Prepare for a Gum Disease Checkup

“I love chomping away at sugary foods, but I don’t like flossing my chompers: how can I prevent gum disease?” Short answer: you can’t. Unfortunately, gum disease is regularly a condition of our own makings. By eating and drinking sugary compounds, we put ourselves at risk of developing periodontal disease. To avoid it, you need… Read more »

How to Care for Gum Disease with Medicine

Perhaps the most widespread disease we have noticed at Dr. Seth Rush is gum disease, an infection of the gums. Gum disease affects a huge percentage of the population, but with suitable brushing and flossing, you can defend yourself from it. Learn more about gum disease by reading on. A few of the first effects… Read more »

What You Should Know About Scaling & Root Planing

Do I Need a Deep Cleaning? If you have gum disease, deep cleaning, which is also called scaling and root planing, may be recommended. This procedure helps treat gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease. Healthy gums fit snugly around the teeth, but those with periodontal disease have gums that are separating from… Read more »

Use These Oral Hygiene Tips to Prevent Bleeding Gums

If you want to keep your gums from bleeding when you brush and floss your teeth and even when you eat, then our periodontist, Dr. Seth Rush, has the tips you need. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your gums in tip-top shape and keep them from bleeding. Our periodontist is happy… Read more »

Why We Brush Our Teeth

Do you ever wonder why your dentist tells you to brush your teeth regularly? If so, we have good news for you! Our team of professionals here at Dr. Seth Rush in Kansas City, Missouri, is happy to talk to you about why we brush our teeth, so you can understand this important step in… Read more »

Correcting Issues That Arise with Gum Disease, Such as Halitosis

Have you ever heard of halitosis? Even if the term itself does not seem familiar, you probably have heard of it. In fact, you have probably experienced the symptoms as well. Halitosis refers to bad breath. Although bad breath is commonly caused by elements within your mouth, underlying conditions within your body can also be… Read more »

Fighting Gum Disease

Gum disease can have many causes, but the primary factor in gum disease is a buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. In reaction to the presence of plaque, your gums begin to swell, allowing more plaque to accumulate below the gumline, and raising the risk of infection. Brushing and flossing, along with regular… Read more »

Protecting Your Mouth from Plaque

You’ve likely heard that if you don’t brush and floss, plaque will build up in your mouth. But do you know what that actually means? Plaque is a white, sticky substance that clings to your teeth. When you eat, food particles remain on your teeth. These leftover nutrients feed bacteria, which in turn produce plaque…. Read more »

Bone Grafting: Helping You Achieve the Healthy Smile You Deserve

Are you hesitant to smile in social situations because you have teeth missing in your smile? If so, bone grafting can help you achieve the confident smile you deserve. Dental implants can give you the teeth that you want, made possible by bone grafting if you have lost bone material due to periodontal disease or… Read more »

Dental Implants Let You Eat All of the Nutritious Food You Want for a Healthy, Beautiful Smile

For those who have all of their original healthy teeth, they can easily chew and eat all the nutrient-dense food which strengthens and nourishes teeth and gums. For those who have replaced lost teeth with dentures, they may not be so lucky. While dentures can effectively restore your smile’s appearance, they cannot always restore firm… Read more »