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How Sedation Dentistry Can Assist with Conquering Dental Phobias

April 12, 2023

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a patient suffering from a dental phobia

Did you know that an estimated 75% of all adults in the US experience some level of dental-related fear or anxiety? If you fall into this camp, you probably understand all too well just how anxiety-inducing visiting the dentist can be, regardless of the reason for your appointment! But this fear of dental care can be quite problematic, as it’s often the reason behind patients prolonging necessary oral care and letting nasty problems progress. Keep reading to learn a little more about dental phobias and how sedation dentistry is one of the best means for addressing the issue.


A Closer Look at The Different Parts of Your Mouth

April 4, 2023

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a closeup of a person’s healthy smile

Have you ever heard the expression “It takes more muscles to frown than to smile?” Even though this notion might seem silly, it’s actually true—however, your smile is capable of so much more than merely smiling or frowning, thanks to all of the unique parts that compose it! Here’s more from your dentist about a few of these notable oral structures and how they work in unison to provide you with a beautiful, working smile.


Can Tooth Discoloration Be Hereditary?

March 8, 2023

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a stained smile before and after whitening

If you’re unhappy with the shade of your teeth, you might be wondering what the cause could possibly be—you might even have stained teeth despite your best efforts, which could seem puzzling. But believe it or not, sometimes genetics can be the cause of tooth discoloration—even if you practice good oral hygiene! Here’s more about how this happens and how your cosmetic dentist can easily handle the issue.


Are Teenagers Eligible for Dental Implants?

March 3, 2023

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a teenager smiling and visiting the dentist

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are often known as the go-to solution thanks to their ingenuity; the restorations rely on implant posts that are embedded into the jawbone for awesome, lasting stability. But are implants viable options for everyone with missing teeth, including teenagers? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about implants and why they typically don’t tend to be a good option for teens with missing teeth.


Should You Worry If Your Jaw Pops or Clicks?

February 14, 2023

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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