Caring for Your Aligners

Quite a few of our patients in Dodge City, Kansas have successfully used the ClearCorrect™ clear aligner system to straighten their smiles. Dr. Ryan Lehmkuhler is pleased to offer this alignment system for our patients who want straight teeth without having to wear braces with brackets and wires. Wearing aligners... Read more »

Complete Dentures and Partial Dentures: What’s the Difference?

You may be familiar with dentures, but did you know that dentures come in different varieties? Dentures can be either complete or partial replacements depending on the number of lost teeth, but they are always designed to restore a complete, bright smile. When people hear the word “dentures,” they usually... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Tips for Pregnant Women

Do you have a bun in the oven? If so, congratulations! Having a baby is a fun and exciting event in your life. However, whether you believe it or not, pregnancy can take a toll on your smile. This is why it’s important to take care of your teeth and... Read more »

The Smile Problems to Avoid in the Swimming Pool

If you participate in swimming in a pool for sport or recreation, exercise or stress relief, there are some things you should know. While swimming is healthy for your body, it is not necessarily healthy for your smile. In fact, there are many dental issues that could occur while you're... Read more »

Dental Cleanings: What You Should Know

You know that if you’re interested in caring for your smile well, you’ll need to floss and brush your teeth regularly. You probably know that if you don’t, you’ll be more vulnerable to tooth decay and other issues. Still, you’ll also need to visit a dentist every six months if... Read more »

Do You Need Full Mouth Reconstruction? We Can Help!

Have you avoided going to your dentist for some time? Do you have chipped, cracked, or broken teeth? Are you worried about the health of your smile? If you are, or if you need extensive work, you may need to consider a full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction can be... Read more »

Fake Teeth Need Love Too

If you’ve had any teeth replaced, either in the form of dentures, crowns, implants, or dental bridges, then you’ve successfully restored your smile to what it used to look like. However, if you neglect to take care of these new teeth then you’ll end up back where you were before... Read more »

A Healthy Halloween Smile: The Tricks You Need to Know

When most people think of Halloween, they think of the fun costume they’ll wear and the large bag of candy they’ll have at the end of the night. Most don’t think about their smiles, especially children. However, we encourage you to think of your child’s smile this Halloween so they... Read more »

Quality Oral Hygiene Products Must Earn the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance

Oral hygiene products have different uses and different levels of quality. In response to this, the American Dental Association instituted their Seal of Acceptance program in 1931, to help consumers choose the best oral hygiene products for their family. Since that time, it has become the standard of quality for... Read more »

First-Aid Tips for Dealing with Toothache Pain

A toothache can be caused by several different things. Even though it is most often a result of advanced tooth decay, there are also less obvious things that could be causing the pain. Regardless of the underlying cause, a toothache should always be seen as a warning sign of something... Read more »