Category: Preventive Dentistry

Tackle Tooth Decay With Consistent Checkups

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With the big game coming up this weekend, you might be planning to host your friends and family. Our team is always in the mix, but this year feels special. The prevalence of sweets and candy at your event can remind you of your dental health. If it has been some time since your last… Read more »

Take The Pressure Off With A January Examination

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The start of a new calendar year can be a fabulous opportunity to set a new baseline for your oral health. While you need to be visiting your dentist once every six months or sooner, patients sometimes lose track of time. For this reason, placing an appointment for a deep cleaning and an examination during… Read more »

You Should Schedule A Routine Checkup And Cleaning

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We want to see you twice a year for a checkup and cleaning, and if you haven’t had one recently, you should contact us for your last appointment of 2023. While these visits may seem minor, they can help you maintain your healthiest smile. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about checkup and… Read more »

Avoid Thanksgiving-Related Cavities This Year

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Thanksgiving is a fun way to celebrate with your friends and family. But this holiday also includes a lot of meals heavy in sugar and starch. For many, this could increase the risk of cavities! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about ways to enjoy your feast without leaving teeth especially vulnerable to… Read more »

Use Your 2022 Benefits Before They Vanish

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Do you have dental insurance or a health savings account fund? Then you have benefits and money you could lose if you don’t use them before the year ends! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about how to use them and enjoy a stronger, healthier, and more attractive smile before 2022 comes to… Read more »

Treating Your Sleep Apnea With An Oral Appliance

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could mean trouble resting and even strain on your immune and cardiovascular systems. At one time, treatment meant a cumbersome and loud CPAP machine. But your Olathe, KS, dentists can offer a comfortable and convenient alternative with a custom-made oral appliance.

Putting A Stop To Your Snoring

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If you snore on a nightly basis, this could drive your significant other crazy, and in many cases, indicate the presence of a serious sleep disorder. Without treatment, this could mean daytime exhaustion and even strained immune system! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about how to put a stop to your snoring.

Treating Your Sleep Apnea

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Without treatment, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could mean serious trouble with our ability to rest and with our overall quality of life. But fortunately, we can offer relief with a custom and comfortable oral appliance. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about how we diagnose and treat sleep apnea.

Dental Checkups And Cleanings Help Smiles

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Our team wants to help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health and strong, bright smiles. To keep a close eye on the smile and prevent cavities and gum disease, we could recommend a six-month checkup and cleaning. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about checkups and cleanings.

Treating And Preventing Tooth Decay

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When dental cavities form, this could cause painful symptoms and eventually leave your tooth at risk of being lost. But our team can provide not only lifelike treatment, but also a treatment to help prevent the onset of cavities. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about treating and preventing cavities.

Does Your Family Need A Back-To-School Visit?

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Whether you’re a student or a teacher, in the next few weeks you will be heading back to school and your schedule is going to become a lot more hectic. Which is why we don’t want you to forget about your smile. Your Olathe, KS, dentists can offer a back-to-school visit to ensure the first… Read more »

Dental Cleanings Keep Your Smile Strong

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While brushing and flossing at home is essential for good oral health, you also need professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Otherwise, you could develop a higher risk of cavities and even gum disease! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about our approach to professional dental cleanings.

Scheduling Your Next Checkup And Cleaning Visit

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When you undergo a dental exam, and have your teeth cleaned, this could help you avoid issues like tooth decay and gum disease. This is also beneficial for kids as well! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about the benefits of a six-month visit, what to expect from your next checkup and cleaning!

Tell Us When Your Tooth Aches

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When you have an aching tooth, this could mean serious trouble for your smile without care. In today’s blog, we want to explain how routine care and restorations could protect smiles from the impact of advanced decay or infection. Your Olathe, KS, dentists want you to know the risks of an aching tooth!

Protect Your Smile With A Custom Mouthguard

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When you or your kids play sports or martial arts, there is always the risk of a tooth being cracked, chipped, or even knocked out completely! To provide a protective layer for your smile, we may recommend a custom-made mouthguard. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about how we help protect smiles of… Read more »

Treating Teeth Grinding With Occlusal Guards

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When you grind your teeth or clench them on a regular basis, this is known as bruxism. Without treatment, this could turn from an annoying habit to the source of damaged teeth and infection. To offer treatment with precision and accuracy, your Olathe, KS, dentists could provide custom-made occlusal guards.

