To-Do This Weekend

To-Do This WeekendMay is almost over and Memorial Day is this weekend, which means that summer is getting closer. There are plenty of things to do in Kansas City to both honor the true meaning of Memorial Day, while also celebrating the warmer weather moving into town. Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Kansas City for your family’s smile needs. Here is a list of some of fun things to kick off the summer season this weekend in the community.  (more…)

What Is Pericoronitis?

pericoronitisWisdom teeth, which are also known as third molars, usually start to erupt from your gums during the late teen years and early twenties. These teeth are the last to emerge and sometimes there is not enough room in the mouth for them. If this is the situation, the teeth may come into your mouth partially or not at all. A partial eruption of a wisdom tooth can create a flap of gum tissue. The flap can trap bits of food and bacteria. Pericoronitis is the condition when the tissue around the partially erupted tooth becomes inflamed from a buildup of bacteria in the area.  (more…)

What Can I Do For My Damaged Tooth?

What Can I Do For My Damaged Tooth?Damaging a tooth can be quite a traumatic experience, and it can feel like an emergency. In many situations, it is. The urgency of the individual situation will depend on the severity of the damage. In any situation with damage to the tooth, it is important to contact your dentist as soon as you can. If you have significant damage to the structure of your tooth, it can endanger your tooth. Fortunately, damaged teeth can often be cleared of danger with the appropriate restoration. For example, a tooth with minor damage may only need a cosmetic treatment like bonding to restore the tooth. However, there may be times that a tooth may be so damaged that it cannot be restored. In the severest of cases, extracting and replacing the tooth may be best for the health of your smile.  (more…)

What Are The Stages Of Gum Disease?

What Are The Stages Of Gum Disease?Gum disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria along and underneath the gingival tissue (your gums). If treated during the earliest stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, mild inflammation can be reversed. Ignoring a bacterial infection and allowing it to progress can lead to the destruction of the gum tissue and the underlying jawbone. The loss of these supportive structures can eventually lead to tooth loss. Advanced gum disease can also put you at higher risks for health problems affecting the rest of your body.  (more…)

Celebrate Mom In KC

Celebrate Mom In KCWhether you are looking to celebrate your own mother, the mother of your children, or the family and friends in your life that happen to be moms, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Kansas City. Our team is proud to serve this great community of Kansas City, and we hope you will think of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Kansas City for your family’s smile needs. Here is a list of some of things that are going on this weekend in the community.  (more…)

5 Signs You Need A Dental Visit

5 Signs You Need A Dental VisitMany oral health problems are sneaky and can develop without you noticing them. However, your dentist is trained to spot these sneaky developments, which is what makes routine dental visits so important. Even though there are some issues that can sneak up on you, there are some signals that your mouth could be giving you that there is a problem. This list of five common signs can help you notice when it is important to visit your dentist(more…)

Should I Be Worried About Snoring?

Should I Be Worried About Snoring?Snoring happens whenever your airway is at least partially blocked. Almost everyone is likely to snore at one time or another. Simple, occasional snoring can be caused by allergies, a cold, or other sinus problems. Snoring on occasion may be annoying to your loved ones, but it is usually nothing more than a minor inconvenience. However, there are times when habitual snoring can be a sign of a sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  While simple snoring is more of social problem than a medical problem, snoring caused by sleep apnea can be problematic for your health(more…)

What Is Gingivitis?

What Is Gingivitis?Gingivitis is a term that you have probably heard tossed around in toothpaste or mouthwash commercials. Gingivitis is a condition that affects millions of people ranging across age groups and demographics. Even though it is an extremely common condition, do you know what gingivitis is? It is the first stage of progressive gum disease, and the roots of the word mean “the inflammation (-itis) of gum tissue (gingiva).” While gingivitis is preventable and even reversible if caught very early, it can progress into a dangerous form of periodontal disease. Once gum disease is allowed to progress into the advanced stages, it will become a permanent part of your oral health.  (more…)

May The Fourth & Other Events

May The Fourth & Other EventsThis weekend is full of celebrations that include May the Fourth, where fans of Star Wars celebrate, and Cinco de Mayo. There are fun activities going on in the Kansas City that include these celebrations and there are plenty that don’t. This weekend is full of things for the whole family to enjoy doing. Our team is proud to serve the smiles around this great community of Kansas City, and we hope you will think of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Kansas City for the smile needs of your family. Here is a list of some of things that are going on this weekend in the community.  (more…)

Wedding Season Smile Updates

Wedding Season Smile UpdatesLate spring leading into summertime is a very popular wedding season. Depending on your friends and family, it can feel like there is a wedding almost every other weekend. Whether you have your own big day coming up or someone else’s wedding (or maybe another big event altogether), you probably want to look your best. Updating your smile with cosmetic dentistry can be a great way to dazzle up your appearance for a spring wedding or any other big day in your life. Smile updates can be a simple way to make a big impact on your look, which could make a big impact on your own self-confidence. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, planning early is important because while some treatments can take just one visit, there are some that can more.  (more…)