The 3 W’s Of Scaling And Root Planing

Gum disease is an incredibly common chronic disease. It can progress to serious stages that may lead to pain, loss of gum tissue, loss of teeth and bone, and even increase your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and more. Gum disease is preventable, treatable, and even reversible in its earliest stages. Scaling and root planing is a deep, periodontal cleaning that can stop gum disease from progressing into the dangerous stages. What is scaling and root planing? Who needs it? Why is it important? These are the three W’s of scaling and root planing.  (more…)

Olathe Community Events

We are proud to serve you and your family’s smiles with expert dental care. We are so proud to offer dental care for patients in the Olathe community. To celebrate our special community, we would like to highlight some events that are going on in the area. Most of these events begin this weekend right after the Thanksgiving holiday.  We also want to wish the warmest and happiest Thanksgiving to you and your family!  (more…)

Does My Child’s Smile Need Dental Sealants?

Just like with adult smiles, prevention is the most important part of protecting children’s smiles. Most major problems that arise in oral health can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene, making mindful eating choices, and regularly visiting your dentist. For children, good oral hygiene and mindful eating choices may come more difficult for them. They may not have the motor skills to effectively floss and brush yet. Kids tend to have more of a sweet tooth because they are growing. Because of these factors, sometimes it is necessary to add some extra protection to your child’s smile. Dental sealants can add a literal extra layer of protection to your child’s teeth. (more…)

How Do You Help Brighten My Smile?

A dull, yellow smile can be discouraging when you look at yourself in the mirror. It may make you feel less confident or even self-conscious when laughing or smile. Your smile should help build your confidence. One of the least invasive ways that you can change in the appearance of your smile is to brighten the color of your teeth. If you have stains that come from lifestyle habits like drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes, whitening your teeth can remove the stains. A whitening treatment can make a big impact on the appearance of your smile. If the discoloration is from within the tooth, your dentist can help determine the best way to get you that brighter smile you hope for.  (more…)

Checkups And Cleanings Keep Your Smile Healthy

When it comes to protecting your smile and the health of your mouth, prevention is the most important piece of the puzzle. Many major dental issues can be prevented by routine checkups and cleanings. Routine visits mean the recommended twice a year or once every six months. This frequency allows for your dentist to treat any potential problems and spot issues before they get worse. Professional cleanings allow for the buildup of bacteria to be removed from your mouth. Routine checkups and cleanings are an integral part of keeping your smile healthy.  (more…)

What Causes A Toothache?

No one enjoys a toothache, but nearly all of us develop one at some point. They may be the result of a sinus infection or even changes in air pressure, such as when taking a flight. However, they are often linked to serious oral health concerns, ones that can endanger the stability of your smile over time. What causes a toothache and when should you seek treatment?

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The Importance Of Dental Implants

Losing a tooth as an adult can make a big difference on your smile’s appearance. Losing a tooth can also take a toll on your abilities to chew, bite, and even speak. Did you know that a missing tooth can also lead to a loss of bone density in the jawbone supporting your teeth? This loss of bone density can weaken your jaw, which can endanger the remaining natural teeth in your mouth and even any replacement prosthetic teeth. A dental implant can provide the much needed support to restore your smile and it’s abilities. More importantly a dental implant can help defend against potential bone loss in your jaw.  (more…)

A Filling Can Save Your Tooth

Despite our efforts to maintain our best oral health, cavities can still happen. Tooth decay and cavities can be caused for reasons other than a lax in oral hygiene and sugary snacks. Teeth grinding and a misalignment of teeth can increase the risk of developing cavities. Even genetics can cause a person to be more susceptible to tooth decay than another. No matter the reason that a cavity happens, it is very important for it to be treated. A filling is can treat a cavity and stop it from worsening. If a cavity is not treated, it can lead to serious infection, which may need more involved treatment or it may require a dental extraction.  (more…)