Month: January 2018

Benefits Of Flossing

We recommend brushing and flossing twice a day. While many people understand the clear benefits and reasons to brush their teeth, it can be harder to understand why flossing is necessary. Some people find it a hard habit to develop, if they are not already flossing twice a day. Flossing can help prevent gum disease… Read more »

Should I Choose Invisalign?

Having crooked teeth can create more problems than just those with your smile’s appearance. While misaligned teeth can make you feel less confident about your smile, it can also make your smile more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Crooked teeth create more places for bacteria to hide in your mouth than straight teeth… Read more »

How Does A Dental Implant Help My Smile?

Losing a tooth when you’re a kid can come with a dollar under your pillow from the Tooth Fairy. Losing a tooth as an adult can be a less positive experience. Adult teeth are meant to last us a lifetime, but that is not always how it goes. With the exception of the wisdom teeth,… Read more »

Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Your teeth erupt in stages throughout childhood and into early adulthood. The first teeth to erupt are incisors, then canines, then premolars and molars, and lastly third molars. Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars, as they are the third set of molars and last teeth to emerge. Third molars emerge in the very… Read more »

FAQ: Gum Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of all adults over the age of 30 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Without treatment, gum disease has been linked to discomfort, heightened risk of diseases like heart disease and stroke, and a greater risk of adult tooth loss. Many people wonder a lot… Read more »

Kansas City Events This Weekend

We are incredibly proud to provide comprehensive dental care to residents of Kansas City. As such a unique and wonderful community, we are excited to use this chance to focus on some upcoming events going on in the city and the surrounding area this weekend. If you find yourself wanting to attend these events with a… Read more »

Which Dental Crown Material For My Tooth?

Dental crowns are placed on top of a damaged or vulnerable tooth in an effort to protect and restore it. Teeth that have been severely damaged or decayed, or those treated with endodontics or an implant often require a dental crown. Without a crown, a tooth can be left susceptible to breakage or decay. A vulnerable… Read more »

A Filling Can Protect Your Tooth

If you brush and floss twice a day, moderate the eating of sweets, and visit your dentist for regular exams and cleanings, you are doing the best you can to care for your smile. Though sometimes, despite even the most excellent of care, you could find yourself with a cavity. Cavities can be caused by… Read more »

KC Restaurant Week

Kansas City Restaurant Week officially starts today, Friday, January 12th at lunchtime. Over the past eight years, the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association has given back more than $1.75 million to various local charities through the participation in Restaurant Week. You can eat at some of your favorite restaurants at a heavily discounted price all… Read more »

Is A Straight Smile Healthier?

A straightened smile can be healthier than a crooked, misaligned smile. Crooked teeth may seem like just a cosmetic issue, but it can be harmful to your oral health. Crooked teeth are more prone to breakage, tooth decay, and gum disease. Misaligned teeth can also lead to TMJ disorder and chronic headaches.  Invisalign® treatment may be… Read more »