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Why Should I Replace My Metal Fillings?

September 27, 2020

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Replace metal fillings in diagram with tooth-colored ones

Try as we might, most of us will experience a cavity or two in our lifetime. Tooth decay is an incredibly common problem: the CDC estimates that over 90% of adults have had a cavity, and one in four have untreated tooth decay. Traditionally, these issues were corrected with amalgam (metal) fillings. However, new research indicates that these restorations could end up doing your smile more harm than good in the long run. Find out why experts say it’s important to replace metal fillings and why tooth-colored fillings in Columbia are the ideal alternative.  

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How the Tannins in Certain Foods Are Staining Your Smile

September 9, 2020

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Before and after teeth whitening in Columbia

Does it seem like your smile is becoming increasingly discolored? While there are plenty of factors that can change the color of your teeth, the most likely culprit is your diet. A variety of foods and beverages are notorious for causing enamel stains, including wine, coffee, curry, soy sauce, and blackberries. Although these items are all very different, they all contain compounds known as tannins. Read on as your Columbia dentist explains how the tannins in your diet can influence the appearance of your pearly whites and what you can do to protect your pearly whites.

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How Hybrid Dental Bridges Can Affordably Solve Severe Tooth Loss

August 21, 2020

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A hybrid dental bridge in Columbia.

Whether you’ve been missing all your teeth for a very long time or using a denture for several years, neither circumstance is exactly ideal. Struggling with a denture that won’t stay in place is hardly a way to live. However, you may find it difficult to cover the costs of a comfortable and reliable replacement! With a hybrid dental bridge in Columbia, you can address severe tooth loss without breaking the bank along the way. Keep reading to learn more about why this method of tooth replacement has gotten so popular!

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What Causes Dental Phobias?

August 15, 2020

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Man at sedation dentist in Columbia

Do you fear going to the dentist? You aren’t alone. Studies find that more that half of Americans suffer from some amount of dental anxiety or fear. However, dental phobia is a more serious issue that leaves people full of panic and terrified, even if they know that their fears are irrational. There are many different reasons that people suffer from this, and with modern dental technology, there is a solution! Your sedation dentist in Columbia shares why people suffer from dental phobia and how sedation dentistry can help patients overcome their fears.

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Most Common Teeth Whitening Mistakes and Risks

August 10, 2020

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Teeth whitening in Columbia

Do you want to enhance your smile by reducing discoloration that’s become apparent on your teeth? Teeth whitening is a great option, but it can be easy to make mistakes and cause damage to your smile. Continue reading to learn about some common mistakes people make when trying to whiten their teeth as well as how teeth whitening in Columbia can help to reduce discoloration and stains.

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Enter to Win Our Summer Fun Giveaway!

July 15, 2020

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roasting marshmallows over firepit from dentist in Columbia

As COVID-19 continues to affect the daily lives of pretty much everyone in the country, families are finding ways to enjoy their summer in the safety of their own homes. Your dentist in Columbia wants to help you do that! That is one of the reasons why we are hosting a fantastic summer fun giveaway. Keep reading to learn what the prize is, how you can enter to win it, and how we feel about our fantastic patients.

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Why It’s Better to See a Dentist for Clear Aligners Instead of Ordering Them in the Mail

July 6, 2020

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woman in white sweater holding up ClearCorrect in Columbia

It seems like everyone has been spending their time in quarantine achieving something they’ve always wanted to do, from learning a new language to improving their cooking skills. The only thing you’ve really wanted to accomplish is straightening your crooked teeth. You figure the easiest way to do that is by purchasing mail-order clear aligners online. After all, they look so easy. As it turns out, there are a few reasons why you’re better off seeing your dentist for clear aligners instead of ordering them from some website. Keep reading to learn how aligners from your dentist, specifically ClearCorrect in Columbia, are more beneficial than those you can order online.

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Awake or Asleep: How Does IV Sedation Work in Dentistry?

June 23, 2020

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Woman relaxing in dental chair with IV sedation in Columbia

Do you avoid getting dental treatment? The American Dental Association reports that roughly 22% of Americans put off seeking dental care because of fear, anxiety, or discomfort. Unfortunately, this can dramatically increase the risk of serious oral health issues. Thankfully, dentists are using modern sedation techniques to help keep their patients as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Some patients particularly benefit from IV sedation in Columbia. Read on to find out more about this form of sedation dentistry and see if it could help you at your next dental appointment.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy During Summer

June 17, 2020

Filed under: Blog,Uncategorized — drbeck @ 10:00 pm
Boy with innertube in pool smiles after seeing his Columbia dentist

As the weather warms up, it’s easy to tell that your child’s summer vacation is right around the corner! While they may be excited to relax, hang out, and have fun, it’s important to keep an eye on their oral health. No one wants their summer break interrupted by a toothache or cavity. Here are five tips from your Columbia dentist that can help keep your little one’s smile sunny all season long!

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This Oral Health Month, Improve Your Smile & Your Wellbeing

June 2, 2020

Filed under: Blog,Uncategorized — drbeck @ 3:20 am
Woman points to her healthy smile after visiting Columbia cosmetic dentist

June is Oral Health Month! It’s common knowledge that regular brushing and flossing are key to keeping your mouth healthy. However, did you know that improving the look of your pearly whites can enhance your oral health as well? In fact, there are a variety of ways that a beautiful smile can help keep both you and your mouth healthier in the long run. Here are seven ways your Columbia cosmetic dentist can boost your appearance and your wellbeing.

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