Category: General Dentistry

How Important Are Regular Teeth Cleanings, Really?

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Why Seeking Dental Care As An Adult Is Vital to Your Health Dental check-ups and cleanings are the most important way you can care for your teeth, as well as prevent certain health conditions that affect other areas of your body. The American Dental Association recommends no fewer than two dental cleanings per year, complete… Read more »

Our Office Amenities

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We offer care for patients of all ages in our community, from kids to adults. For all ages, we want to make sure people feel comfortable welcomed, and relaxed as they seek treatment. To help, your Olathe, KS, dentist ensures our office has fun amenities and a full range of comprehensive treatment options for every… Read more »

How To Properly Brush And Floss Your Smile

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Taking time to care for your smile each and every day helps fight major buildup, and also protect smiles from major problems. Which is why people of all ages need to brush and floss each day! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about how to brush and floss the right way, and safeguard… Read more »

How Often Do You Need To Visit The Dentist?

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We get it; your life is busy with all the responsibilities of adulthood, and it can be hard to fit in the time to visit the dentist. After all, going to their office doesn’t sound exactly like the ideal way to spend an hour or two. With that said, going to the dentist regularly is… Read more »

A Treatment For Bleeding Gums

If you have sensitive gums that bleed easily, this could be a sign of gingivitis, or possibly the earliest stages of periodontal disease. Treatment is needed to manage this issue and prevent poor oral health. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist will explain how we treat these issues with a deep cleaning, also known… Read more »

We’re Welcoming New Patients

Have you avoided seeing the dentist due the pandemic? Or have you avoided care due to anxiety or other issues? Well, routine care is crucial for keeping smiles healthy and whole, and if you don’t have a current dentist, our office is welcoming new patients. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist will explain what… Read more »

A Lifetime Of Care For Your Smile

When you look for dental care, you don’t want to jump from practice to practice at each stage of your life. Your Olathe, KS, dentists actually offer a lifetime of care, with experience in treating common oral health issues that impact children, teens, adults, and even seniors! In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss how… Read more »

Care For All Ages

In our last blog, we talked about how we use our Smile Club and financing options to make care for your family affordable. We even touched on checkups! But in today’s blog, we would like to go into detail about the care your Olathe, KS, dentists can use to keep smiles both young and old… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Thanksgiving Celebration Cause Cavities

Your Thanksgiving dinner next week may not look like your usual get-togethers, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be skipping your favorite holiday dishes. However, since many of these items contain lots of sugar and starches, this could mean a higher risk of cavities. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will explain what you can… Read more »

Managing Gum Disease With General Dentistry

The Centers for Disease Control have released studies showing half of adults in the United States suffer from some stage of periodontal disease. Without treatment, this issues could cause soreness, bleeding, and even increase the risk of tooth loss. Fortunately, your Olathe, KS, dentists know how to manage this serious oral health issues with general… Read more »

Talk To Your Olathe Dentist About Your Toothache

When your tooth hurts, the factor responsible could include a number of different issues, but is often linked to serious oral health concerns like tooth decay or dental infection. Which is why a toothache is often reason enough to talk to your Olathe, KS, general dentists. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about the… Read more »

When Should Kids See A General Dentist?

We see a general dentist for treatments like checkups and cleanings, and other preventive and restorative procedures. The goal of these visits is to strengthen your teeth and gums, lowering the risk of oral health complications and disorders. Children also benefit from visits with the general dentist, and should have one every six months. In… Read more »

A General Cleaning Helps Prevent Gum Disease

Our last blog focused on the benefits of undergoing an exam with our Olathe, KS, general dentists. But what about the dental cleaning? This procedure may seem like an unimportant one, especially if you brush and floss each day. However, a cleaning is often crucial for avoiding very serious oral health issues, including periodontal disease!

When Should I Schedule A General Checkup?

A checkup is a chance for our general dentists to take a close look at your smile, diagnosing issues that could cause trouble for your smile unless treated. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will explain why everyone, from kids to adults, benefits from a checkup, and what happens during your preventive dental visits.

Home For The Holidays & A Dental Visit

You may not hear the term, “home for the holidays,” and think about a dental visit. You probably think more about spending time with family, cozying up to the fireplace with some hot cocoa, and wearing pajamas a lot of the time. However, a winter break from school or work can be a great time… Read more »

3 Things To Remember About Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a very common condition that affects both children and adults. If you associate it just with a cavity you might have had when you were a kid, you may not be taking the condition very seriously. Tooth decay can create serious problems for your smile’s health as well as your overall health…. Read more »

Why Do My Teeth Feel Sensitive?

