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Columbian Square Dental Blog

Red Alert: Your Dental Benefits Are About to Expire!

October 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — columbianteam @ 9:31 pm
Woman smiling

Every year, over 100 billion dollars in dental insurance is wasted, meaning that millions of Americans are missing out on their hard-earned benefits. But how is this possible? Because most people don’t know the important in’s and out’s of dental insurance. But, with a little knowledge, you can save hundreds each year while keeping your smile healthy. Keep reading to learn how to take advantage of your dental benefits before they’re gone forever!

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How to Stop Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening

October 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — columbianteam @ 7:01 pm
woman with sensitive teeth eating ice cream

Your yellowed teeth have been bothering you for a while now. You tried whitening toothpaste, but to no avail. You decide to attempt over-the-counter whitening strips, but they just make a sharp pain shoot through your mouth, and they don’t deliver the results you want. What gives? What causes teeth whitening sensitivity? Let’s take a closer look at this problem, and how your dentist can help prevent it.

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What Materials Are Used For the Different Parts of Dental Implants?

August 14, 2019

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Implant, abutment, and crown

Without question, dental implants are considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement, which explains why they’re so popular. In fact, an estimated 500,000 implants are placed each year in the U.S., giving people a beautifully restored smile that looks and feels more natural than anything else. If you’re considering dental implants, a good place to start is researching the various components they’re made of and the materials used for each. After all, the more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to make the best decision for your smile! Keep reading below to learn about the three parts of an implant and the materials each one can be made from.

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Protecting Your Gums with Periodontal Therapy

August 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — columbianteam @ 5:25 pm
Teeth and Gums

When it comes to beautiful smiles, many people pay plenty of attention to the teeth but don’t spare much thought to the gums. Yet these soft tissues are just as important to your oral health as your pearly whites, which is why they need just as much care and attention from your dentist. Learn more about periodontal therapy and why it could you reason to keep grinning.

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The Top 5 Benefits of Getting Invisalign

June 19, 2019

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Invisalign aligners in a case

Do you feel like you missed out on the best opportunity to get a straighter smile back in high school? It’s not too late! In fact, there’s a modern orthodontic treatment that can give you all the benefits of traditional braces without the hassle of brackets and wires. Invisalign is a virtually invisible treatment that offers countless convenient benefits you can’t get with metal braces. Read on for 5 of the top benefits getting Invisalign can offer you.

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A Dentist Discusses 3 Consequences of Not Replacing a Missing Tooth

June 18, 2019

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person with a missing tooth

If you’re missing one or multiple teeth, you’re not alone. You may be surprised to know that your self-esteem isn’t the only thing that’s suffering because of it, either. Leaving gaps in your smile can have detrimental impacts on your oral health, but with so many restorative options out there, it can be overwhelming to make a decision. A dentist discusses the best restorative option and 3 consequences you may suffer from leaving missing teeth unreplaced below.

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Is Charcoal Teeth Whitening Really a Good Idea?

May 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — columbianteam @ 7:40 pm
Charcoal toothpaste

Have you seen those videos on social media of people using activated charcoal to try and whiten their teeth? Plenty of online articles will claim it’s a proven method for improving your smile, but is that the full story? Using “natural” methods of whitening such as charcoal may sound appealing, but those who endorse such treatments often leave out important details. Here’s what you need to know about charcoal and how it compares to professional teeth whitening and other methods.

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See Your Family Dentist in Columbian Square This Summer

May 13, 2019

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What are you looking forward to this summer? A big vacation outside the state? A family trip to the water park? Maybe… a visit to the dentist? It may be tempting to make your mid-year plans all about relaxation, but the season is also an excellent opportunity for a dental check-up. Here are some of the benefits of a summer appointment your family dentist in Columbian Square.

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Partial Dentures or Bridges: Learn Which Option is Right for You

April 14, 2019

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Are your missing teeth preventing you from enjoying time with family and friends? Do you miss out on events and things because you lack self-confidence? Missing teeth can be hard to live with, and if you don’t know how to address the issue, the complete smile you had at one time can seem like an unattainable dream. The good news is that there are solutions to helping individuals like yourself with missing teeth! Whether it’s partial dentures or a bridge, find out how you can have a fully restored smile in no time.

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Find Out Why Your Dentist Might Suggest That You Have a Tooth Extracted

April 2, 2019

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Tooth extractions are never something you or your dentist want to experience. Keeping your natural teeth as long as possible is one of the best ways to maintain good oral health; however, there are times when having a tooth extracted is necessary. But when? In this article, your dentist will discuss why a tooth might need to be extracted, how to prevent it, and why some extractions are more difficult than others.

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