Oral Health Advice for Kids

Do you want to help your kid have the top-notch oral health they deserve? If so, our dentist, Dr. Josh Walker, is happy to help you by giving you the tips you need. There are things you can do regularly to keep your kid’s teeth, gums, and smile in the best shape possible. Those things are: -Make sure your kid... 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 »

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 »

Changes in Floss Over Time

Our dentists and team stress the importance of flossing daily. According to the ADA, only 12 percent of Americans floss every day. Despite this low percentage, the flossing concept isn’t a new one. Evidence suggests that interdental cleaning has been practiced since Prehistoric times. Researchers have found evidence of floss use in prehistoric times. Archeologists have found evidence that Neanderthals... read more »

Is Your Mouth Affected by Alcohol Consumption?

On average, out of every $100 dollars an American spends, one goes to alcohol. While having alcohol isn’t uncommon, did you know that it can cause serious damage to your oral health? In other words, while you have probably heard that red wine will stain your teeth, you could be causing more harm to your teeth. You see, alcoholic beverages... read more »

All You Need to Know About Dental Care and Nutrition for Seniors

If you are one who believes that tooth loss is inevitable as a senior, our Family & Implant Dentistry team is here to change your mind set! It is very possible for you to keep a strong, healthy, and natural smile throughout your life, and all you need to do is keep up on oral hygiene, visit your dentist, and... 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 »

What Makes the Tongue Tick?

Your tongue is as vital to your oral health as your teeth, gums and jaw. What do you know about this muscle that works hard for you every day, helping you to talk, eat, taste and even kiss? Here are some things to help you understand this part of your anatomy. What is the tongue? Approximately four-inches long, this muscle... read more »