A number of to-do’s and norms have taken a backseat in light of the Coronavirus pandemic as families and individuals struggle to maintain a consistent schedule as everything changes. Unfortunately, oral health is one of these factors. While forgetting to floss your teeth after a meal every once-in-awhile is not the end of the world, skipping out on preventive dental... read more »
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In effort to control the spread of COVID-19 a Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP) system has been installed in the office to reduce the percent of bacteria, viruses and mold in the air and on surfaces. This method has been proven in reduction of microbes in occupied spaces. DHP has been effective against every species of microbe on which it has been tested.
As concerns arise from how we prepare to fight this pandemic together within the community we are making changes within. We are advising patients to call when they arrive and wait in their cars until we are ready for them. This will diminish the number of people sitting in the waiting room and allows us to further disinfect the office adequately to keep everyone safe.
While it goes without saying that your oral health should be the top priority when it comes to maintaining a healthy, lifelong smile, it is also important to acknowledge that your grin’s appearance plays a significant role as well. In fact, a number of people often associate a beautiful grin with a positive image of self-confidence, as it is often... read more »
Millions of Americans experience tooth loss at some point in their lives, whether from cavities, tooth decay, advanced gum disease, aging, or oral trauma. In the past, these lost teeth would be replaced with dentures or bridges. Thanks to technological advancements, dental implants are quickly becoming a popular tooth replacement option for one or more missing teeth, especially for those... read more »
As one of the most common dental concerns there are, decay can affect any smile at any given time. To combat the negative effects spreading decay will cause, your dentist recommends staying on top of an involved preventive care routine, including brushing and flossing, watching what you eat, and attending regular routine checkups. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS... read more »
February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month, and we are here for it! Working daily with gums makes us excited about creating awareness on how best to keep your gums healthy no matter what your age. When we say your smile thrives on good oral care, most patients typically think of their teeth, but the gums are just as crucial... read more »
It goes without saying that preventive care is the name of the game when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile for life. Without a disciplined routine of excellent care, you could be subject to concerns such as decay, infection, and even tooth loss. What’s more, without proper care after losing a tooth, you will begin to experience even more... read more »
For a number of individuals, the biggest threat to their oral health consists of functional problems that arise from severe infection or decay. In fact, these are the top causes of adult tooth loss, and while an extraction may remove the compromised structure, your problems will not stop there. Problems such as functional difficulties, lack of structural support, and even... read more »
You probably already know that your skeleton is made of bone, a hard material that makes your body strong. But did you know that inside of your bones there are actual living bone cells that keep your bone structure healthy? These cells also help fix your bones and help them heal after an injury. Bone Graft after Bone Loss If... read more »
Whenever we begin a new year, we often feel like making resolutions for better habits and better health. Along with better general health, striving for better oral health can make a huge difference in our happiness. That is because the smile and the body are intricately linked, and a healthier smile makes for a more attractive and confident smile. In... read more »
Oftentimes, waking up with a sore or aching jaw every once in a while, is not something to fret over. Perhaps an individual slept wrong or is experiencing strain from talking in their sleep. In most circumstances, however, this can be indicative of a bigger concern such as grinding your teeth while you sleep, causing wear and increasing chances for... read more »