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 »

Quality Oral Hygiene Products Are Critical for Maintaining an Effective Oral Hygiene Regimen

A consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine is the very first line of defense against gum disease and cavities. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice and flossing once each day. This will remove food residue and plaque before they have a chance to harden into tartar.... Read more »

Visit Your Dentist for an Oral Cancer Screening and Discuss Treatments

Dr. Ryan Lehmkuhler and his dental care professionals are devoted to caring for your oral care needs. At every examination, we check for signs of oral cancer in the neck, throat, gums, lips, and cheeks. Signs we look for are regular sores, odd tissues, unusual discoloration, and lumps that indicate... Read more »

Are You Prepared for Potential Oral Emergencies?

Are you prepared for potential oral emergencies? Have you taken the time to set up an effective treatment plan if your teeth and gums become damaged? Although your first option should always to seek professional help immediately, the time until help arrives could be vital to ensure the best chance... Read more »