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Welcome To Dr. Gregory Wych’s Blogspot

We’d like to thank everyone for visiting the Dr. Gregory J. Wych blogspot. Please make sure to visit from time to time as we’ll be posting useful information about family dentist services ranging from cosmetic dentist services to information about gum disease and oral health. Dr. Gregory J. Wych is recognized throughout the Columbia-Irmo area… read more »

7 Steps to a Successful Back-to-School Dental Checkup

You’ve bought the new backpack and school supplies – but have you scheduled your child’s back-to-school dental cleaning and checkup? Regular dental visits are always important, but a back-to-school checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children, which is cavities. In fact, dental disease causes children to miss more… read more »

Diabetes and Your Mouth – What You Need to Know!

Over 1.25 million adults and children suffer with diabetes.  And many of those people don’t realize it, but diabetes puts you at risk for dental problems. Having high blood sugar encourages the growth of bacteria and contributes to gum disease. Signs you may have gum disease include: Gums that are red, sore, bleeding, or swollen,… read more »

6 Simple Tips for Managing Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

Some children enjoy coming to the dentist and actually look forward to it…others, not so much. Your children’s oral health is very important, but forcing a stressed, scared child into a dentist chair can be challenging. But dental anxiety is common in children and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. In extreme cases, dental anxiety… read more »

The True Cost of Not Replacing a Missing Tooth

According to the American College of Prosthodontics, 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth and more than 35 million people don’t have any teeth, at all. Tooth loss occurs due to a number of issues including wear, cancer, injury and gum disease. However, regardless of the reason you may… read more »

How To Stop Easter From Ruining Your Teeth

Easter means candy – especially chocolate – and lots of it! Worried about your teeth while digging into Easter’s decadent chocolate offerings? Today we’re going to talk about how you can enjoy the holiday but stop the sweet feast from damaging your teeth. Don’t neglect your routine.  It is especially important that throughout the Easter… read more »

Some Shocking Diseases Your Dentist Might Find Before Your Doctor

Dentists aren’t just searching for gum disease or cavities when they do an examination. People think their dentist is only looking at teeth, but they’re typically examining all of the soft tissues in the mouth.

How Your Dentist Can Save your Life

Most people don’t realize it, but runaway dental infections can be treacherous. They have eaten through the skin in people’s necks, chocked off airways, migrated to the heart, buttowed into brains and, yes even killed people Have we scared you enough yet?  Everyone is vulnerable, because bacteria that routinely lurk in the mouth cause tooth… read more »

Anything That Stains a White Shirt Can Stain Your Teeth!

Anything That Stains a White Shirt Can Stain Your Teeth! Think about it…all of the things that can stain a white shirt can also stain your teeth. That includes cola, tea and red wine. So if you don’t like your smile, you’ll want to cut down on these enemies of your teeth and read on… read more »

The Strange Connection Between St. Patrick’s Day and Dentists

  It may seem like an extreme stereotype to assume that people get so intoxicated on St. Patrick’s Day, that they get in bar fights and knock each other’s teeth out, causing them to have to go to the dentist the next day…but it’s true!  And that means a visit to the dentist in the… read more »

Do you have any of these issues going on in your mouth?

It’s not unusual to have a problem with your mouth from time to time. Certain issues can affect your gums, lips, tongue, inner cheeks, roof of your mouth, your neck or your teeth. Your mouth may be dry, or food may not taste right. You may have bad breath or a sore on your lip,… read more »

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