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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How to Combat Bad Breath

| August 7, 2008

Ok, so it’s not the most pleasant dinner topic but let’s face it, we’ve all been around others when their breath has been a little overwhelming. We all know that bad breath can spoil our dates, business meetings, and social interactions in general.  We may be annoying others even without

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Does Invisalign Orthodontics Work?

| August 4, 2008

Yes, Invisalign works, however, it doesn’t work for everyone.  To determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign, schedule a Free Smile Consultation to find out. A large factor in the success of Invisalign treatment is Patient Compliance which means the patient must wear their Invisalign aligners 24/7 except to

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What is an Invisalign Clincheck?

| July 14, 2008

If you are interested in straightening your teeth, Invisalign is a terrific option for many people.  Invisalign straightens teeth with a series of clear, plastic aligners that may remind you of a retainer.  Invisalign is clear, removable, and comfortable.  And you get to see the results of your Invisalign treatment

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Helping your child brush their teeth

| July 11, 2008

It’s important to get your child interested in brushing their teeth at a young age because this will build good habits for the future. Most children don’t have enough coordination to properly brush their own teeth until the age of 7 so it’s important for you to supervise the process

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