Did You Know That Genetics Can Impact Your Teeth?

Would you be surprised to hear that there are several things you’ll have to do if you’d like to enjoy a healthy smile? For example, you may have been told that brushing and flossing are very important, but did you know that your genetic predisposition can also impact your oral health? In other words, regardless of the care you give your... read more »

Can Chewing Gum Keep Your Mouth Healthy?

Can chewing gum keep your mouth healthy? According to many studies that have been done, chewing sugarless gum for roughly 20 minutes after eating can help strengthen your tooth enamel. The reason is due to an increase in saliva production, which can rinse away plaque buildup, neutralize harmful acids, and prevent cavities. Here are a few tips to remember when... read more »

Are You Vulnerable to Cavities?

Did you know that there are people who don’t brush their teeth but still don’t get cavities? Other brush and floss their teeth regularly, but still find themselves fighting tooth decay. Sadly, some people are more vulnerable to cavities than others are, but did you know that you could be more vulnerable to tooth decay because of genetics? For example,... read more »

Cavities Can Ruin Mouths, so Prevent Them from Ever Occurring

Cavities can turn even the happiest of smiles bad. They are caused by harmful acids that eat away at our tooth enamel, causing holes to form. The best way to prevent cavities is to attack the source of the cavities. Plaque buildup consists of bacteria that accumulates over time and uses the food we eat, specifically sugar, against us. It... read more »

Sugarless Gum Can Help Prevent Cavities

It may come as a surprise to hear that chewing sugarless come can help prevent tooth decay. It’s true! Studies have shown that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes can help prevent cavities. How does chewing gum help? The flow of saliva is increased when you chew sugarless gum. The saliva then washes away food and debris. It also neutralizes... read more »

How to Celebrate a Smile-Friendly Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, we encourage you to celebrate the festivities by making healthy choices for your healthy smile. Whether you are planning a family feast or traveling to connect with loved ones this Thanksgiving, at Family & Implant Dentistry in Manhattan, Kansas, Josh Walker and our team want to share some tips to help you celebrate the holidays with smile-friendly fare. --... read more »

What Are the Parts of Your Teeth and Do They Affect Tooth Sensitivity?

Do your pearly whites experience pain when you eat or drink something that is hot, or cold? Tooth sensitivity is the sharp burst of pain your teeth feel if you have tooth sensitivity and they touch something hot or cold. This is likely from exposed dentin, that layer of the tooth below the tooth enamel that is filled with microscopic tubules... read more »

Fresh Breath and a Healthier Smile

When you are taking good care of your oral health with daily teeth brushing and flossing, you might think that is all you need to do. But a simple use of a mouth rinse after your routine can help your pearly whites in several ways. Mouthwashes, depending on their ingredients, can help prevent gum disease, reduce cavities, make a canker... read more »