Columbus GA Dentist Blog

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. They naturally fuse with the jaw bone to support your final restoration. Depending on the number and location of your missing teeth, dental implants can be used to…

Why You Should Treat Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth are more than a simple cosmetic issue. Patients with severely crooked teeth are often affected by increased oral health problems. Dr. Albert Caves is a Columbus, Georgia dentist that is passionate about helping his patients receive the smile…

What Causes Cavities?

Cavities, also known as tooth decay, occur when tooth enamel wears away. Eventually, if enough enamel wears away, the soft tissues and nerves within the tooth will be exposed. One of the first signs of a cavity is a sensitivity…

Breaking Bad Oral Health Habits

Many people may revert to bad habits that are bad for their teeth in times of stress. Chewing ice, nail-biting, and brushing teeth too hard are common patterns of behavior that many patients face. Patient health is at the forefront…

Maintaining Your Oral Health

Patient safety is always our top priority, which is why we are adhering to ADA and CDC guidelines as we reopen. Our Columbus, GA dental team also wants to remind our patients to continue to take care of their teeth…

Patient Safety and Office Sanitization

Dr. Albert Caves and his dental team are committed to the safety of their patients. In light of recent health concerns and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are adding additional office protocols to further protect our patients and staff and…

What Causes Jaw Pain?

Do you often find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? Do you suffer from frequent jaw pain? You may have TMJ. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorders, are often caused by a jaw injury, inflammation, or overuse. Teeth grinding, also known…

Will I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth, the last adult teeth to grow in the rear of the mouth, are notorious for being the trouble makers of your teeth. Your teeth may have all grown in and are “getting along” and then they come in…

COVID-19 Plans & Precautions

ALL ROUTINE DENTAL CLEANINGS AND NON-ESSENTIAL TREATMENTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL 4/6. Emergency Care Will Be Available Dr. Caves will continue to provide emergency care for all patients of record. Please contact the office in case of a dental emergency…

Should I Be Worried About Bleeding Gums?

Have you noticed that your gums are bleeding when your brush and floss your teeth?  It’s important for you to recognize that bleeding gums are not normal and should be taken seriously. Bleeding gums are often a warning sign that…