How Safe Are X-Rays?

Digital dental X-rays are special pictures that show what’s underneath the surface of tissues in a patient’s mouth. They help our team diagnose dental disease and other problems in the mouth and jaw. Purposes of Dental X-Rays At Sullivan Family Dental, we may recommend dental X-rays every so often for various reasons. For example, if … Continue reading “How Safe Are X-Rays?”

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

Root canal treatment has a bad reputation but thanks to modern technology, techniques, and dental sedation, they’re now less stressful and virtually pain-free! Plus, Sullivan Family Dental offers a variety of financial options, such as our Dental Membership Plan, third-party financing through CareCredit, HSAs, and FSAs. In this blog post, we go over a few … Continue reading “Signs You Might Need a Root Canal”

How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?

Having bad breath is a personal nuisance and can have some serious effects on your interpersonal relationships. It’s difficult to feel confident talking to others when every word you say is accompanied by a foul smell. If you’re currently battling bad breath, here are some tips! Evaluate Your At-Home Dental Routine One of the easiest … Continue reading “How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?”

When Is a Tooth Extraction Better Than Saving It?

At Sullivan Family Dental, we usually believe that saving your natural tooth is better than extracting it. That’s why we may recommend root canal therapy over a tooth extraction if the situation calls for it. However, there are special instances when it is preferable to go the tooth extraction route. Overcrowding Some patients experience overcrowding … Continue reading “When Is a Tooth Extraction Better Than Saving It?”

What Does a Perfect Smile Look Like?

Are you dreaming of having a perfect smile? What is the perfect smile anyway? Take a good look at the smiles that you think are beautiful. Even though they may all be attractive, you’ll notice a wide range when it comes to the color, size, shape, and alignment of teeth. As dental professionals, we believe … Continue reading “What Does a Perfect Smile Look Like?”

How to Help My Kids Build Good Dental Habits

Teaching your child good dental hygiene can help them throughout their entire life. It’s not always easy to teach your child a new life skill though. Here are some simple tips to help your child build good dental habits. 1. Set a Good Example Show your child that you have a good attitude about eating … Continue reading “How to Help My Kids Build Good Dental Habits”

Benefits of Dentures

If you are missing a few teeth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth, dentures may be a good option for you to restore your ability to speak, eat, and smile with confidence! 1. Cost-Effective Dentures are usually a budget-friendly tooth replacement solution. During your consultation, we will discuss a cost estimate of your treatment … Continue reading “Benefits of Dentures”

Why Should I Visit the Dentist If Nothing Is Wrong?

Some people think that they don’t need to go to the dentist until they have a toothache or something else bothering them. That, however, is a myth. And it’s a dangerous one at that. In this blog post, we’ll let you know why twice-yearly visits to Sullivan Family Dental, your family dentist in Westwood, KS, … Continue reading “Why Should I Visit the Dentist If Nothing Is Wrong?”

Tips for Improving Your Oral Health

If you neglect your oral health, you can end up with a variety of problems, such as chronic bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay, infections, tooth loss, and pain. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to improve your oral health habits and protect your smile from dental disease! Here are four simple tips: … Continue reading “Tips for Improving Your Oral Health”