What Are the Benefits of Periodontics?

Did you know periodontics is a highly specialized branch of dentistry designed to focus entirely on the treatment of periodontal disease and similar conditions that arise within your gums? If you have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, it means your gum tissues are infected and need to be treated. If left untreated, tooth loss can occur. Spotting gum... read more »

The Causes of Halitosis

Bad breath can be embarrassing and hard to live with. If you are one of the many who suffers from halitosis, also known as bad breath, then you are not alone. That is why our team here at Family & Implant Dentistry in Manhattan, Kansas is happy to talk to you about halitosis, and what causes it, so you can... read more »

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 »

Which Drinks with Stain Your Teeth?

You’ve probably heard that there are a number of steps you’ll need to try if you’re interested in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. However, would you be surprised to learn that drinking some of your favorite beverages could cause a few dental issues? For example, did you know that drinking alcohol might affect your teeth and gums? In fact,... read more »

Caring for Your Gums

Most people think that it’s important to take care of their teeth. And we know that the consequences of not doing so--such as tooth decay--can be unpleasant. But adequately caring for your gums is equally as important. If your gums are neglected, gum disease can easily develop, and your gums, teeth, and other tissues can be irreversibly damaged. Your gums... 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 »

Identifying the Reasons for Your Bleeding Gums

If your gums tend to bleed every time you eat, brush your teeth, or simply chew gum, you may be suffering from a serious problem and it should not be ignored. Bleeding gums can be a side effect of one or more of the following problems: • Gingivitis: Gingivitis is a dangerous disease that causes your gums to swell and... 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 »

Find the Best Toothpaste for Your Smile by Looking for these 4 Things

As you search for the best toothpaste for your smile, it is important to look for toothpaste that has the following: American Dental Association Approval Make sure your toothpaste has been approved by the ADA. If it has been approved, it means that it has undergone many evaluations that have tested for safety and effectiveness. Fluoride Minerals are added to... read more »