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How Drinking Water Helps Oral Health

It’s no secret that hydration is important. It helps you maintain your body’s fluid balance, lose weight, improve your skin, and more. However, it also has many oral health benefits! At Overland Park Family Dental, we encourage our patients to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, or about a half-gallon. Today, we want […]

Why Do We Get Dental X-Rays?

If you get regular exams at our office, chances are you’ve gotten dental X-rays. Sometimes, our patients ask us why we take their X-rays when it might seem like Dr. Gallagher can see everything he needs to know with a visual examination of your teeth. However, dental X-rays reveal important clues that allow Dr. Gallagher […]

What Is a Periodontist?

As your neighborhood dentist, we never stop learning the newest and best techniques to care for your teeth. We constantly attend training on new technology, new techniques, and advances in the dental field. It is incredibly important that we are experts because our patients trust us with the health of their teeth. In addition, we […]

The History of Dental Hygiene

Oral health has been a priority for humans since ancient times. How did oral hygiene develop from 3000 BCE to today? Dental Hygiene in Ancient Times As far back as 3000 BCE, medical texts discussed oral health techniques. There is evidence that people used toothpicks at this time as well. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Etruscans […]