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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

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

Plan Your Sports Nutrition and Hydration to Reduce Tooth Decay Risk

If you or your family has an active sports lifestyle, you probably already know the importance of food and liquids for energy and hydration. But…

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

Top 5 Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

It’s a recognized goal of modern dentistry to help you keep your natural teeth clean and disease-free, so you’ll be able to enjoy them for…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Apr 17, 2014

Preserving Your Teeth's Enamel Could Preserve Your Teeth

Teeth are composed of layers of different types of tissue. The main inner layers — the pulp and dentin — help the teeth respond and…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Feb 11, 2014

Prevention is the Key in the Fight Against Periodo

Billions of bacteria live in each of our mouths, sharing a common environment with teeth and soft tissues. Most of the time, they coexist in…

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Aug 30, 2013

Make Oral Healthcare a Priority During Pregnancy

A woman during pregnancy naturally pays close attention to her general health, instinctively knowing it affects her developing baby

Posted by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D. on Aug 23, 2013

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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