Month: April 2018

Wedding Season Smile Updates

Late spring leading into summertime is a very popular wedding season. Depending on your friends and family, it can feel like there is a wedding almost every other weekend. Whether you have your own big day coming up or someone else’s wedding (or maybe another big event altogether), you probably want to look your best…. Read more »

Do I Have Mouth Tori?

Tori are defined as hills of bone growth covered by normal, healthy gum tissue. To sum that up, mouth tori are typically growths of bone in your mouth that do not usually cause a problem. Torus is the word used for single bump, while tori is the word for more than one. Tori are ordinary,… Read more »

You Can Slow Down Dental Plaque

Do you know that feeling in your mouth when your teeth just feel unclean? Dental plaque is the sticky, biofilm that forms on your teeth and gums that can leave your mouth with that uncomfortable, unclean feeling. Plaque contains harmful bacteria, and plaque can harden into tartar. The harmful bacteria in plaque and tartar is… Read more »

The Young King

For the first time ever, Carlsen Center Arts Education puts The Young King on the Yardley Hall stage. The play is designed to be intimate, so there will be a limit of 250 individuals per show to experience the event. With many shows at Carlsen focused solely on curriculum ties to math and science, the… Read more »

Benefits Of Routine Dental Exams

The common recommendation by dentists is for everyone to get a routine exam and cleaning at least once every six months. However, it is common for people to visit their dentist much less frequently than this. This commonplace practice of skipping a dental appointment could be a contributing factor to why chronic conditions like tooth decay… Read more »

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

Grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism, often occurs while you are asleep. There are negative effects on your teeth and health if you do it over a long period of time. The friction between your teeth caused by clenching and grinding can affect the outer surface’s of your teeth. The strength and integrity of… Read more »

Earth Week And More Fun Stuff

This week, Kansas City is celebrating Earth Week to lead up to Earth Day. There are fun activities for the whole family to enjoy and focus on our green earth. This weekend also includes lots of other fun things to do. We are proud to serve the smiles around this great community of Kansas City,… Read more »

I Want Whiter Teeth

The first step to accomplishing anything is to make the decision to do it. If you want to whiten your teeth, you have a world of options to choose from. There are endless options in the pharmacy and grocery store aisles. If you decide to go to your dentist for help, your dentist can help… Read more »

Signs Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are remnants a past when our ancestors needed more biting and chewing power to eat tougher foods. In modern times, our jawbones have gotten smaller and we eat softer foods, and this makes having a third set of molars extraneous. We do not need our wisdom teeth for proper function… Read more »

I Want To Address My Smile’s Gap

A gap between two teeth is also known as diastema. It often appears between the two front teeth, but extra spacing can occur between any two teeth. Spacing between teeth can be caused by a wide variety of issues. Depending on the cause, a gap in your smile typically causes no harm to the health… Read more »