Important Questions About the Benefits of Veneers

Having a beautiful, healthy-looking, and blemish-free smile is one of the greatest advantages of receiving one or more custom-designed veneers. The precise design and conservative placement of porcelain veneers can make them a viable option for several different cosmetic concerns, and give them a highly lifelike appearance that blends in almost seamlessly with your smile. At our Columbia, TN, dental office, we can help you determine if your smile can benefit from one or more porcelain veneers to improve its appearance, depending on the specific smile concerns you have. (more…)

Tooth Bonding’s Role in Cosmetic Dentistry

Some cosmetic dental treatments are popular enough to be recognized by most people, such as professional teeth-whitening. However, when less common issues affect your smile’s appearance and require more direct treatment, you also have a wider range of cosmetic dental choices than you may have realized for addressing them. For example, cosmetic tooth bonding is a conservative treatment option that can help you improve several different aspects of a tooth’s appearance, depending on its specific issue. At our Columbia, TN, dental office, we may recommend cosmetic tooth bonding to help improve your smile in a convenient and minimally invasive manner. (more…)

Steps to Brightening Your Smile with Teeth-Whitening

Your teeth staining may be the first time your smile has ever exhibited a cosmetic concern before. Or, it may be something that you’ve already dealt with in the past, despite successfully keeping your smile otherwise healthy. The good news is that, in most common cases of teeth stains, the problem can be fixed and your smile’s appearance improved with convenient, professional teeth-whitening treatment. At our Columbia, TN, dental office, we can customize the right teeth-whitening treatment to brighten your smile, either at our office or from the comfort of home. (more…)

Some of the Best Reasons to Straighten Your Crooked Teeth

If your teeth are obviously crooked, then the need to straighten them might also be obvious. However, depending on just how severe they seem, you might not consider straightening them as soon as possible an emergency. At our Columbia, TN, dental office, our goal is to help you optimize every aspect of your oral health, which includes offering customized orthodontic treatment to straighten your crooked teeth and help you avoid the many problems that they could lead to. (more…)

Take Time To Floss Each Day To Avoid Cavities And Gingivitis

When people fail to recognize how important flossing is to their oral health care routine, they can find it all too easy to justify only doing it occasionally, or leaving out of their hygiene routine entirely. Do you feel that flossing helps you prevent oral health issues from occurring, or have you found yourself dismissing this task? Simply put, it is difficult for people to give the spaces between their teeth effective care on a daily basis when they do not floss. As a result, they are more likely to develop problems like gum disease and tooth decay! Our Creekside, TN dentist’s office can talk to you about the importance of flossing, and offer additional oral health tips, when you come in for your next routine dental checkup. (more…)

Smart Snacking 2020: Dental Edition

Are you ready for new snacking habits to celebrate the new year? Many people make food-related resolutions to help with their waistline or their cardiovascular health, but snacking can have major effects on your tooth health as well. It isn’t just what’s in the snacks, but also when they are eaten. And if the color of your teeth concerns you, stay away from snacks like coffee and brightly colored foods. Teeth-whitening can help restore brightness, and prevention discoloration will make whitening effects last longer. (more…)

Dental Emergencies: Before, During, After

It’s not a topic anyone likes to think about. That uncomfortable, “uh-oh” feeling that something isn’t right. The good news is, many dental issues are fairly slow-growing. That doesn’t mean your trusted dental team in Columbia, TN wants you to ignore them. In fact, it’s just the opposite. We encourage twice-yearly checkups so that we can keep an eye on your oral health, and catch small problems before they get big. But if you are experiencing a sudden onset dental issue, we encourage our patients to call our office for a same-day appointment to address is. (more…)

Bad Breath: Annoyance or Big Deal?

Sometime bad breath can be a minor annoyance. You pop a sugarless breath mint, or brush your teeth more carefully, and in a few hours, the issue has passed. Your Columbia, TN dental team knows that this type of odor problem is likely to pass without more serious problems. However, there are some causes of bad breath that signal deeper trouble. Your daily habits can have a significant effect on your breath, for the positive or the negative. If you are baffled by bad breath origins, a visit to our office can help. (more…)

How to Fully Restore Your Smile More Conveniently

Most of the time, dental care is a routine process that involves cleaning and maintaining your teeth, gums, and oral tissues. This routine is meant to help you avoid some of the more serious concerns that can affect your oral health, such as tooth decay and gum disease. However, there may be times when taking care of your smile means saving it from something that compromises your teeth or oral tissues, or from multiple somethings. When your smile needs to be restored and you have multiple concerns to address, a custom-designed full-mouth restoration plan can help simplify the process. (more…)

Want to Avoid Tooth Loss? Here’s How!

Many people believe that tooth loss is going to reach them eventually, if it hasn’t already. Given how common it is, it’s natural to believe this; however, it isn’t true. In most cases, tooth loss is the result of another underlying condition, and the most common causes of tooth loss are usually preventable (such as gum disease). If you want to avoid tooth loss, then it’s important to understand why it happens, what your unique risks for it are, and what steps you can take to start improving your oral health as soon as possible. (more…)