Does the thought of biting into a popsicle or ice cream cone send shivers down your spine? Does the thought of biting into something hot or sweet do the same thing? You may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is an incredibly common condition among Americans. If you are experiencing painful sensations when you eat or… Read more »

Be Sure To Use Your 2018 Insurance Benefits

Can you believe how quickly 2018 has already gone? Before you know it, we will all be ringing in the New Year of 2019. If you have dental insurance, you may have benefits that are only good for the calendar year. This means that if you choose not to use them, you could be leaving… Read more »

What Are Mouth Tori?

Have you ever heard a term for something that then brought that something into a whole new light for you? For example, did you know that the way it smells after rain has a one-word term to describe it? Petrichor is the word for the smell after the first rain in awhile. The bony growths… Read more »

Is Your Smile Making Noises?

Does your mouth make noises? No, we’re not talking about the voluntary noises that you make like words or whistles. Does your mouth make sounds uncontrollably? Are they consistent sounds that happen every day or every night? Does your jaw frequently click or pop? Do you snore when you sleep? Is your mouth so dry… Read more »

Been Awhile Since Your Last Dental Visit?

Every year that we get older, it feels like time moves a bit faster, right? Before we know it, weeks turn into months and months turn into years. If you have skipped your recommended routine dental visits (at least twice a year) for awhile, it could actually be years since you have seen the dentist…. Read more »

Do You Know How Saliva Helps Your Smile?

Your body is a wondrous organism with moving parts that have different functions and jobs that all work together. The more that the human body is studied, the more cool and interesting functions are discovered. Parts of our body that we may not think are super important may actually have a lot of really important… Read more »

I’m An Adult But My Tooth Feels Loose!

Most everybody remembers what it feels like to have a loose tooth when you were a kid. Even if it was a little scary the first time, it was expected. Children can even get excited when they feel a loose tooth because it often means a visit from the tooth fairy (who might bring some… Read more »

Importance Of Oral Hygiene Before Going To Bed

A good oral hygiene routine is your best defense against severe oral health problems. A good oral hygiene routine consists of a daily routine of brushing and flossing at least twice a day, drinking plenty of water, being mindful about food and drink choices, and visiting your dentist at least every six months for an exam and a… Read more »

Letting Go Of Dental Guilt

Many people can feel guilty or embarrassed about the condition of their oral health. This guilt can sometimes manifest into procrastination of going to the dentist, so that they don’t have to confront the guilt of how they let their mouth get to such a state. However, feeling negatively cannot make things better and putting… Read more »

Am I Brushing My Teeth Too Hard?

It is possible to brush your teeth too hard, but how do you know if you are brushing your teeth just right? Maybe you have concerns not only about the way you are brushing your own teeth, but maybe you worry about the rest of your family’s brushing habits? If you or your child notice blood… Read more »

Is Sugar That Bad For My Teeth?

We have all heard that minimizing your sugar intake is important for your smile and your overall health. However, there is a difference between hearing advice and understanding it. Do you know why dentists recommend limiting your sugar intake? The truth is that sugar itself does not attack your teeth and gums, but sugar can… Read more »

Overcoming Your Dental Anxiety

If you begin to get antsy just thinking about a trip to the dentist, you are not alone. Many people have dental anxiety and some of them even have a genuine phobia, known as dentophobia. Fear and anxiety can keep people from maintaining regular visits with their dentist. Since regular visits help to prevent regular… Read more »

Does Snoring Mean Sleep Apnea?

You’ve heard the phrase, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” But what about the phrase, “Where there’s snoring, there’s sleep apnea?” While that’s not always the case, often chronic snoring can mean a greater risk of a serious sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When should you talk to your dentist about OSA?

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… Read more »

Why Does My Tooth Hurt?

The pain from a toothache can be distracting; it can be difficult to concentrate on work, school, or even your favorite television show. Tooth pain can often lead to many sleepless nights, which leads to pain-filled exhaustion. A toothache can also be a dull, mild pain or just a pain that arises when the tooth… Read more »

3 Reasons You Need Checkups and Cleanings

Change the oil of your car. Eat your vegetables. Brush your teeth twice a day. Remember to floss. Drink plenty of water. Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and a cleaning. There are plenty of things in life that you know you need to do. Knowing why you need to do… Read more »