Category: Preventive Dentistry

Keeping Your Smile Tartar-Free

If you want to control your risks for problems like dental decay and gum disease, controlling tartar buildup will be important. You can do this by maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, one that sees you brush and floss thoroughly to keep bacteria and food debris from accumulating on your smile. With that said, make… Read more »

Dental Exams And Gum Disease Prevention

What do you really gain from regular dental checkups? When you make a habit of preventive care, you can enjoy protection against both dental decay and problems with your periodontal health. Better protection against gum disease can help you avoid many issues later in life, including tooth loss. At our Prairie Village, KS dental practice,… Read more »

Effectively Preventing Dental Problems

How much work do you currently put into protecting your smile from harm? You should take time each day to carefully brush and floss, and you should limit your exposure to sugary and acidic foods to limit potential problems with your oral health. The right daily behaviors will be important, but you should also keep… Read more »

Is Your Next Dental Exam Scheduled?

If your next dental exam is not scheduled yet, you should make that next appointment a priority. Semiannual dental exams provide an important line of defense between you and the different threats that can impact your smile and overall health. Our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office can provide you with the kind of preventive services… 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 »

Ultrasonic Scaling And Your Gum Health

Keeping your gums healthy can make a bigger difference than you realize in how you maintain your overall health. Complications from gum disease can negatively affect your ability to manage your well-being, and can even make it more difficult for you to manage other active health concerns. You also have to worry about tooth loss,… Read more »

What To Ask Your Dentist During A Checkup

When you go in for your next dental checkup, you may have several questions. It may come as no surprise that your dentist is prepared to answer the question of whether you have any cavities that need to be treated. However, you may be unsure of what else you can discuss during an appointment? Remember… 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 »

Managing Stress To Protect Your Smile

When you think about the benefits of better stress management, do you think about how you can protect your smile? Periods of heightened stress can impact us in many ways. Through physical changes and habit changes, these periods can make it harder for you to keep your teeth in good condition. One physical issue to… Read more »