When to Call the Dentist for a Visit

If you are woken up during night by a painful throbbing in a tooth or have lost or broken a tooth after a fall or accident, then you will want to make a visit to the dentist to receive treatment. However, a dental emergency is not the only reason for dental visits and treatment. It’s… Read more »

A Removable Partial Denture Can Replicate Missing Teeth

Things like dental trauma, untreated cavities and chronic problems with gum disease can lead to the loss of multiple teeth. Even the teeth that remain in their sockets around the affected area might have compromised roots that will eventually lead to tooth loss. If you are not comfortable with oral surgery and the prolonged time… Read more »

Working With Interdental Cleaners

As with all interdental cleaning tools, it is important to make sure that you are always using them effectively and not leaving big lapses in between treatments. Plaque and debris can easily get stuck between teeth, so it is important to always have effective interdental cleaning tools to rinse out areas that toothbrushes cannot reach…. Read more »

Tips on Achieving Your Top-Notch Smile This Year

You deserve a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile. Fortunately, our , Dr. , can help you reach your smile goals this year! In fact, this year is the perfect year to finally achieve a smile you’re proud of. There are a few things you can do to reach and maintain your top-notch smile, and those… Read more »

Snore Guards Are Available in Different Designs

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 40 million Americans suffer from some degree of sleep apnea. If left unchecked, the severe snoring and breathing interruptions caused by this chronic respiratory condition can lead to problems with high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. After you have received a professional diagnosis… Read more »

A Dental Bleaching Treatment Can Whiten Teeth with Tobacco Stains

Tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco can introduce complex chemicals and tar to your mouth. This can have an impact on your medical and oral health as well as the appearance of your teeth. Even occasional tobacco use can saturate your tooth enamel, leaving you with an unsightly smile tainted with shades of… Read more »

Dental Advice on Dental Anxiety Treatments

  Usually, dental anxiety is associated with fears of going to your dentist office or even receiving oral health care cleanings. No matter what the cause of your dental anxiety is, the good news is it can be treated. Not only are there in-office treatment methods to help alleviate concerns while you’re here, but there… Read more »

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 »

Stop a Cavity With a Dental Filling

Tooth enamel can become demineralized if you frequently consume acidic beverages or practice inconsistent oral hygiene, increasing the risk of a cavity. The growth of the natural bacteria in the oral cavity affects more and more of the once-healthy tooth enamel, creating tooth sensitivity, discomfort, and pain. If treated in time, our dentist can halt… 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 »