Oral Health

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Everyone feels bad when they miss a cleaning appointment. But don’t dread calling us back and getting scheduled because you can’t maintain your oral health if you miss cleanings! Preventive maintenance is the absolute best way to keep yourself healthy!

A few helpful ways to stay on schedule:

  1. Make your next cleaning appointment before you leave our office! We can pick a date and time that is best suited for you! (And don’t worry because we do call to confirm it the day before and we can also send you text or email reminders about the appointment!)
  2. If you don’t like to schedule so far in advance, fill out a postcard before you leave and we will mail it to you 1 month before you are due! You can call to schedule when you receive it!
  3. Just call! We are always here to help, so give us a ring and we can get you back on schedule! 803-731-9556
  4. Send us an email! Let us know some times that work for you and we will get you an appointment right away! Click HERE to schedule an appointment or email us at info@dentalcolumbiasc.com .

Cutting corners on your health never pays off!

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The HEART of the Matter

What does my dental health have to do with my heart?

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Healthy gums make for a healthier heart! If you have gum disease then a protein is released into your blood that increases plaque formation in your blood vessels. This can increase your risk for heart attack and stroke!

Warning Signs

Gum disease affects 80% of American adults and often the condition goes undiagnosed. Warning signs that you may have gum disease include:

  • Red, tender or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing
  • Gums that seem to be pulling away from your teeth
  • Chronic bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
  • Teeth that are loose or separating from each other

Proactive prevention

While regular dental exams and cleanings are necessary to remove bacteria, plaque and tartar and detect early signs of gum disease, you can play a major role in preventing gum disease every day. The best way to be proactive in maintaining your oral and overall health is scheduling regular dental checkups, getting professional cleanings and regular brushing and flossing. Taking steps to stop gum disease at the source is the best way to keep your smile beautiful at any age. Call our office today to schedule your cleaning and check up!

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Do You Have A Dental Retirement Plan?

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For retirement to be fulfilling, it takes planning! And you can’t forget about your pearly whites! Not many people are planning for their dental care when they are planning for retirement, but we assure you that you don’t want to go into retirement without them!

The BEST retirement dental strategy is to get the longest lasting dentistry before you retire!

Most employers today don’t continue dental benefits after retirement, and most people don’t plan ahead for the treatment they will need to keep their teeth in optimal health for their lifetime!

Dental benefits haven’t changed much from the usual and customary $1,000 per year that was set back in the 1960’s, so most people will need to plan 5-8 years in advance of retirement. You will also want to get your treatment done in ways that are the absolute best for your health and the longest lasting possible so that when you are retired, your teeth are in the best possible state that they can be!

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Dr. DuPuis can help you during this time of planning by being proactive on any treatment you may need and also making sure we get your cleanings and exams scheduled before you lose your insurance benefits. Dental problems can be silent and are always progressive so catching them early is always to your benefit.

Let Dr. DuPuis know about all your concerns so that he can help you make retirement even more fun and healthy for you!

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Hours Of Operation

  • Monday: 07:30am - 2:30pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 08:00am - 1:00pm
  • Friday: 08:00am - 1:00pm

Contact Us

803-731-9556

Address: 142 Leisure Lane, Columbia, SC 29210

Email: info@dentalcolumbiasc.com