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Early Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Check out our blog post to learn about the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults: gum disease. We describe warning signs of gingivitis (or swollen gums) to watch for. If you experience these symptoms, call our dental office to notify Dr. Gallagher and schedule an appointment before you develop periodontitis!

How Drinking Water Helps Oral Health

Read our blog post to learn how drinking water can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. From fighting cavities to washing away food debris to increasing saliva production, water improves your oral health. To learn more about how water can help your smile, call our Overland Park Family Dental office!

What Happens If I Don’t Brush My Teeth?

You’ve surely heard that you should brush your teeth twice a day, every day, for at least two minutes each time. Read our blog post to learn about what can happen if you miss your regularly scheduled brushing. While it won’t happen immediately, missing too much brushing could lead to tooth decay. Make sure your teeth are healthy by scheduling a dental visit!

Why Do We Get Dental X-Rays?

Even though you’re probably used to have X-rays taken when you go to the dentist, you may wonder why we need to take dental X-rays in the first place. Read our blog post to learn about how X-rays are a helpful diagnostic and planning tool that dentists use to ensure you get the best care. Call today to schedule your exam and X-rays.