Taking On Problems With TMJ Disorder

If you have problems with TMJ disorder, you can have a hard time avoiding the symptoms. Simply moving your jaw to bite, speak, or chew food can trigger discomfort and frustrate you due to feelings of stiffness in your jaw joints. You can also have headaches on a more frequent basis, trouble with neck and shoulder pain, and a tendency to grind or clench your teeth. At our Overland Park, KS dental practice, we are prepared to help patients who are struggling with this issue. By taking on the trouble with your jaw alignment and movement, we can provide relief from pain and help you move on from this frustrating problem! (more…)

Pearly White Diet Maintenance

Yellow OP KSOver the years, your teeth take a lot of damage. The foods we eat can stain them, and we are constantly exposing them to various materials that can cause damage to your enamel. 

Tobacco use is another major cause of tooth discoloration, or drinking coffee or red wine. Or you could be lacking certain vitamins, causing splotches, or places that appear translucent.

Over the course of a lifetime, it can be difficult to maintain a bright, clear smile. Today, your Overland Park, KS dentist explains some common sources of tooth discoloration and how to best protect your smile, both inside and out!


You’re Ignoring Your Flossing!

Floss OP KSIt seems like there is one aspect of home oral health care that every patient dreads: flossing. 

Maybe it’s the time, or any pain with flossing gums that have not been cared for, but people seem particularly averse to keeping to a strict flossing regimen. Today, your Overland Park, KS dentist reiterates how important flossing is as a part of your daily oral health routinedeveloping cavities


Getting Your Teeth Cleaned Is Imperative

Exam OP KSMany people ignore regular teeth cleanings, or maybe they go too long between visits. It can be easy to do, but the care of your trained oral health care professional is vital to the health of your smile.

Your regular daily oral health regimen cannot remove tartar, it must be done at a dental office.

Today, your Overland Park, KS dentist explains the benefit of a routine cleaning. It is more important than you think! (more…)

We Can Renew Your Gumline!

Gums OP KSHave you noticed inflammation of your gums? Have they started to recede, or pull back from the tooth? If so, you might be in need of a graft.

This procedure is simple and non-invasive, despite its somewhat grizzly appearance. While the gum tissue does not readily regrow in areas with infection, it grows into existing places very well. This means that the placement of material is the best method of recapturing a healthy gumline.

Today, your Overland Park, KS dentist speaks to you a bit about the possible procedures available to help you! (more…)

Your Oral Health Impacts Your Heart

Heart Overland Park KSSometimes, people view their dental health as primarily cosmetic. Certainly, a perfect, pretty smile would be fantastic. But if it’s not perfect, that’s alright (in their mind).

If they are able to hide a problem, then maybe it doesn’t matter. They do this with a different smile or a different manner of speech. And some others think that the health of the mouth is localized. They think that oral health only affects the mouth, or maybe the head, as well.

But your teeth play a significant role in how healthy your heart can be, as well. Today, your Overland Park, KS dentist discusses how the two are connected, and how science is finding new ties everyday.

Night Guards Could Save You A Headache

Mouthguard OP KSMany people clench their jaw regularly, or chew their cheeks from time to time. But this unconscious action can cause major issues with the teeth and even the jaw..

Bruxism, the medical term for persistent teeth grinding, can alter the shape of the teeth or even how they sit within the mouth. If left untreated, this can require cosmetic dental work or even surgery!


Today, your Overland Park, KS dentist writes on how a night guard may be beneficial for your smile.