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 »

Let’s Talk About Gum Disease

Are you scared to floss because your gums will bleed? Do they swell up or do they cause persistent pain? If so, you may have periodontal disease. If you think you have periodontal disease (also called gum disease), call Dr. Seth Rush at 816-444-8822 for a dental checkup. Meanwhile, we will provide you with some… Read more »

How to Reverse Gum Disease

Did you know, gum disease can be treated and even reversed? Well, it’s true! Gum disease poses a serious threat to your oral health, which is why our team of experts at Dr. Seth Rush in Kansas City, Missouri, is happy to talk to you about how to reverse gum disease if it should ever… Read more »

A Dental Implant with a Crown Is One of the Most Effective Dental Restorations

Tooth loss can be painful and wrought with complications including a loss of oral function, alterations in your appearance, as well as orthodontic alignment issues. Fortunately, there are several different dental restoration options available at Dr. Seth Rush’s Kansas City, Missouri clinic. One of the most effective options is to use a dental implant to… Read more »

Improvements in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Regimen Can Prevent Gingivitis from Recurring

Periodontal disease often begins as the condition known as gingivitis. This causes red or inflamed-looking gums that tend to bleed easily during brushing and flossing. Many gingivitis sufferers also suffer from cause chronic bad breath problems. Poor oral hygiene habits can leave plaque and other bacterial deposits on your teeth. In time, they could harden… Read more »

Don’t Let Periodontal Disease Steal Your Smile

Have you noticed that gum disease is affecting your smile? If you have been neglecting your smile, it is possible you may be experiencing signs of gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the result of an infection to your gum tissues. If you continue to leave it unchecked, it is possible for… Read more »

A Jawbone Graft in Preparation for Dental Implants

There are many reasons why a bone graft may be necessary, but perhaps the most common reason is to prepare a patient for a dental implant. Our practice offers two kinds of bone grafts to prepare for your dental implants: ridge augmentation and sinus lifts. Here’s a short description of each type of surgery: Ridge… Read more »