The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Crown Lengthening

Your periodontist, Dr. Seth Rush, offers crown lengthening in Kansas City, Missouri, to help you improve the appearance of your “gummy smile.” In fact, this treatment can lengthen the crowns of your teeth by moving the gums. This is a very beneficial treatment if your gums tend to sit high against the teeth. To help you know more and to... read more »

The Different Types of Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most dangerous dental issues in the world today. It is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth and gumline. As time passes, the plaque attacks the gums, turns to tartar, infects the smile and even deteriorates the underlying bone. There are two stages to this disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Our periodontist, Dr.... 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 to tell you all about... 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 your oral health care. Having... 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 visits to your dentist for... 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. Plaque can damage your tooth... 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 helpful tips for home diagnosis... 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 happen to you. Fluoride can... 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 your gums to become destabilized... read more »

Why Are Bone Grafts Beneficial?

A bone graft is a beneficial and successful treatment that involves restoring your jawbone with a piece of bone that was taken from another piece of your body or from a surgical-grade cadaver. This treatment is often needed when you need to place a dental implant but your bone is not strong or reliable enough to support it. Bone grafts can... read more »