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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.


3 Reasons to Replace Your Missing Back Tooth

January 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 9:25 pm
person smiling after replacing their missing back tooth

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.


Porcelain Veneers Throughout History

December 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 12:46 am

Veneer held in front of woman’s toothAlmost 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.


Will Getting Veneers Make My Teeth Sensitive?

November 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 3:19 pm
patient getting veneers in Columbia

If you have stained, cracked, chipped, or misaligned teeth, these things can lead you to feel less than confident in your smile. Luckily, veneers can help! However, since a small amount of tooth enamel is removed to attach the veneers to the teeth, many patients wonder if this will lead to increased tooth sensitivity. Read on to learn more about how the veneers process works, their benefits, and whether they will make your teeth more sensitive than usual.


Can You Whiten Bonded Teeth?

September 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 2:47 pm
Woman with dental bonding in Columbia

You recently had your teeth bonded to fix a chipped tooth and are considering having them whitened as well. Though it’s possible to whiten your teeth if you’ve had them bonded in the past, the process is more complicated than it is with your natural ones. Here’s what you need to know about whitening bonded teeth.


4 Possible Reasons for Tooth Pain While Exercising

August 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 5:54 pm
woman experiencing tooth pain while exercising outside

You feel great whenever you go for a jog around the neighborhood. After all, getting your heart rate up and your body moving causes your brain to release feel-good chemicals that boost your mood. However, if you develop tooth pain while you’re exercising, it’s hard to feel good about anything else. Why do you sometimes get a toothache when you work out? Here are four of the most common reasons.

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