Goodman Family Dentistry Blog
Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Undergo Teeth Whitening
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…)
5 Myths About Root Canals
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…)
How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?
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.
Causes for Dental Implant Sensitivity & What to Do About Them
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…)
Knowing When Tooth Sensitivity Needs Emergency Care
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…)
Can I Put My Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Its Socket Myself?
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…)
Foods That You Should Avoid After Whitening Your Teeth
March 16, 2022
Smile whitening is an incredibly popular way to revitalize your pearly whites and give your grin a more aesthetically pleasing look. In fact, the global teeth whitening market was valued at over $6 billion in 2020 and is forecasted to grow to over $8 billion by 2026. After undergoing a teeth whitening treatment, your smile will temporarily be more prone to staining. To make your results last as long as possible, here are some foods and drinks that you should avoid and what you should have instead.(more…)
Store-Bought vs. Professional Whitening
February 10, 2022
From the color of your teeth to how often you flash your pearly whites, a smile says a lot about a person. If discolored teeth have your smile saying the wrong thing, you may be considering undergoing a whitening treatment. Though there is a range of over-the-counter whitening products on the market, how do they match up to professional teeth bleaching? Read on to learn about the different kinds of professional and store-bought teeth whitening products to see which one is the best option for your smile.(more…)
3 Reasons to Replace Your Missing Back Tooth
January 13, 2022
When you lose one of your front teeth, it can make your grin look gapped and uneven. But, since back teeth aren’t visible when you smile, losing one won’t affect your smile at first glance. That’s why some people choose to avoid having it replaced. Even though the missing tooth may not be apparent in family photos and when you see yourself in the mirror, that doesn’t mean that it’s fine to leave it as is. Read on to learn three reasons why you should speak to your dentist about having your missing back tooth replaced as soon as possible.(more…)
Porcelain Veneers Throughout History
December 24, 2021
Almost anyone can have a picture-perfect smile with the help of veneers because you don’t have to be a movie star to get them anymore. People from all walks of life are choosing porcelain veneers to enhance their smiles, which is why they rank among the top elective procedures year and year. Although you might believe they are a new advancement, veneers date back to long before your favorite celebrities ever stepped on stage. Actors from the late 1920s used the revolutionary treatment to create their red-carpet smiles. Here’s how the history of porcelain veneers has made it possible to achieve the confident, flawless smile you desire.