The Truth About Tartar

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Tartar, also called dental calculus, is a hardened, calcified deposit on the teeth. It once was sticky plaque, but was allowed to remain and build up. Like a pupa changing into a butterfly, it now has become something else. Something much, much, worse. Unlike the beautiful butterfly, it is ugly.... Read more »

How Much Do You Know About Toothpaste?

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If you think you know all there is to know about toothpaste in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, then our dentist, Dr. Mark Jensen, would like to test that knowledge! The more you know about toothpaste, the better your brushing routine will be. And the better brushing routine you have, the better... Read more »

Enhance Your Smile with Mouthwash

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Did you know that there are many factors to consider when choosing a mouthwash; including its use as a teeth whitener? To learn more about mouthwash, please read the following: - Your dentist can give you recommendations about which mouthwash products will best suit your needs. - Mouthwash is tremendously... Read more »

Oral Care Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy

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If you are looking for a lifetime of healthy smiles, our Shawnee Village Dental team is happy to hear it and is excited to help. Our team is here to support you with your oral health needs. Today we have some tips to help you set down a healthy oral... Read more »

Improving your Oral Health

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Great oral health is a benefit to your life in more ways than one. From eliminating the possibility of cavities to helping your overall systemic health, the health of your teeth and mouth have a big impact on the quality of life you live every day. If you want a... Read more »

Risk Factors for Developing Periodontal Gum Disease

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There are many risk factors for developing periodontal gum disease. It can strike at any time, although it can be prevented with plaque removal treatments. The best plaque removal treatments are brushing and flossing and getting professional cleanings at least twice a year. For our dental team here at Shawnee... Read more »

Save your teeth from bruxism

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If you chronically grind your teeth while sleeping - a condition known as bruxism - or during other times of the day, you're at risk for some serious tooth health issues. Grinding teeth constantly can cause jaw issues, misaligned bites, and wear down your teeth to the point where they're... Read more »