The Basics: Sedation Dentistry

If you suffer from dental anxiety, which is a condition in which you may have fears or concerns about visiting your dentist or dental office, there are treatments that can be used. Most importantly, if you are worried about having procedures done and any discomfort you may feel, various forms... Read more »

Don’t Panic if You Have Halitosis

Bad breath can cause anyone to stop in their tracks during the day. Bad breath is embarrassing and is also a warning sign something is wrong with your oral health. It is known that some foods can cause persistent bad breath, but if your bad breath lingers and is difficult... Read more »

Brushing Tips

Brushing your teeth is the foundation of good oral hygiene. Along with its companion, flossing, brushing removes plaque from teeth. Let’s explore how to brush well for oral health. First, realize that toothbrushes should only be kept for 3-4 months. The brush (or electric brush head) should be replaced, even... Read more »

Answers For Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity makes it hard to eat, drink and accomplish daily tasks. There are many things that can cause tooth sensitivity; it is important to seek advice from your dentist as soon as possible to determine the cause and possible treatment. Some of the possible reasons for tooth sensitivity include... Read more »

Tips for Choosing the Right Toothbrush

We've all been there – standing in the oral care aisle at the pharmacy or grocery story, confronted with rows and rows of brushes. It might seem like selecting a toothbrush is no big deal, but it's actually a critical part of a good dental hygiene routine. Consider these tips... Read more »

Total Body Benefits of a Healthy Mouth

Did you know... ... a clean, healthy mouth may reduce your risk of heart disease? Some research suggests that when we let plaque and bacteria build up in our mouths, we're increasing our risk for dangerous inflammation that's been linked to clogged arteries, stroke, and heart disease. ... clean teeth... Read more »

The Most Common Causes of Cavities – and How to Steer Clear

Cavities are a form of tooth decay, and they occur when bacteria causes acid production in the mouth. The bacteria and acid wear away and destroy both the tooth’s protective outer layer, enamel, and the underlying layer, dentin, resulting in holes in the tooth. But what causes cavities? And more... Read more »

4 Reasons to Consider Whitening Your Teeth

Leawood KS ZOOM! Teeth Whitening DentistMost people don’t think about whitening their teeth until they notice just how aged their enamel looks in a picture, can see stains visible in the mirror, or worse, their child tells them that they have yellow teeth. Fortunately, Gordon Dental of Leawood can help... Read more »

Dental Implants

When you have missing teeth, smiling can become something you’d rather not do. You may feel like all eyes are on that black hole flanked by your other healthy teeth. There is a solution to fill that “black hole.” The solution can be a dental implant. An implant is an... Read more »

“Treats” To Avoid This Halloween

Halloween is a holiday marked by costumes, haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns, tricks and treats. So many memories of this holiday are linked to these specific staples of Halloween. What would Halloween night be without seeing the creatively crafted jack-o-lanterns on your street? How would you feel if you return from your... Read more »