The true terror of Halloween for your family dentist is the onset of tooth decay. After all, cavities cause more than just toothaches they could even mean infection or tooth loss in extreme cases! Unfortunately, Halloween encourages extra candy consumption, so your Overland Park, KS, dentist is recommending some options to keep your family’s smiles strong and safe!
While at one time, all fillings wee made from metal materials, such as gold or amalgam, we know that the appearance of your smile matters. Which is why we provide composite resin dental fillings that we can tint to blend with the rest of your smile. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist will look at how we create natural-looking dental fillings.
When you have an uneven smile, you may assume the only way to enjoy a straighter smile is to commit to wearing metal braces for up to two years. However, this isn’t true for many people! Your Overland Park, KS, dentist can offer a series of clear and comfortable aligners, which are practically invisible, to correct misalignment for many of our patients.
Porcelain veneers offer our patients a complete smile makeover in as little as two visits! But how do we use these custom cosmetic restorations to improve the overall beauty and function of your smile? In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist will look at how we craft and place porcelain veneers, and when you should see us for treatment.
While teeth whitening removes stains, and bonding reshapes the teeth themselves, what about your gums? With cosmetic contouring, your Overland Park, KS, dentist can reshape the gum line and address common esthetic concerns. In addition, we can provide treatment for common periodontal issues, including gingivitis and periodontal disease.
We’ve recently talked about how we change a tooth’s color by removing discoloration with teeth whitening. But what if you have issues with a tooth’s shape, such as a chip or one that is naturally malformed? In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist will explain how we transform smiles in one visit with dental bonding and contouring.
When you have minor or severe discoloration, you may feel embarrassed about your smile. However, many over-the-counter solutions could cause tooth sensitivity or may not address your stains. Fortunately, your Overland Park, KS, dentist provides professional teeth whitening to break up and remove discoloration from the surfaces of your teeth!
We always take steps to help our patients feel welcome, from answering their questions and addressing their concerns, to carefully discussing their oral health and what to expect from treatment. However, we know that many people have concerns about their treatments, often due to dental anxiety. To help ensure our patients remain calm and comfortable, your Overland Park, KS, dentist provides sedation dentistry.
If your significant other tells you that you snore frequently, or if you often wake up with dry mouth and experience daytime exhaustion, then you may benefit from a custom-made sleep guard. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist will explain how we treat issues like snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with a custom-made sleep guard.
In our last blog, we looked at bruxism (chronic teeth grinding), and how this jaw joint disorder impacts your oral health. Today, your Overland Park, KS, dentist would like to look at a related, but very different, issue known as TMJ disorder. We want to explain how treating this issue helps you avoid uncomfortable symptoms, and could also help prevent the onset of complications like bruxism!