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Preventive Dentistry Protecting Smiles

Handsome man smiling in ColumbiaDr. Philip Batson and the rest of our Columbia, MO dental team are always here to help with oral damage or pain, but we’d prefer to stop it from happening in the first place. With in-depth check-ups, thorough cleanings, pediatric services for little smiles, and other preventive dentistry measures available, we hope to strengthen your smile and make any necessary treatment simpler and easier. Patients from Ashland, Fulton, Hallsville, Centralia, and beyond are welcome to call and schedule their first appointment today here at Columbia Healthy Smiles!

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

By attending regular appointments with our team every six months, patients can protect their healthy smiles and have potential issues treated as soon as possible. Learn more about check-ups and cleanings.

Columbia Children's Dentistry

We love seeing kids here in Columbia, MO! Our team is fun and friendly, and we’ll do everything we can to help your little one feel fully comfortable. Learn more about children's dentistry.

Oral Cancer Screenings

This dangerous disease can have deadly consequences if left untreated. Instead, trust our team to find it at the earliest stage possible. Learn more about oral cancer screenings.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Did you know that at least 50% of the population suffers from a mild to advanced stage of periodontal (gum) disease? What’s worse is that a significant portion of those people don’t even realize it. Learn more about gum disease treatment.

Digital Dental X-Rays

Unlike traditional machines that involve tedious wait times and dangerous amounts of radiation, this technology makes the process of capturing x-rays fast, comfortable, and safe. Learn more about digital x-rays.

Nightguards for TMJ/Bruxism Therapy

Many patients suffer from teeth grinding (also known as bruxism), which leaves them with worn-down and even damaged teeth. We can create custom-fabricated nightguards that offer the valuable protection you need to keep your smile safe.


Are you or your child an athlete? If contact is possible in your favorite activity, please don’t forget to wear a sportsguard. This oral appliance keeps your teeth and lips safe from injury and helps you play confidently. Our office fabricates custom athletic sportsguards to keep active athletes safe. Contact our office to learn more!

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