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Columbian Square Dental Blog

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.


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.


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.


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.


Learn About the Cost of Emergency Dental Care From an Emergency Dentist

February 12, 2019

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A man holding his face in pain

According to a study in American Family Physician, around 1 in 5 people have experienced some kind of dental pain in the last 6 months. On top of wanting to get out pain as quickly as possible, many people are also concerned with the cost of seeing an emergency dentist, especially if they don’t have insurance. In this blog, you’ll learn about the symptoms of a dental emergency and when you should seek out immediate care. You’ll also find out how the cost of care is affected by insurance and get tips for prevention. Learn more below!


Want a Better Smile? Find Out How Invisalign or Six Month Smiles® Can Help

February 3, 2019

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a man receiving Invisalign aligners

Your tired of your teeth looking crooked, so you decide it’s time to talk to your dentist about setting them straight. The only problem is, you don’t want to have to wear traditional braces. How can you get a better smile without all the bulky metal? You might be surprised to know there are other alternatives that can give you a beautiful smile quicker and easier. Your dentist may suggest Invisalign aligners or Six Month Smiles®. Read on to learn more about each one and how they can give you a stellar smile in no time.


Healthy Habits for the New Year from Your Family Dentist

January 21, 2019

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Woman pointing at her smile

Do you have any resolutions set for 2019? The new year is a great time to make positive changes, but there’s a part of your health that is often forgotten: your oral health. Your teeth, gums, and mouth can actually have an impact on the rest of your body, which is why a good oral health routine plays a key role in your overall wellbeing. Thankfully, your family dentist has some dental habits you can pick up for your healthiest year yet!


Why a Family Trip to your Family Dentist is a Great Way to Start 2019

December 20, 2018

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smiling family looking at camera

2019 is almost here. There’s no better way to start the new year than by making appointments for all your family members with your family dentist. You’ll know right away if there are any dental health concerns you should know about. Also, you’ll be able to plan your cavity-prevention strategy for the entire year.


These are the Benefits of Choosing the Right Family Dentist!

December 17, 2018

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family of four smiling and hugging

When it comes to your family’s oral health, you only want to make sure they receive the absolute best dental care. Thus, the task of finding the right professional can be challenging. Should you seek a specialist for everyone’s specific needs, or is it better to find the right family dentist that provides the comprehensive care you need? Find out the answer as you read on!


Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Root Canal Treatment?

December 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — columbianteam @ 5:52 pm
A woman shaking hands with a dental employee.

Oral infections can really do damage to your teeth and surrounding oral structures. Thankfully, dentists are fully equipped to perform root canal treatments that save and restore teeth. In fact, the American Association of Endodontists notes that approximately 15 million root canal treatments are performed every year.

But what exactly is a root canal? How do you pay for a root canal if you have dental insurance? How will this affect your overall cost? Today, a dentist is prepared to answer these questions exactly and more!

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