Despite jokes you may have heard that suggest otherwise, getting a root canal is not a nightmare scenario. In fact, root canal therapy saves an estimated 24 million teeth each year in the United States. If left untreated, these millions of damaged or infected teeth would have eventually worsened and needed to be removed entirely. Want to know more? Below are the ins and outs of root canal therapy, as explained by a dentist in Columbia.(more…)
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January 30, 2019
January 20, 2019
Making New Year’s resolutions is easy – it’s following through that is the difficult part. One way to stick with a resolution for a full 12 months is to break it down into more manageable parts. This is especially important when your New Year’s resolution is meant to benefit your health. However, you should not worry – we are here to help! If you have resolved to take better care of your teeth and gums in 2019, here are 5 tips for a healthy smile from a dentist in Columbia.(more…)
December 18, 2018
It can be hard to know when to see the emergency dentist in Columbia. Some patients lean toward less intervention: “It’s nothing,” or “I don’t want to bother the dentist at this time of night,” while others are quite concerned: “What if this gets infected between now and in the morning?”
The perfect response? Err on the side of caution and call the dentist for further instructions. Here are a few more tips to make sure you get the best outcome possible.(more…)
December 4, 2018
Gum disease is so common that in its earliest stages, it’s barely a concern to many people, barely worthy of the word “disease.” You can make it to all your classes and see the local sites like Ragtag Cinema or Rock Bridge park. After all, it’s just a little blood when you brush, right?
Unfortunately, it may not be that simple, but your dentist in Columbia is committed to eradicating gum disease before it reaches the third and most serious stage.
Which stage might you be in?(more…)
November 15, 2018
From Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, this time of year is filled with fun and festivities – as well as candy and desserts galore! You’re likely to find something sweet to munch on at every holiday event and even the breakroom at work. Unfortunately, all that sugar doesn’t bode so well for your teeth. In fact, an estimated 27% of American adults have undiagnosed cavities. But the good news is that there are 6 easy things you can do during the holidays so you can still enjoy yourself, without needing major work from a dentist in Columbia. Keep reading to learn more!
October 17, 2018
The year is almost over, and you’re working hard to finish it on a positive note. Your dentist in Columbia says one way to contribute to that is to visit for a preventive care appointment before the year ends. It’s recommended by the American Dental Association that your dentist sees you semi-annually for cleanings and checkups for a healthier mouth, teeth and gums, but preventive care visits also allow you to maximize your dental insurance. Read on to learn 4 reasons why these appointments are vital!
October 2, 2018
Have you ever eaten something during work that bothers you the rest of the day? Oral healthcare is something that should be maintained around the clock, but it’s hard when you work most of the day, right? Your dentist in Columbia has some tips on how to take care of your teeth even while you’re at the office. Keep reading to learn the secret to keeping your pearly whites beautiful while pursuing your career!
September 10, 2018
Whether you’ve just moved to the area or you’re tired of your current dentist in Columbia, finding a new one can feel like a daunting task. Many dentists are competing with each other these days, but that doesn’t mean it should be difficult to choose the right one. That’s why in today’s blog, we’ll be going over the most essential factors to take into consideration.
Education, services, practice hours and many more can make a big difference in your search.
September 4, 2018
Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular over the years, quickly turning into a multi-billion dollar industry. Out of all the cosmetic treatments available, the most popular one by far is teeth whitening. Most people consider a white smile to be more attractive while others associate it with increased professionalism.
But how is teeth whitening done? What is happening that makes deep stains underneath enamel disappear like magic? Today, a dentist explains exactly how teeth whitening in Columbia makes your smile brighter than ever.
August 22, 2018
Walking into an important business meeting, going on a first date or smiling for the family Christmas card photo – each one of these scenarios calls for you to flash a wide, confident smile. However, if you have crowded or misaligned teeth, you may feel too embarrassed to offer up much more than a small, closed-lipped grin. Many teenagers and adults wish they could fix imperfections in their smile but do not want a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. If you count yourself among this group, you may want to consider Invisalign in Columbia to correct your smile. Here is everything you need to know about the modern alternative to traditional braces.