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!

Worst Types of Food for Teeth

They say you are what you eat, but did you know that what you eat can also have lasting effects on your teeth? Candy Everyone knows that candy is bad for your teeth. From hard to chewy, the sugar and acid in candy can really wear away at your enamel and can cause – you […]

Oil Pulling: Good or Bad for Your Teeth?

Some health trends that have been around for centuries come back into the popular culture as “miracle cures.” Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice developed more than 3000 years ago. However, it was brought back into popularity in India in the 1990s as an alternative medicine. Oil pulling is the act of taking one tablespoon […]

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

An owl wondering why humans have wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth, the colloquial name for the last molars to erupt sometime between ages 17 and 25, are known as some of the most painful. Taken from the Oxford Dictionary: “Although formally known as third molars, the common name is wisdom teeth because they appear so late – much later than the other teeth, at […]