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 […]

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 […]

Why Do I Grind My Teeth?

If you often wake up with a headache, you’re probably suffering from bruxism. Don’t worry, it’s not that scary. It just means you’re grinding your teeth at night. While not particularly dangerous, it can wear down the enamel layer of your teeth, causing them to become more vulnerable to decay. This begs the question: Why […]

Affordable Dental Payment Options

At Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry, our first goal is to ensure that you get comfortable, quality care. This doesn’t just include actual treatment, but also goes as far to help make sure that the bill doesn’t cause you any anxiety, either. Affordable Dental Payments Many people don’t have dental insurance. Even with recent health reforms, […]

Partial dentures vs dental bridges

Bridges VS Partial Dentures

When you’re missing teeth, everyday things can quickly become a problem. It’s hard to talk, you can’t eat your favorite foods, and you don’t want to smile or laugh anymore. Your dentist may recommend replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge or a partial denture. But which one should you get? When you’re considering […]