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Nov
13

Find Your True Love, At the Dentist!

All relationships have a story, but how many begin at the dentist? For Robert and Alison Wilder, fate would introduce them, but it would be Dr. Tom Trinkner who brought them back together, forever. In this months, Charleston Weddings The guide for Lowcountry brides since 2005 Ali and Robert share… ...Read More

Sep
29

Welcome To Our Columbia, SC Dental Website!

Welcome to Trinkner Smile's Dental Website! We have redesigned our website to provide patients with a comprehensive resource where they can access pertinent information on issues pertaining to their dental health and information on our dental services. We provide a combination of preventative, cosmetic and restorative dentistry for all of… ...Read More

Jun
28

The Benefits of Tooth Bonding

Have you been feeling self-aware of the appearance of your smile? If you have teeth that are stained, have a gap or are broken or chipped, you may avoid sharing your smile. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Tom Trinkner can help you restore your natural smile so that you can enjoy oral… ...Read More

Apr
28

What Are Dental Veneers?

You should never feel like you have to hide your smile. If you are self-conscious of your smile due to cosmetic dental concerns, porcelain veneers may be the dental solution. Chips, cracks, gaps and oblong teeth can be distracting, embarrassing, and even develop into more complex oral health concerns. Brighten,… ...Read More

Feb
28

See The Results of Quality Dental Care

Columbia, SC cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Tom Trinkner offers a full range of dental procedures for the complete oral health of his patients. His aesthetic eye and advanced training allow Dr. Trinkner to provide quality dentistry that can restore both the function and beauty to any smile. We want… ...Read More

Jan
12

Risk Factors for Gum Disease

If your gums bleed regularly, it may be a sign you have gum disease. Nearly 75% of Americans will experience some degree of gum disease during their lives. Often referred to as the silent disease, some patients may go a lifetime without knowing they have it. But in the bigger… ...Read More

Aug
30

Could Your Headache Be Related to TMJ?

If you are one of the millions of people suffering with daily headaches that have been undiagnosed – it is time to talk to your dentist. Columbia, SC Dentist Dr. Tom Trinkner treats patients with a range of dental problems, including TMJ disorders which can often be the underlying cause… ...Read More

Aug
30

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Treatment For Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry is not just recommended for making over a smile, but can also serve an important role in helping to maintain a healthy smile. As we age, tooth structure is weakened and can cause our teeth to become chipped and damaged. This will eventually reduce the tooth enamel, leaving… ...Read More

Feb
19

Sugar Wars: Combatting Tooth Decay In Children

Each February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month. Columbia, SC Dentist Dr. Tom Trinkner would like to take this opportunity to join them in promoting awareness about the benefits of good oral health- especially in children. This year’s theme is “Sugar Wars”: combatting tooth decay with… ...Read More

Jan
25

Bruxism: How To Avoid Further Tooth Damage

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can occur in children and adults, although many children eventually outgrow the condition. It can also begin later in life as a result of stress or a bite disorder such as TMJ. Many people are unaware of their bruxism – they don’t realize that they… ...Read More

Dec
21

Give Your Smile Holiday Sparkle With Teeth Whitening

As you run from store to store this month looking for the perfect gifts for family and friends, consider taking an hour or two to give yourself the gift of a bright, white smile! Columbia, SC Dentist Dr. Tom Trinkner offers teeth whitening to remove stains and the natural darkening… ...Read More

Nov
24

Preventive Dental Care and What it Offers to You

Preventive dental care is the foundation of your oral heath care and should be performed on a regular basis to ensure a lifelong healthy smile. The goal of Columbia, SC Dentist Dr. Thomas Trinkner is to help patients maintain their oral health, as well as to help avoid dental problems… ...Read More

Oct
16

Is Reflux Affecting Your Oral Health?

Acid reflux, GERD, and heartburn are common complaints for many patients today. There are a variety of reasons why someone may experience these common health concerns from genetics to medications to lifestyle habits. Dr. Thomas Trinkner wants to remind patients of the impacts that acid reflux and related disorders can… ...Read More

Sep
18

Get Your Smile Back on Track

Aside from routine cleanings, restorative dentistry is probably the dental specialty that most patients will experience as they age or as a result of tooth damage from a variety of causes. Restorative dentistry is a rather large umbrella term that encompasses a wide variety of dental procedures, including dental fillings,… ...Read More

Aug
21

Cause and Prevention of Tooth Discoloration with Aging

With the advent of teeth whitening, it seems as though you can’t turn on the television or open a magazine without seeing a gleaming white smile staring back at you. White teeth have become such a common cosmetic dental treatment that there are currently hundreds of products and procedures on… ...Read More

Jul
24

Defeat teeth grinding once and for all

Life often throws us curveballs and demands as we deal with stressful situation after stressful situation. With the constant stress facing many patients as a result of our busy lives, it is no surprise that bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, is such a common parafunctional habit among adults. Dr.… ...Read More

Jun
22

An Ounce Of Prevention

We all listen carefully during our routine dental visits to the oral hygiene tips that Columbia dentist Dr. Tom Trinkner and his staff offer aimed at preventing tooth decay and other dental problems. We commit to a healthy daily routine as we enjoy our fresh, clean smile! But how often… ...Read More

May
28

What Could Invisalign Do For You?

Could orthodontic treatment be the solution for your dental health or cosmetic concerns? Many patients know that it could but do not want to experience the embarrassment or inconvenience of metal braces. For those who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment to address their concerns or problems, Invisalign may be… ...Read More

Apr
28

Reducing Risk with Routine Screening for Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a growing health concern with cases rising annually around the globe. Although there are several contributing factors, one of the most important is the lack of routine screening. Sadly, a large percentage of diagnosed cases are late stage disease which, if caught earlier, could have been largely… ...Read More

Mar
23

Replace old fillings for a brighter, more youthful smile

Dental fillings are one of the most common dental procedures used today. They are used to address tooth decay, damage and may even be part of a cosmetic treatment plan. Traditionally, dental fillings were created using silver amalgam- a dark substance that would resist further decay and strengthen the tooth,… ...Read More

Feb
26

Encourage healthy oral habits early

In recognition of National Children's Dental Health Month, take a moment to assess your child's oral health habits and preventive care schedule. Have they been to the dentist in the last 6 months? Columbia family dentist Dr. Tom Trinkner recommends children begin visiting the dentist around age 3, once all… ...Read More

Jan
29

Dental Implants Reduce Bone Loss After Losing A Tooth

The replacement of missing teeth has been an important facet of modern dentistry and the focus of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry as new options have become available that are both highly functional and natural looking. One of the problems associated with tooth loss is the subsequent loss of bone… ...Read More

Jan
01

Dr. Trinkner tackles tooth sensitivity

Now that winter has arrived in Columbia, SC, you may find yourself wincing in pain from the cold air touching your teeth. You may also experience a similar feeling when eating ice cream, drinking hot chocolate, or simply brushing your teeth. If this sounds like you, you may have sensitive… ...Read More