Category: Family Dentistry

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!

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 »