Staying home with your family and practicing good social distancing (and washing your hands!) is an excellent way to help slow the spread of COVID-19. If you’re currently staying home, you can still be taking actions to protect the health, beauty, and function of your smile. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist talks about safeguarding smiles against cavities and gum disease.
If you have a tooth that is chipped or broken, then the exposed inner tissues could lead to cavities and even severe dental infections! To prevent painful symptoms or even the loss of your tooth, your Overland Park, KS, dentist may suggest a restorative treatment, like a crown, or possibly even cosmetic dental bonding.
Teeth whitening isn’t the only option available to help improve smile beauty. In fact, your Overland Park, KS, dentist offers two unique procedures designed to address multiple esthetic issues, including problems with a tooth’s shape, in just one visit. When should you see our team for bonding and contouring?
If you have stained teeth, you may wish your smile could be brighter. Instead of settling for store bought systems, which could cause tooth sensitivity and less-than-dramatic results, why not talk to your Overland Park, KS, dentist about professional teeth whitening? We have two very different options to help brighten smiles by multiple shades!
How do you feel about visiting the dentist? Many people avoid seeing us out of fear, or as a result of bad previous experiences. In fact, studies show between 8% and 15% of adults have some level of fear about visiting the dentist. We understand, and to help our patients with anxiety, your Overland Park, KS, dentist offers sedation dentistry.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could lead to serious problems for your quality of life and your overall health. For many, chronic snoring is a warning sign of trouble. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist will talk about the link between snoring and sleep apnea, and look at possible treatment options.
In our last blog, we looked at a common general oral health issue known as bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding. Today, we would like focus on a related oral health concern known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. In today’s blog, learn how this issue could lead to headaches and jaw pain, and what steps your Overland Park, KS, dentist can take to treat it.
Bruxism is a disorder that occurs when people grind their teeth or clench them on a near nightly basis. While we sometimes grind our teeth occasionally, this normally is a rare occurrence. But persistent episodes could mean damaged teeth and serious consequences for your oral health. Fortunately, your Overland Park, KS, dentist has a solution!
Gum disease is one of the most frequently diagnosed oral health issues, and for people who allow it to become severe, it’s also one of the biggest risks for tooth loss. However, not having gum disease doesn’t mean you won’t lose a tooth, and having it doesn’t necessarily mean you will. At our Overland Park, KS, dental office, we can help you identify your specific high risks for gum disease and control them to preserve and protect your smile more successfully. If you already have the beginning stags of the disease, that may include undergoing deep periodontal cleaning and maintenance. (more…)
Losing most or all of the teeth on your dental ridge is a big deal. It doesn’t just affect your smile’s appearance, but also almost every other aspect of your oral health and bite function. For most people who experience it, the best way to address the concerns of significant tooth loss is to replace the lost teeth with a series of dental implant posts and an appropriate restoration. That often means placing a full denture on the dental ridge to completely rebuild it, and with All-on-4® implant dentures, we can help make that possible for a greater number of patients. (more…)