Category: Gum Disease

Understanding The Importance Of Flossing

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It goes without saying that loving your smile is important. After all, your grin is one of the first physical attributes a person notices about you, and a bright and youthful appearance can communicate anything from your level of confidence to your overall happiness. Though how your teeth appear is important, it is also imperative… Read more »

Have Your Smile Checked For Gingivitis

When you have your smile evaluated by your dentist, you should learn about more than just whether or not you have issues with cavities. Gum disease is something that can seriously impact your smile as well as your general health over time. When you let it go untreated, it can become harder to manage, and… Read more »

Periodontal Care At Your Doorstep

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Your smile requires a consistent routine of care, and the unfortunate truth of the matter is that most require more effort than many patients are willing to put in. Indeed, nearly everything negatively influences your smile’s health, from the foods and beverages one consumes to the level of preventive care practices and everything else in-between…. Read more »

Dangers of Periodontal Disease

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While cosmetic procedures such as bonding and contouring or porcelain veneers can address a variety of surface-level teeth problems, these treatments do not matter if you experience infected gums. Indeed, a blemish can be covered up, but structural security cannot be guaranteed if infection threatens the tissues that house your structures. In today’s blog, your… Read more »

Benefits Of An Excellent Preventive Routine

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While restorative dental procedures make maintaining a lifelong smile much more feasible today, preventive dentistry is still the name of the game when it comes to prioritizing your oral health. Indeed, a well-rounded preventive care routine oversees a number of areas to ensure that your smile remains healthy, strong, and protected on multiple fronts. Though… Read more »

Ways You Can Avoid Periodontal Disease

With today’s advanced technology, a number of cosmetic concerns be easily addressed with the use of whitening, bonding and contouring, and porcelain veneers. The same can be said about other types of concerns, but the number one way to prevent decay and infection from threatening your teeth is to stay on top of a regular… Read more »

When You’re Most At-Risk for Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most frequently diagnosed oral health issues, and for people who allow it to become severe, it’s also one of the biggest risks for tooth loss. However, not having gum disease doesn’t mean you won’t lose a tooth, and having it doesn’t necessarily mean you will. At our Overland Park,… Read more »

Why Managing Your Gum Disease Matters

For most of your life, taking good care of your oral health means preventing chronic concerns that could affect it. Gum disease is one of the most common of these concerns, and if it does develop, it can feel like you lost the battle to preserve your smile. However, the good news is that you… Read more »

3 Ways to Increase Your Risks of Gum Disease

How you care for your smile every day plays a big role in the long-term state of your oral health. For example, the most common dental health conditions – tooth decay and gum disease – are also the easiest to prevent, but it takes consistently good hygiene every day and preventive care from your dentist…. Read more »

What To Do? When Chewing Hurts!

As you likely know on instinct but may also want to hear, definitively, from our Overland Park, KS dental team: Chewing shouldn’t hurt! So, when it does, your number one priority becomes answering the question, “What should I do?” Is something terribly wrong? Should you be able to fix the problem at home through your… Read more »