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Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry Blog

All-on-4: Four Implants, One Brilliant Smile

December 8, 2020

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Illustration of dentures supported by All-on-4 implants

What do you do when your smile is nothing but gum tissue? About 40 million Americans have lost all of their natural teeth, which makes speaking and enjoying a wide variety of foods next to impossible. There are plenty of options to consider when replacing teeth, not the least of which is dental implants, which replace the root as well as the crown. But for those who have lost an entire row of teeth, your best option is likely a very specific type of dental implants – specifically, All-on-4 dental implants in Rock Hill.


5 Quick & Easy Oral Health Tips for Older Adults

November 7, 2020

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Man with healthy smile after visiting Rock Hill dentist

While it’s always important to take care of your teeth and gums if you’re an older adult, it’s particularly crucial nowadays during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maintaining great oral health will help keep your immune system strong and lower your risk of needing to go out into the world for urgent dental care. Thankfully, a few simple habits can go a long way in keeping you and your smile healthy in these unusual times. Read on you your Rock Hill dentist shares five quick and easy tips you can use to lower your risk of a dental emergency and keep your smile happy and healthy.


How Have Dentures Evolved Over Time?

September 21, 2020

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Image of complete dentures in Rock Hill.Your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but that’s not a reality for many Americans. In fact, at least 35 million adults have lost all their teeth in one or both arches. Traditionally, dentures in Rock Hill are used to treat complete tooth loss. Although they have a bad reputation for looking and feeling fake, they’ve come a long way over the years. Since first appearing around 700 BC, dentures have evolved quite a bit. Nowadays, they are more realistic than ever to give you a beautiful, functional smile.


6 Holiday Dental Emergencies and Tips For How To Handle Them

December 6, 2019

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Snowman holding a first-aid kit

Dealing with a painful dental emergency is never fun, but holiday dental emergencies are especially inconvenient. After all, the holidays only come around once a year, and you should be enjoying yourself instead of dealing with pain! If an unexpected dental problem arises, start by calling an emergency dentist in Rock Hill. From there, use the following 6 tips to stay comfortable until you can be seen. 


Its National Dental Hygiene Month! Here’s How to Stay Healthy

October 10, 2019

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Woman smiling

You may know that good oral hygiene can give you a clean smile, but did you know it could lead to a longer, healthier life? Common dental issues like gum disease are linked to higher risks of problems like heart attacks, strokes, certain cancers, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s. That’s why October is National Dental Hygiene Month—an effort to raise awareness on the importance of maintaining good oral health. Keep reading to learn some of the best ways to keep your smile in shape!


What to Do If Your Dental Crown Breaks

August 26, 2019

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dental crown

Emergencies happen, and you can’t always plan for them. Your dentist understands that. If you break a dental crown, there’s no need to worry. Using state-of-the-art CEREC one-visit crown technology, your dentist can craft a new temporary crown in one day until a permanent one can be created for you. Let’s talk more about CEREC, crowns, and why they break in the first place.


5 Benefits of Dental Implants

June 26, 2019

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diagram of a dental implant

You’ve been missing teeth for a while now, and it’s been getting you down. You used to love going out for a steak dinner with your family, but now you can barely chew it anymore. You used to love taking family pictures, but the gaps in your smile make you afraid of the camera. You figure it’s about time to replace those missing teeth, but you can’t decide between dental implants, bridges, or dentures. The choice is up to you and your dentist, but dental implants have more advantages than any other choice. Let’s look at 5 benefits of dental implants.


Can Genetic Testing Predict Gum Disease?

April 10, 2019

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DNA helix

Since the Human Genome Project was declared complete in April 2003, DNA testing has become increasingly present and accessible in everyday life. For example, there are even television shows now in which celebrities test their DNA to discover their ancestry. One increasingly popular reason people want to test their DNA is to find out if they are at greater risk for certain diseases. However, can commercially-marketed DNA tests really predict whether you will develop conditions, such as gum disease in Rock Hill? Keep reading below to find out.


Don’t Miss Out on Our New Patient Dental Exam Specials!

December 4, 2018

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At Coombs and Ross Family Dentistry, one of our primary goals is to help our patients prevent dental problems and avoid the pain and expense of serious oral health problems. Routine checkups play an essential role in allowing us to reach that goal. When was your last cleaning and exam? If it has been more than six months, and if you’re looking to partner with a talented dentist in Rock Hill, come to our office to take advantage of our new patient dental exam specials.


Visit Your Dentist Soon to Maximize Your 2018 Dental Insurance!

November 12, 2018

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Dentist appointment and dental check up health care concept as a month calendar with a tooth circled and highlighted as a reminder metaphor for a dentist visit time at a clinic for scheduled oral care.

Dental insurance is an invaluable tool that can help you maintain a healthy smile while keeping your out of pocket costs to a minimum. If you have coverage through your employer, or you purchased it yourself, are you making an effort to get as much value as you can from your policy? Let’s talk about how scheduling a visit to your dentist in Rock Hill before the end of the year can help you make sure that you’re not letting your benefits go to waste.

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