Goodman Family Dentistry Blog
November 9, 2023
Let’s be honest… the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without festive foods and drinks! Whether you love peppermint hot chocolate or gooey pecan pie, don’t worry – you can enjoy everything in moderation. With that said, there are some seasonal staples that can dramatically increase your chances of developing tooth decay. To prevent that from happening to you, here are five holiday treats you should avoid (or at least exercise caution with!).(more…)
September 13, 2023
A person with attractive teeth is perceived as youthful, confident, and successful. Unfortunately, not everyone has perfect teeth naturally. Not to mention, your teeth can show signs of wear and tear over time. You can ensure your smile is giving the right impression with cosmetic dentistry. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe for most patients. Here’s what you need to know to turn the smile of your dreams into reality.
July 12, 2023
For most people, it’s recommended that you see your dentist for regular care twice a year. While dentists have plenty of ways to help you deal with oral health problems, the best option is to prevent them from happening in the first place.
However, if you haven’t been to a checkup in a while, you may not necessarily know what to ask your dentist, or what kind of thing they would need to know. Here are a few things that are typically worth bringing up during a preventive appointment.(more…)
June 27, 2023
Nothing is worse than having a toothache interrupt your plans for the day. Most people don’t have the time or extra money to visit an emergency dentist. If you’ve been holding off visiting a dentist hoping that your toothache will go away, it can cost you your tooth. It’s not a good thing if your pain suddenly disappears. Instead, it might mean your tooth has died. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait out the pain.
April 1, 2023
Your smile is one of the first features that people will notice about you, meaning that if your pearly whites have become undesirably stained or discolored, others will likely take notice! Fortunately, teeth whitening is among the best methods for addressing this issue and giving yourself a dazzling smile that you’ll feel proud to show off. But did you know that summertime is the perfect season to undergo this treatment? Here are three reasons why!(more…)
February 9, 2023
If you have a serious toothache, there are many potential causes, including an infection. While cavities can often be repaired with fillings, severe decay that progresses into a tooth infection can only be repaired with a root canal. As useful as this procedure is, it’s gained an unfair reputation over the years. So you know what to believe about root canals, read on as we debunk five common myths about this restorative treatment.(more…)
October 7, 2022
Whether you’re getting dentures for the first time or you need a replacement, you can’t go without any teeth for too long. Your health, quality of life, and confidence rely on getting a new set of teeth quickly, but how long does it take to get dentures in Columbia? Here’s what you can expect on your journey to a complete, attractive smile.
August 10, 2022
Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth in every way. Since they replace the roots of a missing tooth as well as the crown, they’re designed to look, feel, and function just like natural! In fact, they’re so comfortable and durable that many people forget they have them from time to time. The one big difference between dental implants and natural teeth is that dental implants don’t have a central nerve inside of them. This won’t really impact your day-to-day life, unless your dental implant begins to feel sensitive. Here’s what could be causing your sensitive dental implant in Columbia and what you should do about this uncomfortable symptom!(more…)
July 21, 2022
Often enough, a sensitive tooth can seem like something trivial. You may think, “It’s not a big deal; the pain will fade away soon enough.” However, that belief isn’t quite true. Sensitive teeth sometimes point to severe issues that need urgent care. As such, it’s better to know when your ache qualifies as a dental emergency. To help you out, here’s a summary of tooth sensitivity — its causes, when to see your emergency dentist for it, and ways to prevent it.(more…)
June 1, 2022
Having a tooth knocked out happens more than you might realize! According to the American Association of Endodontists, around 5 million US adults and children have one or more of their teeth knocked out annually. That said, what should you do when it happens to you? Is trying to put the tooth back in its socket yourself a good idea, or should you hold off until you can visit your emergency dentist? Keep reading to learn about how to handle this situation, along with some tips for preventing it from happening in the first place.(more…)