How to Find Emergency Dental Services

We all know that accidents happen, and when they happen to involve the mouth or teeth, it may be necessary to find emergency dental services. Or, perhaps a toothache has gotten out of hand and it becomes necessary to seek treatment and relief, stat. Whether you or a family member is suffering from an infection, gets a tooth knocked loose, …

The Importance of a Dental Hygienist

dental hygienist in action

Nearly everyone who visits the dentist’s office for a biannual check-up is familiar with the role of the dental hygienist. The dental hygienist acts like a gatekeeper to the world of oral health. A hygienist performs the deep clean of your teeth, flags trouble spots that could become cavities, reviews how diet can affect the health of your mouth, and …

Periodontal Disease

what is gum or periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is perhaps one of the most common afflictions shared by almost everyone.  There are degrees and stages to the disease.  Treatment is best done as a collaboration between your dentist and you.  You MUST do your part if you wish to make any headway with this disease.  If you don’t treat it you can very well lose bone, …

11 Tips for Children’s Dental Care

lasting children's dental care tips

When it comes to children’s dental care, it’s all about good hygiene. Establishing a routine that encourages kids to brush, floss, and rinse ensures a lifetime of strong, healthy teeth. These at-home oral habits complement the work your dentist does to help keep kids’ smiles beautiful. Still, life with kids remains unpredictable. How do you know when baby teeth come …

What to Look for in a Family Dentistry Practice

how to find a family dentistry practice

Finding the right family dentistry practice that can treat everyone, from toddler to grandparent, can seem like a daunting task. While general dentistry makes up the majority of the 140,000+ dental practices across the U.S. and Canada, not every general dental practice is necessarily a family friendly one. Prospective patients must consider the needs of their entire family even before researching …

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry – What is cosmetic dentistry, why do it, what are the gains? Cosmetic dentistry is all about the search for beauty, usually in the classical sense not the impressionistic or abstract sense like Monet or Picasso. The Greeks described the importance and concept of beauty. To the Greeks beauty was all about symmetry, balance and harmony. Shapes were …

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All-on-4 to 6

4 on 6 implants

We spoke earlier about implants, the single variety, basically an implant to replace a tooth.  Today let’s talk about what some call All-on 4+ or hybrid dentures (implant supported dentures) which basically mean 4-6 implants are placed in an arch to which a prosthetic arch are attached to give you a full set of upper or lower teeth secured in …

Let’s Talk About How Dental Insurance Plans Really Work!

learn how dental insurance plans work

We need to talk about dental insurance.  Very few people fully understand how dental insurance plans work. The biggest pill to swallow is that every dental insurance policy differs. To help, we’ll discuss some terms that conform across most plans. However, each policy retain the right to include a different definition, which can make a world of difference as to …

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The True Power of Teeth Cleaning by a Hygienist!

Ever wonder how a dental hygienist helps improve the health of your teeth? Simple, their work provides a deep clean that improves the health of your teeth and gums. Plus, they offer a routine reminder about flossing! Interested in the results? Check out some examples of our standard hygiene visit at Columbia Dental. Our standard visits include a teeth cleaning, no …