Category: Family Dentistry

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!

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 »