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

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Open wide and say “Sentinel of Health!”

  • Posted on: Nov 22 2017
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Sounds weird, I know. But, according to past United States Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher, the mouth (oral cavity) is often referred to as the Sentinel of Health. When you think about it, the mouth is the largest entry point to the inside of the body. It is easily accessible and saliva is now becoming a significant diagnostic medium that can serve to detect what may be going on in the body, like blood. To really get down to it,

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Signs and Symptoms of a Tooth Abscess

  • Posted on: Nov 7 2017
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Understanding our oral health is important for ensuring we take proper care of our gums and teeth. If you’re suffering from pain in your mouth related to your teeth or gums, it is important that you know exactly what the cause is so you can get appropriate treatment. Pain in the mouth may be caused by an abscessed tooth, also known as an abscess. Here is everything you need to know about a tooth abscess. What is a Tooth Abscess?

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Call today!! Take advantage of all remaining dental benefits

  • Posted on: Oct 20 2017
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We hope you had a wonderful summer! As we approach the end of the year, we are writing to share a tip that can help you take full advantage of any dental insurance benefits you may have.   The way your dental insurance benefits work is that you are provided a certain dollar amount of benefits each year. If you do not use those benefits you lose them! (Unused benefits do not carry over to the next year). Many people

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Treating Sensitive Teeth

  • Posted on: Oct 18 2017
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Tooth sensitivity can make things like eating and drinking difficult and painful. With over 57% of the population suffering from sensitive teeth, this condition influences the lives of many individuals. However, with the right attention and care, sensitive teeth can be managed. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, here are a few things you can do to minimize pain and strengthen your teeth. 1. Avoid Acidic Drinks and Food Foods that are full of sugar and acid can break down

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Trick or Treat Part II: The Worst Halloween Candies for Your Teeth

  • Posted on: Oct 16 2017
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In the Halloween spirit, we will continue with our focus on trick or treat candies.  This week, let’s take a look at the worst Halloween candies for kids’ teeth. Three Worst Halloween Candies for Your Teeth and Why:  Sticky and chewy candies are the worst candies for teeth. These include gummy bears and taffies.  When children eat these candies, the candy can easily get lodged in crevices between teeth, and because they are sticky they stick to the surface of your teeth longer.  This allows the bacteria in our mouths

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Trick or Treat Part I: Choosing Your Treats Wisely

  • Posted on: Oct 16 2017
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Halloween is just a few weeks away, and you know what that means, candy galore! Many children’s faces light up at the thought of pumpkin shaped pails weighed down with chocolates, lollipops, gum, gummy bears, and  various other sweet treats.  On the other hand, many parents cringe when they consider how much sugar their children will consume on Halloween and in the days immediately following the ghoulish holiday. Over the next few weeks, Dr Anderson will take a look at

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Causes of Bad Breath

  • Posted on: Oct 10 2017
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Having bad breath is something many of us worry about. While proper brushing is usually enough to fight mouth odor, some underlying causes can make it difficult to get rid of your bad breath. In order to properly treat bad odor, you need to know where it is coming from. Bad breath can be caused by a number of things. Here are a few of the most common. Poor Dental Hygiene  Not brushing or flossing enough is an extremely common

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Why is Saliva Important?

  • Posted on: Sep 28 2017
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Have you ever stopped to think about your saliva? Probably not. While saliva is something we constantly deal with, most of us never stop to think about what its purpose truly is. Saliva actually has a few responsibilities in keeping your mouth and body healthy. Let’s take a look at a few different facts about saliva and why it is so important for your health. Why is Saliva So Important? Although saliva is mostly made up of water, it actually

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Make Your Smile GLO With GLO Science

  • Posted on: Sep 26 2017
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WOULD YOU LIKE a smile that GLOs? With GLO Science Professional Teeth Whitening, you can have a beautiful smile that shines in no time! Brighten Your Smile With GLO! GLO Science has revolutionized the experience of teeth whitening in our practice. Using patented G.L.O. (Guided Light Optics) technology, it is the only whitening system that uses controlled warming heat and light in a one-size-fits-all closed system mouthpiece, accelerating the whitening process without pain. The mouthpiece warms to the optimal temperature for

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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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