Don’t Make The Mistake Of Ignoring Persistent Dental Pain

If you treat a constant ache in your tooth, or pain that interferes with your jaw movement, like something that will subside on its own, you may create real problems for your oral health. As your Prairie Village, KS dentist can tell you,persistent pain can be a warning that something is really wrong with your oral health. That problem you ignore can worsen over time, and lead to more symptoms. You can be happy to know that your dentist is ready to take care of you if your problems are rooted in different issues that create discomfort. For an individual tooth, you can schedule a modern restorative dental treatment. If the problems are concentrated in multiple areas, TMJ dysfunction treatment can be called for. (more…)

We Use Modern Imaging Technology To Examine Your Smile

Your Prairie Village, KS dentist relies on advanced skills and experience to provide you with quality smile care during every routine dental checkup. With that said, there are real benefits to relying on advanced imaging technology for evaluations, as the right tools can reveal problems even the keenest eye can have trouble noticing. Our practice uses digital x-rays to thoroughly study your oral health. When problems are identified at earlier stages, the right restorative dental treatment can call for less work, and the preservation of more of your natural tooth structure! (more…)

Is It Time To Replace Your Current Toothbrush?

Hopefully, you reach for your toothbrush at least two times each day. Brushing for two minutes twice a day will help you protect your teeth, and your gums, from the damage oral bacteria can do to you. While you can excel at brushing on a daily basis, you can limit the effectiveness of daily care if you keep your toothbrush for too long. You should have a new brush every three or four months, or when you see a change in the bristles. If you keep up with this, and other smart oral health habits, you are more likely to hear good news about your smile during your next dental checkup with your Prairie Village, KS dentist! (more…)

Making Big Cosmetic Changes With Conservative Dental Work

When it comes to cosmetic dental work, a few relatively minor improvements can have a big impact on the way you look. Your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office welcomes patients who are interested in addressing appearance flaws that make them self-conscious. With a dental bonding and contouring treatment, it becomes possible to hide glaring issues with your appearance without resorting to the placement of custom restorations. What your dentist will do instead is rely on careful contouring, and the select application of a special resin material, to beautify unattractive teeth. (more…)

3 Smile-Friendly Diet Changes You Might Want To Consider

As important as it is for you to keep up with regular dental checkups if you want to keep your smile in great shape, you need to keep up with good habits between those appointments. Brushing your teeth and flossing are valuable steps you should take each day to defend your smile, but – as with regular exams – your behavior between your teeth cleaning routine is also important. Your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office can provide you with great support to help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Combining that support with better diet choices can help you ensure that you are not putting yourself at unnecessary risk for cavities. (more…)

Find Out How MTM Clear Aligners Can Improve Your Smile

While there are several issues that can affect how you feel about your smile, few flaws can be as frustrating as alignment flaws. An effective approach to preventive dental care can help you limit the effects of discoloration and wear and tear. Unfortunately, problems with a crooked smile can affect you even if you are smart about your oral care routine. Your Prairie Village, KS dentist can help you straighten your teeth in less time than you think, and with a more convenient treatment, thanks to MTM Clear Aligners. (more…)

Can I Really Have A Cavity Without Realizing It?

When you think about how harmful a cavity can be to your tooth, you may assume that it is practically impossible to overlook the formation of one. What you should be aware of is that in its early stages, you might not feel the effects of decay. A cavity that affects your enamel requires restorative dental treatment, even though it has yet to affect your quality of life in a way that grabs your attention. If you secure treatment for decay at this stage, you can have your tooth restored before discomfort starts. At a regular dental exam, your Prairie Village, KS dentist can recognize when you need treatment, even if you are not experiencing uncomfortable symptoms. (more…)

How Do I Deal With These Frustrating Coffee Stains?

When you spill coffee on a white shirt, the resulting stain can be quick to form, and tough to address. Teeth stains caused by coffee can be slower to show themselves, but if you rely on store bought whitening agents, it can feel difficult to manage. Fortunately, you can rely on a professional whitening treatment to take care of accumulated stains left by coffee, and other food and drink products. Your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office can meet with you to discuss the effectiveness of this cosmetic dental procedure when it comes to brightening your smile. You can also make time to discuss the other cosmetic services that are available to you. (more…)

Replacing Lost Teeth Can Improve Your Smile, And Your Bite

How much good is a dental prosthetic really meant to do for a patient? Is the placement of a permanent restoration meant to improve your smile, or can you count on it for more? Your Prairie Village, KS dentist can talk with you about placing a dental prosthetic that can actually help to improve your dental function, as well as the way you look. You have more than one option open to you for permanently securing a prosthetic in place. You can have a dental bridge put in place, or receive a dental implant to keep your restoration stable. (more…)

Your Dentist Is Ready To Address Your Periodontal Health

Are you taking good care of your gums? If you want to maintain your full smile as you age, your periodontal health is something that certainly deserves your attention. Failing to prevent or treat gum disease can eventually lead to the development of periodontitis, an advanced infection that can damage the tissues supporting your teeth. Fortunately, you can protect yourself before this condition forms, and puts you at heightened risk for tooth loss. In addition to providing preventive dental care to protect you from developing gum disease, your Prairie Village, KS dentist can fight a periodontal infection with an ultrasonic scaling. (more…)