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No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding

Sure, it’s big news when celebs tweet selfies from the dental office… if you’re still living in the 20th century. But in Hollywood today, it’s…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Aug 03, 2018

Neil Patrick Harris: What the Oscars Host Treasures Most

A few days before the Oscars, Vanity Fair magazine asked Academy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris to name his most treasured possession. Was it his…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Jul 13, 2018

Managing Gum Disease Could Benefit Other Conditions You May Have

Nearly half of all Americans have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Without proper daily hygiene and treatment, this aggressive disease can ultimately cause tooth…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on May 15, 2018

Cosmetic Questions to Ask to Get You on the Right Path to a Better Smile

For some time now, you’ve noticed things about your teeth and gums — your overall smile — that you would like to change. But you’re…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Apr 06, 2018

Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years

A focus on dental care in senior citizens is just as important as it is for children. Indeed, oral health in your later years can…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Feb 16, 2018

Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years

A focus on dental care in senior citizens is just as important as it is for children. Indeed, oral health in your later years can…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Jan 08, 2018

Limit Sugar in Your Diet for Better Oral and General Health

Even after decades emphasizing oral hygiene and supplemental fluoride to fight dental disease, we’re now seeing an increase in tooth decay, especially among children. What’s…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Jan 08, 2018

Determining the Right Whitening Approach is Key to Brightening a Dull Smile

Bright, naturally white teeth are a key component in a beautiful smile. But the opposite is also true: nothing diminishes an otherwise attractive smile…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Feb 22, 2015

Can an App Help You Brush Your Teeth?

If you’re the kind of person who can’t do without a smart phone, you’ve probably heard the expression “There’s an app for that!” These nifty…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Feb 12, 2015

3 Ways to Stop or Reduce Painful Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can be disheartening: you’re always on your guard with what you eat or drink, and perhaps you’ve even given up on favorite foods…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Feb 05, 2015

Columbia Smiles Nick Pournaras, DMD

Dr. Nick Pournaras, DMD and the team of dental professionals at Columbia Smiles in Columbia, SC, are dedicated to helping our community improve their oral health and rejuvenate their smiles. Dr. Pournaras is a member of a number of professional dental organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
  • South Carolina Dental Association

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