Blog Posts in 2014

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Preparing for a Root Canal Procedure

Mild tooth decay often requires only a filling. If a cavity breaches the interior of the tooth, though, your dentist may determine that root canal surgery is necessary. A root canal entails the ...
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A Look at Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Do you want to enhance the look of your teeth? This video explains how a dentist can improve your smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers multiple methods to correct dental imperfections. Many people suffer ...
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Spotlight on the Six Month Smiles Program

If you're an adult who has long dreamt of obtaining that perfect smile but you simply don't have the time, budget, nor the desire to commit to a traditional braces treatment, then it's time to discuss ...
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Getting Ready for Oral Surgery

If you have not previously undergone oral surgery for the purposes of treating a root canal, alleviating pain associated with TMJ, or to remove wisdom teeth, then you are likely to have a number of ...
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Understanding Dental Veneers

Are you unsatisfied with the color, shape, or alignment of your teeth? One of the most effective ways to makeover your smile in order to get those bright, white teeth you've always dreamed of is to ...
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All About Adult Orthodontics

One of the most common misconceptions about orthodontics is that orthodontic services are reserved solely for teenagers and middle school-aged patients. This couldn't be farther from the truth, and as ...
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Patient Spotlight: My 6 Month Smile Journey | Halfway There!

Sorry it has been a little while since my last update, there was recently a death in my family, so I have been a little pre occupied. One positive note from all of this was seeing family members that ...
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Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Dentist

Whether you are new to the Columbia area or you're simply unsatisfied with your current dentist, there are several important things that you need to keep an eye out for when selecting your new ...
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Quick Tips for Choosing a Dentist

When selecting a dentist, one of the best ways to narrow down your many options it to ask friends, family, and even medical professionals for their recommendations. If you're completely new to a town ...
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What Is Twilight Sedation?

If you have a fear of going to the dentist, you might not care for your teeth and gums as much as you should. Twilight sedation can help you get the care you need without the negative emotional ...
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How Is IV Sedation Administered?

Some people experience such intense feelings of anxiety about going to the dentist that avoid the oral health professional completely. Sedation dentistry helps these patients relax enough to get the ...
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What Happens During a Root Canal?

Sometimes teeth get so badly decayed and damaged that a dentist must perform a root canal to clear out the destroyed tissue and salvage the tooth. This procedure can prevent the need for an extraction ...
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Top Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Many daily activities can discolor your teeth. Certain medications darken teeth as a side effect. Smoking or using other tobacco products might also negatively affect the look of your teeth. Coffee, ...
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What You Need to Know about Dental IV Sedation

Dental IV sedation provides a number of advantages for both patients and dentists. However, many people do not know much about this useful option. Keep reading to find out what you need to know about ...
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Patient Spotlight: My 6 Month Smile Journey | First Adjustment Appointment

I had my first appointment to have my braces adjusted. I cannot believe how much my teeth have moved in three short weeks! They replaced the wire for my top teeth, since they were moving pretty ...
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How Dental Veneers Can Help Improve Your Smile

If your teeth are not as white as they used to be, dental veneers may be the best choice for you. This procedure can also address cracked or chipped teeth. Keep reading to take a closer look at how ...
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How IV Sedation Can Help Ease Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety can keep people away from the dentist for much longer than is healthy. However, modern technology has seen advancements that can help even the most anxious patients overcome their fear ...
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How Stress Impacts Your Oral Health

Stress impacts your health on many different levels, and oral health is no exception. Watch this video to find out how stress impacts your oral health. People who are frequently plagued by stress tend ...
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Patient Spotlight: My 6 Month Smile Journey | Weeks 1-3

Thanks to the advice of my many friends, co- workers and family members who have had braces in the past, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect for my first few weeks in braces…pain, ...
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Best Candidates for IV Dental Sedation

While some people have no issues at all with going to their dentists, others are hesitant for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, dental sedation looks to address these problems. Keep reading to find ...
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Brush Up on Your Tooth-Whitening Techniques [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do yellow teeth have you hiding your smile away? It’s easy for teeth to become stained by the things you eat and drink every day. As a general rule of thumb, if it can stain your clothes, it can ...
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Diagnosing Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is highly prevalent in adults across the United States. It is important to regularly see your dentist so you can catch this condition early on and undergo proper treatment. When ...
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Pateint Spotlight: My 6 Month Smile Journey

I have always wanted to have the gaps in my front teeth and the crowding of my lower teeth fixed. Growing up I had a gap between my front teeth and they stuck out. I had the nickname of ...
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Deciding Whether IV Sedation Dentistry Is Right for You

Sedation dentistry is becoming a popular choice for specific types of dental patients. It is often used for patients with dental anxiety or for patients who need extensive dental work done. Read on ...
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Oak Creek Dental Care on Daytime Columbus

Dr. Robert Bang and Hygiene Coordinator, Danielle, will be making a guest appearance on Daytime Columbus with Gail Hogan, Thursday July 31st at 12:30 pm. They will be discussing Oak Creek Dental ...
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