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October 16, 2016

Tips to Find the Right Family Dentist in Topeka

You need a new family dentist, but how do you find one? Follow these tips to a new dental care provider. It could be Dr. Michael E. Michael in Topeka.At Michel Dental, nothing is more important that your family’s comfort and oral health.  We want to help you choose a trusted family dentist in Topeka who will serve your needs best. Following  are suggestions for how to find a dental practice well suited to you and yours.

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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 14, 2016

Topeka dentist saves you money with preventive dentistry

Preserve oral health and save money with preventive services from Dr. MIchael Michel, Topeka dentist. Read about keeping bright smiles for a lifetime.Your oral health affects how you look, feel about yourself, eat, speak and many other aspects of day to day life and longevity.  How healthy your teeth and gums are  impacts your wallet, too. Dental neglect translates to complex procedures that cost money. You and your family deserve better. Invest in preventive dentistry with Silver Lake dentist, Dr. Michael E. Michel. (more…)

November 23, 2015

Silver Lake Dentist: Difference Between Plaque & Tartar

silver lake dentistThere are a few questions we dentists get all the time. Some are simple to answer: how often should I floss? Every day. Other questions, though, require a little more thought and explanation. One thing a lot of patients ask about is this: what’s the difference between plaque and tartar? It’s a great question, and knowing the answer can greatly improve your oral health. Today Dr. Michael Michel, your trusted Silver Lake dentist, weighs in on plaque and tartar.

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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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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.

 

June 6, 2015

Silver Lake Family Dentist – Michael E. Michel

ThinkstockPhotos-170082888It’s never easy choosing a new physician or finding one who can treat the whole family, but Dr. Michael E. Michel opened his Topeka, KS family dentistry practice more than 30 years ago. His years of experience, education, and continual dedication to serving his patients of all ages make Michel Dental a great option for the oral health of the whole family from pediatric to geriatric. Whatever your dental health care needs, Dr. Michel treats the whole family in one of two convenient locations. Call to schedule an appointment with our Silver Lake or Topeka, KS offices today.
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December 24, 2014

Start the New Year off Right with Preventive Dentistry in Topeka, KS

170082992Another New Year. Fresh start, clean slate, clean teeth. Yep, your read that correctly. Clean teeth. Why not start the New Year off with a beautiful and healthy smile? With preventive dentistry from Dr. Michael Michel in Topeka, KS, you and your entire family can look forward to a year of your best oral health.
As a family and general dentist, Dr. Michel’s primary concern is preventing oral health problems before you experience even one symptom. With this in mind, and following the recommendation of the American Dental Association, Dr. Michel and his team would like to see you and yours for dental checkups every six months.
At these checkups, we will clean your teeth and remove plaque, check for any signs of gum disease, examine for tooth decay and take x-rays when necessary to find hidden spots of decay. Of course, if decay is found, then Dr. Michel will want to treat as soon as possible with a tooth-colored filling made of composite resin. Left untreated, decay can lead to further tooth damage, the need for root canal therapy or even tooth extraction.
In the case of gum disease, the need for expedient treatment is likewise necessary. Dr. Michel will treat with deep cleaning below the gum line and antibiotics at the site. These will help eliminate the bacteria that causes the infection of gum disease. This bacteria can spread throughout the body and increase your risk of heart disease, pulmonary infections, gastric ulcer re-infection, and other severe health issues. Thus, healthy gums are not only imperative to your oral healthy, but to your overall health, as well.
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If you would like to start your New Year with a clean slate and clean teeth, then call the office of Dr. Michael Michel in Topeka, KS. We also offer preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to patients in Topeka, Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas.

September 4, 2013

Start Out the New School Year Right with a Dental Checkup

Fall is on the way and your children are heading back to school for another year of learning. Make sure they’re starting the school year out right by making sure they’ve had their regular dental checkup.  At Michel Dental, we recommend that once your child has reached the age of four or five that they should have two dental checkup appointments a year.

Your child’s dental checkup appointment is where we clean their teeth and gums as well as inspecting for any potential problems. This also allows us to make sure their teeth are growing and developing correctly. Brushing and flossing are important parts of home tooth care, and we’ll make sure your children are learning the correct techniques.

While back to school can often be a hectic time of year, it’s still important to make time to care for you and your child’s smile. With proper dental care, your teeth can last you for a lifetime. If it’s been a while since your child’s last dental checkup appointment, please give us a call today to schedule one. Helping your child start off the school year with a beautiful smile is as simple as picking up the phone.

At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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