Early Signs of Gum Disease

At Sullivan Family Dental in Westwood, KS, we provide preventive and periodontal care to prevent and treat gum disease. In this blog post, we talk about what causes gum disease, how you can prevent it, and early warning signs to watch out for at home. What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs … Continue reading “Early Signs of Gum Disease”

The Importance of Sleep Apnea Treatment

It’s a common misconception that sleep apnea is nothing more than annoying snoring. But in fact, this is a serious condition that can be deadly if left untreated. If you’re not sure whether or not you have sleep apnea, read on to learn about its signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Treatment will not only … Continue reading “The Importance of Sleep Apnea Treatment”

Back-to-School Dental Tips

Going back to school is an exciting time for every child. It’s a chance to start fresh with a few new school supplies and maybe an updated look. A new school year can also remind kids about healthy habits that may have fallen by the wayside during the summer. After all, great oral health and … Continue reading “Back-to-School Dental Tips”

Delicious Summer Treats That Won’t Ruin Your Smile

Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy delicious, nutritious foods that are good for you? What you eat has a major impact on your oral health, so it’s important to choose foods that support your healthy brushing and flossing habits. Here are some tooth-friendly treats that’ll keep you refreshed all … Continue reading “Delicious Summer Treats That Won’t Ruin Your Smile”

The Link Between Gum Disease & Alzheimer’s Disease

Recent studies suggest that gum disease could be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Before summarizing the scientific findings, let’s turn to a brief review of these diseases. Gum Disease More than 75% of American adults over age 35 develop a form of gum disease, which typically results from poor oral hygiene. Although it’s normal … Continue reading “The Link Between Gum Disease & Alzheimer’s Disease”

Dental Resolutions for 2019

All of us resolve to make our lives better and improve ourselves at the start of the New Year. The most common New Year’s Resolutions include wanting to: Save more money/spend less money Learn a new skill Exercise more Get organized Eat healthier Lose weight Read more Stress less We applaud you if you’ve set … Continue reading “Dental Resolutions for 2019”

Is Honey Good for My Child’s Teeth?

Due to honey’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, it has been used to treat infected wounds since 3000 BC, and it can soothe sore throats and coughs when taken orally. Most children love the sweet taste of honey, but is it good for your kid’s teeth? Honey & Cavities First of all, you should never feed … Continue reading “Is Honey Good for My Child’s Teeth?”

Dental Fads That Are Bad for Your Teeth

We all want a whiter, brighter, and healthier smile, but unfortunately some people go to extreme lengths to get one. While there are many great ways to maintain a gorgeous smile at home, there are some popular fads that are actually damaging for your teeth. Read on to learn which dental trends to avoid to … Continue reading “Dental Fads That Are Bad for Your Teeth”

5 Tips for Avoiding Cavities

It’s Friday evening. You’ve decided to indulge yourself in a stay-at-home movie night. You buy a large amount of food to snack on during your film. As you start to crunch on your popcorn, you feel a pain and decide to plan a visit the dentist to check it out. After your dental appointment, you … Continue reading “5 Tips for Avoiding Cavities”