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6301 N Oak Traffic Way, Suite 203
Kansas City, MO 64118

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“Recreational Cannabis,” Used Often, Increases Gum Disease Risk

  • Posted on: Sep 12 2017
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Columbia University dental researchers just released a study that says people who frequently use recreational cannabis — including marijuana, hashish and hash oil — increase their risk of gum disease.  The Journal of Periodontologypublished these findings. Periodontal (gum) disease is an inflammatory reaction to a bacterial infection below the gum line.  Left untreated, gum disease can lead to receding gums and tooth loss.  Long standing periodontal disease also has been associated with non-oral health issues, from preterm labor during pregnancy to heart disease. Jaffer Shariff,

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What Cosmetic Dentistry Encompasses

  • Posted on: Aug 24 2017
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There are many different areas of dentistry and types of dental specialists. While this ensures there is someone available no matter your dentistry needs, it can also make things confusing when the time comes to make an appointment. If you’re unsure of the various kinds of dentistry, you may have a hard time finding someone to perform the procedures you need. One of the most common kinds of dentistry is cosmetic dentistry. Let’s take a look at what it is,

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THERE GOES THE SUN: TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS IN KANSAS CITY

  • Posted on: Aug 18 2017
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Kansas City welcomes an event of astronomical proportions this August. Visitors from all over the world will gather throughout the metro to view a total solar eclipse, the first of its kind to be visible in the continental United States since 1979. The cosmological event will occur shortly after 1 p.m. on Aug. 21, when the moon will completely block out the sun. Downtown KC and surrounding areas—all near or in the direct path of the eclipse—will go dark for

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What’s in a Name? Learn Some Dental Terminology

  • Posted on: Aug 12 2017
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Maintaining proper oral hygiene is important for more than just your teeth and gums. However, knowing how to take care of yourself comes from understanding what your dentist is talking about. If your dentist is using terms that you don’t understand, you may be missing important information about what you need to do to stay healthy. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common dental terms that you should understand. Orthodontist: An orthodontist is actually much different than

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Why Online Patient Reviews Rule!

  • Posted on: Aug 8 2017
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Whether you’re looking to buy a new vehicle, choosing a hotel, or deciding which dentist to trust, online reviews can influence your decisions. If you’ve visited your amazing Gladstone Dentist at Dr Jim Anderson’s office, you’ve no doubt formed an opinion. That opinion matters to us and we would love to hear from you! Your friends, family, neighbors, and those checking reviews online would also value your input because it helps differentiate between quality dental care and “flashy” advertising. We’re

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How to keep your smile healthy at college

  • Posted on: Aug 1 2017
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August is here, and that means that many of you who have college-aged children will be sending your kids off to campus in a few short weeks. You make sure that they have their extra-long twin sheets, mini-fridge, and books, but how do you ensure that they keep up with their dental hygiene once classes start? Don’t worry; we’re here to help! If your child uses an electric toothbrush regularly, you should encourage her to bring it with her to

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Heart Patients

  • Posted on: Jul 28 2017
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At times physicians and dentists recommend that a patient take antibiotics before certain dental procedures. This is called “antibiotic prophylaxis.” But why do healthcare providers suggest this extra step? We all have bacteria in our mouths, and a number of dental treatments—and even daily routines like chewing, brushing or flossing—can allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream (bacteremia). For most of us, this isn’t a problem. A healthy immune system prevents these bacteria from causing any harm. There is concern, however,

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3 Conditions Your Dentist Might Spot Before Your Physician

  • Posted on: Jul 24 2017
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You may have heard the phrase, “the eyes are the window to your soul”.  But have you ever thought that your mouth could be the window to your overall health? Health experts and researchers have discovered a direct relationship between your dental health and systemic diseases. As many health complications start with oral symptoms, the state of your mouth could reveal problems with your heart, blood flow, or digestion.  Since you’re likely to visit your doctor only when you feel ill, your

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Pain from Teeth Grinding? Dr. Anderson Can Help!

  • Posted on: Jul 23 2017
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Teeth grinding is a common condition that many people don’t even know they experience. Also known as bruxism, this typically occurs at night, and many people who grind or clench their teeth may not even be aware of it. This means that they may not be getting the treatment they need to protect their teeth and prevent jaw pain. Teeth grinding can be extremely damaging when it isn’t properly treated. Let’s take a deeper look into what bruxism is, why

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What Are the Pros & Cons of Mouthwash?

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2017
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When most people put together their grocery lists, they often forget to add one important item — mouthwash. Instead, they opt to purchase only toothpaste and dental floss. However, mouthwash boasts many benefits you should be made aware of — as well as a few cons to consider. Jim Anderson DDS is a local dentist’s office in Kansas City, MO, that offers general and cosmetic services, such as teeth cleaning and teeth whitening treatments. Their staff of compassionate dental care

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