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 »

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 the cause of foul odors... 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 »

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 »