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?”

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Ouch! You bit down on to something that was too hard and cracked a tooth. Or maybe it’s a toothache. Perhaps you tripped over the dog and knocked out a tooth. All of these are considered dental emergencies, and your team at Sullivan Family Dental wants you to be prepared for these kinds of situations … Continue reading “What to Do in a Dental Emergency”

How Stress Impacts Your Dental Health

Stress is a part of everyday life but too much stress can have adverse effects on your health…even your oral health. Yes, stressing out over work, finances, or things that just didn’t go right in your day can cause problems with your teeth and gums! Sores in Your Mouth/Canker Sores If you are stressing out … Continue reading “How Stress Impacts Your Dental Health”

Is Thumbsucking Bad for Teeth?

Although most children stop sucking their thumbs between the ages of two and four, thumbsucking may have already taken a toll on their pearly whites. Thumbsucking is an absolutely natural reflex for infants that sometimes carries into toddlerhood, preschool years, and beyond. Will Thumbsucking Cause Only Cosmetic Dental Damage? The effects of thumbsucking are far … Continue reading “Is Thumbsucking Bad for Teeth?”

Four Helpful Tips for Teaching Kids About Oral Health

Most kids learn lessons all day long – only some of which they’re actually excited to learn. Teach a child a popular sport or how to make cookies, and you’ll receive full attention. Teach a child to eat vegetables or to take a bath, and you’ll likely receive complaints plus some rejection. Unfortunately, oral health … Continue reading “Four Helpful Tips for Teaching Kids About Oral Health”

Fun Ways to Drink More Water

Is it possible that 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration? Are you one of them? Dehydration is not just bad for your body…it’s also bad for your oral health. Water strengthens your teeth, keeps your mouth clean, fights dry mouth, and is also calorie-free! Here are fun ways to drink more water. Keep Water … Continue reading “Fun Ways to Drink More Water”

5 Oral Health Tools Every Woman Should Own

Your smile is important to you. Oral health care is not only a necessary component of your beauty routine, but it is also a crucial factor in leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Sure you brush and floss, but are you missing something? Here are 5 important oral health tools every woman should own.  1. … Continue reading “5 Oral Health Tools Every Woman Should Own”