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 […]

Laser Dentistry Procedures: What You Need to Know

One of the greatest advancements in modern dentistry is the innovative technique known as laser gum therapy. Laser dentistry is precise and effective, and it requires less recovery time than cutting out the tissue and repairing it with sutures. Laser therapy also minimizes bleeding, and since it is so precise in its application, it also protects the surrounding healthy tissue. Laser Gum Therapy At Dental Solutions of Columbus, our experienced dentists use first-rate technology to provide you with the best dental care available. One such application we use is known as LANAP, which stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. This is a non-surgical laser treatment option that can remove […]

Straighter Teeth in Six Months

Who doesn’t want a beautiful smile? Not many people are born with aligned teeth. Most people are born with some level of crookedness that they wish they could correct, whether on their top teeth, their bottom teeth, or both! You would be amazed at how much a straight smile can really improve your look. With Six Month Smiles®, we can get you a beautiful, straight smile in no time. Imagine: just six months from now you could have the smile of your dreams. So why wait? What is Six Month Smiles? Six Months Smiles is a type of accelerated braces that gently reposition your teeth into a more desirable alignment. […]