Protecting Your Smile From Home

Staying home and avoiding crowds is an excellent way to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the more vulnerable members of your community. We’re closing our doors, with the exception of emergency treatments, to help keep our patients and team members safe. But while you’re at home, your Kahoka, MO, dentist has a few tips for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

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What Should I Do If I Lose A Tooth?

When you lose a tooth as a little kid, it is a normal and sometimes exciting experience! Unfortunately, this is not the case when you lose a permanent tooth as an adult. Far from exciting, losing an adult tooth can be upsetting and worrisome. So, in today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist will share some information about what to do when you experience this kind of dental emergency, and how we can help you through it.

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How We Handle Dental Emergencies

If you suffer a dental emergency, it means that something has occurred that has a negative impact on your oral health and that would worsen if you waited until tomorrow to deal with it. While some dental emergencies are easy to identify, others aren’t so simple. So, in today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist will share some examples of dental emergencies and how we handle these situations in our office.

 

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3 Famous Female Dentists Who Made History

March marks National Women’s History Month each year, and we at Barbour Dental wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the stories of three female dentists who made history by blazing the trail for all women who wished to enter the dental profession, like our very own Dr. Barbour! In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist will tell about the lives of these three amazing women who became famous for going where no women had been allowed before.

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Should You Try Tongue Scraping?

As new products are constantly being produced and entering the market, you may end up wondering about newer oral health tools as they gain popularity. While it is always a good idea to seek to improve your oral health routine, it is difficult to know when adding a new tool can truly help your oral hygiene. So, in today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist will share some information about one such tool, the tongue scraper, so that you can decide if you want to try it for yourself.

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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month With These Tips

Each year, February marks National Children’s Dental Health Month. While February is almost over, that doesn’t mean you can forget about your child’s dental health for another year! Good oral hygiene and regular monitoring of dental health and development are essential to the health of your children as they grow. In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, family dentist will share some advice for helping keep little smiles healthy at home as well as the importance of regular dental checkups for your child’s continued health.

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Brush Better With These Helpful Tips

Whether young or old, we always have room for improvement- especially when it comes to our dental hygiene! Brushing our teeth becomes a habit over the years, often with no changes made in our routine for most of our lives. So, in today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist will share some advice for more effective teeth brushing, and why you should consider changing your habits to prevent cavities.

 

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Smile Care During Sickness

We’re nearing the end of winter, which means that bacteria and viruses are out and about hoping to infect everyone before the end of cold and flu season. At Barbour Dental, we know how hard it can be to remember dental care at times when illness is affecting us and our families, but we also know the dangers of forgetting to properly care for our teeth while we’re sick. So, in today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist will share some helpful tips to help keep big and little smiles healthy when our bodies aren’t so healthy.

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Make Over Your Smile For Valentine’s Day

At Barbour Dental, we think you deserve to look your best this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’ll be spending the day on a big date, with friends, or by relaxing at home, we want you to feel confident and happy with your smile. If there is anything holding you back from that goal, we can help! In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist will discuss the cosmetic and restorative dental procedures that we use in our office to help our patients achieve total smile makeovers.

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Porcelain Veneers Questions & Answers

If you are unsatisfied with your smile, you’ve probably considered cosmetic dentistry. When your teeth issues are not threatening to your dental health, but are still causing your smile undesirable aesthetic effects, there are several cosmetic options available to you. However, if your smile has more than one type of problem, such as stains, chips, and uneven length, you may not know where to start. In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist will explain the benefits of porcelain veneers for a complete smile makeover by answering the real questions you may be asking.

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