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Porcelain Veneers Could Change Your Appearance for the Better

We now have an amazing repertoire in dentistry to restore the look and function of damaged or missing teeth. From tooth-colored crowns to life-like dental…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Oct 30, 2014

The Implant Process can be Shortened, Depending on the Tooth Type

Dental implants are considered the premier option for tooth replacement. While all implant procedures follow the same general concept — a titanium post surgically inserted…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Oct 22, 2014

Why Bear a Chipped Tooth?

Having a chipped tooth certainly can make life more difficult. It not only keeps you from wanting to smile, but it may also make it…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Oct 19, 2014

Limiting Refined Sugar in Your Diet can Reduce Risk of Tooth Decay

“Cut down on sweets, especially between meals” is perhaps one of the least popular words of advice we dentists regularly give. We’re not trying to…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Oct 03, 2014

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath

We all experience the occasional bout of bad breath from dry mouth or after eating certain foods. Chronic halitosis, on the other hand, could have…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Aug 29, 2014

How to Clean Your Oral Appliance

Question: What oral health issue do teenagers who wear orthodontic retainers and older folks who wear dentures have in common?

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Aug 21, 2014

Setting the Record Straight on Root Canal Treatments

If there was an “Unsung Hero” award for dental procedures, the root canal treatment would win hands-down. Much aligned in popular culture, today’s root canal…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Aug 16, 2014

Professional Cleanings Help you Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums

Every good oral hygiene regimen has two parts — the part you do (brushing and flossing) and the part we do (professional cleanings and checkups).

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Aug 07, 2014

Kelly Clarkson Gets to the Root of the Problem

Now that celebrities can communicate directly with their fans through social media, we’ve started to see dispatches from some surprising locations — the dental chair,…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Jul 30, 2014

Make Informed Choices on Drinking Water by Knowing the Facts

Water is essential to life. It’s relatively abundant and affordable in the United States, with treated water averaging about $2.00 per thousand gallons. It’s also…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Jul 25, 2014

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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