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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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Supply And Demand

What do porcelain veneers have to do with supply and demand? Surely you remember from economics class. The law of supply and demand states that as long as there is a need or desire for something, there will always be a demand for it. Of course, public demand for something will always vary on a number of different aspects particularly that of limited supply.

When it comes to dentistry however, not everything seems to follow this rule, especially when it comes to a beautiful smile. Although there have been numerous new innovations in dental technology that have enabled dentists to provide their patients with the classic “Hollywood smile”, the public demand for a beautiful smile has never faltered.

Originally popularized in the 1980’s, porcelain veneers have emerged as one of the most effective tools in cosmic dentistry. They have allowed dentists everywhere to restore and improve the smiles of their patients and provide them with that coveted (and always in demand) beautiful smile.

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clear-braces

ClearCorrect clear braces are clear aligners that can straighten your teeth invisibly, without metal braces.

ClearCorrect clear braces can correct a wide variety of dental issues that keep people from achieving a smile that they love. Straight teeth don’t just look better; they function and work better too! If your teeth aren’t properly aligned, they may not bite properly; they may wear out faster and are more prone to cavities.

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The dental crown has been a basic staple in the dental profession’s bag of tricks for many years. Getting a crown is probably one of the most common and well known of all dental procedures.

What is a Dental Crown and Why do I Need It?

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration when a tooth-shaped cap is placed over a decayed or damaged tooth. It entirely covers the tooth above the gum line. A dental crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. For example, a crown can strengthen a tooth that has a large filling when there isn’t enough of the original tooth to actually hold the filling. A crown can also be used to cover a tooth that is discolored or badly shaped; or to cover a dental implant.

Not only is the patient’s oral health improved by restoring and strengthening a tooth with a dental crown, but it will also look beautiful, like a brand new tooth.

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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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dental-insurance-companies

The month of December is a very hectic time of year, and in the midst of planning and enjoying holiday celebrations, it is quite easy to forget to completely use all your remaining dental benefits and to renew your coverage with your dental insurance companies for the upcoming 2018 year.

This is one administrative aspect of managing your health that should go to the top of your “To Do List,” as your current dental insurance companies benefits will expire on December 31, 2017. We want to remind you that if you don’t use all of your dental insurance benefits by the end of each calendar year, you will most likely lose them, as they do not roll over to the next calendar year.

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Welcome to Premier Dental’s new blog!

We’re excited to share additional dental information and education to our community of patients and friends. We’ll publish articles that discuss dentistry important to our patients twice each month; everything from preventative dentistry to cosmetic dentistry!

Making sure we provide educational information that you can learn from and share is important to us and we want to keep you “in the know” about these subjects and more:

  • Our doctor and expert team
  • Procedures and technology available in our office
  • Tips to keep your smile healthy
  • How your dental health impacts your overall physical health

We won’t talk in technical, dental terminology, we want you to keep reading out blogs … not put you to sleep!

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