IV Sedation Offers Comfortable Oral Surgery

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We know that undergoing oral surgery can make you feel nervous, but don’t worry, we offer treatments to help ensure comfort, even for those with anxiety or special needs. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about our use of IV sedation to keep everyone calm and comfortably, so they can focus on their… Read more »

Treating Cavities And Protecting Your Smile

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When you have an aching tooth, this could be a sign of a cavity. To prevent infection and tooth loss, your Olathe, KS, dentists could offer a solution with a dental filling. We also have dental sealants to help safeguard smiles from the onset of cavities. Find out what you need to know about identifying… Read more »

Putting Your Dental Benefits To Use

If you have dental insurance, then you have benefits that will expire unless you use them soon. Which is why we want to remind you that there is still time to make a checkup and cleaning appointment. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists discuss why you should see us soon for a visit, before… Read more »

Enjoying Halloween Cavity-Free

Do you have big plans for Halloween this weekend? We want everyone to enjoy their spooky evening, but we also want to make sure that kids and adults alike don’t develop an increased risk of cavities due to their candy. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists discuss how to enjoy trick or treating without… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Appliances Offer Care With Comfort

When you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), then you may need treatment. Instead of a loud and uncomfortable CPAP machine, our team could create a custom and cozy oral appliance. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will explain how we create and employ a sleep appliance to help you rest with ease once again.

Better Sleep Starts With A Home Study

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder, one that impacts millions and prevents a good night’s rest. To help you avoid the complications or poor rest, you may need treatment. To properly diagnose the disorder, your Olathe, KS, dentists could recommend a simple and comfortable home sleep study.

Schedule A New Patient Checkup

Our office is currently accepting new patients, so it’s a great time for you and your family to schedule a checkup visit. These preventive procedures could help people of all ages enjoy healthy smiles free of issues like tooth decay and gum disease. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist will talk about setting up… Read more »

Why Do We Need To Floss?

How many times has the dentist told you that you need to floss, or start flossing properly? We recommend this because there are things that even the best brushing can miss! To avoid the onset of gingivitis, tooth decay, and gum disease, you really need to clean in between each tooth. In today’s blog, your… Read more »

We’re Ready For New Patients

For many families, the pandemic meant avoiding visits to the dentist. Over the course of a year to a year-and-a-half, this could in turn mean a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If you and your family need to see the dentist, then schedule a visit with your Olathe, KS, dentists! Right now,… Read more »

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly?

If you don’t brush your teeth properly this could lead to serious trouble for your smile, including an increased risk of tooth decay and even gum disease. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will explain what steps need to be take to properly brush your teeth, and how you can help keep cavities and… Read more »

We’re Ready to Treat Your Entire Family

Do you worry about you and your children’s smiles? Routine care both at home and at the dentist’s office is crucial for avoiding issues like cavities and tooth loss. But don’t worry, your Olathe, KS, dentists can offer dental care for every member of your family. We want to help everyone from the youngest to… Read more »

Family Dentistry For New Patients

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a few months, or over a year, you’re not alone. Due to the pandemic, many people put off preventive care and even vital restorative treatments. Which is why we want to remind families in Olathe, KS, and surrounding communities that we’re open and ready to see them!

Restorative Dentistry For New Patients

We’re accepting new patients, and would love to see you and your family for lifelike dental care. When you have issues like damaged teeth, or possibly a case of tooth decay or infection, then you may need a restoration. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists would like to discuss our approach to restorative dentistry… Read more »

We’re Ready To See Your Family

Did you know our office is currently accepting new patients? Your Olathe, KS, dentist offers optimal oral health for people of all ages, from babies and toddlers to adults and even seniors. In today’s blog, we’re looking at our approach to family dentistry, and the solution we offer patients old and new.

Creating Your Sleep Appliance

In our last blog, we explained how we use our home sleep study to diagnose the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and help you on the road toward treatment. Which is why today, your Olathe, KS, dentists will talk about the actual treatment process, which involves the use a comfortable and custom-fitted oral appliance.

