Dr. Trinkner's Blog


5 Indicators That You May Need Dental Implants

Living with dentures and their messy adhesives and tendency to slip can be frustrating and embarrassing. And living with a fractured or broken tooth can be very painful. Dental implants be the solution for you! No matter whether you’re living with broken teeth, missing teeth or already have dentures,  Dr.… ...Read More


How Safe is Charcoal Toothpaste?

Activated charcoal is now a featured ingredient in many commercially-available products such as face wash, makeup, and now, even toothpaste where it is billed as a way to naturally whiten teeth. But does it actually work as promised or is it a gimmick that can actually risk the health of… ...Read More


How to Stop Halitosis

Halitosis can happen to anyone. Studies show that 50 percent of all adults report having had bad breath -- also known as halitosis -- at some point in their lives (and those are just the ones willing to admit it). Dr. Tom Trinkner, a dentist in Columbia SC, and his… ...Read More


What is TMJ?

When people say “I have TMJ” they are usually saying that they are suffering from a TMJ disorder. Your temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the part of your skeleton that make it possible to open and close your mouth. Your TMJ, located on either side of your skull, work in… ...Read More


Maximize Your 2018 Dental Benefits

Insurance providers often include stipulations in the plan to shift the cost of dental care back onto you, the subscriber. However, the upcoming end of the year allows you get the most out of your plan. If you’re looking to get the most value out of your dental benefits, here’s… ...Read More


What to Do for a Chipped Tooth

Do you have a chipped or broken tooth? Relax, it can happen to anyone, and you now have a variety of ways to treat the troubled tooth, all of which Dr. Tom Trinkner can perform in his Columbia SC office. Dental Crowns Crowns are lifelike caps for your damaged teeth… ...Read More


Smile Brighter with Teeth Whitening

Are big things in your future and you need to look your best? Maybe you’re about to walk down the aisle in your fairytale wedding? Or maybe you’re finally up for that promotion you’ve been after, working hard for years? Maybe you have an interview scheduled for the job of… ...Read More


Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Are you tired of being self-conscious about your missing teeth? Have you been told your only way to a healthy confident smile is a set of dentures? Read on to discover why a dental implant may be the best option to restore your smile and you may decide to join… ...Read More


Save Your Teeth, Save Your Life

The saying goes that “the eyes are the window to the soul”. However, to Dr. Tom Trinkner and other dentists, the mouth can be the “window” to a view of your general health. In fact, it can be a “door” as many oral health issues can lead to systemic issues.… ...Read More


How To Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that is caused by plaque on the teeth and gums. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease that causes red, swollen, and bleeding gums. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a serious oral health concern that… ...Read More