Forms Download our Forms Emergency Dental Emergency Welcome Like Us Like Us on Facebook Reviews Leave a Google Review Specials View Our Specials Specials Call Give us a Call Map View our Map
Click Here to Read About Our Commitment to Safety
1144 India Hook Rd, Suite C
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Request an Appointment

Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry Blog

Deterioration with Dentures: 5 Ways to Slow Down Jawbone Loss

November 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 3:36 pm
older man holding his face and looking concerned

You’ve seen photos of people who have a sunken look in their faces. They can look years older than they really are—all because they have traditional dentures. When you lose teeth, your jawbone deteriorates over time, aging your appearance and weakening your bite.

With traditional dentures, there isn’t really a way to stop this process, but you can slow it down. Here are some tips for holding onto your jawbone as long as you can.


When Is Round Two Necessary? Exploring Root Canal Retreatment

October 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 1:14 pm
Man touching his jaw due to a root canal failure

A root canal treatment is a procedure that can rescue a severely infected or damaged tooth, providing relief from pain and preserving your smile. However, there are instances where a second round of treatment becomes necessary. This is what is known as “root canal retreatment.”

If you want to learn more about root canals and the specifics of when root canal retreatment might be required, continue reading.


The 6 Steps to Success: What Should I Do If My Dental Bridge Falls Out?

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 1:09 pm
A woman covering her mouth after her dental bridge fell out

Do you have a dental bridge? If so, you know that they are a good-looking and reliable way to replace missing teeth. However, nothing lasts forever, and dental bridges may come loose or even fall out due to decay or injury. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to know what steps to take to address the issue before it gets worse.

Continue reading to find the process for taking care of this problem broken down into six easy steps.


Do Root Canals Hurt?

September 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 5:47 pm
Woman with black hair in a pink shirt sitting in dentist's chair looking at the dentist while holding her hand to her jaw

It’s normal to feel some trepidation if you’ve been experiencing awful tooth pain and your dentist said you need a root canal. You probably have plenty of questions about what’s involved. One of the most prominent questions patients have is whether or not it will hurt. You’re in so much pain already, how will you handle the sting of a root canal and recovery? Thankfully, the procedure alleviates more throbbing than it causes! If you’re wondering what to expect from your upcoming root canal, keep reading to learn more.


Why Dental Implants Are Great For Athletes With Lost Teeth

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 3:06 pm
Man in gray sweats and a red shirt smiling and pointing to his teeth sitting next to athletic equipment

Athletes know that even with mouthguards or helmets in place, accidents can still happen! It’s unfortunately not uncommon for them to take a blow that knocks out a tooth (or several!). If you’ve been put in this position, you may be wondering what to do next. Many dentists recommend dental implants in instances like this. Keep reading to find out why!


Can Dental Implants Rust Over Time?

August 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 4:30 am
3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are one of the most sophisticated methods of tooth replacement, connecting a high-quality restoration to the jaw in order to provide patients with a stunningly strong bite. This is done by implanting a titanium rod into the jaw and allowing it to fuse into bone.

However, while dental implants have an impressive reputation, the metal components lead some patients to worry about whether rust could potentially be an issue. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about that prospect.


Can I Travel After Receiving Dental Implants?

July 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 2:23 am
person walking in airport

If you’re a frequent traveler, constantly jetting off for business or leisure, you might be curious about the impact of your on-the-go lifestyle on certain aspects of your dental health, particularly in relation to dental implants. While addressing missing teeth promptly is essential, the concern arises whether getting dental implants will demand an extensive hiatus from your bustling schedule. The reassuring news is that this might not necessarily be the case. Here’s a comprehensive insight from your dentist about dental implants and their harmonious coexistence with your travel-oriented way of life.


Will Getting Veneers Make Your Teeth Sensitive?

July 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 9:55 pm

Porcelain veneers are an excellent method for smile restoration, but dentists are often asked if the procedure can make a patient’s teeth more sensitive. While removing a microscopic layer of tooth enamel for a veneer to bond properly can lead to short-term sensitivity in the tooth, this does not lead to long-term discomfort when done properly.

Veneers can safely and reliably address a multitude of cosmetic dental issues such as gaps or pointy teeth, minor alignment problems, and severe stains that don’t yield to whitening treatments. While getting veneers can bring temporary tooth sensitivity, they can also address long-term severe tooth sensitivity in some cases. Read on to learn how much sensitivity to expect after receiving veneers and some tips on how to manage it.


Will My Diet Change If I Get Veneers?

June 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 4:59 am

Close up of woman’s teeth with veneersA picture-perfect smile is possible with porcelain veneers. You can enjoy drastic natural-looking results using a minimally invasive solution that can last for 10 years or longer. Although veneers will look and feel like your natural teeth, they aren’t indestructible. Some foods and drinks can shorten the life expectancy of your new smile. Here are a few dietary changes recommended by your cosmetic dentist to get the most from your investment.


The Secret to a Beach-Ready Smile

June 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — crsmile @ 4:33 pm

Young woman at the beachWarm weather and sunny days are here! Summer is a great time to head to the beach to enjoy the cool water and soak up the sunshine. As you work on your tan or head to the gym for a beach-ready body, don’t forget about your smile. If you’re embarrassed by the way your teeth look, you don’t have to worry about stains, chips, or gaps. Your dentist can transform your smile and boost your self-esteem with the latest solutions in cosmetic dentistry. You’ll look and feel your best with a smile makeover.


Older Posts »