How Do Dentists Diagnose Cavities?

Ever wonder why it is you seem to need a dental filling when a tooth doesn’t even hurt? Lots of folks in West Columbia ask us that every day. It doesn’t make sense to treat a problem you can’t feel! …Right? Actually, it’s our dentist’s goal to find problems with your teeth before you ever […]

Could An Apple a Day Keep Cavities Away?

Although apples typically contain a lot of natural sugar, they could be one of the best foods for your teeth. Here’s why you should pack more of this juicy crunch in your diet. High In Fiber Apples come with lots of fiber, which is important for every stage of your body’s digestive process. It keeps […]

Three Ways to Save on Dental Care

With changes in healthcare regulations and ever-morphing insurance policies, it’s natural to search for ways to drive down the costs of dental and medical care. It may come as a surprise to you, but most dental insurance policies haven’t increased their maximum allowable benefits for nearly three decades. Surprised? You might not be, when you […]

Why You Should Think Twice Before Getting an Oral Piercing

At Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry, we’re all about celebrating individuality. We know that your unique style and fashion choices are what make you, you. Channeling our energy into our work, we aim to help every patient look their very best. Some people opt to express themselves through trends such as oral piercing. As much as […]

Never Underestimate the Power of a Gorgeous Smile!

In today’s world, it’s easy to see how physical beauty should take a backseat to things like health and moral values. But does this mean that your smile’s beauty isn’t important? When Looks Really Matter Our world could definitely use a few more genuine smiles to warm it. When you’re confident in your smile, it’s […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Visit Your Dentist More This Year!

As 2017 gets underway, we’re all hoping that we can stick to our resolutions even better than we did last year. Some of your resolutions may include making changes to improve your weight and health. Things like: Eating better Cutting back on caffeine Quitting smoking Exercising more But one New Year’s resolution that you may […]

Are White Fillings Better Than Metal Ones?

That’s a question we definitely hear a lot at Carolina Smiles! Do you feel that it’s simply a matter of preference? Or is there some truth behind the growing trend of white dental fillings? Why We Loved Metal Fillings Metal amalgam restorations used to be our only option for filling cavities. They worked so well […]

Can You Afford Dental Care Without Insurance?

Sometimes, what people love most about their job is the medical or dental benefits. A great benefits plan might be the only reason people hold onto a certain job. No Insurance? No Problem! What if you don’t have your own insurance plan? Don’t let that become a barrier between your family and the quality dental […]