March 19, 2018
Unfortunately, you’ve had to visit your dentist under painful circumstances, needing dental care to correct a dental issue. Before you know it, you’ve been referred to a specialist and back again to your dentist. Although you’ve recovered your oral health, you now have a skyrocketing dental bill and you can’t help but curse the insurance companies and wonder one thing: why isn’t dental insurance covered in your other medical benefits?!
Learn more about dental insurance in Leawood and its role with insurance companies and your health in this week’s blog post.
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December 8, 2017
Ouch! Pain comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from the heartache you get when you watch a sad movie to the sting of a papercut to the agony of serious injuries. But sometimes pain assaults your mouth and the area around it. This is known as orofacial pain. What causes this condition, and is there anything you can do about it? Your dentist is here to discuss this fascinating topic.
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October 29, 2017
As we age, our bodies change, and one change experienced by many women in the US is the development of osteoporosis. Research is being conducted into early indicators of this chronic illness that leads to a slow diminishment in the density of the skeletal structure. As the bone density decreases, patients can experience numerous health and mobility issues. Women are almost twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis as men. If you suffer from osteoporosis and you’ve experienced advanced tooth loss, you may think that dental implants are not an option to renew your smile, but recent studies indicate that patients with osteoporosis may have excellent implant success with proper treatment.
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September 30, 2017
Have you recently learned that you have bone loss in your teeth and around your jawbone? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience bone loss as a result of periodontal disease — it’s a condition that affects almost half of the US population over the age of 35.
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July 24, 2017
When you suffer from crooked, gapped, or overcrowded teeth, it is easy to find yourself hiding your smile. The misalignment hurts your appearance, often causing you to feel self-conscious as others judge you. However, your looks and confidence are not the only areas to suffer. Misaligned teeth also negatively impact your oral health and can lead to complications of the jaw. To improve your smile, Invisalign in Leawood is the discreet and sophisticated treatment you need.
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June 13, 2017
How often do you have headaches? If the answer to that question is “too often” then you may need to see your dentist regularly. Sounds strange, but the American Gut Project has found a link between oral bacteria and headaches, specifically migraines. Therefore, Dr. Ayer advocates biannual dental cleanings and exams not only for the sake of your smile, but also for you overall well being. Continue reading to learn about the research on this link and how your dentist in Leawood may be able to help prevent migraine headaches.
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April 12, 2017
You feel your stomach drop as that attractive man smiles at you from across the coffee shop. You give a small smile back, but he turns away. You wish you felt confident to smile the way that you really want to, but you’re embarrassed about how your teeth look. For years you’ve lived with teeth that are discolored and overlap, and they only seem to be getting worse. Dr. Dennis C. Ayer would like to know if you’ve ever considered a smile makeover in Leawood?
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April 30, 2016
With Mother’s Day right around the corner you may be looking for a creative way to show Mom how much you appreciate her this year. How about giving her the gift that keeps on giving? Dental crowns can repair chipped or fractured teeth or replace those unsightly metal restorations for a whiter, brighter and more functional smile. Wouldn’t you love to see Mom smiling with confidence in all the family photos? Brighten Mom’s smile this Mother’s Day with dental crowns in Leawood, KS.
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April 4, 2016
Dr. Dennis C. Ayer is your All-American dentist, who has not only served our country, but has gone on to become a reputable dentist in Leawood KS. As a 66224 dentist, Dr. Ayer has extensive knowledge and training in an array of dental fields to deliver exceptional dental care to his patients. However, Dr. Ayer’s exceptional career began prior to his family-friendly dental practice. Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and many other recognitions, Dr. Ayer is your trusted dentist in Leawood for dental excellence.
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March 4, 2016
Your child can’t wait to see what the Easter bunny is bringing this year. Candy eggs, chocolate bunnies and more… but what about her teeth? It’s no secret that those sugary treats put her smile at a real risk of decay and infection — but you can help to protect your little one’s oral health this spring with these five tips from Dr. Ayer, the children’s dentist in Leawood KS!
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