Category: Family Dentistry

How Dental Fears Harm Your Smile

It’s not always easy to do what you know is best for you. Take visiting the dentist, for example. There are people who put off needed dental work, as well as preventive visits for checkups and cleanings, because going to the dentist causes anxiety. It is good to know, then, that your Overland Park, KS… Read more »

Wearing Down Your Teeth: The Dangers of Bruxism

Your teeth are the most-often used parts of your body. Most of their function involves biting and grinding your food so you can process it, which requires an immense amount of pressure from your jaw muscles. When healthy, your teeth are strong enough to withstand that pressure easily – unless there’s nothing between them, and… Read more »

Your Dental Checkups And Cleanings: 4 Key Benefits! 

It’s not something that’s a new idea to you: The fact that our Overland Park, KS team thinks you should definitely come in two times each year to see us for a dental cleaning and checkup! You’re fully aware that we promote this plan, in addition to the suggestion that you are brushing and flossing… Read more »

I Need An Oral Appliance? What’s It For?

If you’re a bit new to the world of oral appliance therapy, then you may hear this term and wonder what it’s all about. Is it possible that you might need such a device in order to keep your oral health in wonderful condition? In a nutshell, this appliance is also known as a mouthguard… Read more »

Autumn And All Things Pumpkin: Smile Win Or Smile Fail?

The second there’s even the hint that autumn is soon to arrive, you see pumpkin everything and you see it everywhere. You know that as a whole food, a pumpkin is packed full of good-for-you stuff and that it becomes part of many fall dishes. However, how does one determine the difference between things that… Read more »

Tips For When To Eat Halloween Candy

You already know that consuming Halloween candy isn’t beneficial for your oral health. You also know that it’s okay to have a fun time, to celebrate, to get into the festivities, and to give yourself room to enjoy sweets every now and again! However, when you’re facing what may end up including piles, bags, or… Read more »

Erosion: Types, Problems, And Protecting Your Teeth!

You may occasionally hear mention of dental erosion and your oral health but you don’t really know what it refers to, so you just hope it has nothing to do with your smile. While it’s entirely possible you’re doing a wonderful job with your preventive care and are enjoying a nearly pristine grin, our Overland… Read more »

Canker Sores: Addressing This Unkindly Visitor

Of all of the changes to suddenly crop up and affect your oral health, one of the least liked visitors of all time is the canker sore. Cankers are nearly always in a very inconvenient location in your mouth, they’re usually extremely uncomfortable, and they simply cause a lot of frustration. While you can probably… Read more »

Smile Care: When Avoiding Sugar Isn’t Working So Well

One of your main goals in life, of course, is doing all that you can to keep your smile in wonderful condition. Amongst other commonly revered and significant factors (such as brushing, flossing, and setting up visits with us) is the fact that you have always known sugar is somewhat of an enemy of your… Read more »

4 Times To Throw Away Your Toothbrush ASAP

Do you remember the last time you threw away your toothbrush and started fresh with a new one? Are you drawing a blank? Perhaps you’re even slinking away because, as far as you knew, you were supposed to just keep one brush around for as long as possible! Remember, it’s perfectly okay to learn thing… Read more »