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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 »

Are you addicted to sugar?

If you have a major sweet tooth, at some point you’ve probably wondered how bad sugar really is for your teeth. According to dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych, sugar doesn’t just impact oral health; it impacts overall health too. New research is starting to find that our levels of sugar consumption could be a driving… read more »

Over 30% of Kids Miss School Due to Dental Problems…Do Yours?

If there’s something that most children like less than going to school, it’s most likely going to the dentist. Yet just over 30% of U.S. parents said their children – who are between the ages of 6 and 12 – missed school last year due to an oral health issue. But according to dentist Columbia… read more »

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

To some, February might mean Valentines Day and chocolate, but for the dental health-conscious, there’s another reason February is special – it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month. The month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and… read more »

The flu can hurt your teeth!

Unlike a common cold, the flu is caused by a virus that contaminates the airway tract located in your nose and throat. And according to dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych, symptoms of the flu can sometimes even cause pain in the teeth. This week we thought we’d share some ways that the cold and flu… read more »

Child Dentistry; There is a Difference

Going to the dentist is one of the most dreaded experiences facing a person in life. Fortunately dental procedures are more painless than ever. Still we have a lot of apprehension in the days leading up to an appointment and often drag our feet on making a new one. Children are no different than we… read more »

Oscars & Teeth Whitening

Watching the Oscars and the actors and actresses on the red carpet is an American pastime that goes back more than half a century. One thing hasn’t changed; the glamour and pageantry involved in seeing your favorite actors and actresses interacting like real people; real people with really expensive clothes and very white teeth. Teeth… read more »

Announcing our Referral Rewards Contest!

So…Who Else Wants to Watch March Madness in Style? Announcing our Referral Rewards Contest! We have some exciting news for all of our clients! We’re holding a Referral Rewards Contest with 2 grand prizes of a 48″ flat screen TV! One Winner for our Vista Smiles Office and one Winner for our Irmo Office. That’s… read more »

Your Insurance Benefits are About to Expire

Wow…only 1 months left in 2012…as usual, the year just flew right by. It seems to go by faster and faster each year, doesn’t it? And for those of you with dental insurance, that means you have just about 8 short weeks to use your dental benefits before they’re gone for good. And you’re not… read more »

Hope, Toys, and Richland 2 School District

Hi , It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The lights are up. Wreath is on the door. Garland on the railing. And the Christmas tree in the living room. I love this time of year—there is that vibe in the air where everyone seems to have an extra step in their walk and… read more »