How Much Is Your Tooth Worth???

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Recently, your Overland Park dentists found out that a tooth belonging to John Lennon was sold at an auction for about $31,200. Now, this is a tooth that is over 40 years old, and has a sizable amount of decay to it!!! How much do you think your tooth, in perfect condition, is worth?

Well, unless you are someone famous, it may not be worth much at all. However, possessing healthy teeth is very invaluable! Not only do you get to have a beautiful smile, but you also look happy, and most of all, you will enjoy eating all the foods that are healthy for you, and improve your overall health.

So, while your perfect teeth are not worth the same as a decayed, 40 plus year old tooth, when it comes to your overall health, they are priceless!!!!

It is not only important to visit your dentist regularly, but possessing a daily oral hygiene regime will also help to promote oral health. Call our office today to schedule your next appointment.

Spring New Life Into Your Smile!

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Since spring is the season of new life, it may be time to bring "new life" to your smiles as well.  Your Overland Park Dentists,  Drs. Willits and Woltkamp, are committed to providing the necessary services and cosmetic dentistry to help restore and maintain your healthy smiles. At Overland Park Smiles, we offer Conservative Refurbishing or a Complete Makeover of your smile. We also provide a FREE Consultation for Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers and Lumineers. 

Call the office today to make your appointment today. We will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.


 

CareCredit

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The new year is here, and many people will be putting off the dental care they need because of the financial obligation involved. Most do not have insurance to cover most dental procedures and are faced with out-of-pocket expenses that are just too much for them. 

CareCredit may be the answer for many people. It is a personal line of credit to be used solely for healthcare services. CareCredit offers various monthly plans where the user will have a certain length of time to pay for their procedure, instead of having to come up with the full payment at the time of treatment

However, it must be noted that CareCredit is not for everyone. It is a credit card, and its approval is based on past credit history from the applicant(s). Many doctors offer CareCredit to their patients because they want to continue to offer the best care necessary. Your Overland Park Dentists offer CareCredit as one of their finance options as they are very sensitive to the fact that in today's changing economy, many people have differnet financial obligations and being unable to pay for treatment in full will deter many from getting the necessary care required.

Come or call us to discuss all financial options whcih may be available to you!!!!

 

 

Brushing Your Teeth The Correct Way!

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This ia a wonderful video which explains the basics of proper brushing. While it is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, it is equally important to brush it correctly.

For questions on your teeth brushing techniques please call you Overland Park Dentist.

CareCredit - Paying For The Smile Of Your Dreams!!

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The biggest hindrance to many people getting the dental care they need is the financial obligation involved. Many do not have insurance to cover most dental procedures and are faced with out of pocket expenses that are just too much for them.

CareCredit may be the answer to their problems. It is a personal line of credit to be used solely for healthcare services. CareCredit various monthly plans where the user will have a certain length of time to pay for their procedure. instead of having to come up with the full payment at the time of treatment.

However, CareCredit is not for everyone. It is a credit card, and is approval is based on past credit history from the  applicant(s). Many doctors offer CareCredit to their patients because they want to continue to offer the best care necessary. Your Overland Park Dentists offer CareCredit as one of their finance options as they are very sensitive to the fact that in today's changing economy, many people have differnet financial obligations and being inable to pay for treatment in full will deter many from getting the necessary care required.

Come or call us to discuss all financial options which may be available to you!!!!

Spring Into A New Smile!!!!!!

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Spring is the season of new life, and it is time to bring "new life" to your smiles as well.  Your Overland Park Dentists,  Drs. Willits and Woltkamp, are among the top five percent general practice dentists in the four counties that make up the Kansas City area. and are dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care to their patients. 

Here at Overland Park Smiles, we are committed to providing the necessary services and cosmetic dentistry to help restore and maintain your healthy smiles.These include, among others:

 - Teeth Whitening

 - Veneers / Lumineers

 - Invisalign

 - Dental Implants

 - Metal-free Crowns 

Call the office today to make your appointment today. We will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Healthy Foods for Healthy Gums!!

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Most of us know that brushing and flossing arean important part of the regime to promoting  and maintaining healthy gums and teeth. However, there are a lot of people who are unaware that there are certain foods that play an important part also. At Overland Park Smiles, we are dedicated to educating our patients about the foods that we eat and vitamins that they contain which are essential for the growth of healthy bones and teeth, and the maintenance of healthy gums. 

Vitamin A is necessary for the maintenance of the structure of the tissues found in the oral cavity. These tissues serve as protective barriers against the microorganisms that cause diseases. Vitamin A can be found in eggs, liver, salmon, cheese and beef. We can also get it from orange-colored vegetables, like carrots and pumpkins, and dark leafy vegetables, like spinach.

Vitamin C is another vitamin that is important in the promotion of healthy gums. Vitamin C helps prevent tissue damage, therefore keeping the gums from breaking down. Some of the foods that Vitamin C can be found in includeciturs fruits, strawberries, apples and mangoes. It can also be found in onions, broccoli and radishes.

Another imprtant vitamin is Vitamin D. This is extremely important in preventing the inflammation of gums, which we know can lead to bleeding gums, and eventually periodontal disease. While we can get Vitamin D from the sun, we can also get it from fortified milk, salmon and sardines.

Making sure that we have healthy gums goes a long way in promoting good overall health. Eating well to help maintain good oral health should bedone by all. If you have any questions about that foods that are helpful, please feel to contact you Overland Park Dentists for more information.