Summertime Foods & Drinks to Avoid

It’s summertime, and everywhere you turn there are temptations to indulge in something delicious: ice cream, popsicles, popcorn, hot dogs, smoothies, and fruity drinks. It’s hard enough on your waistline, but what about your teeth? Here is a comprehensive list of foods and drinks you should avoid for the sake of your teeth! Popsicles In […]

Should You Rinse After Brushing?

You may be surprised to learn that rinsing your mouth with water after brushing can remove beneficial fluoride. You shouldn’t swallow your toothpaste, but rinsing with as little water as possible can be good for your teeth. Here’s how to protect your teeth with fluoride at home. Don’t Rinse All the Toothpaste Out Some refer […]

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

teeth whitening at Overland Park Family Dental in Overland Park, KS

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice when you meet for the first time. When our teeth look fantastic, that first impression will most assuredly be a good one! Unfortunately our teeth will slowly stain over years of constant exposure to various types of food and drinks, giving them a dull […]

What Type of Teeth Whitening is Right for You?

A smiling woman who has undergone teeth whitening

If you’re thinking of giving your pearly whites a fresh look with a teeth whitening treatment, you’re probably not sure where to start. Are strips better than gels? Will gels make my teeth sensitive? Can I use trays that aren’t custom-made to fit my mouth? We’re here to answer any of your questions! Over-the-Counter Teeth […]