October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

A Big Welcome to Dr. Weber!

We would like to give our new member of the Dental Care Center a big shout out and welcome! We’re excited to have Dr. Jason Weber join our team here in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Weber is a local Kansas native, and in the past four years, he’s focused on... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Dental Conditions that Can Be Dental Emergencies

Dr. Gregory A. Stiver and our team are committed to ensuring you are informed on your dental health, and this includes the possibility of emergency dental care. Below are some unfortunately oral conditions that can constitute as dental emergencies: Tooth Pain The development of tooth pain can be the result... Read more »

Why Root Canal Treatment?

Have you heard of root canal treatment? Many patients who receive this treatment report that it is no more uncomfortable than having a cavity filled. Dr. Gregory A. Stiver and our team understand that you may not be looking forward to root canal treatment, but we highly encourage you to... Read more »

What to Look For in a Cosmetic Dentist

So you’re ready to get some work done on your teeth. There isn’t any problem. They function well and don’t need major work. Maybe there is a little gap that has bothered you, or a chipped tooth in the front that could be fixed. They have yellowed with age. Maybe... Read more »

Some Simple Steps to Destroy a Smile

Neglecting Regular Dental Visits You should be seeing the dentist at least 2x a year so that they can detect potential problems and keep up on your professional cleaning. Even if you are a consistent toothbrusher and flosser, you cannot possibly do as good a job as the hygienist does... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at The Dental Care Center, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry... Read more »