Category Archives: Dental Tips

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be scary to think about, but it’s important to prepare for any situation. You should always contact Dental Solutions of Columbus whenever you think you may have an emergency, but here’s some helpful advice for what to do in specific situations. Knocked-Out Tooth If a permanent tooth is knocked out, try to put the tooth back in place without touching the root. If that’s not possible, make sure to keep the tooth moist by putting the tooth in milk or placing it in between your cheek and gums. Once the tooth is safe, call our office immediately. The sooner you return the tooth to its socket, the […]

Don’t Forget to Use Your Dental Benefits

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is almost over! You may be running around trying to get things done before the end of the month, so you can relax and spend some quality time with your family on your days off. Something that you may have forgotten to add to your busy schedule, though, is making your dental appointment. That’s understandable, since we’re sure there is plenty on your plate right now. However, now that we are quickly nearing the end of the year, any dental benefits you have for the year will soon be gone if you don’t use them. Here are two reasons you’ll want to make sure you don’t […]

Do I Need Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride: a fantastic, naturally occurring mineral that promotes strong, healthy teeth by strengthening enamel. Most everyone has heard of fluoride and probably experienced a fluoride treatment or two as a kid, but that’s the extent of their knowledge. You see, the development of plaque wears away at your enamel in a process called demineralization. Fluoride counters this by encouraging another process: remineralization. Even though fluoride treatments typically end around the age of 14, anyone (especially those experiencing the early stages of tooth decay) can benefit from a treatment. Of course, even with this basic understanding of what fluoride is, and does, we, at Columbus Dental Solutions, often hear the same question: Do I Need a Fluoride Treatment? Well, the answer really depends […]

Do Young People Need Dental Implants?

Discussions about dental implants most often revolve around adults. However with sports injuries, falls, and unfortunate genetics, we’re finding there are plenty young people who may need a potential implant procedure. If your loved one is missing teeth or experiencing severe pain, the question is a wise one: Do young people need dental implants? Thankfully, Dr. Sitaram and the team at Columbus Dental Solutions are a fabulous resource for your question. As always, it’s very important to consult with a professional on such issues. Dr. Sitaram, for example, is a dentist who makes it his aim to attend the clinics and continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on all current […]

5 Tips for Maintaining Great Oral Health at Home

All good habits start at home. One of the best habits you can form is for your dental health routine. It’s best to start as young as possible, so you’ll want teach your children good brushing habits around two years of age. Adults that do not have ideal brushing habits should consult with their dentist prior to making changes to their routine. Here are 5 tips for maintaining great oral health at home: Get a routine going. Setting a routine for your oral health will set you up for success! Upon awakening and before bed, brush for at least two minutes. You’ll also want to floss at least once per day. […]

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