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Columbia Dentist Provides Quality General Dentistry

In order to keep your teeth beautiful and healthy, your smile requires regular dental care. In addition to brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once, you should see your Columbia dentist, Dr. David Foster, for our general dental services. General dentistry helps maintain the health and appearance of your teeth and gums. In today’s blog, Dr. Foster discusses the importance of general dentistry.

Checkups and Cleanings

According to the American Dental Association, people should undergo routine checkups and cleanings once every six months. These services allow your Columbia TN general dentist to watch for the signs of serious dental issues and recommend immediate treatment. During a cleaning, our dental hygienists will remove the layers of plaque buildup from your teeth. In addition to brightening your smile, removing plaque also helps combat gum disease. Plaque buildup causes the gum inflammation that often leads to periodontal disease. A simple checkup and cleaning helps your smile remain free of gum disease and tooth decay.

Digital X-Rays

Using digital x-rays, Dr. Foster can perform a more precise and thorough diagnosis of your dental health. Digital x-rays use over 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays also allow Dr. Foster to view images immediately.

Laser Dentistry

Dental lasers are a breakthrough technology that allows Dr. Foster to treat serious issues such as gum disease. Lasers provide unrivaled accuracy and precision. Patients often prefer lasers for periodontal treatments and other procedures because they are quiet. Following a procedure, patients experience less bleeding and a reduced risk of infection due to the laser’s sterilizing prosperities. Furthermore, many procedures involving dental lasers require little to no anesthesia.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Columbia TN General Dentist

Do you need to schedule a checkup or a cleaning? Then talk to your Columbia TN general dentist today. Dr. Foster offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to improve smiles for the whole family. Schedule an appointment our 38401 dentist office by calling (931) 388-3384. We welcome patients from Columbia, Spring Hill, Mt. Pleasant, Lewisburg, Lewisburg, Hohenwald, Centerville and surrounding communities.

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