Goodman Family Dentistry Blog
June 13, 2019
Dentists love talking up the positives of dental implants: they provide good chewing power, they last a long time, they keep the jawbone healthy, and they don’t slip like traditional dentures. However, no medical solution is without disadvantages; there will always be downsides that will need to be considered before deciding if the procedure is right for you. Here are some things to think about before getting dental implants in Columbia.
April 18, 2019
Did you know that missing just one tooth can impact your oral and overall health? Not only can it affect your ability to chew effectively, but your teeth can shift to compensate for the gap, changing your bite and potentially leading to additional tooth loss. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, it’s important that you replace them, but which option should you choose? Dental implants and dentures in Columbia each provide unique advantages that you need to consider. Check out this helpful information to help you learn more about these restoration options. (more…)
February 6, 2019
One question that’s frequently asked about dental implants in Columbia is how long they last. The answer to this question may vary from one person to the next. In most cases, however, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. It’s important to follow your dentist’s recommendations, no matter what type of restoration you have.
September 7, 2018
Whether moderate or severe, you don’t want to deal with tooth pain. It can hinder your ability to carry out your daily functions and ruin a fun occasion. The first step to preventing such a problem, though, is to identify the source of tooth pain in Columbia. As you continue reading, a dentist discusses the causes of tooth discomfort and prevention methods so you can enjoy the best oral health!
February 28, 2018
Are you tired of suffering from the daily complications of tooth loss? Are you ready to feel confident when you smile? If so, dental implants in Columbia can fill the missing space. As the most predictable and reliable solution to replace missing teeth, you benefit from an option that closely looks and feels natural. With over a 95% success rate, you will gain a long-term solution to restore your smile; however, before you are ready to make the investment, you are concerned about their cost. When budgeting for your new smile, there are several factors that you will need to consider.
January 13, 2018
Many may see a pearly white smile and assume that their oral health is in great standing. Unfortunately, just because your teeth are white, does not mean that your dental health is the best that it can be. That means that it’s important to take care of your smile from the inside out with tried and true dental hygiene practices that your dentist in Columbia recommends. Learn more in this week’s blog post.
November 29, 2017
Many women with osteoporosis who have experienced tooth loss believe that dental implants aren’t an option. However, studies have shown that women with osteoporosis may experience dental implant success rates almost as high as those without this bone density degeneration. Keep reading to learn more about how osteoporosis and dental implants may not be completely incompatible.
October 11, 2017
If you have recently had a dental procedure, like root canal, your dentist will suggest the use of a temporary crown. They are different than traditional dental crowns because they are only used for about two to three weeks until the permanent one is ready to be bonded in place. Although it may seem unnecessary since they are only in place for a short period of time, they serve an important role.
September 10, 2017
When it comes to changing the world through stem cell research, studies have repeatedly fallen short of explaining how the stem cells are able to regrow and form adult cells when necessary. A breakthrough in this area may lead to untold innovations in the medical field. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) may have discovered the missing link in a strange place – mouse teeth.
September 7, 2017
Have you experienced unusual changes in your workload that have brought new levels of stress to your life? Right about the same time, you start waking up with headaches and jaw pain. Did you know that new stressors in your life could be causing you to experience the symptoms of bruxism (teeth grinding)? To prevent bruxism, many patients use a handy custom nightguard to protect their teeth. Let’s explore bruxism and how a custom nightguard from your family dentist in Columbia could potentially help you.