• Charcoal Toothpaste
    Despite the extraordinary claims made for charcoal toothpaste, most dentists think that the accuracy of these claims is a very gray area. So, what is the theory behind using activated Read more
  • Healthy Summer Foods
    It’s summer—that wonderful time of year when fresh and delicious produce abounds. the doctor will tell you that your teeth, gums, and tissues all rely on an appropriate mix of Read more
  • Understanding Dental Insurance Terminology
    If you have a hard time understanding your dental insurance plan, particularly the treatments and services it covers, you’re not alone. That’s why the doctor and our team have put Read more
  • Memorial Day
    Memorial Day is not only a federal holiday in the United States, but it is a day of observance and remembrance of those who died in service. Originally known as Read more
  • Timing Matters!
    Many patients at Summit Smile are under the impression that harder brushing leads to cleaner teeth, but that is not true. Gentle brushing is just as effective, and less likely Read more
  • May Marks National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!
    The merry month of May also happens to be National Fitness and Sports Month, so take advantage of the warmer days to get outside and exercise! Bringing a friend, family Read more
  • Three Must-Have Dental Treatments
    In dentistry, there are a wide variety of treatments, everything from elective procedures to those that are necessary and potentially lifesaving. So given the slew of treatment options, how do Read more
  • Why Do Molars Seem to Get More Cavities?
    Probably because, for many kids, molars do get more cavities. So let’s answer two better questions: Why do molars get more cavities? And, how can we help prevent them? It’s the Read more
  • Earth Day
    The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. He envisioned an Earth Day that would be a kind of environmental teach-in. The first Read more
  • Surprising Ways to Prevent Cavities
    There are numerous ways to prevent cavities. Some, like brushing your teeth regularly and visiting our LEES SUMMIT, Missouri office, are more obvious than others. Beyond the standard methods of Read more
  • Snowball Effect
    Winter and its snowball fights are behind us, true, but there might be another kind of snowball heading your way—the snowball effect you risk when small dental concerns are ignored Read more
  • My mouth is dry. What can I do?
    Nobody likes a dry mouth. It is an uncomfortable and sometimes oddly unexplainable sensation that most people like to avoid. It is not a condition that automatically sends you into Read more
  • Road Trip!
    The bags are packed, the trunk is loaded, the route is programmed into your GPS, the playlist is set, and your destination awaits! Sometimes there’s just nothing more appealing than Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day
    On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who Read more
  • Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths
    At Summit Smile, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. One of Read more
  • Medication Can Lead To Xerostomia in Women
    Xerostomia, otherwise known as dry mouth, can be a side effect of many common medications. Drugs used for blood pressure, birth control, antidepressants, or cancer treatments may cause the dry Read more