Dr. Trinkner's Blog


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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