As you likely know on instinct but may also want to hear, definitively, from our Overland Park, KS dental team: Chewing shouldn’t hurt! So, when it does, your number one priority becomes answering the question, “What should I do?” Is something terribly wrong? Should you be able to fix the problem at home through your own efforts in dental care? In short, we always suggest you skip any approach to DIY (do it yourself) solutions and that you instead come to our office just as soon as possible for a checkup. So, that’s the first thing you should do. As for what may need to happen to improve your chewing concerns, get some answers now with introductory details!
Whether you have children and teens living at home, or you used to be one yourself, you probably remember those “Yes, but…” conversations. They don’t stop with adulthood, and they can hold you back from having the best smile possible in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Cook is a compassionate and experienced family dentist, and has rebuttals for some of the “Yes, But…” attitudes that might be keeping you from dental health and having your most beautiful smile. (more…)
So, you feel like you don’t have time for dental hygiene. Or, you feel like it’s always somehow a burden, in the way, or something you have to force yourself to do. However, when you really think about it, you realize it takes almost no time at all to brush and floss. What’s the problem, then, you wonder, in reflection? Fortunately, this is a very common problem and one with which our Overland Park, KS team is extremely familiar! All you have to do is take a new way of looking at your home care into consideration and you’ll be enjoying leisurely care without stressing about a single second.
You already have a concept of what a mouthguard is. However, as far as where they come into play in your preventive dental care on a regular basis, this may be new territory for you. The thought of incorporating a mouthguard into your daily life in any way may not have ever crossed your mind. However, it’s very possible that one version or another could provide you with some serious protection you haven’t even realized you need! Find out more from our Overland Park, KS team, so we can keep helping you enjoy a very healthy grin.
When you set out to receive dental care that will reveal your prettiest smile, you may not really know what that’s going to mean for you. There are short-term goals and long-term maintenance to consider. You may wonder if it’s all about just perfecting your oral health and where cosmetic treatments will come into play. The good news here is that though it may seem like brand new and slightly confusing territory at first, our Overland Park, KS team can quickly outline the details for you! Seeing the path toward your gorgeous grin unfold will help you realize that getting there is most certainly within reach.
It’s very easy to assume that when something is wrong with your smile, you’re going to experience a dental symptom that you can very easily identify and, as a result, you’ll know just what to do! However, there’s a lot more going on with symptoms (as far as what they mean and whether they even bother to show up) that makes them more confusing than you might realize! Allow our Overland Park, KS team to make sure you are certain about what to think of them, so you’re easily practicing optimal smile protection with ease!
You wonder why you should give bruxism disorder a second thought if it happens to you. Is this really something worth worrying about, you wonder to yourself? The truth is, though we certainly don’t want you to feel stressed about your oral health, our Overland Park, KS team does encourage you to act quickly when you discover any aspect of your smile requires care. That goes for hygiene-related issues and functional disorders alike! As for grinding and clenching, you ask: Why the urgency? We can explain!
You may have begun to notice that your loved one is becoming increasingly concerned about your snoring or sleep apnea. While you may not know which one is affecting you, it has become quite clear that your nightly concert of loud noises emanating from your throat are in no way considered endearing but have possibly become a topic of contention. What’s the big deal, you wonder? Allow our Overland Park, KS team to break down the details for you (and to remind you that we offer snoring and sleep apnea treatment, should you need it!).
When you want your smile to be healthy, which is pretty much a shared sentiment amongst everyone, you want to do your best to keep your life as easy as possible. You want healthy teeth, healthy gums, a beautiful smile, and all without dealing with damage (if you can help it). How to attain this, you ask? Well, first, our Overland Park, KS team reminds you that following our suggestions for preventive dental care will get the job done! With that said, understanding the steps between a pristine smile and tooth loss can dramatically improve your motivation and your approach!
What you want, of course, is likely similar to what many of our Overland Park, KS patients want. You want to say goodbye to the staining that is putting a serious storm cloud over your smile, causing it to look drab, sad, dingy, yellow, etc. Fortunately, though you may feel this is a tall order, it is not! There are many pathways that will guide you toward a stellar, whiter grin. It’s just a matter of coming in to learn more about cosmetic care and going from there. Let’s talk details!