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 […]

8 Simple Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Bad breath is incredibly frustrating, discouraging, and embarrassing. Beyond this, it can catch us off guard without any products on hand. Thankfully, Dr. Creighton Gallagher and team at Overland Park Family Dental are happy to alongside you in addition to these home remedies for bad breath. 1. Hydrate. Drink plenty of water. Swish it around […]

How the Heat Can Affect Your Teeth

With July just around the corner, summer time and the heat that it brings is in full swing. Now is the time to go outside and enjoy the outdoors while the sun is shining and the sky is blue. As the summer progresses, the heat will continue to rise, and we want to make sure […]

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 […]