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!
When you have an extremely severe toothache or you bite into something and feel your tooth break, you have no question: It’s time for restorative care from our Overland Park, KS team. However, things are not always quite so obvious when it comes to your smile requiring repairs. You may notice that sometimes, you feel pulled in two directions. On one hand, you feel like maybe you’re just imagining things or you’re worrying about what seems like a minor symptom. On the other hand, you remember us saying that any change is a good reason to call us. Stick with the advice we always offer and come in when something is off the mark with your mouth!
You don’t want to deal with tooth decay, which is true of every single patient we see at our Overland Park, KS practice. However, you may recognize that as much as you try to be a good dental patient, you still deal with decay, you still wonder about how to prevent it, you’re not so sure about why you need to stop it immediately when it does develop, and there are just so many unknowns. Like anything else, this topic can become a source of confusion for you or, with just a quick and helpful (information-packed) review, you can feel as though you know every last essential detail!
On one hand, your daily dental hygiene may seem as simple as can be. However, the moment you run into a sudden question (that feels more like an obstacle), you may start to worry that caring for your smile is more complex than you imagined. Here’s what our Overland Park, KS team would love for you to remember: It really is simple and easy to keep your smile healthy. When uncertainty about practices like flossing crop up, you can maintain streamlined care by simply being bold and asking for advice! We are always happy to provide the education you need.
If you have spent much time around teens, as we have in our Overland, KS family dental practice, you know you hear a lot of “Why” questions. It’s great to have curious minds, and experts recommend that teenagers see their dentists at least twice a year, just as adults would. They can get thorough exams and cleanings, while parents can consult on teenage orthodontic advice and wisdom tooth information. One of the easy-to-answer “Why” questions from teens is “Why bother to brush?” (more…)
While there’s nothing you dislike about Invisalign treatment from what you have heard so far, you don’t come in to discuss it with us (or bring it up during checkups) because you just figure it’s not for you. Since you’re worried about the particulars, you’d rather not get your hopes up and find out once and for all that you’ll need to give up the dream! Of course, while we remind you there are many perfectly lovely ways to align your smile, our Overland Park, KS team also thinks you may be worrying for nothing. Unless you have solid facts, you may be missing out on clear aligners based on assumptions when, in reality, you and Invisalign are a lovely match!
When you hear a rumor, particularly when it sounds over-the-top amazing and has something to do with dental care, you may immediately feel quite skeptical. As you will notice, when you begin learning about dental implants, this may be an experience you have over and over. You’ll hear lots of good things, some of which will sound almost too beneficial to be real and you’ll wonder about them. While you may feel the urge to fact check by looking online or asking around, we strongly suggest that you instead get all of your information from our Overland Park, KS team. Now, about some of those rumors…
You know, of course, that it’s a good idea to quit smoking any type of tobacco product because it’s not good for you. However, what you may not know quite as much about is the fact that in addition to causing other dangerous, unpleasant, and even life-threatening problems, tobacco can result in equally risky smile-related concerns and serious oral health issues, as well. Find out more from our Overland Park, KS team and, if you have questions, direct them our way!
When you check your calendar and realize a dental visit is just around the corner, how do you feel? If you feel completely at ease, then we are happy to hear it! If you feel some butterflies fluttering about in your stomach, to this our Overland Park KS team says: Do not worry! This is perfectly normal. Fortunately, for all types of responses to a visit that’s on the horizon, we have some simple preparatory suggestions that will ensure you arrive feeling relaxed and ready for that dental care you need!