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 »

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 »

How Chewing Sugarless Gum Can Help Your Oral Health

In order to maintain ideal oral health, it is imperative that you uphold proper dental hygiene. Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day. Also, floss your teeth at least once a day. In addition, be sure to visit Family & Implant Dentistry at least twice a year. If you would like a little extra help... read more »

Things to Consider When Taking Care of Your Temporary Crown

The temporary crown Dr. Josh Walker installed during the initial crown procedure is little more than a hard plastic cap designed to protect the abutment within. It is only meant to last for a short time, while you wait for the dental lab to complete your permanent crown. The temporary crown does not fully restore the full function of the... read more »