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 »

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 »