Health Benefits Of A Straight Smile

Health Benefits Of A Straight SmileIt is common for people to believe that misaligned teeth are solely a cosmetic issue. You may believe that overlapping crooked teeth are only an issue affecting your appearance, but crooked teeth can affect your smile’s health. Straightening your smile can improve your smile’s health. If you are worried about the way your mouth will look with traditional metal braces, Clear Braces may be a solution for you. You can straighten your teeth and get the health benefits all in a discreet, barely noticeable way. Talk to your dentist at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, Missouri to see if you qualify for Clear Braces.  (more…)

Kansas City’s Fall Festivals

Kansas City's Fall Festivals Autumn in Kansas City is a beautiful time to get outdoors. Because of the beautiful skies, there are lots of fall festivals in the area. We have compiled a few of the festivals and fun events going on in the Kansas City, MO area this weekend. We hope you find something enjoyable for yourself and your family. Autumn is also a great time to start thinking about using your dental insurance benefits before they start over for 2019. Most dental insurance plans cover preventive dentistry like exams, cleanings, and x-rays.  (more…)

Are You Considering Porcelain Veneers?

Are You Considering Porcelain Veneers?If you are considering porcelain veneers for your smile, you may already know that they are very thin shells of porcelain that are custom designed and crafted specifically for your smile. They are made to look like natural versions of your teeth as each shell is designed for the specific measurements and coloring of each individual tooth. If your smile does not make you feel confident, porcelain veneers can be used to make you feel better about your smile’s appearance. If live in Kansas City, MO and are considering porcelain veneers for your teeth, talk to the team at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City.  (more…)

Trick-Or-Treating: Is Candy A Must?

Trick-Or-Treating: Is Candy A Must?Halloween is just a few weeks away. If you have walked around the grocery stores in Kansas City, MO, you have already seen all the aisles overflowing with candy. Candy in moderation is fine (especially if you are mindful of the types of candy) for the smile. However, if you are trying to cut down on your own sugar intake or the intake of your family, you may not want bags and bags of candy in your home. If you are handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, you may be wondering if candy is the only thing to pass out. We have suggestions on a few fun treats for this year’s Halloween.  (more…)

The Importance Of A Comfortable Dental Visit

The Importance Of A Comfortable Dental VisitDental anxiety is incredibly common in America. People fear going to the dentist and that fear keeps them from getting essential dental care. At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, we have invested in trying to ease that dental fear. We want our office to me a comforting, caring escape from the rest of the world right here in Kansas City, MO. The more you enjoy going to the dentist, the more likely it is that you will take the steps to keep your smile healthy.  (more…)

Oktoberfest And More KC Fun

Oktoberfest And More KC FunOctober in Kansas City, MO is just an all-around fun time of the year! The weather is great with a crisp fall breeze in the air. With that said, there are plenty of super fun events going on in Kansas City and nearby the city. October is not just a great time to have fun, but it is also a great time to focus on your dental needs. You can use your insurance benefits before the end of year and take care care of your smile’s needs.  (more…)

Managing Gum Disease: Why?

Managing Gum Disease: Why?According to the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adult Americans have some stage of gum disease. The roots of the word “periodontal” are “around” and “tooth,” and periodontal disease means inflammation and infection around the tooth. Gum disease affects the gum tissues and bones that support your teeth. Periodontitis (the advanced form of gum disease) is the number one cause of tooth loss. While the earliest stage of gum disease (known as gingivitis) can be reversed, the later stages cannot be. The later stages of gum disease must be managed in an effort to prevent smile problems (like tooth loss) and lower the risk of serious diseases. Most people are unaware that they have gum disease until their dentist points it out to them or until the problem becomes so serious that it is noticeable. (more…)

When Was Your Last Dental Exam?

Have you had two dental visits in 2018? To schedule a consultation, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, today at 816-897-4288.An average rule of thumb for patients on how often they need to visit the dentist is twice a year or once every six months. Depending on your smile’s needs, this amount may change, but the general recommendation applies to most people. People can get awfully busy in Kansas City, MO, and personal needs can often fall to the bottom of a to-do list. With that said, do you know why it is so important to routinely visit your dentist? Do you know when your last dental exam was? Understanding the importance of routine dental care may make that circle on the calendar stand out a little more. (more…)

Your Smile Is Linked To Your Health

Your Smile Is Linked To Your HealthPeople can often disassociate the mouth’s health from the rest of the body’s health. This could be because you go to a dentist for one and a doctor for another. Whatever the reason, the fact is that your oral health is directly related to your overall health. While there are many occasions when your body’s health may lead to symptoms in your mouth (dry mouth, lesions, etc.), today, we will be discussing the things going on in your mouth that can spread to the rest of your body. Your dental team in Kansas City, MO, wants to help you keep your smile healthy for your overall health’s sake.  (more…)

KC Fun Events This Week

KC Fun Events This WeekAutumn has officially arrived. Kansas City, MO is a beautiful place to enjoy the fall. There are pumpkins everywhere and lots of fun events. This weekend is no exception. This week there is a festival celebrating chocolate, a festival celebrating cider, and other fun things. Fall is also a great time to take care of your smile needs, whether it is whitening your smile or getting your routine exam and cleaning, we are here for you.  (more…)