Teeth Whitening 101

When you meet someone for the first time, what do you notice almost immediately? If you answered “their smile,” then you’re just like the vast majority of people in this world. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you when meeting for the first time, and... Read more »

The Ways a Cold Can Distress Your Mouth

Whether you believe it or not, a common cold can affect your mouth in a myriad of ways. This is why it's important to take care of your smile and oral health while you are sick so you can have the top-notch oral health you deserve once you have recovered. A... Read more »

How to Choose the Right Toothbrush for Your Child’s Smile

Did you know it’s best to clean your child’s smile with a child toothbrush? Well, it’s true! A child’s toothbrush can help you properly and effectively clean your child’s chompers. However, that is only the case if you choose the right toothbrush. So, to help you pick the right brush... Read more »

The Quest to Become an Oral Hygiene Superstar

The quest to become an oral hygiene superstar has begun once more. The ringing in of the new year means a new opportunity to right all wrongs from the previous year and outperform all previous achievements. Even if your oral health was spectacular last year, there may still be areas... Read more »

Don’t Neglect Your Smile

Our dentists at Summit Village Dental want your year’s end to be a smooth and successful transition to the new one that awaits. We encourage you to once more reassess your oral health care habits to ensure you are doing everything you can to keep your smile as healthy and... Read more »

Dental Emergencies: First Response

Even if you keep up with your oral hygiene and visit Summit Village Dental at least twice a year for your routine checkups, accidents can happen. Knowing what to do in an emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Because of this, Drs. Jensen and Kirkegaard... Read more »

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do for You?

Have you ever wondered what the benefits of cosmetic dentistry are? If you wanted to remove a bad tooth and replace it with a better one, is it possible? The answer is yes. Thanks to cutting-edge advances in science and technology, most cosmetic services can give you back a natural... Read more »

The Tooth-Healthy Snacks to Put in Your Child’s Lunchbox

Did you know there are snacks you can put in your child’s lunchbox that can help your child grow into the strong and healthy smile they deserve? Well, it’s true! Along with keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting the dentist, Dr. Jaclyn Turnbow, it’s important to maintain a healthy... Read more »

Replacing Knocked-Out Teeth with Dental Implants

Getting a tooth knocked out of your mouth is a traumatic experience. It’s painful and can have lasting effects. If the tooth cracks or fractures the wrong way, it may not be repairable. In cases like this, your dentist, Dr. Jaclyn Turnbow, often recommends extracting the remnants of the tooth... Read more »

Factors to Consider When Shopping for a New Toothpaste

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day as part of an effective oral hygiene routine. Adding toothpaste to your toothbrush will help make brushing more efficient at cleaning the surfaces of your teeth. When shopping for a new toothpaste in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, your... Read more »