Category: General Dentistry

Tips For Better Gingivitis Prevention

Is your current approach to smile care protecting your gums as well as your teeth? Cavity prevention is important, but your oral hygiene routine should help you prevent gingivitis as well. Fortunately, a routine that relies on brushing and flossing can defend against the bacteria that can affect your gums. Your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s… Read more »

Teeth Cleanings And Harmful Tartar Buildup

Your daily routine has obvious importance when it comes to fighting the accumulation of plaque, as well as in preventing problems with tooth decay, gum disease, and tartar formation. With that said, it is important to remember that preventive efforts can stop issues from occurring, but they can prove less effective at preventing those issues… Read more »

Scheduling Regular Dental Checkups

At every regular dental exam, we take several steps to make sure that patients are able to maintain—or return to—good oral health. One measure we take is to provide a thorough teeth cleaning that removes harmful bacteria and food debris to prevent problems from occurring. Dr. Browne also provides a thorough evaluation so that we… Read more »

Addressing Anxiety About Dental Work

The anxiety you feel about dental work can be difficult to ignore, but it is a problem when it stops you from scheduling visits for care. When you are not seeing your dentist for regular exams, you are more likely to let a problem go unnoticed, and untreated, until complications occur. At this point, you… Read more »

Avoid Soft Drinks To Protect Your Teeth

How often do you enjoy soft drinks with meals? Do you turn to these beverages when thirsty, or when you hope to cool down on a warm day? While they may offer a refreshing taste, they can cause trouble for your smile, particularly if you drink them regularly. When it comes to foods and drinks… Read more »

Why Teeth Cleanings Should Happen Regularly

If you feel that you do a good job protecting your smile at home, do you really need to make routine teeth cleanings at the dentist’s office a priority? The trouble with assuming you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your smile health is that you can fail to recognize when an… Read more »

3 Problems Flossing Will Help You Avoid

Are you anxious about your next dental exam? People who feel less confident in their daily oral care routine can expect to hear bad news at their next checkup. This does not mean you should put off a visit until you change your habits! After all, an exam gives your dentist an opportunity to identify any active… Read more »

How Checkups Help Prevent Cavities

If you want to protect yourself against the formation of cavities, you should stick to a thorough oral hygiene routine. This means more than just brushing and flossing – it means being thorough when you care for your smile, and it also means making smart choices with your diet to protect your enamel. With that… Read more »

Discussing Bite Pain With Your Dentist

If you no longer feel like you can eat certain foods without discomfort, if you avoid a certain side of your mouth while chewing, or if any jaw movement feels stiff or painful, let your dentist know. Problems with pain and sensitivity point to issues with your oral health that can worsen over time. At… Read more »

Should You Make Better Dental Hygiene A Priority?

Is your current effort to keep your smile healthy as effective as it needs to be to prevent problems with tooth decay and gum disease? If you overlook shortcomings in your routine, you can find yourself in need of restorative dental work at your next appointment! Of course, you do not have to depend entirely… Read more »