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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 »

Oral Hygiene Tip – Gingivitis

Today we’re going to talk about Gingivitis! BORING! Gingivitis….what the Heck is that! Well, it’s one of those things you really don’t want to get, you may have it and you really don’t know what it is. Gingivitis, is a term used to describe inflammation of the gums. In fact, one of the reasons you… read more »

Bad Habits that Wreck Your Teeth

Oral hygiene is very important. In addition to a pretty smile, having strong and healthy teeth is important. Without proper brushing and flossing, your mouth can become a breeding ground for germs. But there are other bad habits as well that can damage your teeth. You use your mouth for many different things other than… read more »

Is Your Toothbrush Making You Sick?

Did you know that your toothbrush is loaded with germs? Research from the University of Manchester found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, including E. coli which can come from fecal matter. Yuck. 100 million sure sounds like a lot doesn’t it? If you were to count to 100 million,… read more »

How Wise Are Your Teeth?

I hope you had a good week, I certainly did.   Writing this blog post gave me the opportunity to sit down and reflect on some great moments I’ve had with patients over the years.  When I tell a patient that a wisdom tooth needs to be removed, there is often some initial concern, and there… read more »

Eat for Your Teeth

When it comes to nutrition and oral health, it’s not just the usual suspects like sugar that may be harmful. Some surprising – even healthy – foods can cause cavities, while others can help protect you from decay, gum disease, and even bad breath. Here are some great tips on how you can tailor your… read more »

Smoking Destroys Healthy Bacteria And Breeds Pathogens

If you know me, you know I practice as a dentist in Columbia SC and have been touting for years, the dangers of smoking and your dental health. Years and now there’s even more news in the dental industry that proves smoking is not only unhealthy for the rest of your body, it actually kills… read more »

8 Steps To Prevent Heart Disease

Our mouth is the gateway to the rest of our body and we all know what we put in our mouths affects every organ in our body. I’ve written about how licorice root can fight tooth decay, how cleaning your teeth can reduce the risk of a heart attack, and a while back I have… read more »

Remove The Dullness, Remove The Stains

So, What is Tooth Bonding? The term tooth bonding refers to the compound resin filling which is placed in both back and front teeth. A composite is the solution used to restore teeth that are decayed, which can make cosmetic improvements and has the capacity to even change the color of teeth or the reshape… read more »

The Dangers Of Gum Disease

Do you ever wake up in the morning and feel that your teeth are so un-healthy? Are they bleeding even before you brush your teeth in the morning? Maybe there’s a strange and thick taste in your mouth and your gums are always sore. If you answered yes, it’s actually quite probable that you have… read more »