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Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Kansas City, MO

Your Dental Questions, Answered

There’s a LOT to know when it comes to dentistry, which is why Dr. Byars and our team spend much of our free time studying and taking training courses. So, it’s easy to understand if you have questions! Below, you’ll find our responses to some of the most popular questions we receive every day. Be sure to give us a call if there is anything else you’d like to ask!

How do I know when it is time to come in for a checkup?

We recommend you come in twice a year for a full-mouth checkup and thorough cleaning. These two convenient appointments may be all you’ll need to keep your smile clean and healthy. However, they also allow us to find problems in the earliest stages so that we can treat them quickly, efficiently, and conservatively. Before you leave our office, schedule your next visit at the front desk. We'll remind you of your appointment as the time draws near.

My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

Red, swollen, and bleeding gums may be signs of periodontal disease, the primary reason that adult Americans lose their teeth. Also called gum disease, periodontal disease has been linked to an increased risk for stroke, heart disease, low-weight births, and complications for diabetics. Call or e-mail us right away for a periodontal screening before this pervasive infection gets out of hand.

I want straighter teeth, but I do not want to get braces. What would you recommend?

Have you thought about porcelain veneers? They offer a permanent solution for crooked, chipped, or uneven teeth and have rejuvenated the smiles of celebrities, models, and working folks like us. Veneers can also transform a smile’s shape, color, and size because each one is handcrafted by a ceramic artist in a dental lab.

Do you offer financing options?

Yes. To make paying for various procedures more affordable, we offer CareCredit dental financing. Take advantage of their competitive interest rates and interest-free terms to get the smile of your dreams!

Can you care for my entire family?

Certainly! We’re happy to see patients of all ages and feel honored when people trust us with the precious smiles nearest to their hearts.