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Invisalign braces

What Are Invisalign Braces and How Are They Used?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A confident and shining smile is every person’s dream. However, the mere thought of metal brackets and wires from traditional braces can be a major turn-off. Fortunately, today’s orthodontic technology offers an innovative substitute to standard braces in the form of Invisalign. But what are Invisalign clear aligners used for? Invisalign braces are a modern…

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dentists performing a procedure for Impacted Canine Teeth

Everything You Need to Know About Impacted Canine Teeth

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Impacted canine teeth can cause discomfort, affect oral health, and require specialized treatment. These teeth, also known as cuspid teeth or eye teeth, are the pointed teeth between the incisors and premolars. They play an essential role in biting and tearing food, but failing to emerge properly can lead to various problems. Let’s delve into…

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A Real Nail Biter

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We all have those nervous habits we turn to when we feel awkward, stressed, or just plain bored. If your choice vice is biting your nails, you need to know that it can cause a lot of distress on your oral health and overall health. McPherson dentists, Dr. Wince and Dr. Jeffers-Jader, share why…

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Caring for Your Dentures

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but the McPherson dentists of Wince Family Dental Associates remind us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance…

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Trend Alert – Oil Pulling

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is oil pulling? Claiming to achieve everything from whiter teeth and healthier gums to decreased body aches and pains, oil pulling is the latest trend in DIY detox therapies. Newly popular among celebrities and lovers of natural health and wellness, oil pulling is a dental hygiene practice that actually dates back centuries through…

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Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost…

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This…

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Emergency Dentistry

Accidents are never planned and rarely anticipated, but good dental care is always ready and available 24/7. Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require quality care, and fast! Here’s what to do if you think you have a dental emergency on your hands. What is a Dental Emergency? If you are in a lot of…

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Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness. If…

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Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty…

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Diabetes and Oral Health: What Your Dentist Sees

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including in your mouth. Consider that nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. who, according to the American Diabetes Association, have diabetes. McPherson dentists, Dr. Wince & Dr. Jeffers-Jader wants you to…

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