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Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment: Tips for Maintaining Healthy Gums

By keeping your gums healthy, you will have an easier time keeping your mouth healthy, and you can avoid the pitfalls of gum disease. Read more...

Dental Implants 101: Your Guide

If you or someone you know is considering a dental implant, here are a few key things you should know. Read more...

The Connection Between Periodontal Disease and Overall Health

In this blog post, we will explore the connection between periodontal disease and overall health and discuss how to ensure you maintain good gum health.. Read more...

Periodontitis Stages: From Gingivitis to Advanced Gum Disease

This blog post will discuss the stages of periodontitis, from gingivitis to advanced gum disease. We will also cover the signs and symptoms of each step and the treatments available to restore oral health. Read more...

Tips For A Healthier Smile

Here are tips for a healthier smile to help you maintain strong teeth, healthy gums, and fresh breath. Incorporating these tips into your daily routine can help you achieve a more confident smile. Read more...

Why Would You Need to See a Periodontist?

Beyond general dentistry, there are specializations that allow for different types of specific treatment. One such specialization is periodontology. What does a periodontist do, and why might you need to visit one? Read more...

Diet and Oral Hygiene Tips for Healthy Gums

Maintaining healthy gums can make it easier to maintain good oral health, and it can also reduce your risk of many serious diseases that are correlated with gum disease. Here are some of our best diet and oral hygiene tips for healthy gums. Read more...

All You Need to Know About Periodontics

When many people think about their oral health, they think about their smiles. While the surface of the tooth is important to your overall health, what lies below the gums can be even more critical. Read more...

Understanding the uses of Botox

Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in recent years, with millions of people receiving treatments each year. Read more...

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition of the gums and tissues surrounding a tooth. Read more...

Dentures vs Dental Implants

Options for artificial teeth include dentures, dental implants, and implant-retained dentures. Here is what you need to know before deciding which option might be best for you. Read more...

What Does a Periodontist Do?

Periodontists are dentists who have received additional training in periodontology. What exactly does that mean, and what does a periodontist really do?

Popular Treatments at Periodontal Specialists

By visiting your board certified periodontists at Periodontal Specialists in Kansas City, you’ll ensure that your oral health is well taken care of. Read on to learn about some of our most popular treatments. Read more...

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a great option for tooth loss, and this article comprehensively discusses what dental implants are.
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Tips on How to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious problem that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and other serious health issues.
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The Benefits of Seeing a Periodontist

This post takes a look at four main benefits of having a periodontist check the status of your oral health. Read on to learn more!
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How to Take Care of my Dental Implants

Dental implants offer many advantages over other methods. To enjoy all of the benefits that dental implants have to offer, it is essential to take care of them. Read on to learn more!
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Why should I see a Periodontist?

One of the most common reasons why people visit periodontists is to get treatment for periodontal disease. Read on to learn more!
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All You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Have questions about dental implant placement? This article will answer your questions regarding the dental implant procedure, aftercare, etc. Read more...

When to see a Periodontist?

A periodontist is someone who specializes in gum health and dental implants. They receive extensive training in both these areas doing an additional 3 years of dental school. Read more...

Which Type of Dental Implants Are Best?

Recently, dental implants have become increasingly popular as a way to replace missing teeth. If you're reading this, chances are you are about to get dental implants, or you already have them. Whatever your case, it's essential to know the different popular types and one that is suitable for your situation. Read more...

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Missing a tooth or two? Dental implants may be what you need. They are a great way to improve function, smile and increase your confidence. Did you know that around 500,000 new dental implants are placed each year? There’s a reason for their popularity. Learn more about their benefits, procedures and more below. Read more...

How Successful Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are the most successful and healthy option to replace teeth. They do not require the mutilation of adjacent teeth and are permanent and can be treated just like normal teeth. Implants are not fail safe, however. They require careful treatment planning and expert placement to ensure their success. Read more...

Buying a Dental Implant Should Be A Lot Like Buying A Car

There are many manufacturers of dental implants just like there are many manufacturers of cars. It is important as a consumer to do your research and ask your dentist or Periodontist what type of implants they place and what they are familiar with when placing a crown or restoring the implant. Read more...

Why Are Dental Implants So Expensive?

When giving patients options for replacing their teeth, patients will always ask, “What is my cheapest option and what will my dental insurance cover or pay?” There are many options for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth, but Dental Implants are by far the best option for tooth replacement. Read more...

Should I Have A Periodontist Place My Dental Implants?

Gum disease often leads to toothy and bone loss. Receiving periodontal care from a periodontal specialist helps maintain healthier gums, teeth and bone. Patients who require dental implants, tooth removal, treatment of gum disease or repair will receive a higher level of expertise from a Board Certified Periodontist. Read more...

Why Do Missing Teeth Even Matter?

We, at Periodontal Specialists in Kansas City, get this question a lot. Especially if the patient is missing a back tooth and they feel that no one can see it or that they are chewing “just fine”. The issue, although, is not just the chewing function for the patient. You see, when a person loses a tooth a lot of unnoticeable changes occur that can lead to other problems. Read more...

St. Patrick - The Patron Saint of Gums?

While I think we all know that St. Patrick is not the patron saint of our gums, this is the time when we can all celebrate being Irish and have a drink to celebrate the work of St. Patrick. Most of us celebrate with green attire and green beer, some more than others, and whether we know it or not alcohol can affect our teeth and especially our gums. Read more...

February is Heart Month

It’s that time of the year when we cherish the ones we love with flowers and candy. All around us are heart shaped boxes and jewelry enticing us to give gifts in appreciation of how much we feel loved.But don’t you think that our loved ones would want us to make sure we take care of ourselves so that we will be around to love? Read more...

New Year New Teeth

As the New Year begins, we are strapped with bills and the hunger that this year will be better than the last. We make resolutions and set goals for ourselves, some that we meet and some that are all too soon forgotten or given up on. We, at Periodontal Specialists, would encourage you to make a commitment to your health and the health of your teeth and gums. Read more...

Feeling a little Stressed lately?

Every day stresses, like driving to work, dealing with the boss, the screaming kids, and even getting out of bed in the morning can just be enough to push someone off the edge. If you compound that with the stress of the holidays, and shopping for presents, and for the holiday meals can make things even worse. Read more...

Are you worried about that extra holiday weight?

We all love to indulge over the holiday season, and why not? It’s the one time of year we can have multiple Thanksgiving feasts, office parties, and all the yuletide has to offer. But did you know that packing on that extra holiday weight can actually affect your teeth. Read more...