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Preventitive Dentistry

How Frequently Should I Visit the Dentist?

If it’s been a while since you visited your dentist in Columbia, SC, you might wonder just how frequently you should actually visit us. This is a common question that most of our patients at Smile Columbia ask us. We can’t give you a straight answer because every patient is different, but you can accept [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Dentists, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on How Frequently Should I Visit the Dentist?

Elf Explanatory: Hermey Helps Keep Smiles Bright

When it comes to holiday TV specials, most dentists have a soft spot for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the real hero of which is arguably not the titular caribou with the glowing schnoz, but Hermey, the elf who aspires to bring quality dental care to the North Pole. Sure, Rudolph saves Christmas, and it’s Yukon Cornelius [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Elf Explanatory: Hermey Helps Keep Smiles Bright

Never Skip a Visit to the Dentist Again with Sedation Dentistry

If you have a fear of the dentist, it might feel easiest to avoid regular dental exams altogether. The anxiety that takes over before and during the appointment might not feel worth the dental health. Some people find it so difficult to sit still while they’re at the dentist that they might put [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Preventitive Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry|Comments Off on Never Skip a Visit to the Dentist Again with Sedation Dentistry

Why You Should Absolutely Cut Down on Sugar

Diet in America has often been treated like a panacea. Eat the right foods, don’t eat other foods, and you can cure anything from daytime tiredness to dementia. We’ve even mentioned a few recent studies ourselves. Whether or not there is actually a gum disease diet is up for debate, but one [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Why You Should Absolutely Cut Down on Sugar

Researchers Sequence Rare Bacteria Responsible for Tooth Decay

Since you were a kind, you’ve heard that cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease, happens when your diet is high in sugar and you forget to brush your teeth. Probably, this prompted your parents to firmly remind you right before bedtime to brush your teeth or, if you’re a parent now [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Cavities, Preventitive Dentistry|Comments Off on Researchers Sequence Rare Bacteria Responsible for Tooth Decay