Have you been slacking on your dental care somewhat and desire a fresh new start? If so, then visiting your dentist for a routine check-up is a good place to begin. Your local dentist in Columbia is your main ally in the fight against harmful bacteria and plaque that cause destruction and decay. As you read on, the professional explains what to expect at your first visit.
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July 19, 2018
June 7, 2018
Dental implants are a wise investment in your oral and overall health, but they do come at a higher cost than other options in tooth replacement. The total price of a dental implant procedure depends on a few factors — like how many teeth you are missing, where in the jaw they are located, and others. Many patients must have a preliminary bone grafting procedure performed first, which increases the volume of the bone and adds to the overall cost of the treatment.
How can you find out exactly what you can expect to pay for dental implants in Columbia? Keep reading for a few tips on how to get the info you need.
May 24, 2018
What is it about the spring season that makes you want to clean, clean, clean? The hidden catalyst may never be known, but it’s great to use the motivation that you have for cleanliness to improve your oral health. Thus, your dentist in Columbia is weighing in to explain how you can enjoy healthier chops this spring with preventive care visits.
May 15, 2018
It’s a nice spring day and you’re going about your business, when you’re stopped in your tracks by a rush of pain radiating throughout your tooth and the side of your face. It appears that you have a toothache, so your first concern is with getting the relief you need, and then you’d like to know what caused the pain. Thankfully, your emergency dentist in Columbus is weighing in to answer those questions and more as you continue reading.
April 27, 2018
Do you have missing teeth? It could be 3 or 4 missing teeth, a whole arch, or even a full mouth of teeth that are gone—one thing stands the same: you need to replace them! If you’ve done a little bit of research about restorative care, you probably know that there are many options to choose from—but which is right for you?
Believe it or not, dentures in Columbia can be a great fit for just about anyone (no pun intended). Learn about all the different denture options and which one is best for your level of tooth loss right here in this week’s blog post.
April 24, 2018
Dental implants in Columbia are commonly used to replace missing teeth. A post made of the biocompatible metal titanium replaces the tooth root and a restoration—a porcelain crown, fixed bridge or denture—stands in for the portion above the gum line.
Dental implant surgery may involve several procedures, including bone grafting. Once the entire process is completed, you will have a lifelike artificial tooth that is firmly anchored in your jawbone that offers stability and many health benefits.
March 3, 2018
You can still remember how excited you’d get as a child when you lost a tooth. Oh, how you’d anticipate the tooth fairy arriving sometime in the wee hours of the night to deliver a reward for your precious ivory. Those days are long gone now because the recent loss of your teeth doesn’t stir any celebratory feelings. It’s actually quite depressing to have to live with missing teeth, but your local dentist has news about the best method to restore your smile, full function of your ivories and your confidence – dental implants in Columbia. Read on to learn what they are and why they’re the best option for you.
January 3, 2018
Are you excited about the new year? You definitely should be, because it’s your chance to have a clean slate. Every time the calendar cycles around to the start of a fresh set of 12 months, that symbolizes a new opportunity for you to make a change and grow. One area that you’ve been wanting to grow in is your dental health. You’ve just felt overwhelmed, thinking that you’re hopeless, but your dentist says that nothing could be farther from the truth. His philosophy is that everybody is entitled to excellent oral health and can achieve it with a little help and determination. With that in mind, he suggests a simple yet powerful new year resolution for you: to visit your dentist at least twice.
December 3, 2017
The holiday season brings with it parties, family gatherings, fun, and food! However, this can be a challenging time for your teeth since you may eat and drink things you normally wouldn’t. Believe it or not, many people experience dental emergencies during the holidays due to Grandma’s famous peanut brittle, or find themselves with cavities in the New Year due to the extra sugar intake. Your dentist in Columbia offers some helpful tips on keeping your teeth healthy during the holidays.
October 20, 2017
The end of the year is just around the corner. Can you believe it? Now is the time to start thinking about that Christmas gift list and your party plans. You should also make sure you’ve taken advantage of every last dollar your dental insurance benefits provide. If you haven’t, then don’t waste any time—schedule a dental checkup or any other kind of covered treatment you or another family member needs. Your dentist in Columbia, Dr. Batson, wants you to use all of the benefits you’re entitled to receive so you enjoy the gift of a healthy and happy smile this holiday season.