Don’t Let Aging Harm Your Smile

As you age, your risk for certain oral health problems increases. You likely want to do all you can to keep your teeth healthy and strong into your later adult years. Dry mouth occurs when your glands do not produce enough saliva. Saliva is designed to be your first defence... Read more »

Ensuring the Success of Your Implants

Dental implants are a great method for replacing the missing teeth in your smile. They can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. Because they are placed on titanium posts that have been implanted in your jaw, they are very sturdy, and the posts themselves promote the growth... Read more »

A Clear Plastic Retainer Might Be Needed After the Alignment of Your Child’s Teeth

If your son or daughter has only minor alignment issues with their permanent teeth, they might be a good candidate for a brand of clear plastic aligners.  This effective orthodontic solution might be able to correct their teeth without the need for the metal components of traditional braces. Even after... Read more »

Relaxing During Your Appointment

If you are one of the millions of Americans who feel anything from mild anxiety to extreme dread when it comes to your dental appointment, you should take the time to talk to your dentist about your concerns. At First Dental, we want you to be at ease when you... Read more »

Know These Signs of Gum Disease

If you don’t know how to combat gum disease, your teeth could be in serious danger. Gum disease, which affects virtually 50% of the population, is one of the foremost causes of tooth breakdown, bloody gums and lost teeth. Here is a small breakdown on what causes periodontal disease, who... Read more »

Keeping Your Veneers in Top Shape

Dental veneers are a great way to improve your smile. Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that fit over the fronts of your teeth. They are used to cover up damage and discoloration done by decay and accidents to your mouth. They can also be used to narrow the... Read more »

Adjusting To Your Dentures

Dentures are a big step for your smile. You may have lived with missing teeth for some time in your life, or you may have reached a point where one or more of your teeth have to be removed because of damage or decay. Whatever the case, dentures are definitely... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush is not the most sophisticated piece of equipment in your house. Its design is fairly simple, and there are no moving parts. Since that is the case, you might think that once you are done using it, you can toss it in a drawer or your medicine cabinet,... Read more »

Principles Concerning Root Canals

Do you need a root canal? A root canal is a procedure traditionally used to fix or protect a tooth that has suffered irreversible damage to the pulp within the root canal of a tooth. The pulp is the life-force of a tooth, as it contains essential nerve endings, connective... Read more »

Your Routine Dental Exam Is a Good Opportunity to Have a Fluoride Treatment

Each dental checkup at our dental office in Dodge City, Kansas, starts with a professional dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning. This will remove all plaque and calculus from your teeth. Once this is done they will polish your teeth with a mild abrasive to remove minor dental stains... Read more »