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September 30, 2016

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Topeka Patients Shouldn’t Ignore

woman sleeping soundly thanks to sleep apnea treatment from her Topeka dentistSleep apnea, the cessation of breathing for ten or more seconds at a time during sleep, is a common sleep disorder, but studies have revealed that many patients’ sleep apnea goes undiagnosed due to the lack of understanding of this disease and how it effects patients’ lives. As part of our ongoing dedication to helping patients achieve and maintain their optimal level of oral and overall health, we provide comfortable and effective oral appliance therapy for patients suffering from sleep apnea. However, we can’t help patients unless they know they have sleep apnea. Read this blog to find out some of the most common risk factors and warning signs of sleep apnea, and contact our office if you experience any combination of these symptoms. We review your case, and we partner with a local sleep physician to coordinate diagnosis and treatment.
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September 7, 2016

Silver Lake Dentist Says Come for a Back to School Exam

Routine dental care is a vital to maintaining your child’s health. Dr. Michael E. Michel, Silver Lake dentist, performs back-to-school check-ups.School is starting! While you’re searching out deals on shoes, backpacks or locker accessories, have you scheduled your child’s back to school check-up with Dr. Michael E. Michel, Silver Lake dentist? (more…)

June 30, 2016

Topeka dentist and the common causes of tooth pain

Could your tooth pain be something serious? Your Topeka/Silver Lake dentist, Dr. Michael E. Michel , cites common reasons for tooth pain.Your tooth starts throbbing. Your child says she has pain when she brushes her teeth. Causes of tooth pain vary. Your Topeka/Silver Lake dentist, Michael E. Michel DDS, uncovers reasons  behind tooth pain and relieves it so patients chew, bite, speak and smile in perfect health.

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January 20, 2016

Invisalign in Silver Lake: A metal-free orthodontic option

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invisalign silver lakeThe team at Michel Dental has some good news for anyone dealing with crooked, crowded, gapped or otherwise misaligned teeth. You’ve got a wonderful orthodontic option that doesn’t involve embarrassing, uncomfortable metal! That’s right, you can forget those conventional metal braces and opt for something more discreet in 2016. Learn more about Invisalign in Silver Lake, clear braces for adults and teens, today!

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January 14, 2016

Silver Lake dentist has nutrition guidelines for oral health

family dentist silver lakeAs your trusted Silver Lake dentist, I care deeply about the health your teeth. I also know that I can only do so much to keep your smile strong for a lifetime; a big portion of the job comes from you, and how you care for your mouth at home. That means regular brushing, flossing and eating a healthy, balanced diet, too. And it’s with the latter in mind that I write this blog post, our first of the new year! Keep reading for some top nutrition guidelines in 2016 — for a healthier mouth this year, and many more to come.

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October 21, 2015

Silver Lake dentist, Michael E. Michel DDS PA, finds the causes of and solutions to bad breath

woman covering mouth because of bad breath needs to visit the silver lake dentistBad breath. To some, it’s a joke. To others, it’s an embarrassment or a health problem. Michael E. Michel DDS uncovers the causes of halitosis and delivers solutions.
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August 20, 2015

Your Kids Could Benefit Greatly From Practicing Good Dental Habits – See Silver Lake Family Dentist, Dr. Michel

Keep your kids' oral health in prime shape.It’s really easy to take care of your teeth. Like, almost too easy. You know the drill: when a dental problem occurs you call our office in Silver Lake, KS and ask to see Dr. Michel. Then, if there is treatment or a procedure that needs to be performed, you schedule a time to get it done. That’s it. End of story. We think we do a great job at keeping people’s smile as healthy as possible. There’s only so much we can do on our end, though. We typically see problems as they are developing or after signs have been noticed, not before. We can pinpoint possible problematic areas for sure, but keeping problems from becoming bigger ones is all up to you.

Think about your kids for a second. They receive excellent dental care at our office but are they practicing good dental hygiene at home? If you’re not sure, we suggest sitting in on one of their morning routines and take note of what they are and aren’t doing correctly. There’s a lot you can learn about how your kids approach their oral health. If they could use a few pointers and some assistance, put on your cape and turn into Super Mom or Super Dad.
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August 19, 2015

Oral Health and Overall Health Are Always Linked

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — docmichael @ 6:18 pm

Keeping your oral health in tip-top shape is important.Your entire body is linked together in a very complex way. Any problems that one area of the body experiences can be felt in an entirely different place. Don’t believe us? Think about how you feel the next time the flu hits. It isn’t just your stomach that hurts, it’s the combination of headaches and body aches that brings you to your knees. It’s all a perfect example of how much your body relies on its other parts to survive.

