Posts Tagged ‘ tooth decay ’

Wichita Dentist – What is Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth is not a disease but it is a side effect of some diseases. Certain medications, aging, radiation and chemotherapy, allergies, and dehydration may also cause dry mouth. Is Dry Mouth A Problem? It can be. Saliva contains enzymes that aid in digestion. It also neutralizes the acid caused by bacteria, limits bacterial growth, […]

Wichita Dentist – What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. You may be aware of it or you may grind, gnash, or clench your teeth unconsciously or even in your sleep. Here are three fast facts about bruxism: Anyone can grind their teeth at any age. Stress, anxiety, hyperactivity, certain medications, an uneven bite, or missing teeth […]

Wichita Dentist – Oral Health Is Overall Health

If you think your oral health has nothing to do with your overall health – think again. Your mouth is an entry point to the rest of your body and scientists continue to find links between our teeth and our wellbeing. Here is just some of what we know: There may be 700 species of […]

Wichita Dentist – Wichita Family Dental Is Open for All Dentistry

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR ALL DENTISTRY Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. Our office follows infection control recommendations made […]

Wichita Dentist – Seven Signs You Should Call Wichita Family Dental in Wichita, KS

1. Sensitivity to Hot and Cold. If your teeth feel sensitive when you eat ice cream or have a cup of hot coffee, it could be tooth decay or cracks in your tooth’s enamel. Left untreated, these issues can worsen. A dental visit now will prevent large expenses later. 2. Bleeding Gums. If you experience bleeding […]

Wichita Dentist – How Does Smoking Affect Your Teeth?

Smoking can cause many oral health issues, including gum disease, tooth discoloration, tooth loss, and even oral cancer. The nicotine and tar found in cigarettes can turn your teeth yellow fairly rapidly. Long-term use may even turn your teeth brown. Smoking produces more bacterial plaque and a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream which causes […]

Wichita Dentist – Diseases That Cause Oral Health Issues

There are many diseases that can affect your oral health along with other parts of your body. Some can erode teeth, cause tooth decay, and bad breath. Acid reflux is a disease that causes stomach acid to flow back up the esophagus. The stomach acid can severely erode the enamel on your teeth, particularly your […]

Wichita Dentist – Do I Need Dentures?

If you have missing teeth, dentures may be a good fit for you. What are Dentures? A denture is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth to replace your natural teeth. At Wichita Family Dental, we offer two different kinds of dentures, complete and immediate. Complete dentures are for patients who have lost all […]

Wichita Dentist – Your Child’s Teeth

A new baby is an exciting time in a family’s life! Even before your baby is born, you can start to protect their oral health. Decay-causing bacteria can be passed from a mother to her unborn child, so a healthy diet and good brushing and flossing techniques can prevent dental disease in both your child’s […]