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?”

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”

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”