The Importance of Oral Hygiene Basics

If you struggle with cavities and persistent bad breath, then consider going back to the basics and remember the importance of oral hygiene practices. Keeping your smile in top-notch oral health is not always an easy task. However, our dentist, Dr. Sylvia A. Spradlin with Sylvia A. Spradlin in Olathe, Kansas, is happy to share this list of reminders with... read more »

How to Take Care of Your Toothbrush

You can brush all you want, but if your toothbrush isn’t cared for, your teeth won’t get clean! Here are 3 fixes to common mistakes people make. Most people brush too hard. Brushing harder does not remove more plaque or food particles, and can damage your enamel and gums--and your toothbrush. Use gentle pressure! Also, be sure to find and... read more »

All About Gum Disease

Gum disease is a threat to your oral health that often goes unnoticed. That is why it is important to identify the symptoms of gum disease like bleeding gums, persistent bad breath,and loose teeth. Understanding the symptoms of your gum disease may help you reverse the condition and restore your healthy smile. Our team here at Sylvia A. Spradlin in... read more »

Sugar and your Teeth

Sugary sweets are something just about everyone loves, but the sad truth is that these treats are terrible for your teeth. While it’s not necessarily the sugar itself that’s bad and the amount that should concern you, it’s still worth taking into consideration your sugar intake based on the state of your oral health. What makes it harmful? Sugar isn’t... read more »

Improve Your Smile with a Tooth Restoration Service

A tooth restoration service is a procedure done by a dentist to save, fix, enhance, protect, or whiten teeth. If your teeth can be saved, Sylvia A. Spradlin has the means and personnel to do so. No matter the ailment or the alignment, we strive to bring out the best smile you have, or if need be, conceal it and... read more »

Why Your Smile Is Vital to a Healthy Pregnancy

At our dental practice in Olathe, Kansas, we want our moms-to-be to know how important their smile health is for a healthy pregnancy, as their oral health impacts their developing child as well. Pregnancy Gingivitis: This is an inflammation of your gums from hormone changes during pregnancy that can cause them to swell, bleed, and feel tender. Gum disease can... read more »