GREAT NEWS!!!

     

I am pleased to inform everyone that my TEAM and I will be Re-Opening the Dental Office on Monday May 4, 2020!

     

Over the past several weeks, we have been regularly treating Emergency Patients on an as needed basis, While Dentists and their Support Staff are often overlooked as "Front-line Healthcare Providers", I do want to say how PROUD I am of all of my "HEROES" who stepped up to help me meet the emergency need of our Patient Family! Thank-You TEAM!

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Keeping Everyone Healthy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Which type of toothbrush should I use? 
A: The brand of the toothbrush is not as critical as the type of bristle and the size of the head. A soft toothbrush with a small head is recommended because medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation and contribute to recession of the gums, and a small head allows you to get around each tooth more completely and is less likely to injure your gums. It's unnecessary to "scrub" the teeth as long as you are brushing at least twice a day and visiting our office at least twice a year for cleanings.

Q: Is one toothpaste better than others? 
A: Generally, no. However, it's advisable to use a fluoride containing toothpaste to decrease the incidence of dental decay. For our patients that drink coffee, tea, dark colas or other staining type liquids, we recommend a whitening type toothpaste which is more abrasive and will be able to remove the topical stains left on their teeth.  For those that form excess amounts of tartar, we recommend tartar control toothpastes.  And for patients with sensitive teeth we suggest using sensitivity type toothpastes.  All toothpastes are individualized to meet a certain need for each patient, but we do not recommend a certain brand over another.

Q: How often should I floss? 
A: Flossing of the teeth once per day helps to prevent cavities from forming between the teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. Flossing also helps to keep your gums healthy.

Q: What's the difference between a "crown" and a "cap"? 
A: The names "crown " and "cap" are interchangeable. These are restorations to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and all decay. The restoration material is made of gold, porcelain or composites.   Dr. Turner refers to all of these restorations as "crowns".

Q: What's the difference between a "bridge" and a "partial denture"? 
A: Both bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth. A bridge is permanently attached to abutment teeth or, in some cases, implants. A partial denture is attached by clasps to the teeth and is easily removed by the patient. Patients are usually more satisfied with bridges than with partial dentures.

Q: What about "silver" fillings versus "white" fillings? 
A: Although the U.S. Public Health Service issued a report in 1993 stating there is no health reason not to use amalgam (silver fillings), more patients today are requesting "white" or tooth-colored composite fillings. We also prefer tooth-colored fillings because they "bond" to the tooth structure and therefore help strengthen a tooth weakened by decay. White fillings are also usually less sensitive to temperature, and they also look better. However, "white" fillings cannot be used in every situation, and if a tooth is very badly broken-down, a crown will usually be necessary and provide better overall satisfaction for the patient.

Q: Do I need to have a root canal just because I have to have a crown? 
A: No. While most teeth which have had root canal treatments do need crowns to strengthen the teeth and to return the teeth to normal form and function, not every tooth needing a crown also needs to have a root canal.

Dr. Turner and his team

Matthew A. Turner, D.D.S, P.C.

At the dental practice of Matthew A. Turner, D.D.S., P.C., in Kansas City, MO, Dr. Turner and his team provide superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Dr. Turner is a member of several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Missouri Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The Eastern Jackson County Dental Society

For more information on the services we provide, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (816) 229-1433.

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