How Our Periodontal Treatments Can Help You

At Summit Village Family Dental, Dr. Mark Jensen and our team offer periodontal treatment for our patients who have gum disease in Lees Summit, Missouri. This is important, because if gingivitis–the mildest form of gum disease–is left untreated, it can progress into periodontitis. While improved oral hygiene can often restore gum health when it is in… Read more »

Making the Dentist Pleasant for Kids

A lot of kids don’t like visiting the dentist. For one reason or another, getting your kids to our offices here in , may not always be the most pleasant experience. If your visits to with your children are at all contentious, then it’s time for you to look at a few of our tips… Read more »

The Down Low on Fluoride

Fluoride is a hotly debated topic. Does it really help your teeth, or is it damaging? Why do so many communities here in the United States add fluoride to their water supply? Fluoride has a lot of unanswered questions swirling around it, so today we’re going to tackle perhaps the most important one – does… Read more »

Basic First Aid Considerations for Taking Care of an Injured Lip

It’s not uncommon for something like a hard fall or a blow to the face to injure your lips. In some cases, this can actually split your lip and cause swelling. In extreme cases, an injury can cause you to bite through your lip. If your injured lip is bleeding excessively, you should strongly consider… Read more »

Dental Crowns: Helpful Information

A dental crown or cap is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, appearance, and strength. The dental crown will cover the entire visible portion of the tooth. When might Dr. recommend a dental crown in , ? – To support a tooth with a large dental filling… Read more »

Five Reasons Why Your Teeth Are No Longer White

If you’re wondering why your chompers no longer have the white, brilliant glow to them, our team is happy to give you the answer! There are many things in the world today that can cause tooth discoloration, and those things are: – Drinks: There are many drinks that can stain your smile, especially coffee, tea,… Read more »

A Rock Star Smile With Dental Implants

Do you feel self-conscious because of a missing tooth? Do you experience difficulty biting, chewing, and even speaking? There are several options to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. A popular, effective method available at is implant-supported restorations. Dental implants are one of the most amazing developments in modern dentistry. They enable us to… Read more »

The Important Relationship Between the Dentist and Your Infant

The ADA recommends scheduling dental appointments for babies as soon as their first tooth erupts, which usually occurs around six months of age, and no later than their first birthday. Taking your infant to the dentist is important for two reasons: oral health and acclimation. 1. Oral health As soon as your infant’s first tooth… Read more »

How Heart Healthy Are Dental Cleanings?

Did you know that dental cleanings don’t just benefit your teeth and gum health, but your heart health as well? Studies have shown a link between professional dental cleanings and a healthier heart. In fact, patients who saw their dentist at least once every two years for professional scaling were 24% less likely to have… Read more »

Why Do You Have Canker Sores?

Are you prone to small, painful sores in your mouth, that sometimes even start to tingle or burn even before they show up? Canker sores, or “aphthous ulcers” show up inside the mouth (lips, cheeks, tongue, gums and palate) and disappear within a few days or weeks. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious…. Read more »