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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Can Dental Implants Offer Fixed Dentures?

Partial dentures rely on metal clasps to stay in place, and a full set of dentures need suction and possibly an adhesive to stay remain secure. But what if we could offer a much more stable option? What if your Independence, MO, dentist could secure dentures with a series of dental implants? Learn more about these lifelike and secure tooth replacement options in today’s blog.

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How Do We Stop A Dental Infection?

When you experience pain when eating, or aches and sensitivity that don’t subside after a day or two, there is a chance your tooth could be infected. Treatment is crucial for avoiding the complete loss of your tooth. In order to treat infections and return smiles to a healthier state, your Independence, MO, dentist may suggest a restorative treatment known as root canal therapy.

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Laser Therapy Can Help You Have Healthier Gums

Gum disease affects more than 80 percent of Americans. However, only 60 percent realize they suffer from it, and for those who do realize they have it, only about 3 percent will seek treatment. If left untreated, though, gum disease can lead to gum loss, bone deterioration, and the loss of teeth. However, your Independence, MO, dentist offers a minimally invasive way to treat gum disease with LANAP® laser dentistry. If you suffer from gum disease that is moderate or severe, you may benefit from this type of treatment.

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Restoring Your Tooth In Just One Visit

Did you know that your Independence, MO, dentist can offer repair for tooth decay, infection and even common esthetic issues in just one sitting? From single visit crowns to root canals and more, we can provide quality treatment in just one appointment. Find out more about our lifelike treatments and long-lasting restorations, and when you should contact our team for treatment.

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