Is It Too Early For A Holiday Smile Update?

Is It Too Early For A Holiday Smile Update?Just the thought of the holiday season can put some people in a panic. While for many people, you just can’t start the holidays soon enough. Whatever side of the holiday fence you stand on, the fact of the matter is is that the holidays will be here in a blink of the eye. Yes, summer is technically not even over here in Kansas City, MO, but everybody knows that time moves a little faster between Labor Day and New Year’s right? If you are wanting to update your smile’s appearance or finally deal with some big smile issues before the holidays, you may want to consult with your dentist now. Depending on your needs, you may need an early start on getting your smile updated.  (more…)

Going To College With A Bright Smile

Going To College With A Bright SmileGoing off to college is a big deal in someone’s life. Whether your child is moving into a dorm as a freshman this fall or you are returning to take classes yourself, it can be a transitional moment in the life of a person. It marks a new chapter and one that should probably be entered with confidence. Addressing your smile wants or needs before embarking on the college journey can be helpful for a lot of reasons. For one, if you or your child are leaving Kansas City, MO to attend school, you want to take care of any needs while you are still at home. Secondly, a bright smile can be a great way to get a confidence boost before meeting new people and starting a new journey.  (more…)

Extra Steps For Protecting Family’s Smiles

Extra Steps For Protecting Family's SmilesIf you are a parent, you probably put a lot of focus into protecting your child. You try to keep them safe from harm. You try to keep them healthy in the face of illness. For people of any age, prevention is especially important when it comes to oral health. Most problems are progressive, which means they will worsen given time instead of healing on their own. If you have a family in Kansas City, MO, please know that our team is here to help protect your smiles. Some of these extra steps can make a big difference in keeping smiles healthy(more…)

Fans of Comics and Graphic Novels: Read On!

Comics and graphic novels aren’t just for kids anymore! You can visit an exhibition, to see the artistic and story telling innovations in today’s comics, many of which owe a debt to Will Eisner. He was instrumental in moving the storytelling form from quick jokes to longer stories with nuanced plots. His life and work is celebrated at Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration 1917-2017. If you want to flash a beautiful smile, in real life, talk to us. (more…)

Addressing Bruxism For Your Smile’s Sake

Addressing Bruxism For Your Smile's SakeBruxism is defined as the involuntary or habitual grinding of the teeth. It typically occurs during sleep. Occasionally clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth in moments of stress are not inherently troubling. However, night after night of grinding your teeth is a habit that should be addressed. Your dentist in Kansas City, MO, can help you determine if your smile is affected by bruxism and give you options on how to treat it. Addressing bruxism can help give you a healthier, stronger smile(more…)

Are You Ready For A Smile Update?

smile updateAt Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, we pride ourselves in providing excellent, comfortable care to our patients. One of our patients, Natalie had a crown on a front tooth for about 20 years. She did not like the way the old crown looked anymore. Despite that, she was scared for anyone to even touch the tooth for fear that something could go wrong. However, she put her trust into Dr. Jackson to create a new crown to update the one that she had had for so long. Natalie was very happy with the results. As you can see from the before and after photos above, the smile update made quite a difference(more…)

When Is The Time To Deal With Wisdom Teeth?

When The Time To Deal With Wisdom Teeth?Although not true for everybody, most people have wisdom teeth that emerge between the ages of 17 and 22. Some people have wisdom teeth that emerge with no issues and there becomes no need to extract them. However, many people will have problematic wisdom teeth that will need to be extracted for the sake of their smile’s health. During your routine dental exam, your Kansas City dentist will monitor the status of your wisdom teeth. There is no blanket arbitrary time that is right for dealing with your wisdom teeth, but there are warning signs that the time could be near.  (more…)

Say “No Thanks” to Black Toothpaste

We know your smile doesn’t really have an opinion, but if it did, we hope it would say “No!” to the new fad of black (charcoal) toothpaste. Your smile can’t speak up, but dentists can, and they have a number of excellent reasons to steer you away from treatments and products they deem not helpful, and even harmful. We hope you will bring your black toothpaste questions to exam appointments, so we can give you the facts about taking good care of your teeth. (more…)

Sharks, Butterflies, Fun In Kansas City

Sharks, Butterflies, Fun In Kansas CityKansas City, Kansas is home to wonderful, creative, diverse people and the activities and events are set to match that. This week and weekend have so many fun, eclectic events for you and your family to enjoy. While the summer is still going strong, it can be a great time to get in for a dental exam and cleaning before the hectic schedules of fall swing back in.  (more…)

Can Acid Reflux Damage My Smile?

Can Acid Reflux Damage My Smile?Everybody has probably felt some sort of acid reflux in their life. Also known as heartburn or indigestion, acid reflux can occur occasionally as a result of eating spicy foods, eating too much Kansas City barbecue in one sitting, or laying down too fast after a meal. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition caused by stomach acid coming out of the stomach into the esophagus. If you have the burning sensation of acid reflux more than twice a week, it may be a sign of GERD. Although, GERD does not always feel like heartburn. GERD can have problematic effects on your oral health.  (more…)