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Goodman Family Dentistry Blog

Can Depression Affect Your Dental Health?

March 29, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 12:20 am

Depressed woman looking out a windowAccording to recent polls, cases of depression are at an all-time high. Researchers have found that nearly 29% of adults suffer from depression, but only 17% are being treated. Symptoms of depression can affect your daily life, but it can also influence your oral health. With clinical depression common post-COVID pandemic, it’s important to seek professional help to manage your symptoms. However, don’t forget about your smile. Here’s how depression can leave a lasting mark on your oral health.


5 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early in the Year

January 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 2:55 am

Smiling man in dentist’s chairThe new year is here! As you create your resolutions for 2024, put a dental checkup at the top of your list. Brushing and flossing at home, while still undeniably important habits, aren’t enough to keep your mouth healthy. The American Dental Association recommends scheduling a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. Although you have all year to make an appointment, here are 5 reasons to schedule your cleaning and checkup now.


5 Holiday Treats to Avoid to Stay on Your Dentist’s Nice List

November 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 7:21 pm
Two glasses filled with eggnog and topped with cinnamon and a cinnamon stick

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!).


Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 5:06 pm

Smiling woman resting her head on her handsA 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. 


What To Talk to Your Dentist About at a Checkup

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 6:58 pm
Patient talking to a dentist

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.


What Does It Mean If Your Toothache Disappears?

June 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 8:27 pm

Digital model of a toothacheNothing 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.


Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Undergo Teeth Whitening

April 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 8:02 pm
a patient smiling during the summertime

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!


5 Myths About Root Canals

February 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 1:30 am

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.


How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures?

October 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 1:04 am

Woman at dentist for dentures in ColumbiaWhether 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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 5:40 pm
Pained man with a sensitive dental implant in Columbia

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!

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