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Cosmetic Dental Procedures that Don't Break the Bank

You're tired of hiding your smile in photos with friends or when you meet someone new. However, you're pretty sure that cosmetic dentistry is expensive and out of your budget. The truth is, there are a lot of cosmetic options that won't break the bank and can help you achieve a beautiful smile. Here's what you should know about cosmetic dentistry in Columbia that is effective and affordable.

Teeth Whitening

Sometimes the best way to make a significant impact on your smile is to whiten your teeth. Better yet, you can even complete teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home, based on your schedule.

Your dentist will make custom whitening trays from ...

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How We Make Your Child Feel Comfortable at the Dental Office

Many people experience dental fear and anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. Sadly, it's often a bad experience that happened during childhood that causes fear of the dentist; and it can keep people from getting the care they need. 

Creating positive experiences for children at the dentist is so important for setting them up for a lifetime of success in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health, and Dr. Workman is the children's dentist in Columbia, IL that parents trust with their children's oral health. Here's how we make your child feel welcome, comfortable, and safe at Workman Family Dental.

The Tell, Show, Do Method

Dr. Workman uses a technique called the ...

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Have You Fallen for These 3 Oral Health Misconceptions?

Do you feel like you have a pretty good understanding of the best ways to maintain good oral health? Like many people, you may think that it’s about brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist routinely.

If so, you’re off to a good start because those support good oral health. But recently, a worldwide survey was conducted in 12 countries that indicate a significant gap between what is accurate and what people think they know.

Myth 1: Brush and Floss Right after Your Meal

The results of the survey show that an average of 50 percent of people believe that it’s good for your oral health to brush your teeth immediately after eating.

But ...

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These Cosmetic Procedures Can Dramatically Improve Your Smile!

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There are lots of good reasons to want to improve the appearance of your smile. Maybe your career requires you to interact confidently with your associates. Or perhaps you have a major life event like a wedding, reunion, or graduation coming up, and you want to look your best in all the photos.

But you really don’t need a reason to want a better smile beyond the desire to present your face to the world. Cosmetic dentistry has opened up a world of possibilities for improving your appearance. Advances in dental technology, materials, and techniques allow your cosmetic dentist in Columbia, IL to personalize a smile makeover to help you achieve your ...

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3 Ways our Dental Office Environment Encourages Patient Comfort

Woman in Dentist Chair | Workman Family Dental

Do you get nervous just thinking about visiting the dentist and feel like there must be something wrong with you? The truth is that millions of people experience dental anxiety, and at Workman Family Dental, we make every effort to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident during your appointments.

A Friendly, Supportive Environment

Our team works hard every day to show you how much we value you as a patient and as a unique person. You can count on us to be there to support and encourage you with a warm smile and a hand to hold if you need one. We all have decades of experience in helping our patients ...

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What Goes into a Dental Implant? 3 Things to Expect

Dental Implants | Workman Family Dental

Are you considering a dental implant to replace a missing tooth?

Choosing dental implants is a wise move because it is the preferred method of tooth replacement by dentists and patients alike. In fact, dental professionals are so impressed with the success of implants that they’re often referred to as the “gold standard.”

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is designed to replace the missing root after tooth loss. The implant is made of biocompatible titanium and looks like a tiny screw. Titanium is a material that’s readily accepted by the body and is widely used for joint replacements.

The benefit of a dental implant compared to other tooth replacements is that ...

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Why Good Oral Health Is So Important for your Child’s Well-Being

Kid Brushing His Teeth | Workman Family Dental

Kids come with a lot of responsibilities, and one is their oral health. As far as priorities go in their little lives, this may not seem like it’s at the top of the list, but it should be.

You know that if you have even a mild toothache can leave you feeling depressed or out of sorts; however,  it’s not the end of the world because you know it’s a toothache, and all you have to do to get relief is pick up the phone and make an appointment with your dentist.

Now imagine you’re a child with that same toothache. They may be too young to grasp what pain is, so they not ...

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