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Dennis C. Ayer, DDS, LLC Blog

The Impact of Salt on Your Smile

March 31, 2023

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wooden bowl and spoon full of salt

Salt is a key ingredient in many of our favorite foods, from bringing out the flavor of meats and vegetables to enhancing the sweetness of desserts. It’s hard to deny that salt is a staple in many cuisines. While you may know that sugar is bad for your teeth, what about salt? Keep reading to learn more about how salt can affect your smile.


When Can You Expect a Complete Smile with Dentures After Tooth Extractions?

February 17, 2023

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a woman happy about her complete smile with dentures

Now, more than ever, modern technology has made dentures more lifelike, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. In addition, they can effectively restore the function of your natural teeth. They are a viable tooth loss solution option for many people. However, receiving dentures is still a process, especially if you have to undergo tooth extractions. Read on to learn from your dentist in Leawood about the expected timeline!


The Secret to Flossing Around Your Dental Implants

October 17, 2022

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Senior man flossing dental implants

Once you get dental implants, you will do a lot of things differently. You’ll laugh differently, you’ll smile differently, and you’ll eat differently. That’s because doing those things will be easier than it’s been in years. There are, however, some new challenges you must adapt to. Flossing dental implants is one of them. Flossing is critical to your oral health, but doing it improperly could potentially do serious damage. Here’s what you need to know to clean your dental implants correctly.


The Many Benefits of Smile Makeovers

September 14, 2022

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A woman who had a smile makeover in Leawood

If you’ve heard about a smile makeover in Leawood, then you probably know its cosmetic effects. In particular, the treatment combines several services to make your teeth truly beautiful. However, did you know this makeover can have other benefits too? Indeed, your transformed smile would positively change many parts of your life. Luckily, your local dentist is here if you want to know more. Here are several perks and procedures that smile makeovers can include.


4 Big Ways Dental Implants Improve Your Dentures

November 4, 2021

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dentist showing patient dental implant in office

While dentures offer a suitable solution for missing teeth, folks who choose this option are usually all-too-familiar with the myriad problems that can come with dentures. They may deal with loose or uncomfortable dentures that slip and slide around when they are trying to eat their favorite meal or give an important presentation. 


Use It or Lose It: How to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits in 2021

October 8, 2021

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Closeup of person throwing away money in the trash

Are you currently insured through an individual plan or your employer? If so, then you have access to numerous perks that benefit your oral health, like 100% coverage of preventive care and 50%-80% of restorative treatments. Sadly, many patients are unaware that unused benefits don’t “carry over” into the following year. Essentially, unless you use them, you lose them. As a result, you could be leaving valuable money on the table year after year. Here’s how to prevent that from happening!


Your Patient Bill of Rights (Just in Time for July 4th)

July 4, 2021

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July 4th graphic

This weekend, people around the country are going to come together for BBQs and fireworks to celebrate America, with the theme of “freedom” being especially important after a year like 2020. In addition to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution’s “Bill of Rights” is also an extremely important part of why we’re honoring our country. When you visit your dentist in Leawood, Dr. Dennis Ayer, you’re also entitled to a “Patient Bill of Rights,” and you can learn more about it and how it will guarantee a great visit every time you step through our doors.


Do Implant Dentures Really Make a Difference?

May 26, 2021

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Digital model of implant dentures in LeawoodYour teeth are important for more than just a beautiful smile. They are also crucial for your oral and general health. If you’ve suffered significant tooth loss, your quality of life and self-esteem have also likely declined. To restore your smile, you’ve probably given dentures a try. Despite your high expectations, you might have been disappointed with their fit and functions. You don’t need to struggle with their limitations. You can stabilize your denture with dental implants. While you’ve heard about their benefits, are implant dentures in Leawood really any different? Yes! Here’s how you can regain a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth.


Discover the Link Between Gum Disease and COVID-19

February 27, 2021

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Dentist in Leawood for gum disease treatment.Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve made several changes to stop the spread of the virus, like wearing a facemask and using hand sanitizer frequently. Although both will reduce your chance of illness, new research suggests a link between gum disease and COVID. According to a report in “The Mouth COVID Connection,” a study found hospitalized patients with coronavirus and underlying gum disease had a higher likeliness of respiratory failure. In addition, gum disease is also linked to increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Your dentist in Leawood recommends committing to your gum health to promote a healthy mouth and body.


BOTOX vs. Dermal Fillers: Which Treatment is Right for You?

January 28, 2021

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dentist administering facial filler into the jaw-area of a patient

Many estheticians, dentists, and doctors introduce usually mention BOTOX and dermal fillers alongside each other, which can make them seem like they offer the same results. However, they’re completely different cosmetic procedures that are used to address separate types of facial imperfections. If you’re trying to choose between BOTOX or dermal fillers in Leawood, read below to find out which types of injections would work best to help you achieve your ideal results.

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