Quick Fixes Before The 4th

July 4th KCMOIndependence Day in the US is a big deal! People come together to grill, go for a swim, and shoot off fireworks. Which also means that it might be the first time you see some of your friends in a while!

Which makes this a perfect time for quick cosmetic touch-ups, and many people have time off from work. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist touches on our speediest procedures that can get you in and out in a jiffy!

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Jawbone Density As We Age

Senior KCMOIf you’re over the age of 50, your doctor may have spoken to you about osteoporosis. This is a disease of the skeletal system that leads to weaker bones. While we typically think of this affecting hips and legs, it can also have a damaging impact on your oral health, as well.

A loss of bone matter in the jaw can risk the health of your teeth. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist speaks on the dangers of osteoporosis on your oral health, and the best ways to treat the condition. (more…)

Maintain Your Smile

Cleaning KCMOI know it may seem like dentists hammer on about routine cleanings. You may think that the dentist is just trying to squeeze an additional visit out of you.

But it helps remove any plaque or tartar that has built up on the teeth. Your regular daily oral health regimen cannot remove tartar, it must be done at a dental office.

Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist explains the benefit of a routine cleaning. It is more important than you think!

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Save Money At The Dentist. Floss!

Floss KCMOWhenever you go to see your dentist, you’re given a set of instructions on how to properly care for your teeth. Brushing and using a medicated rinse never seem to garner the same groans that flossing does. But this activity can help keep your teeth intact, as bacterial growth between the teeth can easily infect the entirety of the tooth.

Maybe it’s the time, or any pain with flossing gums that have not been cared for, but people seem particularly averse to keeping to a strict flossing regimen. Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist discusses the ways flossing can save your mouth, and also your wallet! (more…)

Restore Your Youthful Smile!

Old KC MOPeople notice, as they age, that their smile simply isn’t as stunning as it once was. Years of use can lead to damage, from chips to larger breaks.

And oral health is affected by many things. Diabetes, pregnancy, cancer, all can lead to mouths that just don’t look quite as beautiful as they did when you were younger.

Porcelain veneers can revitalize your smile with a new set of teeth, with a natural appearance. Nobody will ever know you’ve had them done!

Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist talks to you a bit about how veneers are a great solution for aging teeth. (more…)

Broken To The Gums? We Can Help

Tooth Kansas City MOSome things are simply out of our control. And unfortunately, that can lead to broken teeth. Whether it be from an errant pitch of a baseball or a car accident, there are a million different ways our teeth can become broken.

With a broken tooth, life can be absolutely miserable. Luckily, porcelain crowns can be used to recreate a broken tooth, giving new life to your smile. But how much of your original tooth is necessary for a successful operation? Today, your Kansas City, MO dentist writes on how this procedure functions.
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Guard Yourself From Headaches

Mouthgurard KC MOFor most people, the grinding of teeth isn’t a serious medical issue. For some, however, this unconscious activity can lead to serious dental and medical concerns.

Also known by the medical term bruxism, persistent teeth grinding can alter the way the teeth sit in the mouth. You can also wear down the teeth so that they become smaller and misshapen. If this condition is left untreated, it can even require jaw surgery!

Today, your Kansas City, Mo dentist writes on how a night guard may save you a headache in the long run.
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