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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!


Knowing When Tooth Sensitivity Needs Emergency Care

July 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 2:56 pm
Woman experiencing tooth sensitivity

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.


Can I Put My Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Its Socket Myself?

June 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 5:10 pm
Woman at the dentist after experiencing a knocked-out tooth.

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.


Foods That You Should Avoid After Whitening Your Teeth

March 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 9:44 pm
person with nice smile thanks to teeth whitening

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.


Store-Bought vs. Professional Whitening

February 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 12:42 pm
patient undergoing teeth whitening

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.

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