Your Oral Health During the Winter Months

When the temperature drops, you may put on a heavy coat, perhaps a hat or a scarf and gloves. But what are you doing to protect your mouth and teeth? If you have sensitive teeth, the drop in temperature may cause you some discomfort. Since you may be drinking hot chocolate, warm cider, or soup,… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your Dental Appointment

Do you have a dental appointment coming up? Is it your first one at KC Smile Doc? If so, we’re so excited to visit with you and help you and your smile! To help you prepare for your appointment, our dentist, Dr. J. Richard Burch, and our dental team are happy to give you the… Read more »

What Can Cause Your Breath to Smell Bad?

Bad breath can be yours for various reasons, ranging from your intestinal tract, the bacteria in your mouth, and even tonsil stones. Today, our team in , , is happy to help you handle these sources of less than appealing breath and get you back to smiling with confidence. Intestinal Tract Do you ever burp… Read more »

Your Toothbrush Needs Attention

Did you know that toothbrushes only last 3-4 months? That means you need a new toothbrush every season of the year. Use this opportunity to treat yourself! There are many colors and styles available, even for adults. You spend a lot of time with your toothbrush; make sure you get one you like. Other things… Read more »

The Safest Way to Whiten Stained Teeth Is to Have a Dentist Administer a Dental Bleaching Treatment

If you were to look at your tooth enamel under a powerful microscope, you would see a porous structure made from tiny mineral crystals. When you consume dark foods and beverages, or occasionally use tobacco products, microscopic dark particles can adhere to the faces of your teeth. As time goes on they can start to… Read more »

The Basics of Canker Sores

Canker sores: they’re those pesky ulcers that form on the soft tissues inside your mouth. If you have one, here’s what you need to know: -Canker sores are different from cold sores. Cold sores only develop on the surface of your lips and are contagious. Canker sores only form on the insides of the mouth… Read more »

Upgrade Your Summer Smile by Caring for Your Dentures

Do you have dentures or are you looking to get dentures in the future? If so, it is extremely important to care for them so they can continue to care for you and give you the smile you desire. This includes regularly cleaning them and maintaining them as necessary. Listed below are a few tips… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Topic: Temporomandibular Joints

A TMJ refers to a temporomandibular joint, which resides in your jaw and is responsible for eating, chewing, and speaking. It is also the joint that controls the movement of your mouth that makes it open and close. If the joint should become damaged, a temporomandibular joint disorder can strike, which is also called a… Read more »

Consistently Brushing and Flossing? Add a Mouth Rinse!

Although flossing and brushing are very effective in getting between the gums and teeth, mouth rinse can get even further down since it is in the form of a liquid. Flossing daily and brushing twice a day should be a consistent part of your daily dental care, but another great addition is a mouth rinse!… Read more »

Dental Implants Restore a Lost Tooth

If you need to restore a lost tooth, then you have come to the right place! Our team at in , , offers dental implants as a way to restore a lost tooth and can improve your oral health. Dental implants are a successful dental procedure where a titanium post is surgically implanted in your… Read more »