Category: Family Dentistry

Defending Your Smile Against Tooth Decay

Without routine care and other steps to protect your smile, you could become vulnerable to tooth decay, leading to serious discomfort and even the risk of an infection. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist looks at what you can be doing to help protect your smile from tooth decay while you’re staying home!

Do I Need Emergency Dentistry?

While we’re unable to offer care for general or cosmetic issues, this limit on elective treatments doesn’t extend to emergency dentistry. Your Overland Park, KS, dentist provides emergency care for patients in our community, addressing damaged teeth or treating common issues like tooth decay and infection that could threaten your smile’s health and stability.

Avoiding Periodontal Disease From Home

Routine care at home does more than just strengthen your teeth and avoid the onset of issues like tooth decay or dental infection. In fact, these steps also help safeguard your smile and overall health from serious concerns like periodontal disease. In today’s blog, your Overland Park, KS, dentist talks about preventing gum disease from… Read more »

Will My Elevated Stress Levels Cause Teeth Grinding?

A number of factors could cause us to develop bruxism, a disorder in which we grind and clench our teeth frequently at night. One of these is stress, and given everything happening in the world right now, elevated stress levels are very common. When should you talk to your Overland Park, KS, dentist about teeth… Read more »

Picking The Right Foods For Your Smile

At the moment, your Overland Park, KS, dentist is only offering emergency care on a case-by-case basis to protect the smiles of patients in our community. Since we’re all spending more time indoors, and unable to attend preventive visits for checkups and cleanings, taking steps to care for smiles from home is vital, and that… Read more »

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… Read more »

Will Sedation Help People With Dental Anxiety?

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,… Read more »

Is Snoring Always Linked To Sleep Apnea?

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.

What Causes TMJ Disorder?

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… Read more »

Treating Your Teeth Grinding With An Oral Appliance

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!