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea From Your Home

With a home sleep test, we can help diagnose your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and find out if you need treatment for this disorder. To do so, we have a convenient option that can be completed at home instead of forcing you to try and rest in a lab setting. In today’s blog, your Olathe,… Read more »

Fighting Gingivitis With A Deep Cleaning

Gingivitis and periodontal disease pose a serious risk for the health and comfort of your smile, and even the stability of your teeth! To reverse or manage these concerns, your Olathe, KS, dentists may suggest a deep cleaning. A scaling and root planing could restore health to your smile, and help preserve your teeth for… Read more »

A Routine Visit Fights Bacteria And Keeps Smiles Strong

When you see us every six months, we will perform a detailed checkup and also clean your teeth. While for many this seems like a minor procedure, even one that could be skipped, an exam and cleaning is essential for keeping teeth strong and fighting harmful oral bacteria. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists… Read more »

Make Sure You’re Brushing Your Teeth Properly!

Do you take time to brush your teeth each day? If so, do you complete this task properly? In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will discuss how to properly cleaning your teeth from home, and the benefits this offers for your teeth and gums. We will also look at the importance of having your… Read more »

When Do We Prescribe Sleep Apnea Surgery?

We’ve been talking about the factors behind sleep apnea, and how we may treat it with a custom-made oral appliance. But in some cases, a surgery may be needed to help you enjoy a better night’s rest. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist will discuss the benefits of treating a disorder like obstructive sleep… Read more »

Schedule Your Checkup And Cleaning Soon

Halloween is past, which means Thanksgiving and the busy holiday season will be here before you know it. Before the season becomes too hectic, we suggest scheduling a checkup and cleaning, so you can greet 2021 with a strong and health smile. All of that starts with a checkup from your Olathe, KS, general dentists.

Prevent Halloween Cavities With General Dentistry

During this time of year, whether you’re staying inside due to the pandemic, or taking part in socially distant activities, you and your family will consume a little more candy than usual. As your Olathe, KS, dentists know, too much candy could mean the onset of tooth decay! Fortunately, with general dentistry we can help… Read more »

Do Your Sleep Issues Mean You Need A Home Sleep Study?

Do you often feel exhausted during the day, and suffer from chronic snoring too? If so, this could be related to a serious concern known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In order to curb your snoring and provide relief from sleep apnea symptoms, you may need treatment. Fortunately, your Olathe, KS, dentists can assess your… Read more »

How Does A Checkup Benefit Your Health?

Many people have put off seeing the dentist for routine checkups, whether due to concerns regarding the pandemic, or because they simply don’t understand the value of these visits. However, a dental checkup is often crucial for protecting your overall health! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will look at the benefits offered by… Read more »

The Importance Of Managing Gum Disease

A lack of proper oral hygiene and other factors could not only increase the risk of oral health issues for your teeth, but your gums as well! While Centers for Disease Control (CDC) studies show half of adults over the age of 30 have periodontal disease, often routine care at home and in our office… Read more »

Diagnosing Your Sleep With a Home Study

If you have trouble sleeping, or experience daytime drowsiness regularly despite feeling like you rested the night before, you could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Fortunately, we can perform a diagnosis to see if you need treatment, and your diagnosis doesn’t rely on trying to rest in an uncomfortable lab setting. Instead, we… Read more »

Don’t Skip Your Checkup!

We know that summer is a busy time for families in Olathe, KS. However, that doesn’t mean you should put off your regular checkup and cleaning visit! These visits may not seem important, but they’re actually vital for the continued health and beauty of your smile. In today’s blog, we’re talking about why you should… Read more »

Signs You Need A Scaling And Root Planing

When an Olathe, KS, residents sees us with gum inflammation or periodontal disease, we know that care is crucial for protecting the smile from tooth loss and serious discomfort. In order to control inflammation and maintain good oral health, we may suggest a scaling and root planing. What should our patients expect from a deep… Read more »

Make Time For A Summer Checkup

For families in Olathe, KS, summer is an excellent time to undergo a routine dental checkup. Your children don’t have to worry about missing school or after-school conflicts, and you can make sure they’re ready for the upcoming school year with a healthier and brighter smile. Let’s talk about why we suggest making time for… Read more »

5 Steps To Avoid Gum Disease

Gum disease poses a major oral health risk for people in Olathe, KS. Without treatment, poor gum health has been linked to bleeding, serious discomfort, and in extreme cases, adult tooth loss. In order to avoid these complications, we suggest preventive care to protect the gums and prevent the disease. What steps do we need… Read more »

Does An Aching Tooth Mean Cavities?

