Invisalign Teen – Now we can straighten even more smiles with Invisalign

| September 25, 2008

Invisalign orthodontics has been used by general dentists and orthodontists on more that 3/4 of a million patients since it was introduced.  In 2008, Invisalign introduced Invisalign Teen to address specific orthodontic issues related to teens. Dr. Thompson has been using Invisalign since 2002 and has treated over 140 patients

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Real Time flight information from Port Columbus Airport

| September 23, 2008

I’m lucky enough to live a short drive from the Columbus Airport.  Hop on I-670 off Grandview Avenue and I’m there.  In fact, most times I don’t leave the house until I see that the plane has landed. That way the person I’m picking up has time to pick up

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Tooth Whitening – What works, what doesn’t, and why

| September 10, 2008

Over-the-counter whiteners have been flooding the market for many years.  Each with it’s own gimmick, or gadget, or promise of sparkling white teeth in just minutes….. How does tooth whitening work? Teeth have been shown to whiten when exposed to a peroxide like solution.  How much teeth whiten depends on

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Why would anyone go someplace else for Lumineers or Veneers?

| September 8, 2008

As a dentist I some times get caught up in just doing dentistry.  I recently saw a patient that had been a patient at Grandview Dental Care for years and I hadn’t seen her in a while.  It appeared that in her absence from my dental practice, she had gone to

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The Columbus Marathon is coming by our office!

| September 2, 2008

The 2008 Columbus Marathon will be heading down Grandview Ave around mile 21.  The Marathon is Sunday October 19, 2008.  Patients are welcome to sit on our porch and cheer the runners on. 2008 Columbus Marathon Course Map

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What is gum disease and why do I want to make sure I don’t have it?

| August 29, 2008

What is gum (periodontal) disease? Gum disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.  It is a major cause of tooth loss, bleeding gums, and bad breath in adults.  Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. What can cause gum

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Cool Dental Technology we use everyday

| August 25, 2008

The innovations in technology are everywhere in the world today… even dentistry!  In today’s post I am going to talk about a few; digital x rays, Diagnodent(laser cavity detector), and tooth colored fillings. Digital X Rays Digital X ray technology provides us with a clear picture of your teeth and

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Get to know your dental insurance

| August 19, 2008

It’s a contract between your Employer and the Insurance Company Your dental insurance is based upon a contract made between your employer and an insurance company. This contract determines: What your employer pays for the dental benefit which in turn effects what you pay What sort of dental procedures your plan

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What is the difference between a dental implant and a bridge?

| August 18, 2008

If you have a missing tooth there are typically 2 options to fix this situation.  A dental implant or a bridge.  Dr. Thompson can perform either procedure so he can help you determine which is your best option. Pros of Dental Implants A dental implant looks and functions like a

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What we do to reduce fear and anxiety for our patients

| August 15, 2008

Have you ever said to yourself, a dentist is a dentist. They all received similiar training in dental school… I just need to pick one off my list.  SCARY! Well… I’m not sure what you do for a living but in your profession I am sure there are different levels of quality, dependability,

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