Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 1, 2023

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Roasted turkey on black table clothAs you gather around the table with friends and loved ones, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t have any teeth. Although you probably don’t think about your teeth very often, they are invaluable to your overall wellness and quality of life. Simple mistakes during the holidays can cause irreversible damage to your dental health. Thanksgiving doesn’t have to leave a lasting mark on your smile. Here are 5 tips to show your pearly whites a little appreciation.


What are the Traits of a Beautiful Smile?

October 18, 2023

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Smiling woman with her hand on her faceAn attractive smile is attributed to youth, confidence, and success, but few people have flawless teeth naturally. The color and alignment of your teeth aren’t the only components of a stunning smile. Here are 5 traits associated with picture-perfect teeth.


4 Spook-tacular Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy This Halloween

October 12, 2023

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Display of festive Halloween treats on table with candles

Leading up to the 31st, you might have a lot on your mind – from making sure you have enough candy for trick-or-treaters to putting the final touches on your costume. However, it’s equally as important to give your smile some extra TLC. After all, the season of sugar is here! With this in mind, read on to learn how to keep your smile healthy this Halloween.


3 Things You May Not Know About Gum Disease—But Really Should

September 28, 2023

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Picture of inflamed gums

Gum disease is unfortunately an incredibly common oral health problem, with around 50% of Americans having it to some extent. What’s worse is that the average person also doesn’t know much about what gum disease entails, or even that they’re suffering from it.

It may be a good idea for most people to learn a bit more about gum disease. With that in mind, here are a few facts that you may not know about this condition, and that may be useful for you to know.


Why a White Smile Doesn’t Mean Healthy Teeth

September 6, 2023

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Portrait of someone with a perfectly white smile

If you asked most people what they would change about their teeth, one of the things you’d hear most often is “the color of their smile.” Just about everyone wishes that they had a Hollywood-white smile, and the lucky few who have it are typically incredibly proud of their teeth.

However, any dentist will tell you that there’s a lot more to a healthy smile than a pretty color. In fact, even if you have perfectly white teeth, you could still be dealing with serious oral health problems that need to be addressed. Here’s what you should know about the connection between the color of your teeth and your oral health.


How a Healthy Smile Can Set Your Child Up for Academic Success

August 23, 2023

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Alt Image Tag: child at dentist’s office giving thumbs up

While parents often emphasize the importance of early oral care habits for their children’s dental health, the benefits extend far beyond a healthy smile. In fact, fostering good oral hygiene in your little ones can have a significant impact on their academic success during the school year. Join us as a children’s dentist elaborates on the ways in which maintaining oral health can lay the foundation for educational achievements.


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.

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