What is an Abscessed Tooth?

If you neglect your oral health, you put your teeth at risk for infection. If they become infected, the infection can cause what’s known as an abscessed tooth. An abscessed tooth is technically defined as an infection as the root of your tooth, between the gum and tooth. These types... Read more »

Mouthwash: Which one is Right for You?

Mouthwash is a great tool to use if you’re interested in keeping bacteria away from your teeth. However, with so many kinds of mouthwash available, how do you choose one that best meets your needs? For instance, did you know that some mouthwashes can actually fight off bad breath, tooth... Read more »

Tips to Maintain Your Toothbrush

Daily brushing is one of the most important habits to preserve your oral health. But if you don’t take care of your brush, it can end up being ineffective at cleaning your mouth and preserving your health. We recommend the following tips to care for your toothbrush so it cleans... Read more »

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... 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 Lee’s Summit,Missouri may not always be the most pleasant experience. If your visits to Summit Village Dental with your children are at all contentious, then it's time for... 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... 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... 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. Jaclyn Turnbow recommend a dental crown in Lee’s Summit, Missouri? - To... 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 Summit Village Dental 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... 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 Summit Village Dental is implant-supported restorations. Dental implants are one of the most amazing... Read more »