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A Healthy Smile Promotes General Wellness

March 16, 2021

Good oral health is about more than just a bright smile. Caring for your teeth and gums helps protect your overall health, and promote a better quality of life as well. We take steps to ensure our patients enjoy their time in our office, and we employ strict protocols on cleaning and disinfecting our office and tools to ensure the safety of our Kansas City, MO, patients.

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A Healthy Smile Is a Healthy You

When we take proper care of our smiles, this helps protect our immune system and maintain optimal overall health. For example, healthy smiles are linked to lower rates of diabetes, heart disease, and other disease or concerns linked to weakened immune systems. To care for your smile from home, be sure you brush your teeth when you wake up and again before going to bed for about two minutes each time. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles, and a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Be sure to floss too, cleaning between your teeth and reaching and removing the food particles that a toothbrush alone cannot. Daily brushing and flossing, when done early is linked to a lower risk of cavities, infection, and gum disease.

Keeping Our Office Clean and Safe

We know with the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many people are concerned. At our office, we continue to follow strict guideline for cleaning and disinfecting, including our tool and many surfaces people commonly touch, such as the bathrooms, waiting room areas, and door handles. If our staff feels under the weather, they stay home. If you need to reschedule because you feel ill, or worry about possibly contracting this illness, we understand and urge you to do so. If you need treatment that you feel cannot be put off, then contact our team and know that we take precautions to limit the risks of exposure.

General Treatment Options

Often, keeping smiles healthy and avoiding the risks of long-term illness means simple checkups and cleanings. Our general and preventive exams allow us to watch over your smile for signs of trouble addressing them in early stages. The cleaning means we can remove plaque and tartar to limit the risk of tooth decay or gum disease. We also have solutions for issues like TMJ disorder, bruxism (teeth grinding) and sleep apnea, and screen for oral cancer as well. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to give our team a call.

Do You Have Questions About General Dentistry?

With routine care at home and in our office, you and your family enjoy better oral health. To learn more about our preventive procedures, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.