Don’t Ignore A Potential Dental Infection

When a tooth hurts and the pain doesn’t subside after a day or two, then you may have an infected tooth. Unless treated, this could even mean the loss of your tooth! Even though we’re closed for preventive and cosmetic treatments, we’re still here for emergency situations, such as an infected or damaged tooth. When should you contact your Independence, MO, dentist?

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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, find out when you should see your Independence, MO, dentist for treatment!

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How Does Dry Mouth Cause Cavities?

Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, occurs when saliva production is slowed or halted due to a number of different factors. In addition to causing discomfort, this issue could also lead to poor oral health, increasing the risk of gum disease and dental cavities. In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist talks about the causes of dry mouth and discusses possible solutions!

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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 your Independence, MO, dentist treats these issues in our latest blog.

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