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Patient Financing Options- Putting it All on the Table

Patient Financing Options—Putting it All on the Table We’ve all heard about “certain things” that are generally considered taboo to discuss with others (in varying degrees, of course!), such as politics, asking a woman about her natural hair color, and money.  In spite of the potential “squirm factor” that discussing money can elicit, we’re going… Read more »

TMJ and Migraines: What is the Connection?

Migraines…even reading the word can make you shudder, especially for those who have experienced them, either first-hand or by comforting a friend or family member who has. The thing about recurring migraines is that they are so much worse than a normal headache, especially when you throw light sensitivity and nausea into the mix. Although… Read more »

How to “Baby” Your Baby’s Teeth

 Habits formed from an early age can last a lifetime…here are some tidbits to help get your kids on the right track… Before your baby’s first tooth becomes visible in the mouth, wipe the mouth every day with a soft, moist washcloth. As soon as teeth become visible in the mouth, brush the teeth and… Read more »

New iTero Element Scanner

At Dentistry by Design, we strive to do everything we can to deliver the highest quality care to our patients. Whether that would mean traveling across the country for advanced dental education or seeking out the latest dental innovations, we are always striving to deliver the highest level of quality to our patients. Our latest… Read more »

How to Master Mixed Messages When it Comes to Your Mouth

How to Master Mixed Messages When it Comes to Your Mouth These days, consumers are endlessly bombarded with advertising messages everywhere they go, messages promising to do this and that, promising “unheard of” prices, promising, promising, promising.  As a consumer, it’s become more and more challenging to sort through the overload of information to figure… Read more »

Don’t Let Those Insurance Benefits Go to Waste!

2016 is well underway…over halfway complete, actually…how quickly time passes!  While most of us are focused on enjoying summer, some may have given some thought to plans for this fall, or even the holiday season (wasn’t that just here?).  Dentally-speaking, this serves as a good reminder (friendly, of course!) about planning just a bit to… Read more »

Invisalign – Is It For You?

Invisalign® straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten…. Read more »

Invisalign | Columbia Dentistry by Design

{Before} and [AFTER]! Love these beautiful results achieved with Invisalign. Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. You’ll achieve a great smile with little… Read more »

Play Hard. Keep Teeth.

S U M M E R sports season is upon us! We would like to help you and your children by giving you some facts from the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety: -Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury sustained during participation in sports; the majority of these dental injuries are… Read more »

General Dentistry vs. Cosmetic Dentistry

When you are working with experienced Columbia dentists like Drs. Jon and Valle Rischer, there will be some crossover between general and cosmetic dentistry.  Dr. Jon and Dr. Valle strive to provide the most aesthetically pleasing and functionally sound solutions for every issue you may be facing with your smile.  However, in general terms, these… Read more »

State required disclaimer: Cosmetic dentistry and tooth whitening are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and require no specific educational training to advertise these services. Dr. Jon Rischer and Dr. Valle Rischer are General Dentists.