The Garrison Family Dentistry team loves each and every one of our patients—getting to know you, helping you with dental challenges, and sharing a smile or two. Another thing we like sharing is our knowledge (and believe me, we’re always learning from you, too!). Because we’re always learning—and teaching—we post blog articles twice each month about interesting topics pertaining to dental and overall health. Subjects may include different dental procedures, natural remedies, or the latest topics of global conversation in all things teeth. We hope our blog gets you thinking, asking questions, and incorporating anything useful you learn into your everyday life!
You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes… (Read More)
It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms… (Read More)
Dr. Garrison and Dr. Klamer are passionate about finding ways to improve the patient experience and achieve lasting results when it comes to the health and appearance of your smile. This requires continuous learning and investing in the types of advanced technologies that will stand the test of time—because keeping up with trends can be exciting,… (Read More)
Whiter, brighter teeth are on the top of everyone’s smile wish list – and for good reason! White teeth look young and healthy. The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your smile, and the results are almost immediate. If you’re already taking good care of… (Read More)
Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal cleaning tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by your Smithville dentists and the skillful hygienists at Garrison Family Dentistry. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & Mouthwash Before… (Read More)
Mail-order braces are a controversial dental topic, and the Smithville dentists of Garrison Family Dentistry would like to weigh in today. Direct-to-consumer orthodontics companies make many appealing promises—no dental visits, aligners delivered to your door, and lower costs. But are the risks worth it? Not according to this consumer alert from the American Association of… (Read More)
If you and your child are the proud companions of a pet, there’s a good chance you’ve both thought or said something like: “Fluffy’s really living the life. Instead of having to go to school or do chores, they can relax and sleep all day, getting up only to eat or maybe chase a laser… (Read More)
Millions of people of all ages use orthodontics to straighten their teeth each year. Clear aligner therapies like Invisalign® are popular not only because they are invisible and removable, but because they are difficult to break or damage. However, not all teeth can be straightened with clear aligner orthodontics, and even clear or tooth-colored systems… (Read More)
Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Garrison Family Dentistry, we… (Read More)
Cracked, broken, and decayed teeth require restoration or they will break down further until they become infected and/or require extraction. At Garrison Family Dentistry, our goal is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. Depending on the extent and location of the damage, we will likely recommend an inlay, onlay, or crown…. (Read More)
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