Flossing is Essential for Your Teeth

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Do you know how important flossing is for your teeth? If not, then we have news for you! Flossing is a key part of good oral health. That is why, our team here at Dr. Michael Hollingsworth in St. Joseph, Missouri, is happy to assist you in any way we can. To start, let's cover the basic information on flossing.... read more »

A Loose Feeling Crown Needs Urgent Dental Care

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The dental restorations performed at Dr. Michael Hollingsworth’s St. Joseph, Missouri clinic involve replacing the tooth enamel layer of a damaged or decayed tooth in an alternate material. The crown is then cemented onto the anchoring abutment with a very potent dental adhesive. While this bond is strong, it is not completely impervious to bacterial complications from chronic gum disease... read more »

Are You in Need of Water Flosser Therapy?

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Are you in need of water flosser therapy? A water flosser is an interdental device that is manufactured to supplement your oral health care treatment using an alternative oral health care treatment method of cleaning between teeth. Water flossers work by using a unique device that can spray beams of water at teeth, rather than a thread to floss between... read more »

Professional Attention is Required for a Chipped or Fractured Bridge

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A dental bridge is custom crafted in a state-of-the-art dental lab from durable materials. While it is intended to endure the rigors of daily chewing, there are still things that can chip or fracture a bridge. This is even more likely to occur if you play contact sports without the protection of a mouthguard or if you regularly grind your... read more »

Have Periodontal Disease? Come Get It Taken Care Of

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Some dental issues are more talked than others. Things like cavities and dentures often enter into the public discourse involving oral health. However, there are other dental treatments that are just as important to the health of your teeth and gums. Periodontal disease is one of them. Periodontal disease is caused by a bacterial infection inside your gums. This happens... read more »