Your smile is an important part of your image, so keeping it healthy should be priority. We built our dental practice’s general dentistry foundation on preventive care, so you can avoid major restorative issues and keep your smile looking and feeling great for a lifetime.
General Dentistry Begins with Preventative Care
Oral care and hygiene depends on a partnership between you and your dentist. For your part, you need to do your twice daily brushing and daily flossing as recommend by the ADA. You also need to remember to make your appointments for your twice-annual appointments. At these appointments we do our part to keep your teeth healthy and attractive.
We will conduct a thorough cleaning of your teeth, including the removal of hardened plaque that cannot be removed with regular brushing. Dr. Adam or Dr. Paul Hahn will conduct a thorough tooth-by-tooth exam, which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal analysis, and bite assessment.
TMJ Bite Assessment
TMJ Disorder, often just called TMJ, is a progressive condition that can develop gradually. As part of each general dentistry exam, we look for the signs of TMJ, such as worn or damaged teeth, and we will look at your bite. We will also ask you about some of the symptoms of TMJ, such as recurrent headaches, jaw pain, and neck pain.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea, a condition wherein the sufferer's breathing is either interrupted or completely halted while he or she sleeps, can be a deadly condition. If you suspect that you may have this potentially life-threatening condition, or have been diagnosed with it, we can provide you with effective, non-invasive sleep apnea treatment to help you get the rest you need every night.
Snoring often accompanies sleep apnea as a secondary condition and can not only be tiresome for the person snoring but for the snorer’s sleep partner as well. If you suffer from snoring, or if your partner suffers from snoring and live in the Columbia, SC area we would love to talk to you about our effective snoring treatment options here at our office.
It's important to take as good care of your gums as you do of your teeth. In fact, periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. If we notice the signs of periodontal disease, we can perform periodontal therapy. This will not only protect your teeth, it may help promote whole-body health, since periodontal disease has been linked to problems elsewhere in the body, such as heart disease.
Dental Sealants are a way of coating your teeth to protect them from decay. Most people think these are only for children, but they can also be useful for adults as well. We will typically apply dental sealants to your molars and premolars, where the grooves of the biting surfaces are most vulnerable to food accumulation, wear, and decay.
Tongue and Lip Tie Surgery
Lip or Tongue Tie Surgery is important for both mother and baby. If your child is tongue or lip tied it can affect her (or his) ability to breastfeed as well as your comfort and have a lasting impact on her speech development and other impacts in her life. We offer quick painless surgery so both you and your child won't have to worry about this concern any longer.
An Inviting Dental Practice
Every patient who walks through the doors of our spacious, welcoming building is greeted by our inviting team and escorted back to one of our many individual care centers.