Let’s switch gears and discuss why oral health is so important. Disease and other infections can plague your mouth. They can damage your smile so much that teeth may end up going missing or will need to be extracted in order to save your entire oral health. Infections don’t mess around and can become fatal if not properly treated. At Michel Dental in Silver Lake, KS, we always want patients to know how important it is to keep their oral health in optimal shape. It isn’t just a toothache you have to worry about because it could be much, much worse. Let Dr. Michael Michel be the Silver Lake dentist you can trust.
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July 22, 2015

Consider Veneers For A Hollywood Smile

137110504Have you ever wished you had a confident, more attractive smile that would make a celebrity jealous? While improving your oral health is always our priority, we understand that many patients are interested in achieving a smile that looks just as great as it feels. That’s why we’re happy to help patients erase flaws and improve the appearance of their teeth with our cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers in Silver Lake, KS. At Michel Dental, we’ll be happy to help you select the cosmetic treatment options that will give you the results you’re hoping for, including porcelain veneers. Dr. Michael Michel is the Silver Lake dentist you can trust!

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth for an immediate smile transformation. Individually crafted for each patient, these cosmetic enhancements are made from advanced material that closely resembles the appearance of natural dental enamel. Veneer replacement requires the permanent alteration, or shaping, of the problem tooth or teeth. No two dental cases are the same, so the veneer procedure will vary on your particular situation.

If you’re looking for advantages, there are plenty when it comes to receiving porcelain veneers:

• They provide a natural tooth appearance.
• Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
• Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
• The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected to where it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
• Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape.
• Veneers generally don’t require extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger aesthetic alternative.

Additional Cosmetic Dentistry Services We Offer

Our cosmetic dentistry services are vast and can help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. We’ll be happy to help you select the treatment option that will give you the results you’re hoping for. Additionally, we’re dedicated to providing restorations that are made from tooth-colored material so that patients don’t have to choose between health and aesthetic value.

Some of the ways in which you can improve the appearance of your smile include:

• Inlays and onlays
• Composite bonding
• Teeth whitening
• Invisalign
• Tooth-colored fillings
• Smile makeover
• Fixed bridges

Schedule an Appointment Today

Silver Lake cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michel, gives residents of Topeka, Silver Lake, Lawrence, Manhattan and surrounding areas quality care for distinctive smiles. If you’re in need of Silver Lake porcelain veneers treatment, speak with our friendly staff today and schedule an appointment.

July 6, 2015

Your Topeka Painless Dentist

ThinkstockPhotos-166637318Many people assume that dentistry has to be painful. Dental care is often portrayed negatively focusing on drills, and old fashioned tooth extraction. Patients who look terrified laying on uncomfortable chairs, so it’s no surprise how many millions of Americans report experiencing some level of dental anxiety. At Michel Dental, we don’t think visiting the dentist should hurt. Dr. Michael E. Michel and his skilled team will alleviate your dental pain without causing you more discomfort. Numerous dental health care issues have severely painful effects when left untreated. Preventive care and TMJ, endodontic therapy, and periodontic treatment from Dr. Michel, ensure you’ll have a lifetime of painless smiles. Call Michel Dental in Topeka, KS to schedule an appointment with painless dentist.

TMJ Dentist, Topeka

One of the most painful oral health care concerns a patient can experience is temporomandibular joint dysfunction often called TMJ or TMD. TMD may start as clicking or grinding in the temporomandibular joint (the joint that connect your jawbone – mandible to the rest of your skull), but TMD can lead to extreme pain when opening or closing your mouth, inability to open the mouth wide enough to eat or drink, headaches, neck pain, earaches, and even deafness in extreme cases. Dr. Michel has advanced studies in TMJ dysfunction and treatment through Bio Research prepared him to offer patients non-surgical answers to relieving their TMJ pain.

Endodontics Root Canal Therapy to Relieve Pain

Endodontics is the study and care of the inner tooth (pulp and nerves). Dr. Michel’s years of experience in endodontics make him an ideal choice to relieve pain related to infection of the inner tooth structures. You likely think root canal therapy has to hurt. Root canals have always been the stuff of dentistry nightmares, but innovative care from Dr. Michel will help relieve your pain not cause you more. Most of the pain associated with root canals is caused when the nerve housed inside the root canal is exposed to infection making the tooth extremely sensitive and causing pain. Root Canal Therapy removes the infection, but preserves as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

Periodontics Gum Disease Therapy

More than 50% of Americans suffer from some level of periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease can make eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, and other daily activities painful. More importantly, infection in the gums can spread through the body leading to fever and nausea, gum tissue or bone loss as well as increasing risk of heart disease, blood clot, and stroke. Periodontal therapy from Michel Dental will help you return to a healthy, pain free smile. By eliminating the infection and discovering the cause of the infection, Dr. Michel doesn’t just treat your gums. He helps you maintain periodontal health going forward.

Contact us for Painless Dentistry, Silver Lake

If you experience tooth pain or discomfort, Dr. Michel can help you reduce pain and improve your overall oral health. Dentistry doesn’t have to hurt, and at Michel Dental, we’ll help you look and feel great. Call us for an appointment today. Our Topeka, KS practice welcomes patients from surrounding communities including Silver Lake, Emporia, Lawrence and Manhattan.

 

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