Content Smiles: Tooth Brushing Care

An effective toothbrush care plan includes making sure that your toothbrush is always functioning as it is intended to. If you notice any abnormalities or irregularities in its look or its ability to effectively clean out your mouth, it may be time to replace it. Seek out alternative cleaning utensils or any utensils that are easy to operate or function... 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 »

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 »

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 »

A History Lesson behind the Toothbrush

Nearly 5,000 years ago, the toothbrush became more than just an idea. Today our team is going to give you a small history lesson behind the toothbrush and how it came to be what it is today. Tools used for brushing teeth have dated back to 3000 BC, when the Egyptians would make brushes from fraying the end of a... read more »