Sweet, little toothless smiles are so cute, and when your baby’s teeth come in, their smiles become even more contagious. We all know that baby teeth are temporary; appearing around 6 months of age and then falling out to be replaced by adult teeth around the age of 5. That begs the question – how important are those temporary baby teeth?

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Spit makes the world go round… not really, but it is very important and provides us with many advantages! More important than you may think, actually. According to WebMD, saliva production helps keep us healthy; it helps us digest our food, keeps our teeth strong, and our mouth comfortable. Having too little of saliva can lead to discomfort and a condition called dry mouth.

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Having sensitive teeth can be very uncomfortable. It affects how people chew, eat, drink, or perform any action with the mouth. For many individuals, sensitive teeth cause severe pain and leave them incapable of enjoying daily life.

In most situations, temporary pain is caused by weakened tooth enamel, a visible tooth root, or even a chipped tooth. Overall, many causes can lead to sensitive teeth, but there are things you can try to counteract its effects.

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Your dental and oral health is an integral part of your overall well-being. Without healthy gums and teeth, everything from your ability to speak and eat comfortably to even your sense of self-confidence may be affected. That is why it’s so important to find a good dentist in Lee’s Summit, but how do you make that choice?

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Corporate vs. Local: Clash of Styles

As you probably know, large corporate franchises are some of the most influential and respected types of businesses in the world today. Across the country, as our economy continues to become more globalized, many local restaurants, grocery and convenience stores have been faced with the difficult task of competing head to head with these corporate giants. Unfortunately, they often come up short. While global corporations continue to rule the distribution of goods and commodities, in the providing of health care, determining a clear-cut winner is much more difficult. Such is the case with a private dental practice or local dentist as opposed to corporate dental centers.

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Celebrate World Oral Health Day on March 20th

Sink your teeth into dental health and wellness by celebrating World Oral Health Day on March 20th. First declared in 2007 but not fully activated until 2013, this day allows you to embrace consistent oral hygiene practices and their importance to overall wellness. With its themes and armed with help from dental health professionals, you’ll learn the many benefits of taking care of your teeth and gums. And, you’ll have fun doing it!

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Offering dental health services to children of all ages (0-100) is our passion! In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we have compiled a list of some useful ideas and tips, that we hope may help you find the best way to teach your kiddo how to properly brush and care for their teeth. While teaching a particularly young child the right way to brush, floss, and develop a good oral health care routine may seem like a daunting task. But, sometimes a little imagination and a few simple changes can make all the difference!

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Corporate Dental vs. Private Dental with a Local Dentist

Large corporate franchises are some of the most prestigious and influential companies in the world today. As our economy continues to become more and more globalized, many local grocery stores, convenience stores, and restaurants, have been faced with the difficult task of competing head to head with these corporations, and often coming up short. While global corporations continue to dominate the distribution of goods and commodities, determining a clear-cut winner in the health care arena is much more difficult. Such is the case with a local dentist or privately owned dental practices as opposed to corporate dental centers.

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Emergency Dental Care:  Accidents Happen!

So, imagine if you will, sitting down to enjoy a nice meal with family, or perhaps even playing a friendly game of catch in the backyard, when suddenly it happens! Maybe you take your eye off the ball for just a moment, or maybe you just bite into something that’s a bit too hard. Regardless the result is always the same; the crunching sensation in your mouth, followed by a sharp, stinging pain that seems to reverberate throughout your body. Sure enough, you have just broken a tooth and you need emergency dental care!

In situations such as this, obviously options are limited (particularly on weekends or holidays) and therefore it may seem as though you’re in quite a pickle! Fortunately, we at Premier Dental understand that this sort of thing can happen, and are more than willing to help you in your time of need. Providing emergency dental care is a service we take great pride in providing our patients with, we all know accidents happen so let us help you out!

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One of the most attractive things about any person is their beautiful smile. Your smile is your signature way of greeting others and shows that you are healthy, happy, and take great care of yourself.

People with yellow teeth, missing teeth, and bad breath due to gum infections tend to leave a less positive impression on others, mostly because they tend to present as having low self-esteem. They also smile less because they are self-conscious about their dental issues.

In order to prevent unnecessary expense as well as tooth loss and oral cancer before it happens, it is crucial to schedule your dental appointment twice a year. At your dental appointment, Dr. Caye at Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit will inspect your mouth for signs of damage, such as loose or cracked teeth, periodontal disease, and oral cancer. He will take intraoral photos and x-rays to detect the early stages of tooth decay and prescribe a mouth guard if he sees signs that you are grinding your teeth. Finally, our professional oral hygienist will clean your teeth and gums. Afterwards, Dr. Caye may opt to seal any deep grooves or pits in your teeth with a sealant that prevents bacteria from settling in and causing additional decay that can lead to cavities and other issues.

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