Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry

Protecting Your Family From Dental Cavities

Tooth decay is a common oral health issue and one that impacts people of all ages. Since attending checkups and cleanings are not possible at the moment, caring for your smile from home is crucial for keeping your teeth free of cavities. In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist discusses how to protect your family… Read more »

Could Stress Cause Bruxism?

At the moment, many of us are facing quite a lot of stress. With the spread of COVID-19 comes changes to our jobs, being forced to homeschool our children, being furloughed, and other anxieties. Your Independence, MO, dentist understands that elevated stress levels could contribute to the risk of chronic teeth grinding, also known as… Read more »

Preventing Cavities With A Better Diet

We recently took a look at how dry mouth could lead to cavities. However, in today’s blog we would like to talk about another major case of cavities for kids and adults: sugary foods and drinks. Learn how a better diet can help you avoid the onset of cavities, protecting smile of all ages. Also,… Read more »

Comfortable Solution For TMD And Teeth Grinding

When our jaw joints, which control the actions needed to eat and speak, undergo excessive strain, or if the bite becomes imbalanced, then the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism increases. Patients may experience minor discomfort, but eventually the complications of these disorders could mean serious consequences for your oral health. Learn more about how… Read more »

How Do We Safeguard Kids Against Tooth Decay?

As a parent, you want the best for your child. Keeping your little one healthy also means caring for their smile. After all, tooth decay could lead to serious discomfort, as well as premature tooth loss in extreme cases. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at what parents in Independence, MO, can do to… Read more »

How Does A Cleaning Help Halt Gum Disease?

As adults, we have a high risk of developing gum disease, a very serious issue linked with adult tooth loss, among other major health complications. By preventing the disease, we help preserve our smiles and our overall oral health. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how a simple dental cleaning helps protect smiles in Independence,… Read more »

What Happens In Your Oral Hygiene Appointments?

The American Dental Association recommends routine visits, which enable us to clean your teeth and identify possible problems in the earliest stages. But what actually happens during these routine visits? Why should you and your family undergo regular dental visits and cleaning appointments?

Using LANAP To Treat Periodontal Disease

Developing gum disease means serious impacts on your smile’s health and appearance. In order to avoid tooth loss and other complications, we suggest addressing the problem as soon as possible. In today’s blog, we’re talking about how laser dentistry helps manage the disease. Find out how we help smiles in Independence, MO, with the LANAP… Read more »

Oral Appliance Therapy Stops Sleep Apnea

Have you ever heard of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Some studies show that up to 25 million people in the United States suffer from poor sleep due to OSA. Without treatment, the disorder may lead to serious complications for our overall health. Fortunately, we use oral appliance therapy to help patients in Independence, MO, enjoy… Read more »

What Causes Gum Disease?

When a person develops periodontal disease, treatment is essential to maintain a healthy smile and prevent very serious complications, which can include adult tooth loss. But what causes gum disease? How does a person recognize the warning signs and take action?