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Mind the Gap! Your Options for Replacing a Missing Tooth

There comes a time in almost everyone’s life where a tooth goes missing. Tooth decay and gum disease are the most common culprits for sure, but let’s not count out the occasional wipeout from over-confidence in athletic prowess. Whatever the case, there’s no need to struggle with being self-conscious about a missing tooth gap. You […]

Don’t Be Nervous! What to Expect from Gum Grafting

Your oral health is interconnected. Some folks struggle with cavities and tooth decay, while others are more prone to issues with their gums. To have a sturdy smile that lasts a lifetime, your teeth, roots, and your gums must all be protected. However, for a lot of people, gum recession happens so slowly they don’t […]

Dental Anxiety? Moderate IV Sedation Can Help!

Even we get a little nervous going to the dentist sometimes. So, we recognize going to the dentist can be scary at any age, even if it’s for something as simple as a cleaning or x-ray. For some potential dental patients, fear and anxiety are major reasons they avoid necessary dental work, especially with more […]

5 Ways Veneers Will Transform Your Smile FAST

When it comes to our teeth, wear and tear happens. Some of us are more prone to chips, damage, or staining either because of genetics or lifestyle. Porcelain veneers are a fast and easy way to get the smile you’ve always wanted, even if your teeth have sustained some damage. This cosmetic procedure is quick, […]

Invisalign Clear Aligners for Teeth Straightening: How it Works

Before Invisalign, our options for straighter teeth typically involved metal braces. Braces are highly effective and can correct even severely misaligned jaws, but a perfect smile is attainable without the brackets for most crooked teeth. What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a system of clear, custom aligners that fit snugly to your teeth to gently move […]

All-On-4 Dental Implants: A Better Choice for Smile Restoration

If you’ve suffered significant tooth loss, we want you to know that you’re not alone. More than 35 million Americans are missing all their upper or lower teeth. No one should have to live with the mental and physical health toll from a failing smile. The loss of tooth structure is not only linked to […]

Smile! Keith + Associates Is In-Network for Delta Dental

Good news! keith + associates is in-network for Delta Dental PPO and Delta Dental Premier plans and accepting new patients in Mission, KS, and the surrounding Kansas City Metro area. Delta Dental is one of the largest and most common dental insurance providers in the U.S. It’s a popular choice for employers who want to […]

Botox: A Surprising Source of TMJ Relief

Botox: A Surprising Source of TMJ Relief A stressed jaw is a painful jaw. Whether it is caused by stress or a misaligned bite, TMJ (also known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder) causes aches and discomfort for nearly 10 million Americans. To those that suffer from TMD, it can be both painful and frustrating. […]