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Did you know that beyond basic dental hygiene, there are things that you should be doing to maintain the health of your smile? Dr. Sylvia A. Spradlin and our team are happy to offer advice on things you can do for your smile.

Lifestyle Habits
If you want to have your smile for more than just a while, avoid bad oral habits. Do not put non-food items in your mouth. Chewing on pens and your nails can wear down your teeth, or even crack or chip them. Chewing on ice can also cause problems like chipped teeth or injured gums. Another oral habit that can damage the teeth is opening things with your teeth.

Visit Our Dentist
For the health of your smile, visit Sylvia A. Spradlin at least twice a year for your regular dental cleaning and exam. During this appointment, our hygienist will remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. Tartar can only be removed by a professional. During this appointment, our dentist will examine all of your teeth and your gums for any issues and potential issues. Dental X-rays may be taken as well. This exam allows for any dental problems to be treated early on.

We encourage you to contact our office at 913-780-0123 today to learn more about keeping your smile for a lifetime and to schedule a visit with our dentist in Olathe, Kansas.