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Should You Worry If Your Jaw Pops or Clicks?

February 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 4:08 pm
A woman with a popping or clicking jaw

Every once in a while, your jaw may pop or click as you open your mouth. That happens to a lot of people, all things considered. Still, you might wonder whether this condition is (or should be) a worrying one. You wouldn’t, after all, want to ignore what could be a severe problem. Thankfully, your local Columbia dentist can help answer your question. Here, then, is a summary of what causes a popping or clicking jaw, the signs you have a TMJ disorder, and when to seek dental treatment.


4 Big Signs That You’re a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry

February 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 5:46 am
A patient receiving sedation dentistry

For many, teeth cleanings and other dental procedures aren’t that bad. After all, such services enhance your smile’s looks and health! Still, not everyone looks so calmly at dental care. Some patients view it with dread, being tempted to skip visits altogether. If you’re one of them, then you might want to try sedation dentistry in the future. Your local dentist can even help you learn whether you’d qualify. To that end, here’s a summary of four big signs that you’re an ideal candidate for dental sedation.


Gift Ideas for Loved Ones with Sleep Apnea

January 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 1:55 am
a patient sleeping peacefully

Sleep apnea is a condition that robs millions of people of countless hours of sleep each night—and unfortunately, if your partner has sleep apnea, you might also be missing out on sleep too! The best thing you can do is have your partner seek treatment for their sleep apnea; however, there are other ways of addressing the condition! Here are a few gift ideas you might consider picking up for your loved one that can help reduce snoring and certain sleep apnea risk factors.


3 Reasons You Should Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

December 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 8:06 pm
a patient visiting their dentist for wisdom tooth extraction in Columbia

If your dentist has recently informed you that you’re going to need your wisdom teeth extracted, you might be wondering if the procedure is entirely necessary; after all, it is technically a surgical procedure. However, it’s also one of the most common oral surgeries performed, as it helps to prevent future problems that often develop as a result of impacted wisdom teeth. Here’s a little more about wisdom tooth extraction in Columbia and three signs that indicate it’s time for the teeth to come out.


Full Mouth Reconstruction: How Your Dentist Can Rebuild Your Smile

December 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 6:10 pm
a patient smiling after full mouth reconstruction in Columbia

Your smile is often the first thing that people notice about you; so, if you desire a whiter and brighter smile, or if your pearly whites are compromised in some way, you might be wondering if help is available. Full mouth reconstruction in Columbia might be the answer you’re searching for. This involves your dentist utilizing a variety of different procedures to help you unlock your smile’s fullest potential. Here’s a little more about some of the treatment options that go into this process.


What Are Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants?

November 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 3:48 am
mature man enjoying thanksgiving meal with family

Each year as you gather with family and friends to relax during the holidays, it’s a wonderful time to be thankful for the good things in your life. Anyone who has ever suffered from tooth loss and looked to dental implants for help understands that these miracles of modern dentistry can get you back on track in more ways than one. Keep reading to learn reasons why people who have dental implants in Columbia are thankful for them and what they can do for you from your dentist.


3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance Benefits

November 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 2:19 pm
woman holding piggy bank and pointing to her smile

When you make monthly payments for a dental insurance plan, you’re doing yourself a favor by making your dental care more affordable. But are you really getting the most out of your benefits? Since dental insurance can be difficult to understand, you might not be saving as much money as you could be. If you know how to maximize your dental insurance benefits, your smile and your wallet will thank you in the long run. Read on to learn three tips for making the most of your dental insurance.


Why Should I Replace Missing Teeth That No One Can See?

October 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 9:44 pm
woman covering a missing back tooth in Columbia

Are you struggling with one or several missing teeth? You aren’t the only one. Over 170 million Americans are facing the same situation, and this number is expected to grow in the next decade. Whether it’s due to dental decay, gum disease, or trauma, having a missing tooth can be detrimental to the appearance and function of your smile. But what if you have a missing back tooth that no one can see? Read on to learn why you should still consider renewing your smile with a dental restoration!


Tips for Conquering Your Fear of the Dentist This Halloween

October 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 8:26 pm
man showing dental fear in Columbia

Whether it’s watching late-night scary movie marathons or going through a haunted house, there are various things to be afraid of during Halloween. However, visiting your dentist for biannual checkups and cleanings should not be one of them. That said, about 36% of American experience mild to moderate dental-related anxiety, while 12% struggle with intense fear. If this sounds familiar, read on to learn some important tips on overcoming dental fear and getting the preventive care you need this spooky season!


Tackle Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation With These 4 Questions

September 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 6:35 pm
patient undergoing cosmetic dental consultation in Columbia

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks? If you have one or more dental flaws you wish to conceal, then cosmetic dentistry may be the ideal solution for you. Whether it’s teeth whitening or veneers, you can be sure to enjoy dazzling results with the help of your dentist. However, you might feel overwhelmed if you aren’t sure what to expect from your visit with them. To help you feel more prepared, here are four questions you should ask during your cosmetic dental consultation!

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