth tend to look a little more yellow, and they may have collected a few cracks or chips over the years.

If you’re interested in getting a more youthful smile, cosmetic dentistry can offer that to you. In fact, there are quite a few cosmetic dental treatments that can take years off of your teeth’s appearance. Here are a few examples.


How You Can Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning

March 4, 2023

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smiling woman standing in a field

Spring is finally here, and while you’re enjoying everything the beauty of nature has to offer, that also means there’s no excuse to keep putting off the things that you’ve been procrastinating on all winter.

While you’re in the mood for spring cleaning, you might consider whether your teeth could need the same thing. Most people could stand to do a little bit more for their oral health; here are some things you may want to try.

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