If you experience pain in your smile, this could be the result of allergies and sinus issues, among other factors. However, if the pain persists for more than a day, you may have a cavity that requires treatment. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how we identify and treat toothaches and cavities in Olathe, KS.

When Do You Need Sedation?

Oral surgery helps our Olathe, KS, patients enjoy optimal oral health, addressing missing teeth with implant dentistry and even removing wisdom teeth. To ensure our patients remain comfortable throughout these procedures, we provide dental sedation. Find out how our sedation relaxes patients, and what you can expect from this calming option.

Helping You Sleep Better With A Custom Appliance

In our last blog, we talked about how we diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with a convenient at-home sleep test. But once we identify the disorder, how do we treat it? In many cases, we offer patients in Olathe, KS, relief from sleep disorders using a custom-made oral appliance. Find out how we treat sleep… Read more »

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea From Home

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) prevents people from resting and may lead to serious impacts on overall health and quality of life. In order to help our patients in Olathe, KS, we offer custom-made treatment options. But how do we diagnose the problem? Instead of relying on patients trying to sleep in a lab setting, we… Read more »

Treatments To Prevent Childhood Tooth Decay

Keeping children free of tooth decay helps them avoid serious oral discomfort and major complications, such as infection or even the premature loss of a baby tooth. We have a number of options to help protect little smiles in Olathe, KS. When should a child receive dental sealants or fluoride treatments, and how can parents… Read more »

Managing Gum Health With Scaling And Root Planing

Gingivitis and gum disease not only lead to uncomfortable symptoms, but may also increase the risk of adult tooth loss. In order to reverse gingivitis and manage gum disease, we may suggest a routine preventive treatment. In today’s blog, we’re going to cover the benefits of a scaling and root planing, and talk about when… Read more »

How A Checkup Maintains Healthy Smiles

We offer preventive dentistry because we want to help people of all ages in Olathe, KS, enjoy healthy smiles. Routine care and preventive actions help limit the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other common oral health issues. In today’s blog, we’re explaining what makes a checkup so important for protecting your smile’s health,… Read more »

Does An Aching Tooth Mean Tooth Decay?

If you have pain in your tooth, should you see the dentist? While multiple factors could cause pain, tooth decay does often lead to persistent pain or sensitivity. As a result, treatment is often necessary to prevent complications, such as infection or abscess. In today’s blog, we’re talking about when Olathe, KS, residents should seek… Read more »

How Do I Avoid Tooth Decay?

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday, but a holiday that often involves suddenly receiving a number of sweets, including candy and chocolates. Too many sweets could mean our Olathe, KS, patients experience a higher risk of tooth decay. However, there are steps our patients can take to enjoy a reduced risk of developing cavities.

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea With A Home Sleep Test

Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, then the cause may be obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which impacts up to 25 million people in the United States. In order to diagnose the issue, we don’t require patients to try and sleep in an uncomfortable lab setting. Instead, we help our Olathe, KS, patients with sleep… Read more »

How Does A Deep Cleaning Stop Gum Disease?

Once we develop gum disease, there is no cure. Instead, treatment will be necessary to manage the issue and prevent the advanced stages, which could impact the stability of your smile. In order to stop the progression of the disease and control inflammation, we may suggest Olathe, KS, patients undergo a scaling and root planing…. Read more »

The Importance Of Six-Month Checkups

When was the last time you made time to see your Olathe, KS, dentist for an exam? Routine checkups and cleanings help preserve oral health and safeguard your smile against serious complications. In today’s blog, we’re looking at the importance of six-month checkups and why you need to see us for thorough dental exams.

