Every few months, our Independence, MO patients need to see us for a routine exam. Many people put off these visits, assuming they are not vital for the health of their smiles. However, as we will discuss in today’s blog, routine checkups are essential for keep smiles healthy.
Children’s dentistry is focused specifically on the needs of younger patients, but many of the premises are the same as general dental care for adults. For instance, prevention is the most important aspect of routine care, and much like adults, the most common concern to prevent is the formation of cavities. As the product of tooth decay, cavities result from excessive buildup of oral bacteria, which accumulate on children’s teeth in the form of plaque. Until children become more adept at keeping up with good hygiene, they may be more likely to develop cavities, which is why we offer several treatments to help children in and around Independence, MO, prevent cavities more successfully. (more…)
As part of your general hygiene routine, you need to see your dentist for the occasional dental cleaning. A routine procedure, this can help protect your smile from serious complications, from tooth decay to gum disease. What happens during your cleaning and what can our Independence, MO patients expect from the procedure?
Having a gap in your smile due to tooth loss can mean embarrassment, as well as a host of oral health issues. In order to address minor tooth loss, we may suggest a lifelike and dependable dental prosthetic. How does a dental bridge address tooth loss?
We’re recently taken a look at general dentistry, which helps prevent problems form occurring. But what about issues that have already developed? How does a dentist repair and restore a tooth? We can use restorative dentistry to address the health, function, and appearance of a tooth.
We use cosmetic dentistry to help patients enjoy more beautiful smiles. From discoloration to issues with the shape of your teeth, we can offer solutions in the form of teeth whitening, dental bonding, and lifelike custom-made veneers. Does your smile need cosmetic dentistry?
When you chip or crack a tooth, or if tooth decay and infections arise, you need treatment. Otherwise, complications can eventually develop that lead to tooth loss! Fortunately, we can use restorative procedures to improve your smile and help you maintain optimal oral health.
Dental implants offer a long lasting and natural looking solution to tooth loss. But are they for everyone? In today’s blog, we’re looking at who makes a good candidate for implant dentistry and discussing how we place and maintain them.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, gum disease is incredibly widespread, with half of people in the United States over the age of 30 experiencing some form of the disease. To manage the issue and help you maintain a healthy smile, we can use advanced technology, such as the LANAP system.
Often, we find that our patients underestimate the importance of our routine general appointments. Dental checkups and cleanings help you maintain a healthy smile and avoid the onset of serious problems, such as infections, gum disease, and even tooth loss. In today’s blog, we’re going to look specifically at dental cleanings.