Working With You To Renew Your Smile

Purple Background Man OPKS Overland ParkAre you struggling with your appearance as a result of stained or damaged enamel? If your smile is not at the quality that you would like to see, reach out to a skilled cosmetic dentist about your options to improve your look. There are accessible forms of treatment to raise the level of your oral health, both in appearance and vitality, so take the time to talk with a qualified provider about your needs.

At Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, our goal is to give you a smile that you can show off with pride. For dim or yellowed teeth, we can help you to achieve a whiter smile by gently lifting your stubborn stains that will not come off with brushing and flossing. We can also help correct your chips and breaks with the use of dental bonding, which utilizes a strong composite resin that matches your existing enamel shade. Discuss all of your options at your appointment! (more…)

Finding A Repair That Suits Your Needs

Young Yoman Glasses OPKSYou use your mouth constantly throughout the day for speaking and chewing, so it is not surprising that damage to your teeth can happen at any point. If you have experienced a broken or cracked tooth, there are options in your repair, so take the time to talk with your dentist about how best to correct the situation. From composite fillings to the placement of a dental crown, we are here to help you to save your existing material from the serious harms of structural instability and bacterial infection.

When you need a solution to restore and improve your current dentistry, reach out to Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS. Speaking with a qualified dental provider quickly after your event can help you to avoid future harm that can come alongside damaged enamel, so do not delay in seeking treatment. When you lose the protection of this hard and durable material, bacteria can find their way into the more vulnerable areas of your tooth. Be proactive in your care, so that you can help to stop this possibility before you require a root canal treatment, and take the steps to keep your smile safe from this risk! (more…)

A Dental Exam Before Easter

Violet Smile OPKSThe spring can be a hectic time, full of activities after months of cold weather. Here in the Kansas City area, there is no shortage of brutal weather to keep us indoors during the winter, and people start to come out in full force around this part of the calendar year. If you have been putting off your semiannual checkup at the dentist, this can be your opportunity to put yourself back on a positive track.

At Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, we are here to help you have a fresher experience this Easter season with a cleaning and examination in the office. While you put your all into your home regimen of brushing and flossing, sometimes, it simply isn’t enough to keep you safe from the lingering concerns of bacterial buildup. There may be places you cannot properly clean on your own as a result of the location of your teeth, and when plaque and tartar take hold, you could be at risk! Speak with a trusted provider today about how your semiannual checkup serves to keep your smile safe. (more…)

Cosmetic Options For Younger Smiles

Teen OPKSDuring adolescence, the mouth develops at a rapid pace. For this reason, it is crucial to their health that you maintain a strict schedule of semiannual checkups. Patients of all ages require a trip to the dentist every six months, and possibly more frequently. Depending on your needs, environmental and genetic factors can impact your oral health, so speak with your trusted provider about your specific needs.

At Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, we are here to help you fully grow into adulthood with a gorgeous smile. From your first visit to the development of your wisdom teeth, work to ensure that your smile stays strong. While you are here, discuss your cosmetic options. While certain things are best left until you have a settled smile, others can be addressed sooner. Speak with your dentist about your options in alignment treatment with clear aligner trays. This approach helps you to keep your improvement private, and simply show off the results! (more…)

Renewing Your Bite With Dental Implants

Chroma Implants OPKSThe placement of dental implants is becoming increasingly more popular. This solution uses your own biology to create a secure bond with a prosthetic tooth. Implants allow you to make the effort to retain bone, through the use of a durable titanium post.

If you are facing a tooth extraction or have already lost a piece of your smile, discuss your options with your qualified dental health provider. Speak with Dr. Jay Cook, DDS at Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS about all of your oral wellness concerns, and see if a dental implant is the right choice for your smile. The loss of bone tissue can alter your appearance, so take the time now to plan for your prosthodontic future after your extraction. You have the power to use your instance of tooth loss as an opportunity to refocus your energy on your dental health! (more…)

Quickly Neaten Your Smile

Chroma OPKSCosmetic dental concerns are prevalent in most people. Even with minor concerns, you stay with your smile through every waking minute of the day. You are bound to notice more issues while you speak and eat. Far from unimportant, your discolored teeth may cause you to hold back from speaking your mind. Chipped or cracked teeth can also prevent you from reaching your full potential in your social and professional lives.

There is accessible improvement to your enamel through a whitening process that you can take home with you. For an even quicker enhancement of your smile, discuss in-office treatment that typically lasts under an hour. The revitalization of your teeth is also possible through dental bonding, which uses a complex resin to add external material to your enamel. After polishing, this blends in with your natural smile. Discuss all of your cosmetic options with Dr. Jay Cook, DDS at Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS. Schedule an appointment and be ready for whatever comes your way! (more…)

Reinvigorate Your Sleep Without Surgery

Smile green OPKSSleep disorders can make your life more difficult than it needs to be. Two common varieties of diagnosed disordered rest relate to the mechanisms of your mouth and throat. The first in this discussion is chronic obstructive sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the form of the throat softens as you reach a period known as REM sleep. This is defined by sporadic rapid movement of the eye, which gives it its name. Apnea is the momentary pause of breath when your throat tissue lays atop itself. This condition can negatively affect your health.

The connection between your jaw and the side of your head can also become malfunctional as a result of your overnight jaw movement. Just as the rest of your body requires rest, the temporomandibular joint needs a full night of sleep to recover from a full day worth of chewing and speaking. Bruxism is the grinding of teeth and it can also cause erosion to your enamel. Speak with Dr. Jay Cook, DDS at Family First Dental in Overland Park, Kansas about how a minimally obtrusive oral appliance can help you renew your sleep! (more…)

Free Your Mouth From Plaque And Tartar

Lily OKPSHome oral health maintenance is critical in keeping your smile safe for years to come. But there are some things that need to be handled in the dental office. The removal of problem plaque and tartar might seem like a responsibility that falls solely on you. However, there are certain things you need a qualified professional to do. There are many hidden areas of your smile that are hard to reach. You could be ignoring certain spots without even knowing.

A cleaning and examination every six months is typically appropriate to keep your smile maintenance strong. Schedule an appointment with Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. This process is vital in ensuring that your oral health remains intact for years to come. Tartar can only be removed with the aid of a trained dental health care provider. Do not risk future tooth decay by postponing these visits. A consistent relationship with your dentist can help to identify concerns before they snowball into serious harms! (more…)

Enamel Repair With Porcelain Veneers

Camping OPKSDo you struggle with the appearance of your smile? Are you suffering from increased enamel erosion from imbalances that cause additional wear? Or perhaps, you are looking for a solution to neaten up chips and breaks from physical trauma or simple everyday wear.

A porcelain veneer procedure can be helpful in all of these situations. Discover the benefits of enamel enhancement with these sturdy translucent caps at Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS. We can walk you through the entire process to help you gain a new sense of confidence with a graceful smile. Look better and feel secure in your dental future with enamel improvement and stabilization with porcelain veneers! (more…)

Take Advantage Of The New Year

NYE OPKSThe holidays can be a stressful time of year. From winter travel to the added concerns of viral infection, this Christmas seems to be particularly problematic. Once the holiday festivities are over, it is time for the start of a new year. This can be a great way for you to look back on the successes and failures of 2022 and try to do things right this time. While we might not be able to help you with your weight loss concerns, dedicating yourself to positive oral health care can be a positive step.

Take the first step and schedule a regular cleaning and examination at Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS. If it has been a while since your last visit, feel comfortable in our experience to get you up to speed in your dental wellbeing. Be proactive with your health and relearn your smile confidence! (more…)