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4 Reasons to Soak Your Dentures at Night

October 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 6:40 pm

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.

Why Is Tooth Erosion a Big Deal?

September 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 4:54 pm

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.

How Can A Healthy Smile Help My Child Do Well in School?

August 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 12:03 am

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.


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

May 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 4:01 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 10:39 am

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…)

Invest in a Healthy Smile in 2020 with Your Insurance Benefits

February 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 8:14 pm

woman giving thumbs up in dental chair

It’s hard to believe it, but a brand-new year is already here. Your New Year’s resolutions might involve eating healthier or hitting the gym more often, but you may be forgetting an important aspect of your overall wellbeing – your smile. Since your dental insurance benefits have just reset at the beginning of the year, now is the perfect time to book a dental cleaning in Columbia, TN. Seeing your dentist for a checkup will cost you very little out-of-pocket and you’ll have the perfect chance to invest in a healthy smile in 2020.


What to Do If a Dental Emergency Occurs Over the Holidays

December 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 4:42 pm

woman in Santa costume with tooth pain

You’re having the time of your life seeing your family over the holidays. Since it’s warm outside this Christmas, your uncle decides that he wants to toss the old pigskin around. It’s all good fun until your cousin tackles you a little too hard, and a sharp pain shoots through your mouth. You look down and see your tooth on the ground! What should you do? Keep reading to learn what to do if a dental emergency occurs over the holidays.


4 Top Reasons To Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before They’re Gone

November 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 9:24 pm

Computer screen that reads, Dental BenefitsIt goes without saying that once you’ve paid for something, you want to use it. But you may be surprised at how many people pay a monthly premium for dental insurance and either don’t use it or underuse it. In fact, the American Dental Association found that the average dental insurance benefit is $1,250, but that most people only get around $300 of dental work each year. That means that once your plan year ends, the insurance company keeps around $900 that could otherwise be used for your dental care! Keep reading to learn about 4 additional reasons to see a dentist ASAP, before your plan expires at the end of the year.


Schedule a Cleaning Before the Year Ends

October 24, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 9:06 pm

dental checkupNew innovations in dentistry make it possible to preserve your natural teeth for longer using a strong emphasis on prevention. Although you may think brushing and flossing are all you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy, that’s only half of it. Instead, you also need to see your dentist twice a year for a checkup and teeth cleaning in Columbia. While you may think it’s an unnecessary expense, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, routine dental care lowers your overall oral health costs. Now, it’s easier than ever to get the affordable care your smile depends on using your dental insurance, but you need to act fast because your benefits are about to expire.

Affordable and Effective Solutions for Your Cosmetic Dental Needs!

September 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 4:07 am

Young attractive woman smiling blonde hairYou’d like to upgrade your dental aesthetics so you can enjoy a million-dollar smile. However, you don’t want to have to spend an “arm and a leg” to make it happen. You’re in need of some affordable ways to enhance your smile. Thankfully, your cosmetic dentist in Columbia has some solutions. To learn how easy it is for you to achieve the smile of your dreams without pillaging your bank account, continue reading. Soon, by receiving just the right care to fit your budget, you’ll be beaming from ear-to-ear!


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