Bringing Your Gums Back To Life

Gums KCMOPeriodontal disease is one of the most common dental issues seen in American mouths. Over four in every ten mouths in this country suffer from the inflammation and infection of the gum tissue, and it can lead to serious harm! Our gums provide a protective barrier for the more vulnerable mechanics of the mouth. By allowing them to recede, it drastically increases the risk of infection.

So treating the development of periodontal disease is crucial, and the earlier you seek treatment, the less likely you are to see lasting damage. Prevention is possible through the use of scaling and root planing, which removes debris and bacterial growth from the base of the teeth. If you have already begun to experience significant recession, a surgical approach may be more appropriate. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist explains how best to care for your healthy gums, and how you may be able to stop the progression of periodontal disease in its tracks! (more…)

Repair Damage From Acidic Wear

Energy KCMOPatients understandably wish to avoid sugars for their cause in tooth decay. And while we certainly applaud that decision, there are other risks to your smile that can come even with drinks without traditional sweeteners. This risk comes primarily through the use of acidic liquids, and you may actually be surprised at how strong these chemicals can be.

One of the most common areas we see causing this form of wear comes from the consumption of sugar-free sodas. Energy drinks are more popular than ever, and due to available sugar-free options, might seem safe for your mouth. But dental erosion from the routine exposure to these drinks can lead to serious concerns with the future of your smile. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist writes about the ways that popular beverages may not be doing your smile any favors, and how to best protect yourself! (more…)

Finally, The Smile You Deserve

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If you have been holding off on improving your oral health, know that you’re not alone. Many people have misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry and easily become discouraged. But it is important to know that help is more accessible than ever, and you don’t have to live with your nagging dental concern any longer. Our goal is to give you the best possible experience in lifting your smile to heights you never thought possible!

People see our smiles as one of the first things about us when we meet. Giving off a beautiful, healthy set of teeth can be incredibly beneficial in your social and professional growth. Don’t hold yourself back if there are ways to help you live your best existence. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist writes about the steps that we can take to help get you to your dental goals. Follow along for more on our techniques and patient comfort! (more…)

Gently Correct Your Alignment

Couple KCMOAlignment concerns are one of the most common issues that oral health professionals see in their offices. Even if you take immaculate care of your smile, the growth of our teeth is rarely perfect. These problems can sometimes move from being a simple cosmetic discussion into one that is medically beneficial or even necessary for you.

Traditionally, orthodontics relied upon the use of metal braces to slowly pull your teeth into their correct location. This includes the use of a cement onto a location on your enamel. This is a point of stress that can be avoided with the use of clear aligner technology. These are plastic molds of your mouth. Progressively, you will move from one set to another, getting increasingly closer to your goal. This approach can help you to avoid the stress of traditional braces, while keeping your orthodontic improvement to yourself. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist introduces you to the ways that clear aligner technology can give you the best smile of your life! (more…)

One Step Beyond In Patient Care

Spa KCMOOur defining philosophy starts with the experience. Simply put, how many times do you recall a dental visit that wasn’t inherently clinical? We understand that with every shining smile comes with it a personality, and a limited attention-span. Patients love quality work, but that can take significant time in some instances. So our hope is to take this situation beyond simple function.

By increasing comfort, we see improvement in results, as well. When visiting the dentist is no longer a chore, follow-up appointments are more likely to be made and kept, for instance. Dental offices can sometimes pressure you to decide quickly, so that new patients can be brought in. But our theory is that quality care creates quality results. It is not possible to achieve a truly custom smile when you don’t listen to the patient. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist touches on just some of the ways that we work to ensure that you remain happy both during and after your procedure! (more…)

A Comfortable Oral Surgery Experience

Tools KCMOIt may be Halloween, but there’s nothing frightening about the possibility of oral surgery. From time to time, we need to adjust forms of tissue, or replace enamel with harmful damage. When most people think about surgery, they may think about a serious open heart situation from a medical television drama.

But surgery simply means the movement of physical tissue and the manipulation of it. This has a much different meaning when it comes to the structures of the mouth than it does with the organs of the torso. We can’t take a pill to regrow enamel or restore our gumline, it actually takes moving things. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist explains why you should feel relaxed about the possibility of any of our broad selection of oral surgery techniques. While the imagery may seem frightening, there is nothing uncommon or risky about the possibility of a surgical procedure within your mouth! (more…)

A Non-Surgical Apnea Approach

Apnea KCMOMany people have issues with their sleep that extend beyond the occasional snore. When your airway becomes obstructed, you may momentarily pause your breath until it reopens. This condition is known as sleep apnea, and it is a serious medical concern.

Do not ignore this if you feel you may be experiencing this. This condition can lead to a higher rate of blood pressure, and increase your likelihood of stroke and heart disease. So while you may feel it is just an inconvenience, you could be doing serious damage to your health while you sleep. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist espouses the seriousness of this condition, and how our custom mouthguards may provide relief without the bulkiness of a CPAP machine or surgery! (more…)

A Turnkey Cosmetic Approach

Smile KCMOFor patients looking for any form of oral improvement, our aim is to craft a comprehensive experience. Surgery and other cosmetic procedures can be taxing on our system. If these goals are not focused directly, there may be the possibility of conflict which can reroute your beauty path.

So for that reason, our ultimate goal is to be able to walk you through every step of your journey. With empathy and an eye on your comfort, we can look at a broad selection of cosmetic concerns. Always with your ultimate oral health at the forefront of the discussion, and cutting-edge technology to bring the best science has to offer. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist touches on just some of the ways we want to be your comprehensive oral aesthetic guide. Give us a call and we can discuss your goals and desires directly! (more…)

Many Benefits Through Prosthodontics

Prosth KCMOPeople tend to be familiar with the prefix dent- or dont-, meaning “tooth.” We see this in words like “orthodontic” and “dentist.” So the term prosthodontic refers to the creation of replacement structures within the mouth. This is a specialization that has a broad scale of uses!

Prosthodontists familiarize themselves with many different procedures. These can include issues with the existing teeth, such as with crowns and porcelain veneers. If there are missing parts of your smile, you may require a bridge or a partial denture. These are also things that fall under this umbrella. Dental implants are a newer area of technology that has absolutely exploded in popularity. If you are dealing with issues with your jaw bone, these specialists are the ones to see for restoration of that matter.

Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist explains the role of a prosthodontist, and how they help save smiles across the world every day! And if you think you may need to see an oral health professional, please do not wait! (more…)

816 Med Spa Helps You Be Your Best

Spa KCMOUnderstandably, most people think of us when they are looking for new solutions for their smile. But we are proud to offer our aesthetic services to you in a broad variety of other ways as well. Come to us for your other needs, or plan them in conjunction with your dental services.

Our 816 Med Spa offers you state-of-the-art relaxing treatments that allow you to look the greatest you can. And by connecting this site with your oral health procedures, creates a comprehensive holistic approach to your smile and your appearance. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist touches on just some of the ways that we aim to keep you looking your best every step of the way. All while keeping your overall health at the forefront! (more…)