Category: Gum Disease

The Importance of Periodontal Health

Periodontal probe, held by dental hygienist, measuring pocket depths around tooth, examining progression of periodontal disease. Dental hygiene, periodontal disease and prevention concept.

When it comes to oral health complications, the biggest concern that tops many patients’ minds is the notion of losing a natural tooth. Indeed, while tooth loss can be avoided with the combination of an effective preventive routine and frequent dental visits, sometimes life has other plans. Even still, tooth loss is only one of… Read more »

Taking Proper Care of Your Gums

Gums and teeth examination. Close up

By now you are aware that oral hygiene and proper preventive care are a lifelong process. After all, there are countless oral health concerns out there, and they never cease targeting your teeth. Because of this, you likely brush your teeth at least twice a day and attend your routine dental checkups to ensure your… Read more »

What It Means To Care For Your Smile

Beautiful woman with toothbrush. Dental care background.

From the hectic hustle and bustle of a busy schedule to making time to take care of yourself, finding a moment to prioritize your oral health can be difficult. Indeed, it can be appealing to cancel one engagement or another so that you can have some time for yourself, but it is crucial to understand… Read more »

Addressing Decay At Different Stages

Dentist curing a female patient

While you may be aware that dental decay and infection are among the most common oral health concerns out there, that does not necessarily mean that your preventive routine is as effective as it should be. After all, falling short in as little as one area can significantly impact the integrity of your smile. Because… Read more »

Ways To Keep Your Gums Healthy

Gum recession after a frenectomy

Your oral health is comprised of many factors, including your teeth, tongue, gums, cheeks, throat, and more. Indeed, any threat or complication that arises in any of these areas may lead to a negative impact on your overall health down the line, which is why it is imperative we take the necessary steps to stay… Read more »

How Flossing Prevents Gum Disease

Close up of female mouth. Happy young woman is flossing her teeth and smiling. Isolated

It’s no surprise that dental decay is one of the most influential concerns your oral health has to endure. In fact, it can impact anyone at any time and progresses through multiple stages of threat. In its earliest stages, it can be addressed relatively simply with the help of a dental filling, and later stages… Read more »

Has Bacteria Caused A Gum Infection?

Gum Recession: Soft tissue graft surgery. 3D illustration of Dental treatment

Attending routinely scheduled checkups and cleanings can do wonders when it comes to identifying possible smile concerns or threats. What’s more, they help keep your smile healthy and happy. Indeed, complications can arise when proper preventive care is not strictly adhered to, and if you wait too long before seeking help, the situation could get… Read more »

We Can Address Gingivitis During Your Dental Checkup

While gingivitis can be a common issue, it is not one to take lightly. When periodontal problems go unaddressed, they can worsen in time, which leads to more difficulties with treatment, and a greater risk for tooth loss. Advanced gum disease can even interfere with your ability to manage other health conditions! At our Leawood,… Read more »

Ways You Can Avoid Periodontal Disease

Gum disease comparison with a healthy tooth and an unhealthy one with periodontitis and poor oral hygiene health problem as a bacteria infection diagram concept with inflammation as a 3D illustration.

It can be challenging at times to keep track of your health, as there are multiple factors to take into consideration. From your physical health to mental health and even dental health, it takes constant work to make sure all is well. When it comes to your oral hygiene in particular, a number of concerns… Read more »

What Periodontal Care Really Means

Woman with gum inflammation, closeup

Attending routine preventive dental visits for some is not as simple as it is for others. In fact, fear or anxiety can often set in, causing patients to skip their regular visits. When this occurs, your risk for disease, infection, and more increase drastically, as you do not have a trained professional consistently monitoring the… Read more »