Category: Tips/Advice

To Fluoride or Not to Fluoride: Which Toothpaste Is Best?

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And When You Should Get a Fluoride Treatment at the Dentist’s Office Fluoride is naturally found in food, soil, and water, as well as in your bones and teeth. Since the 1950s, it’s also been an important component of dental care, as it prevents tooth decay. But when you’re shopping for toothpaste, you’ve probably come… Read more »

Must-Have Dental Care Accessories to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

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Ask Your Olathe Dentist for Their Recommendations on Electric Toothbrushes, Floss, and More Practicing good oral hygiene at home can help keep your teeth healthy and prevent gum disease. But not all oral care tools are created equal. If you’ve made an investment in your smile through cosmetic dentistry and preventative cleanings and check-ups, you’ll… Read more »

Does Relaxing Music Relieve Dental Anxiety?

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Our Gentle Dentists and Spa-Like Setting Make Us Dental Anxiety Specialists in Olathe! If you experience fear or anxiety before or during a dental appointment, you’re not alone. According to the Cleveland Clinic’s surveys, 36 percent of people in the U.S. fear dental treatment. This fear is called dentophobia or odontophobia – and it’s a… Read more »

What Are These White Spots on My Teeth?

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Cosmetic Dental Solutions and Preventative Dental Care Address Imperfections You want your pearly whites to be, well, white. But what if there are spots on your teeth that are even whiter than the rest? These likely weren’t always there, but appeared fairly recently. You’re probably wondering what they are, how to get rid of them,… Read more »

General Dentistry Advice: How to Properly Floss Your Teeth

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Practice Proper Preventative Dental Care Between Visits to Your Dentist Flossing is an important part of your dental hygiene routine. Floss cleans between your teeth and around your gum line, where bacteria are often trapped, along with plaque and food particles. If you don’t floss, you’ll end up with plaque buildup along your gum line,… Read more »

5 Common Dental Problems and How to Spot Them

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Know When You Need Dental Care Near Kansas City By Watching for These Issues For such a small part of your body, plenty of issues can crop up in your mouth. But if you’re mindful, you’ll spot warning signs of these minor to serious problems. By partnering with a local dentist, you can get the… Read more »

Keep Your Mouth Healthy As It Cools Down

There’s no doubt this is a magical time of the year. From delicious feasts to bright lights adorning many homes to the chill in the air, many of us savor the winter months, especially around the holidays. It is also crucial to pay extra attention to your health; while you are surely aware that the… Read more »

Gift Ideas For A Healthy Smile

For a lot of people, holiday gift shopping begins the day after Thanksgiving. With Christmas fast approaching and Hanukkah this weekend, there are plenty of gift-giving opportunities coming up. While you are shopping for your friends and family (and maybe yourself?), think about getting some gifts to benefit the smile. We have some ideas for… Read more »

Healthy Smile Tips For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for gratitude and spending time for family. It is also a holiday surrounding feasts and indulgence. It can be easy to throw the idea of eating healthy right out the window with all the delicious food around, right? However, there are a few easy ways to help make Thanksgiving a… Read more »

Wash Your Hands For Your Smile’s Sake

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend washing your hands several times during the day before and after certain activities. The recommended amount of hand washing time is at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Doing so can help prevent the transmitting of diseases and bacteria that you could be picking up throughout… Read more »

Should I Brush My Teeth At The Office?

Most people adhere to the recommended routine of brushing their teeth at least twice a day. Those two times a day for most people are in the morning and right before bed. While both of these times are important (especially before going to sleep), many people do not brush during the day. Whether it is… Read more »

4 Tips For A Smile-Healthy Breakfast

It’s officially fall in Olathe, KS today. Autumn can often mean slowing down a bit to enjoy life, but sometimes, schedules can stay hectic. Hectic schedules can mean skipping breakfast or grabbing something from a drive-thru. However, there is a reason that breakfast is known as the “most important meal of the day.” It sets… Read more »

Should I Be Cleaning My Tongue?

Nearly all of us learn how to brush and floss when we are children. Some people are taught to clean their tongue in this oral hygiene routine while some others are not taught to do that at all. So, the question stands. Do you need to clean your tongue every day? Do you need to… Read more »

Tips For Smile Health Even While On Vacation

Olathe, Kansas is a wonderful town, but sometimes a family just needs to see some new landscape. Summer vacations may mean loading the family in the car for a short road trip to a nearby destination, maybe a trip farther away in a plane, or maybe just the parents getaway. Whatever type of vacation (or… Read more »

Are You Afraid Of Going To The Dentist?

Millions of Americans have a legitimate fear or phobia about visiting the dentist. Which means that if you share this fear, you are not alone. Even in Olathe, KS, there are probably lots of folks that feel the same way. While the fear may be common, it can be dangerous to your smile when not… Read more »

Is Your Sweet Tooth A Problem?

When you get a sweet tooth, it means that you get a hankering for food and drink containing sugar. Too much sugar consumption contributes to tooth decay in your smile. Sugar itself does not cause decay of tooth enamel, but when the plaque bacteria in your mouth is exposed to sugar, it becomes erosive acid…. Read more »

Tips For Preventing Cavities

Tooth decay is a very common occurrence in both adults and children. While it is very common, it can also be prevented. Cavities are a form of tooth decay where holes form in the outer surface of the teeth, the enamel. A cavity can be treated with a dental filling to prevent the tooth decay from going… Read more »

5 Ways You Can Prevent Cavities

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world in both adults and children. While it is highly common, it is also very preventable. Cavities are one form of tooth decay; they are holes that form in the outer surface of the teeth, known as enamel. Tooth decay erodes the enamel… Read more »

5 Tips for Keeping Children’s Smiles Healthy

According to the CDC, the Center for Disease Control, dental caries (also known as tooth decay) is the most chronic disease in children ages 6 to 11 years old. It is also the most chronic disease in adolescents ages 12 to 19 years old. It is so common that tooth decay is four times as… Read more »