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3 Factors That Could Make a Dental Implant Procedure More Complicated

June 23, 2020

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Dental implants will no doubt catch your eye once you start looking for potential tooth replacements. After all, not only are they sturdier and longer lasting than traditional dentures, but they also stop bone loss from occurring in your jaw. But for all the benefits that dental implants offer, it’s important to realize that the process of receiving them isn’t so simple. Some procedures are more complex than others, and it’s important for dentists to be able to adapt to these complications before they replace your missing teeth. Here are 3 potential complications that might arise when you get implants – as well as what can be done about them.

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Everyone Wants to Know: Does Invisalign Treatment Hurt?

June 17, 2020

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Smiling woman holding aligners isn't wondering "Does Invisalign hurt?"

Invisalign in Kansas City, MO is the newest way to get the straighter, healthier smile you’ve always wanted. Unlike traditional metal braces, these clear aligners are removable, nearly invisible, and designed to blend into your busy lifestyle. If getting straighter teeth without metal wires and brackets sounds too good to be true, you may be asking yourself “Does Invisalign hurt?” Here’s everything you can expect when undergoing this modern orthodontic treatment.

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Are Low-Contact, Germ-Free Greetings Really Safer?

May 16, 2020

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two business people walking past each other and wavingIt seems like in a split-second, COVID-19 has changed countless daily lives. Now that people are safely getting back out into the world while following the CDC’s recommendation, you’ll notice a few things changing when you go to your dentist’s office or get to see your regular bank clerk again. One of the most prevalent safety precautions being taken is to continue social distancing and make no contact whenever possible. If you’re a hugger or love to give a handshake to show your respect and excitement, this is for you. Read on to learn a few germ-free greetings that you can swap out for your usual hug, and how limiting your contact with others’ in public can help keep you safe. (more…)

What to Do If You Damage Your Dentures During Quarantine

April 27, 2020

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Man with damaged dentures should see Kansas City dentistTo slow the spread of the current COVID-19 pandemic and stay healthy, it’s essential that we all practice social distancing and limit our trips outside as much as we can. Additionally, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has extended the stay-at-home order that temporarily closes all non-essential businesses. Since this means your dentist is only accepting emergency appointments, what should you do if your dentures are damaged during quarantine? Your Kansas City dentist explains what to do in this situation to keep both you and your smile safe.

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What You Should Do Next If You Have a Loose Tooth

April 15, 2020

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A man with a loose tooth.If you experience a bad fall or oral injury, you can easily dislodge or loosen a tooth in the process. While it’s better than knocking the tooth out of your mouth outright, this should not be considered anything less than a dental emergency. What you do next is very important not just for the health of your tooth, but your mouth overall as well. Thankfully, a dentist is prepared to walk you through the right steps when a loose tooth appears (and it’s not a baby tooth that’s meant to come out naturally.)

 

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Benefits of Adding an Oral Mouthwash to Your At-Home Routine

April 8, 2020

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A person using mouth wash for their oral healthcare.Maintaining clean habits is important at all times of the year. However, COVID-19 is making everyone extra cautious when it comes to infection control and sanitation. While hand-washing, social distancing, and staying at home are some of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs, maintaining self-care habits matters too, such as dental hygiene. If you’re looking for a great way to bring your oral healthcare to the next level, it’s worth giving products like oral rinses a second look. Here are the many benefits you can expect!

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How to Sanitize Your Toothbrush & Keep It Germ-Free

March 11, 2020

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Smiling woman with beautiful smile holding sanitized toothbrushIt’s common knowledge that brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day is a key part of preventing oral health conditions and keeping your smile sparkling. However, if you’re using an old toothbrush, you may not be protecting your pearly whites as well as you think. In fact, you may have bacteria growing in its bristles if you’re not being intentional about how you store and clean it! Your Kansas City dentist goes over the best way to sanitize your toothbrush and keep your smile happy and healthy.

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Boost Your Confidence and Reduce Stress with a Beautiful Smile

February 19, 2020

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Confident, happy man with a beautiful smile from smile makeoverHave 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.

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Breeze Through Week 1 of Invisalign with These 6 Tips

February 7, 2020

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Smiling young woman in glasses holding Invisalign clear alignersAre 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.

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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Replace Missing Teeth

January 28, 2020

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dentist pointing out missing teeth in an X-rayIf 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.

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