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Taking Your Children To The Dentist

Taking your child to the dentist often results in feelings of anxiety for both you and your child. However, taking your children to the dentist doesn’t have to be a scary task. It can be an exciting time and a way for you to bond with your child. Sounds strange, right? It’s not. Here’s why: […]

The Benefits of Dental Sedation

As adults, we know that taking care of our teeth is important. We know that it’s important to visit the dentist regularly so we can take care of small issues before they become large ones. However, that doesn’t prevent some of us from feeling a sense of apprehension before we enter the dentist’s office. Fear […]

Why Do Your Teeth Ache

There are many different things that can cause that horrific toothache. Toothaches can come at any time they please to. Sometimes, the pain can be so torturous that you will do absolutely anything you can to make the pain go away. Most times, we don’t know for sure what is causing the pain without a […]

Cold Weather and Sensitive Teeth

BRRR…its cold outside! Is the cold weather making your teeth hurt? Are you hoping for spring weather already? With these cold Missouri temperatures, your teeth may be feeling the same way. Millions of adults, or one out of every eight individuals, in the United States suffer from sensitive teeth at some point in their lives. […]

Daily Habits That Can Contribute to Tooth Pain

  It’s the hope of every dentist that your child’s teeth are being cared for. It’s recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day in order to rid your mouth of the plaque and bacteria. In addition to brushing, you should be flossing and rinsing your mouth to protect your gums and all […]

Happy National Dental Hygiene Month!

Toothaches, bad breath, discoloration, and other dental issues can be easily prevented if you teach your children how to practice healthy dental hygiene. Children who have good oral hygiene are typically healthier and overall happier than children who suffer from poor dental hygiene. October is National Dental Hygiene Month and to celebrate ABC Dental has […]

Why Are Dental Crowns so Important?

What are dental crowns? Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic devices. Crowns are cemented onto existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by your dentist. Crowns are necessary when a tooth has been broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. If a tooth has become cracked, a crown can hold the tooth together […]

Did You Know: Dental Facts

At ABC Smiles in Independence, Missouri, we believe it is important to provide high quality dental care and education about oral health. That is why we created this blog that is chalk full of fun dental facts and did you knows! Did you know that saliva washes away decaying food during the day, lowering the […]

Is Your Child a Good Fit for Sedation Dentistry?

You have probably heard of sedation for dental treatment at some point in time.  Some people refer to this as sleep dentistry. If so, you may be wondering if this is a good option for your children during their dental visits. Who Uses Sedation Dentistry? Take a moment to answer the following questions to determine […]

Oral Hygiene For a More Confident You!

A consistent oral hygiene routine every morning and every evening is key to optimal health. This, in addition to regular dentist office visits, helps develop not only strong teeth and gums, but also overall good health. You’ll feel good, look great, and help prevent needless bills! You’re also like to experience an improvement in many […]

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