Teeth Whitening Considerations

Are your teeth stained or yellowed? Do you yearn for pearly whites that are…pearly white? Teeth whitening in Westminster and Columbia, , may be the solution you have been looking for. However, there are some circumstances in which teeth whitening is not recommended or will not have optimal results. Please talk to our dentist before… Read more »

The Perks of Invisalign®

You have misaligned teeth, but you do not want to wear traditional, metal braces. You feel that the brackets and wires would mar your smile and make you self-conscious. However, straightening your smile is not just about aesthetics; straight teeth are easier to care for, so your oral health will benefit. So what can be… Read more »

A Crown to Replace a Lost Filling

While a filling is designed to repair an area of tooth decay, it can fall out or be lost with time. As fillings age bacteria in your mouth can attempt to invade the area between the filling and the remaining healthy enamel. If a large filling falls out there might not be enough healthy enamel… Read more »

Tooth Brushing: Do You Make These Mistakes

Naturally, you know that brushing your teeth is important. In fact, you probably know that you should brush twice a day for two minutes at a time—but did you know that many people have a few brushing habits that could be improved? For example, did you know you could be damaging your gums if you… Read more »

The Danger Posed by Gum Disease

It is estimated by the CDC that nearly half of all adults over age 30 have gum disease to some degree. The chances of developing advanced gum disease increase with age and the effectiveness of your oral hygiene routine. The primary cause of gum disease is tartar buildup at the gum line. Tartar is formed… Read more »

Managing Dental Anxiety

Some people misinterpret dental anxiety with dental phobia. Dental anxiety is a recognized psychological disorder, where the person experiences a strong emotional response associated with basic dental procedures. People who suffer from dental phobia, feel such a strong aversion towards visiting the dentist that they often forgo oral health care altogether. Individuals with dental anxiety… Read more »

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

For moms-to-be, there is no better time to check in with your dentist as well as your obstetrician! Because of the increase in estrogen and progesterone production, your periodontal health can suffer because of how your gum tissue reacts to plaque during this time. A good dental cleaning by your dentist to remove plaque and… Read more »

A Few Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you need dental work, we recommend scheduling an appointment soon. Unfortunately, sometimes a routine treatment isn’t enough for some patient’s problems. In fact, some patients need a full mouth reconstruction. In fact, full mouth reconstruction—which is essentially a custom treatment plan designed to rebuild smiles— can offer both cosmetic and functional benefits. For example,… Read more »

Learning the Dental Implant Process

If you have recently made the decision to restore your smile, you are not alone. Many people are turning to more cosmetic or dental surgeries than ever before because of the amazing results and impact it can have on your life. The implantation process begins with your dentist surgically implanting a post into your jawbone…. Read more »

How to Choose Your At-Home Dental Care Products

The American Dental Association, also known as the ADA, is famous for the attention to dental health and dental education since 1859. As a result, the ADA has grown extraordinarily into the largest and oldest dental organization in the world today. Many people have heard of the ADA, however, many people do not know about… Read more »