Category: General Dentistry

Stay Prepared For Dental Emergencies

Your biannual checkup can help keep your teeth in good health. However, if you begin to experience discomfort or changes to your teeth, gums, or mouth, you should not wait until your next appointment to seek care. Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO is here to help guide you through tooth or mouth-related injuries.

TMJ Treatment And Your Daily Life

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If jaw stiffness and pain intrude on your daily life, it can be harder to speak, bite, and chew. It can also become difficult to focus on your responsibilities or relax with friends and family. Many people have to deal with the effects of TMJ disorder on their quality of life. Problems with joint alignment… Read more »

Important Roles Of Your Routine Checkup

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The holidays are upon us, and festivities have commenced! While this time of the year is often a time associated with holiday cheer and gatherings, it is also characterized by flu-like symptoms and sicknesses. Indeed, families are more prone to getting sick in the winter, and while your oral health may not be at the… Read more »

Protect Your Family’s Smiles When Sick


As the holidays get closer the risk of contracting influenza and the common cold increases. We are more likely to be close together in the cold, and the shopping malls are filled with eager people looking for gifts for their loved ones. Through the festivities and travel we are simply more likely to get sick… Read more »

Don’t Skip Your Cleanings And Exams

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In addition to vigilantly brushing and flossing, visiting the dentist regularly is the most important thing you can do to maintain fantastic oral health. These checkups help ensure that your teeth are clean and that there are no issues developing. What’s more, these visits help your teeth appear healthy, which can help build confidence in… Read more »

Relief From TMJ Disorder And The Pain It Causes

Does it seem as though jaw pain and stiffness affect you on a daily basis? Are you concerned by an increase in painful headaches? These issues, along with facial discomfort, teeth grinding, and other problems, point to an issue with TMJ disorder that will need to be addressed if you want relief. Fortunately, the right… Read more »

Kids Need A Back-To-School Checkup

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When children start school, your schedule becomes very busy! Which means finding time to see the dentist for an exam can be difficult. Which is why we suggest making an appointment now! In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about using these visits to diagnose and treat issues before your children start school.

Jaw Exercises For Pain Relief

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Millions of people suffer from TMJ Disorder. This can be very painful and frustrating, as many are not even aware that they have it. One of the reasons why it is so debilitating is that it affects your jaw joints, and many of our daily actions require their use: eating, speaking, biting, etc. When TMJ… Read more »

Treating Cavities With Tooth-Colored Fillings

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A cavity could mean serious trouble for your smile, including toothaches, infection, and in extreme cases, tooth loss. But we can bring relief, and do so with a cosmetic approach. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist is talking about our tooth-colored dental fillings, and how to avoid tooth decay.

Fillings Offer A Solution To Cavities

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Even if you diligently brush and floss your teeth, decay can still occur. Various factors, including diet and genetics, can influence the presence of cavities — despite your best preventative efforts. If a cavity does, in fact, develop, your dentist will most likely suggest a dental filling. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist… Read more »