Teeth Cleaning


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?


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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What happens at my cleaning?

508b678b23ebe2ebfec1126d4aa2ff74Don’t you love how your teeth feel after a cleaning? So smoooooth and shiney! Our patients tell us that in our office you are treated like you are the only patient in the office! We are almost always on time and we make our schedule so that you are the VIP (Very Important Patient) at your scheduled time!

Your cleanings include lots of things you probably don’t even realize! Of course we clean your teeth with the utmost of care and sensitivity, but did you know that we are giving you much more care as part of your cleaning? Every 12-18 months, we take the necessary digital x-rays to keep you well aware of everything that is going on in your mouth! We also do an oral cancer screening with VelScope, at every single appointment! Oral cancer is the #11 cause for cancer mortality and this simple screening is the best early detector for cancer in your mouth.  Our experienced and friendly hygienist also perform periodontal pocket screenings while you are here for your cleaning. Recording these pockets helps us keep track of your gum health and also allows us to catch any changes! Also at every single cleaning appointment, you receive a doctors oral exam from Dr. DuPuis, which includes cavity and decay detection as well as allowing Dr. DuPuis to personally check in with you at every visit.

It’s all for you and its all available at every cleaning at Dr. DuPuis’ office!

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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


Address: 142 Leisure Lane, Columbia, SC 29210

Email: info@dentalcolumbiasc.com