Category: Family Dentistry

Start The Summer With A Healthy Smile

Before the kids go to camp or your family starts their summer vacation, come in for a dental cleaning and examination. Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, offers preventive care for patients of all ages. These visits should take place biannually to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. The beginning of summer break… Read more »

Taking Care Of Your Smile At Home

While seeing your dentist biannually is an important preventive measure, you should also be practicing oral hygiene at home. Brushing and flossing twice a day can reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and more. Today, your Overland Park, KS, dental team is here with helpful advice to make sure you are practicing proper prevention… Read more »

Planning Wisdom Teeth Extractions

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Tooth extractions can seem scary but when it comes to third molars, it can greatly benefit your oral health. Wisdom teeth can cause a variety of problems. In this blog post, your experts at Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, discuss the reasons why wisdom teeth often need to be removed and how to determine if… Read more »

A Fresh Start With A Back-To-School Checkup

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If your little one has just started classes, have you made sure that they have everything that they need to make the year a success? Along with all of the pencils and notebooks for their fall semester, it may be time for their next semiannual examination and cleaning with their dentist. Just like you do,… Read more »

Free Your Mouth From Plaque And Tartar


Home oral health maintenance is critical in keeping your smile safe for years to come. But there are some things that need to be handled in the dental office. The removal of problem plaque and tartar might seem like a responsibility that falls solely on you. However, there are certain things you need a qualified… Read more »

Treat Tooth Decay Early

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The immune system constantly battles foreign bacteria, which can thrive on the remnants of food that can tuck into the recesses of the mouth. When an infection continues over a period of time, it can lead to a loss of the enamel at the location of these colonies. These bacteria create highly acidic waste that… Read more »

Smile Safety When Sick


This time of year can be particularly dangerous in regard to our health. Frequent winter viruses such as the flu and the common cold are much more present during this time, for a variety of reasons. We are spending much more time indoors, huddled close to each other. Winter is simply a much more contained… Read more »

Sensitivity Can Be A Sign Of More


Here in the Kansas City area, this time of year can be a struggle for some. The beautiful fall weather is now turning to a deeper cold that will last through to the spring. For many patients, they begin to notice their tooth sensitivity concern when they first breathe in that crisp winter air. But… Read more »

It’s Time For A Cleaning And Examination

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For many people, scheduling a dental appointment can be a significant mental hurdle. While we all know in theory that oral health maintenance is important, we lack the ability to follow through on the practice. But before you reschedule your routine checkup and cleaning, take a second thought! Our home oral hygiene routine is obviously… Read more »

How Does Fluoride Repair Enamel?

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Most people have heard of the material fluoride in some form or fashion. But they may not know much about it besides hearing the name, or the knowledge that it is around us to help our oral health. In actuality, the use of fluoride has transformed our ability to keep and maintain our natural teeth…. Read more »