Have you ever been told to “turn that frown upside down” while you were in a bad mood? It sounds counterintuitive to smile when you’re clearly not happy, but there is some interesting science behind this old saying. Numerous studies have discovered that even a fake smile can have a positive influence on your physical and mental health. On the other hand, dental imperfections like stained, chipped, cracked, or missing teeth can take a toll on your overall health as well as your confidence. Read on to learn more about the benefits of smiling and how you can enjoy them with a smile makeover.
Michael C. Byars DDS Blog
February 19, 2020
February 7, 2020
Are you excited about getting the smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign? These clear aligners are a great option for busy teens and adults who want a straighter, healthier smile without all the restrictions and discomforts of a mouthful of metal. However, Invisalign aligners come with their own set of changes you’ll need to adjust to. Here are six tips to help you breeze through your first week of clear braces and start your journey to a straighter smile off on the right foot.
January 28, 2020
If you’ve recently lost a tooth, you’re now one of 178 million American adults who are missing at least one permanent tooth. Nearly 70% are the result of gum disease, but tooth loss can also be caused by cavities, injuries, infections, and certain diseases. Whatever the reason, having a gap in your smile can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. If you don’t act right away, it may even lead to serious, long-lasting complications for your smile and overall health. Read on to find out the complications of missing teeth and what you can do to replace them.
January 2, 2020
The beginning of the New Year is the best time to start healthy habits that help us become our best selves. This year, why not choose a routine that will improve your health and your smile: flossing daily! Dental floss can clean out plaque and bacteria from places that your toothbrush can’t reach, like between your teeth and just underneath your gumline. However, even though it’s a great way to prevent oral health issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and more, flossing isn’t the most popular pastime. Here are some easy tips to get into the habit of flossing and how to make this part of your dental routine more effective and less annoying.
December 9, 2019
The feeling of having gorgeous teeth that brighten a room when you display them is indescribable. If you’re hesitant to show your ivories because of smile flaws, then it has likely taken a toll on your self-esteem. The good news is that there are effective solutions for some of the most common types of imperfections, so don’t worry. As you continue reading, you’ll discover how cosmetic dentistry can take your confidence through the roof!
October 20, 2019
The state of your jawbone plays a big role in determining whether you are a candidate for dental implants. The bone has to have sufficient height and width in order to properly integrate with and support the implants. Since the jawbone’s volume plays such a big role in the dental implant process, an important question arises: Is there a relationship between bone density and dental implant success? In this blog post, we’ll discus some research that provides insight into this topic.
September 16, 2019
You’ve recently taken the plunge and replaced a lost tooth with a dental implant. You were expecting some soreness, but after several days you’re still in intense pain. Should you be worried? Is dental implant pain normal? Continue reading to find out.
March 5, 2019
You’ve just made quite the investment on dental implants in Kansas City to replace a few missing teeth. Naturally, you want your smile to look its best; however, you’re not quite ready to give up smoking. You know it’s bad for your health, but do you know it can cause that bright, shining smile to go away? Let us explain just how easy it is for this bad habit to cause your dental implants to fail. (more…)
February 22, 2019
Dental implants are the best, most efficient way to replace a missing tooth. Not only can they last for 30 or more years, but they also integrate with the jaw bone, preventing density loss. If you are eligible for dental implants, you should seriously consider it, because even though they have the highest upfront cost, in the long run, they may be the most cost-effective restoration option. But how do you know if you are eligible for dental implants? Are you still able to get one if you have untreated gum disease? Get all the answers to your questions with this helpful information from your implant dentist in Kansas City. (more…)
December 27, 2018
If you are among the 120 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants. When compared to any other treatment, dental implants are the next best thing to your real teeth. Although you would like to visit your implant dentist in Kansas City to complete your smile, you are concerned about how long they last. There is no need to worry. With the right aftercare, your new smile can last for several decades.