Reasons To Keep A Dental Care Routine

The beginning of the new year is a great time to reevaluate your routine and your habits. In the previous year, did you do as well as you wanted to with your goals? Did you find yourself procrastinating? Did you find yourself avoiding issues? Did you visit the dentist at least twice in 2018? In… Read more »

Make 2019 The Best Year For Your Smile

Are you a person that makes a New Year’s Resolution every year? If you do make them, do you stick to them? Whether or not you are a person who makes a formal resolution, there is no denying that the beginning of a new calendar year is a good time to make some changes. The… Read more »

Cold/Flu Season And Your Oral Health

This time of year is beautiful in Olathe, Kansas with all of the lights and the snow. This time of year is also a time for sneezing, coughing, and germs. Catching a cold can be inconvenient. Getting the flu is not fun and in some extreme cases, can be life-threatening. While you may not associate… Read more »

Different Types Of Bad Breath

Bad breath happens to nearly everybody at some point in their lives. Chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, is still quite common, but not nearly as prevalent as the occasional foul-smelling breath. Types of bad breath can be differentiated by the source of the foul odor. Finding the source and understanding the source of… Read more »

This Month Is National Dental Hygiene Month!

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which means it’s a great time to check the status of your own dental hygiene routine. If you live in or near Olathe, Kansas, you can check in with your E-Care Dentistry team to ask about personalized tips for your own oral health and dental hygiene routine. Not only… Read more »

Are You Guilty Of These Smile Bad Habits?

Strong healthy teeth and a beautiful healthy smile requires good daily habits. Good habits include drinking plenty of water and good hygiene. Bad habits can derail a smile’s health as much as good habits can keep health on track. Habits are simple, but they are not necessarily easy to gain or break. There is lots of… Read more »

Smile Tips For Celebrations

For many people in Olathe, KS, Labor Day weekend is full of backyard barbecues and celebrations. It also marks the beginning of the fall season leading into the holidays. Whether it’s for a backyard barbecue or a birthday party, celebrations can be a problematic time for oral health. However, there are some ways to keep… Read more »

Pop Quiz!: Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is an incredibly common condition with the majority of adults in America having faced it at some point in their life. Even though it is very common, it is also misunderstood. While some of these misunderstandings are harmless, there are some that can create an unhealthy dynamic for your smile. Your dental team… Read more »

Are You Asking For A Cavity?

No one wants a cavity, right? As true as that is, there are some behaviors that weaken tooth enamal and could give decay an opportunity to take hold. It’s true, we have less control over some factors, like when  small hands have trouble gripping a toothbrush. Dental sealants can help protect children’s teeth. For adults, we… Read more »

Why Are Regular Dental Visits So Important?

Preventive dentistry is one of the most important aspects of keeping your smile healthy. Many issues that develop into serious problems can be prevented by routine checkups and cleanings. Routine dental visits are recommended to be at least twice a year or once every six months. This amount of time between visits gives your dentist a… Read more »

Is Bruxism Causing Problems For My Smile?

Bruxism is the chronic and involuntary grinding of teeth.You may not notice if you are grinding your teeth. But you may notice if you wake up with headaches or a sore jaw nearly every day. You might find that during the day you are clenching your jaw more often than not. If you suffer from… Read more »

Is Red Wine Good For My Smile?

On occasion, do you enjoy a glass of red wine with your meal? If yes, you may have noticed how the drink leaves your smile stained red, which may have left you questioning whether or not it is healthy for your smile. While you may have already know that red wine could be good for… Read more »

What Makes Routine Cleanings Important?

Prevention is important in many aspects of your health, but it is particularly important when it comes to your oral health. Most dental issues are progressive, which means that once they start, they will progressively get worse until they are treated. Routine dental cleanings are an essential part of preventative dentistry. Professional cleanings, as well… Read more »

How Bad Is Tooth Decay, Really?

Have you ever wondered if all of your worry about cavities is just too much? Maybe you have thought to yourself that tooth decay might not be as bad as people say it is. Do you think that maybe getting cavities is just normal thing that every person should accept? These kind of thoughts may… Read 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…. Read 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… Read more »