Dr. Trinkner's Blog

Feb
25

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

Jan
29

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

Dec
20

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

Nov
15

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

Oct
29

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

Sep
30

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

Aug
31

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

Jul
27

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

Jun
20

Enhance Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dental care is more than just a bright, shiny smile. Cosmetic dentistry is about building a healthy, stable foundation for your beautiful smile to rely on. Columbia, SC dentist, Dr. Tom Trinkner understands the balance between a healthy and a beautiful smile more than anyone. As an accredited member of the American… ...Read More

May
15

How To Fix Damaged Teeth

How can I fix damaged teeth? Damaged teeth can be embarrassing and may even affect your oral health. Dr. Tom Trinkner offers a wide range of treatment options to repair damaged teeth in our Columbia, SC dental practice. Whether you have sustained damage from an accident or a progressive dental issue, our Columbia dental… ...Read More