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”
Reasons for Teeth Sensitivity
Do you suffer from sensitive teeth? While sometimes the sensation is merely annoying, it usually is quite painful! Eating or drinking certain things, like ice cream or hot coffee, can cause discomfort and even a bit of anxiety. In this blog post, we discuss a few common reasons behind teeth sensitivity. Thin Enamel Thin tooth … Continue reading “Reasons for Teeth Sensitivity”
Signs You Need a Dental Implant
Do you find yourself avoiding pictures or hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed about missing or damaged teeth? If so, our team can help. While we offer multiple restorative treatments for missing teeth, today we want to focus on dental implants. If any of these situations apply to you, give us a call to schedule … Continue reading “Signs You Need a Dental Implant”
Tooth Extraction Myths
A tooth extraction is sometimes necessary to preserve the overall health of your smile. If Dr. Sullivan decides you need a tooth extraction, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. To help you feel more at ease about this restorative procedure, today we’re busting 3 myths about tooth extractions. Myth #1 “A Tooth Extraction … Continue reading “Tooth Extraction Myths”
Should I Get Dental Implants?
Do you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth? You might feel self-conscious when smiling or experience difficulty eating. While partial and full dentures are a great solution for some patients, there is another excellent tooth replacement solution: dental implants. Read on to learn why you should consider dental implants. Natural-Looking In terms of … Continue reading “Should I Get Dental Implants?”