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April 16, 2022

My Tooth Was Knocked Out; Can I Put It Back in Myself?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 10:57 pm
Woman with tooth pain.

Let’s face it—accidents happen. And sometimes these accidents can cause you injury, including having a tooth knocked out! Per the American Association of Endodontists, it’s estimated that over 5 million adults and children get a tooth knocked out each year. But when this happens, is putting the tooth back in yourself a viable option until you can seek emergency dental care? Keep reading to learn more.


April 2, 2022

Tips for Keeping Your Dentures White and Bright

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 6:14 pm
Man smiling at dentist and receiving dentures.

If you have dentures, you know all about how awesome they are—they give your mouth the overhaul it needs and leave you with a dazzling smile that looks and feels fantastic. But just like your natural teeth, your dentures can also become stained and discolored as time passes! To prevent this from happening, it’s very important that you take the necessary steps to ensure that your dentures remain clean and stain-free. Keep reading to learn more.


March 4, 2022

Can I Get Dental Implants If I’m Pregnant?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 10:46 pm
Pregnant woman

It can be difficult to complete daily tasks if you are missing one or more teeth. This includes things like eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence. Over time, tooth loss can also lead to additional oral health issues, including misalignment, bone loss, and an increased risk of gum disease. Fortunately, dental implants are a solution that can help to prevent these problems. It is generally recommended that you start the process of replacing your missing your missing teeth as soon as you can, but what if you’re pregnant? Here’s what you need to know.


February 17, 2022

Have a Toothache at Night? Here’s How You Can Get to Sleep

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 10:01 pm
man with toothache at night

You’ve just hopped in bed and are about to sleep when you suddenly feel an aching in your teeth. If it persists, it could be an indicator of a dental emergency. Luckily, there are a few ways you can solve this problem! Read on to find out what might be causing your toothache at night and how you can get rid of it.


February 3, 2022

Can I Still Get Invisalign When I’m Older?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 9:55 pm
woman with straight teeth in Topeka

Are you wanting to get perfectly straight teeth? If so, you’ve probably looked into the various orthodontic treatments like clear aligners. But maybe you ask yourself, “Am I too old for Invisalign?” The good news is…you’re not! In fact, senior patients usually make better candidates for this process. Read on to learn why you can still get your dream smile with Invisalign.


January 27, 2022

Can Bonded Teeth Be Whitened?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 12:02 am
Woman pointing to her tooth

You already know that professional teeth whitening from your dentist is an effective, yet affordable way to enhance the natural beauty of your smile. In just one visit to the practice, you can walk out with a smile that’s several shades whiter. However, would you see the same results if you have direct bonding? Can you even whiten your bonded teeth? Continue reading to learn how bonding responds to teeth whitening and what your options are.


January 14, 2022

4 Important Reasons Why Invisalign Is Better Than DIY Clear Aligners

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 2:17 pm
Multiple Invisalign aligners next to Invisalign case

Are you interested in straightening your teeth? Long gone are the days of needing to wear metal brackets and dark-colored wires to achieve your smile goals! Now, you can opt for braces that are comfortable, effective, and discreet, but which company should you choose? Keep reading to learn four reasons why Invisalign is better than DIY clear aligners.


December 24, 2021

What Can I Do to Avoid Winter Mouth Issues?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 8:49 pm
humidifier running in house

There are all sorts of news bulletins providing you with ideas to “beat the heat” as summer approaches each year, but don’t forget to prepare for that other extreme season. After all, it’s not as if the human body is immune to extremely cold weather either.

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to avoid winter mouth issues in Topeka and Silver Lake. Keep reading to learn some simple tips from your dentist that will allow you to enjoy the snowy time of year without giving your oral health the cold shoulder.


December 4, 2021

Tips on New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 8:42 pm
women with 2022 new year’s balloons

Improving your health and keeping more money in your bank account, that’s a pretty excellent win-win situation right there. There are many New Year’s resolutions that will help you in both respects, and the ones that involve improving your oral health certainly qualify.

You can alter your daily oral hygiene regimen, and before long you’ve changed a problematic behavior without even thinking about it. Keep reading for suggestions from your dentist on New Year’s resolutions in Topeka and Silver Lake for a healthy smile.


November 4, 2021

Why Can the Holidays Mean Trouble for Dental Health?

Filed under: Uncategorized — docmichael @ 7:11 pm
plate of Christmas cookies

Whether it’s for the excitement of Christmas morning, watching Christmas movies with your friends, an extended break from working, or one of many other reasons, the holiday season definitely has a lot of fans. There are those out there, however, who see this as a concerning time of year fraught with danger – your teeth.

What’s that you say? Teeth aren’t capable of independent thought? Okay, maybe you have a point. But teeth have reason to be concerned when someone isn’t diligent about their oral hygiene regimen. Your dentist in Topeka and Silver Lake is here to explain the potential problems and how you can protect your oral health while enjoying holiday foods.

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