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  • How Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Smile
    When small areas of decay develop in the outer layers of a tooth, the tooth can usually be restored by removing the decay and sealing the tooth with a dental Read more
  • Maintaining a White Smile
    Your everyday habits and lifestyle can help you achieve a brighter smile, longer.  Who doesn’t want a brilliantly white smile? Of course, there are certain habits you may (or may not) Read more
  • Preventing Periodontal Disease
    Know how to protect your gums from this serious inflammatory disease.  Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Unfortunately, gum disease usually won’t cause symptoms in the Read more
  • How Teeth Whitening Can Help Your Smile
    Unhappy with the state of your smile? Here at the Columbia, SC, office of Dr. Joel Johnson, we provide patients with teeth whitening treatments that remove any stubborn stains that Read more
  • How Sealants Can Help Your Child's Smile
    Would you like to lower your child's risk of developing cavities? Sealants offered by your Columbia, SC, dentist, Dr. Joel Johnson, offers a simple way to protect your son or Read more
  • FAQs about Veneers
    Are you unhappy with your smile but don't want to undergo extensive dental work just to fix a relatively minor tooth flaws? Dental veneers offer a simpler solution. Whether you've Read more
  • Veneers May Not Be the Best Option for Your Teenager's Teeth
    Just like adults, teenagers experience chipped, stained or disfigured teeth. And during a life stage where issues with appearance can be acutely painful, these defects call out for a solution.And, Read more
  • Is There a Better Way to Manage Pain Without Narcotics?
    The ongoing opioid addiction epidemic has brought together government, law enforcement and healthcare to find solutions. The focus among doctors and dentists has been on finding ways to reduce the Read more
  • Signs That You May Need a Filling
    Do you need a dental filling? If you have active tooth decay, you likely do. Your dentist in Columbia, SC, Dr. Joel Johnson, detects cavities and as needed, places white Read more
  • 3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Avoid Tooth Decay
    As a parent, you’re all about helping your kids grow up healthy. But there are some obstacles that can make that difficult. One in particular is tooth decay, which could Read more
  • Bruins' Zdeno Chara Breaks His Jaw During 2019 Stanley Cup
    Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara had a rough Stanley Cup final against the St. Louis Blues this past June. Not only did the Bruins ultimately lose the championship, but Chara Read more
  • Rebuild Your Smile with Dental Implants
    Struggling with tooth loss? Dental implants could be your key to a brand new smile! Here at our dental office in Columbia, SC, your dentist, Dr. Joel Johnson, can determine Read more
  • Don't Worry About Dental Amalgam: It's Safe for Treating Cavities
    Dental amalgam—also known as “silver fillings”—has been used for nearly a hundred years to treat cavities. There are several reasons why this mixture of metals has been the go-to material Read more
  • Renew Your Smile With Veneers
    Veneers are able to transform the appearance of teeth with various imperfections, including cracks, chipped areas, and discolorations in order to give you a flawless smile. Here at our dental Read more
  • Stop Bite Problems Early With Interceptive Orthodontics
    Every year many parents learn their “tweenager” or teenager needs their bite corrected, often with specialized orthodontics. Imagine, though, if these families could go back in time to when their Read more
  • Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth
    Dental crowns restore teeth that were previously too weak or worn down to perform normal biting and chewing functions to resume their abilities once again. Here at our office in Read more

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