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.
Columbia Healthy Smiles Blog
March 3, 2018
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.
September 12, 2017
Are you afraid to visit the dentist? Imagine how a child might feel if mommy or daddy talks down about visiting the dental office.
One of the best things you can do to ensure your child will have a healthy, beautiful smile is put your fears and apprehensions aside to bring your child to the dentist. Helping your child understand that their children’s dentist in Columbia is here to help them, not hurt them, is key to providing a stable oral health foundation for years to come.
June 6, 2017
Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about your crooked teeth? You have probably considered orthodontics in the past but feel that metal wires and brackets will only add to your insecurities. Now, you can get the straight, confident smile you have always wanted using a nearly invisible option. With Invisalign in Columbia, you will correct the alignment of your teeth using a sophisticated treatment so you no longer need to feel embarrassed.
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.
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.
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.
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.