Month: September 2017

How Do I Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease is incredibly common, potentially dangerous to both your oral and overall health, and preventable. While some people are genetically prone to gum disease, most cases are caused by poor oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene not only includes brushing and flossing twice daily, but it also includes professional cleanings at least twice a year…. Read more »

5 Benefits Of Invisalign

Misalignment of your teeth can cause more problems than just the appearance of crooked teeth. Crooked teeth can make you feel less confident about your smile, which can affect your mood, stress levels, social interactions, and more. Crooked teeth are also more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease because the crookedness allows for more… Read more »

Light The Town Pink Lighting Ceremony

The month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this month in recognition of awareness and survivors, the Village Shops in Prairie Village will be adorned in pink lights. There will be a lighting ceremony to celebrate flipping the lights on in support of bringing light to the importance of early screening and… Read more »

We’re Answering FAQs About Dental Implants

Losing a tooth as an adult can be traumatic and much less fun than losing a tooth as a child. Tooth loss as an adult can lead to a change in your appearance, potential bone loss in the jaw, and a diminished ability to bite, chew, and talk. Restoring a lost tooth with a dental… Read more »

Weddings, Big Days, And Your Dental Needs

Everyone wants to look their best before their wedding day. Cosmetic dentistry can brighten your smile for your wedding or any other major event in your life. Weddings have specific emphasis because they are a very monumental day with a lot of photographs taken. You want to feel confident and happy on your wedding day,… Read more »

Can You Correct My Smile Without Braces?

A smile with a challenge like misalignment, malocclusion, or crooked teeth may make you feel insecure. Perhaps you are an adult that wants to correct these situations, but you have trepidation about the appearance of braces.  Depending on the corrections that you need, you may be able to get the smile of your dreams using… Read more »

What If I Have Advanced Tooth Loss?

When you lose multiple teeth, it can make quite a dramatic impact on your smile. Not only is your appearance affected, but the health of your mouth is put on the line. Losing several teeth can be caused by severe tooth decay, a major accident or injury, or advanced periodontitis (gum disease). Poor oral hygiene… Read more »

Original River Market Food Tour

The River Market Food Tours are guided tours that lead guests to three to four tasting locations in River Market. The River Market area has had several different names over the last 150 or so years. These names have included Westport Landing, River Quay, Gully Town and Town of Kansas, and the city was nearly… Read more »

What Are The Dangers Of Tooth Loss?

Our teeth are designed to last us our whole lives. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Over the years, your teeth sustain wear and tear from daily use leaving them susceptible to tooth decay and damage. Some damage can be caused by an accident or injury. Your dentist’s main objective will always be to… Read more »

Should It Hurt To Brush My Teeth?

There are certain actions in your mouth that should not cause pain. When they do cause pain, you should mention it to your dentist. Brushing your teeth should not hurt. Flossing your teeth should not hurt. Biting and chewing should not hurt. If any of these actions cause pain in your mouth, call your dentist…. Read more »