Blog Archive

Am I a Candidate for Veneers? May 4th, 2021

If smile flaws prevent you from flashing you’re pearly whites, dental veneers could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or resin composite that are permanently affixed to the front of teeth.  At Silver Lake Dentistry in Raymore, Missouri, Dr. Joshua Whitford and...

The Importance of Replacing a Missing Tooth Apr 1st, 2021

As a child, losing a tooth was something you looked forward to. It meant you were going to get a little gift from the Tooth Fairy. It also meant your adult teeth were on their way to fill in the missing spot. But as an adult, losing a tooth doesn’t...

Why More Teens Are Opting for Invisalign® Mar 7th, 2021

Your teenage years are some of the most awkward and self-conscious years of your life. They’re also a time when many kids need orthodontia. In the past, you had to put up with a mouth full of wires, metal brackets, and rubber bands for a few years. Those were painful,...

Pros And Cons Of Dentures: How To Know If They Are Right For You Feb 1st, 2021

Missing teeth can create some uncomfortable and unhappy changes in your life. After all, who wants to smile when you have missing teeth? Fortunately, you have choices to restore your smile. One of the most common ways is with the help of dentures. While they have been around for a...

5 Signs You Might Need a Root Canal Jan 1st, 2021

Tooth pain can stop you in your tracks — you can’t eat, you can’t drink, you can’t sleep. Many things can cause pain in your mouth, and the treatments are just as varied, but if you have a tooth that is severely infected or dying, a root canal may be...

Maintaining a Youthful Face and Other Benefits of Dental Implants Dec 1st, 2020

Only about 48% of women and men in the US still have all their teeth at the age of 64 years. If you’re unfortunate enough to have lost a tooth or teeth to decay, injury, or disease, replacing them with dental implants not only restores your appearance but also helps...

What Causes Cavities? Nov 11th, 2020

Cavities are a big problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 46% of kids between the ages of 2-19 have cavities, and 13% of them are untreated. Things just get worse as they grow up: More than 91% of adults over...

5 Reasons Patients Love Invisalign® and So Will You Oct 1st, 2020

Wanting a beautiful smile you feel confident sharing with the world is something many people desire. However, being genetically gifted with that naturally dazzling smile isn’t always in the cards. Thanks to the most advanced orthodontic treatment available today, the Invisalign® clear aligning system can deliver what genetics didn’t give...

Are You Experiencing a Dental Emergency? Here Is What You Need to Know Sep 2nd, 2020

A knocked-out, or avulsed, tooth is an obvious and common dental emergency. More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year. But knocking out a tooth isn’t the only type of dental emergency.  Here at Silver Lake Dentistry in Raymore, Montana, our gifted dentists, Josh Whitford, DDS, and Jessica...

Teeth Whitening is the Quickest Way to Look Years Younger Aug 13th, 2020

Your smile is the first part of yourself you present to the world, whether at work, at home, or on the social scene. That's why you take such good care of your dental health. But did you know teeth whitening can also create a more youthful appearance, making you seem...

Dental Implants: All Your Questions Answered Jul 16th, 2020

Although modern dental implants have existed for over 50 years, they’ve recently become the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. This rise in popularity is partially because of how similar they look and feel to your natural teeth. Today’s modern dentistry practices can help ensure your dental implants are comfortable...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Jun 12th, 2020

Lots of people lose teeth. We all start out with 32, but by the time we’re 50 years old, statistics show there’s a good chance we’ll have only 20. Age, illness, injury, and infection all take their toll on your teeth. If you’ve lost one or two over the years...