Category: Gum Disease

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 »

Finding The Time For Dental Hygiene!

So, you feel like you don’t have time for dental hygiene. Or, you feel like it’s always somehow a burden, in the way, or something you have to force yourself to do. However, when you really think about it, you realize it takes almost no time at all to brush and floss. What’s the problem,… Read more »

Why Bother to Brush? Some Easy Answers!

If you have spent much time around teens, as we have in our Overland, KS family dental practice, you know you hear a lot of “Why” questions. It’s great to have curious minds, and experts recommend that teenagers see their dentists at least twice a year, just as adults would. They can get thorough exams… Read more »

Smile-Related Reasons to Quit Smoking

You know, of course, that it’s a good idea to quit smoking any type of tobacco product because it’s not good for you. However, what you may not know quite as much about is the fact that in addition to causing other dangerous, unpleasant, and even life-threatening problems, tobacco can result in equally risky smile-related… Read more »

What Swelling Might Be Telling You

While the tissues in your smile cannot actually talk to you, sometimes the changes that affect them are speaking loud and clear! It’s just a matter of being able to decode the details. Today, our Overland Park, KS team talks about what the swelling in your mouth may be telling you. In short, it’s always… Read more »

Dental Hygiene: If It Hurts, Come See Us

There are times when you’ll experience some sort of smile pain that won’t surprise you. Your tooth that has a cavity in it and it may feel uncomfortable. You may bite your tongue and expect it to hurt! Gingivitis may make your gums sore. However, there are some oral health related things that should never… Read more »

What Your Gums Are Trying To Tell You!

While it’s true (and somewhat unfortunate) that your gum tissue cannot speak to you, sometimes it can “tell” you things when you pay close attention. When you begin noticing any sort of change, whether inflammation or other sudden transformations occur, it’s something that you should certainly consider. Usually, new symptoms mean some gum health problem… Read more »

You Think It’s Sensitivity, But You Should…

When your tooth’s nerves suddenly feel they’ve been attacked and you feel a quick jolt or intense burst of discomfort, you’re dealing with dental sensitivity. In some cases, you’re someone who may need to be more careful with extremes in temperature and who could certainly benefit from desensitizing toothpaste and that’s about it. However, it’s… Read more »

Sneaky Things You Should Know About Gingivitis

There are some very obvious things that you may already know about gingivitis. You know it’s not something you want to deal with, you know that it is often associated with symptoms like red and puffy gums, and you know that it is likely if you aren’t taking excellent care of your smile. However, there… Read more »