There are three key components to achieving optimal oral health: nutrition, daily oral care, and routine professional care.
At the dental office of Dr. Thomas Trinkner in Columbia, SC, we offer comprehensive preventive care services to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Routine visits to our Columbia, SC dental office will include a thorough dental cleaning and complete examination. Dr. Trinkner will screen for some of the most common dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, occlusal instability and TMJ dysfunction.
Patient-Centered Dentistry in Columbia, SC
One of the reasons why patients choose Dr. Trinkner as their dentist is because of the time he spends listening. We believe that patients have the right to be informed of all their options and Dr. Trinkner will help you choose the treatment that will deliver you with the best results for your long term goals.
The number one priority at our Columbia, SC dental office is meeting patient needs with conservative treatment plans that help strengthen and support natural tooth structure. We give patients the tools they need to take care of their teeth for a lifetime.
Dental Health Affects Overall Health
There have been numerous studies published recently that show a link between gum disease and other chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. In addition, gum disease can be a serious problem for pregnant women and may contribute to low birth weight and premature birth. While gum disease is highly prevalent, affecting as many as 3 out of every 4 adults (according to the American Dental Association), it is also highly preventable and treatable.
Regular visits to the dentist are critical to preventing and treating gum disease. At every dental appointment, Dr. Trinkner screens patients for the signs and symptoms of gum disease. In early stages, gum disease is easily treated through special cleaning procedures and rinses. Dr. Trinkner can advise you on additional techniques and tools that you can use at home to ensure that your gums remain healthy.