Cosmetic Dentistry Columbus – Upgrade Your Smile


It’s okay to want a beautiful smile. It’s okay to get that beautiful smile. Too many people silently suffer behind cosmetic, oral blemishes, keeping them from a full smile in family pictures or public settings. Yes, dentists exist to help prevent oral problems. But they are also there to support you through cosmetic dental procedures as well. Wondering what options you may have when it comes to upgrading your smile? Here are some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Teeth Whitening—while over the counter treatments are minimally helpful, a more powerful teeth bleaching method can be done in [...]

Cosmetic Dentistry Columbus – Upgrade Your Smile2022-07-11T09:09:22-05:00

Gum Disease Linked with Covid-19 Complications


We often say "the mouth is the window to the body." Keeping it healthy is critical, and that couldn't be more true this year. Gum Disease Linked with COVID-19 Complications. According to recent studies, regular teeth brushing and proper oral care plays a big role in fighting COVID-19. A study of more than 500 people showed a correlation with severe COVID-19 reactions. Those with gum disease were 3.5 times more likely to need intensive care, and 4.5 times more likely to need a ventilator. In fact, patients with gum disease were at higher risk for COVID-19-related deaths. So What [...]

Gum Disease Linked with Covid-19 Complications2021-04-13T12:56:13-05:00

Toothbrush Do’s & Don’t’s


What if I told you there’s a “right way” to take care of your toothbrush? Weird? Maybe. Helpful? Definitely. Don’t forget that your toothbrush is used twice daily (hopefully), and its entire purpose is to scrub the bacteria and plaque off of your teeth. While this leaves your mouth clean, it does not leave your toothbrush sanitary. And most of us then store this dirty toothbrush in a bathroom, which also has lingering bacteria in the air.  Grossed out yet? Fortunately, this is simply remedied. First of all, rinse your brush with hot water after each use. If this [...]

Toothbrush Do’s & Don’t’s2021-03-15T13:03:50-05:00

Columbus Family Dentist | Kids & Canines


In honor of February being children’s dental health month, here are some interesting tid- bits when it comes to kids and canines. Children should first visit the dentist around 3-4 years of age, so they can become familiar and comfortable with a routine visit in the chair. Like adults, children should see a dentist every 6 months for exams. About 20% of kids say that they fear going to the dentist. Much of this fear can be assuaged by watching parents brave the dentist chair and hearing adults talk positively about personal experiences. Communication is key with children. Parents [...]

Columbus Family Dentist | Kids & Canines2021-03-03T10:33:50-06:00

So Much Better than Braces


Traditionally, a person has to set up multiple, pricey, time consuming appointments with an orthodontist for the treatment of braces.  Invisalign, however, is a simpler technology that straightens teeth with a series of clear, retainer-like aligners. Best of all: the entire process can be done in a dental office and be done at a fraction of the normal cost. Many people prefer Invisalign over traditional braces thanks to its low profile, almost unnoticeable retainers.  Length of treatment varies from patient to patient but typically ranges from 8 months to 2 years. Like braces, Invisalign can treat gapped teeth, crooked [...]

So Much Better than Braces2021-03-15T12:51:09-05:00

Smiles & Stem Cell Research


Stem cell research is forefront in modern medicine research. But it’s not only used to find cures for cancers and diseases. Scientists are using stem cell research to discover more promising dental improvements for the future of clients and their smiles. Stem cells are amazing in that they can mirror themselves in circumstances where self-renewal and repair is needed. As we speak, cell stimulating medicines are being tested in labs to see if they can be administered to effectively “fake out” teeth into repairing themselves. Wait. Could that mean no more uncomfortable drilling procedures for cavities!?  Absolutely! Instead, these medicines could be [...]

Smiles & Stem Cell Research2021-03-15T12:51:36-05:00

Why So Serious, George?


Have you ever wondered why most early pictures of presidents show a serious, tight-lipped smile? Could it possibly be because they didn’t want to reveal their terrible teeth and dental habits to the masses?  Would you believe that George Washington had such terrible oral issues, that he had only one of his original teeth left by his presidential inauguration. The rest of his mouth, filled with false teeth, often made embarrassing clicking noises when he would give speeches of any type.  This led to him feeling super self-conscious and dread filled when it came to addressing the public.  Though [...]

Why So Serious, George?2021-03-15T12:51:56-05:00

Talking to the Dentist with Your Mouth Pried Open


Jimmy Fallon recently asked people to write in with their weirdest dentist stories. Fortunately, for most patients, the weirdest experience is the attempt at conversation in the chair. You know…the one where you try to answer detailed questions while having your mouth in the most awkward, wide open position.             Dentist: “So how are you enjoying your new job?”             Patient: “Aoinfsdklweruo asoidfaso.”             Dentist: “That sounds great.” Here are a few other dentist laughs: “My dentist was in the middle of telling me about the importance of flossing when his dentures fell out and hit me in the [...]

Talking to the Dentist with Your Mouth Pried Open2021-03-15T12:53:29-05:00

Wow the Crowd


You never know when you’re going to need some dental trivia knowledge for a riveting game with friends or just to move along conversation at an awkward wedding reception…so here are some interesting facts to help you “brush up” on your dental intelligence. You are sure to learn a tidbit you didn’t know before. *Over a lifetime, you will spend around 39 total days brushing your teeth. *The hardest substance in the human body is tooth enamel. *Did you ever notice that whatever hand you write with is also the side you chew on? *More people use blue toothbrushes [...]

Wow the Crowd2019-09-27T13:11:14-05:00

What People Notice First When They Meet Someone


Whether we like it or not, we are often judged by our appearance. A person’s smile is arguably the most memorable feature after a first encounter.  Most of us can easily picture someone we’ve met with a million- dollar smile. You don’t forget it.  What’s more, we tend to equate their smile with a level of confidence or warmth or even intelligence.  You may be surprised to hear that a smile is rated more powerful than the spoken word, according to a survey done by the American Academy of Dentistry. Your teeth and smile are perceived by others as [...]

What People Notice First When They Meet Someone2018-12-16T22:04:04-06:00
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