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What is Myofunctional Therapy?

At Dental Solutions of Columbus, we work hard to stay up to date with the latest advances in dental treatment and technology. This means that our team is constantly undergoing training on the best ways to treat our patients. We believe in treating the root cause of a problem, not just its symptoms. One of our newest additions to the practice is myofunctional therapy. Why Myofunctional Therapy? Without even realizing it, many of us have developed abnormal patterns of biting and chewing that can cause problems from headaches and neck pain to grinding and wear on teeth. Instead of only focusing on the wear on teeth as a result of […]

History of Tooth Extraction

While getting a tooth extracted probably doesn’t top your list of ways you’d like to spend your time, sometimes extractions are necessary to preserve your oral health. Dr. Sitaram and Dr. Hostalet are incredibly experienced when it comes to performing tooth extraction. Our office even offers sedation services so you’ll be as comfortable as possible during the procedure. With all the advances in modern dentistry, tooth extraction has become a quick, commonplace way to treat infected teeth that can’t be saved. And thankfully, the tooth extraction process has evolved a lot over the centuries! Medieval Dentistry Tooth extraction has been around for centuries. In the Middle Ages, before the discovery […]

The History of Oral Surgery

Think dentistry is scary today? Let’s take a look back at dentistry throughout the ages, and perhaps you won’t be so scared about going to your next appointment! Ancient Dentistry The Etruscans were among the first civilizations to create gold crowns and fixed bridgework. They are considered to be the first to make the greatest advancement in dentistry from the ancient world. Dentistry in the Middle Ages Before dentists were dentists, they were barbers. In Europe, barbers had the job of both cutting hair and also performing tooth extractions. Because of their mixed professional role, they became known as barber-surgeons. The Father of Surgery, Ambrose Pare, published his Complete Works […]

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity to the Cold?

Summer means sunny days, hanging by the pool, and ice cream. But for those of you who suffer from teeth sensitivity to cold, it can be hard to enjoy a cone at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor. So what causes this sensitivity, and is there any treatment? We’ve got the answers for you! What Causes Tooth Sensitivity to the Cold? Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of things, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the part of the tooth that sits above the gum line. Below, a layer called cementum protects the root. Under both the enamel and the cementum […]

The Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

Having a healthy mouth is not just about having a beautiful smile. Your oral health is also an indicator of your overall health. In fact, your oral health can impact your overall health. We dental professionals understand the synergic relationship between the health of your mouth and the health of your body. You may be surprised to learn that the most common dental issue in Americans – gum disease – is connected to other illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, and even osteoporosis. How is this so? Well, if your gums bleed when you brush, the problem is inflammation in your gum tissue. Inflammation will “build up” in your blood, worsening […]

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