How Do I Keep My Smile Healthy From Home?

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.


When You’re Most At-Risk for Gum Disease

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…)

Benefiting from All-on-4® Implant Dentures

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…)