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Goodman Family Dentistry Blog

Can You Whiten Bonded Teeth?

September 10, 2021

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Woman with dental bonding in Columbia

You recently had your teeth bonded to fix a chipped tooth and are considering having them whitened as well. Though it’s possible to whiten your teeth if you’ve had them bonded in the past, the process is more complicated than it is with your natural ones. Here’s what you need to know about whitening bonded teeth.

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4 Possible Reasons for Tooth Pain While Exercising

August 19, 2021

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woman experiencing tooth pain while exercising outside

You feel great whenever you go for a jog around the neighborhood. After all, getting your heart rate up and your body moving causes your brain to release feel-good chemicals that boost your mood. However, if you develop tooth pain while you’re exercising, it’s hard to feel good about anything else. Why do you sometimes get a toothache when you work out? Here are four of the most common reasons.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Painful?

June 8, 2021

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girl pointing to her smile

Whether you’re looking to eliminate stubborn stains or correct chipped, cracked, or misaligned teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help address your concerns. However, some patients are hesitant to seek treatment because they’re worried it will be painful. Fortunately, modern technology and advancements in dentistry allow these procedures to be more comfortable and convenient than ever before! Read along to learn how your cosmetic dentist ensures you have a pleasant experience and what you can expect from a few treatments.

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Can Drinking Beer Affect the Appearance of Your Smile?

March 1, 2021

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how does beer affect your teeth

With spring break and St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, millions of Americans are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get out and have some fun, which usually includes them consuming their fair share of beer. How does beer affect your teeth? Read on to get the answer and discover what can be done to protect your smile and prevent any dental problems.

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5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dentures This Thanksgiving

November 7, 2020

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Laughing couple enjoying their dentures in Columbia

Now that it’s November, the holiday season is almost here! Are you ready? It’s the best time of year to show your loved ones you care, honor family traditions, and eat plenty of great food! If you’ll be enjoying the festivities with dentures, don’t forget to take a moment to appreciate them. Here are five reasons to be thankful for your dentures in Columbia this Thanksgiving!

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4 Reasons to Soak Your Dentures at Night

October 23, 2020

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Upper and lower dentures in Columbia on table.If you’ve lost all your teeth in one or both arches, dentures in Columbia are a great solution to restore a beautiful smile. Although they aren’t subject to decay, you still need to take the time to care for your dentures each day. Besides brushing, you should also soak your replacement teeth overnight, but why is it necessary? Here are 4 reasons to make nightly soaking a priority.
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Why Is Tooth Erosion a Big Deal?

September 17, 2020

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Woman with healthy smile after seeing dentist in Columbia.Your teeth are comprised of 3 layers. The hard-outer layer is your enamel, which protects the dentin underneath it. The dentin contains tiny tubes that connect to the soft inner layer, called the pulp. Your enamel experiences daily wear and tear, which can cause it to erode over time. Tooth erosion is a common problem. In fact, at least 97% of the population experiences it to some degree. Unfortunately, some people lose too much enamel, which can lead to a variety of issues. Don’t worry, your dentist in Columbia can help preserve your smile to ensure your teeth stay strong and healthy.
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How Can A Healthy Smile Help My Child Do Well in School?

August 14, 2020

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Girl with toothache needing to see dentist in ColumbiaEveryone wants their child to be successful and that often starts with doing well in school. There are many different factors that play a key role in helping your child get good grades. One that you may not think of often is your child’s oral health. In fact, if your child has a healthy smile, they are more likely to do well in their classes. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Columbia about why this is the case and what you can do to ensure that your child is keeping up with their dental health.

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5 Ways Your Dentist is Prioritizing Your Safety During COVID-19

May 30, 2020

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dentist placing dental instruments into a sterilizerYour dentist is committed to your health and safety, which is why they didn’t open their practice until they had established a thorough and effective safety plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By implementing two dozen new safety protocols, they’re able to provide hassle-free and effective dental care to ensure that patients’ oral health doesn’t decline while they self-isolate. Read on to learn about five ways your dentist will be prioritizing your wellbeing during your checkup and cleaning. (more…)

Follow These 5 COVID-19 Oral Hygiene Tips to Stay Healthy

April 4, 2020

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Washing toothbrush under hot water, a COVID-19 oral hygiene tip

During these uncertain times, we are all taking extra precautions to help reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Social distancing, washing our hands more frequently, and wearing face masks when we go out are just a few examples of ways we are adapting to the current health crisis. However, many people do not think about the potential connections between oral hygiene and COVID-19. There are a few simple changes to your oral hygiene routine at home that can help lower the risk of getting this disease. Keep reading to learn 5 tips on COVID-19 oral hygiene from a local emergency dentist. (more…)

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