You Should Take Preventive Care Seriously

Preventive dental care is very beneficial, especially if you’re interested in having a strong, healthy and top-notch smile. This is because preventive care can help you avoid minor and major dental issues, like tooth decay, gum disease, enamel erosion, tooth cracks and more. You should make preventive care a top priority. To do so, you should be doing the following... read more »

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 »

Antiseptic Mouthwash Can Help Kill Additional Oral Bacteria

The American Dental Association advocates a consistent oral hygiene routine to help remove bacterial matter before it can contribute to oral health problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease. This is based on a daily focus of brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to thoroughly floss at least once each day. When your brush it... read more »

Get Your Child’s Smile Ready for Halloween by Using Our Tips

Halloween is a fun time of year that involves decorating the house, planning parties, picking costumes, and eating immense amounts of candy. As you may have already guessed, the smile isn’t quite fond of this holiday, especially because of the risks of dental issues. However, if you prepare now, that doesn’t have to be the case. So, to help you... 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 »

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 »

Facts About Crowns

A dental crown or cap is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, appearance, and strength. The dental crown will cover the entire visible portion of the tooth. When might Drs. Hungerford, Witcher, Walker, Snowden, and Philpott recommend a dental crown in Manhattan, Kansas? - To keep a weak tooth from breaking -... read more »