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Kick These Bad Habits For A Healthier Smile

It is a brand new year! If you haven’t start your new year’s resolution yet, now is a great time to start! Happy Smiles in Kansas City has compiled a list of habits you can kick to get a healthier smile. Nail Biting Do you ever find yourself biting your nails when you are nervous […]

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Seniors: Keeping Up With Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene and health is an important component of an older person’s general health. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked. The professional team at Happy Smiles in Kansas City know that for many of our older patients, keeping up with dental hygiene can become a problem when arthritis and other health problems render them unable to […]

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The Evolution of Braces

Did you know that braces have been around for decades? Even people in ancient times wanted to improve the function and look of their teeth. Oh boy, have braces come a long way from when they were first invented. From the bulky wrap-around brace of the 50’s to the slim, invisible design of the 2000’s. […]

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The ?Why? Behind Adult Dental Care

Have you ever wondered why the American Dental Association recommends a visit to the dentist at least every 6 months? Well, there’s a reason why your kids learn in school, on television, and in shopping malls that regular dental visits are critical for your health. Regular dental checkups are essential for the maintenance of healthy […]

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A Few Things You May Want to Know About Braces

A Few Things You May Want to Know About Braces We all want a great smile complete with sparkling white teeth all perfectly aligned in a row. Braces can help achieve this image, but ask anyone who wore dental braces as a teenager about the experience and many will shudder from the memory. If you […]

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The Truth About Baby Teeth

Why should we treat our child’s baby teeth with extra care if they are going to fall out anyway? Primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, play very important role in a child’s oral health. The Purpose of Primary Teeth They maintain healthy nutrition by allowing your child to properly chew. They are essential for […]

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Guidelines for Proper Dental Care

A good dentist is one that is committed to proper dental care as far as the dental needs of your entire family are concerned. First, ensure you’re dealing with qualified dental care givers who diligently work to ensure the best dental care experience for both you as well as your child. You should expert your […]

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Happy Children – Healthy Smiles

Good dental hygiene habits should begin before your child’s first tooth comes in. Childhood tooth decay can have devastating consequences when left untreated. Dental problems can negatively impact a child’s overall quality of life, inhibit their cognitive and social development and compromise their growth, function and self esteem. Is my child at risk for cavities? […]

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Caring For Your Baby’s Teeth

Baby teeth may be small, but they’re important. Healthy teeth are a vital part of your child’s overall health. Did you know they act as placeholders for adult teeth? A child’s primary set of teeth play a part in eating and learning to speak. Without a healthy set of baby teeth, your child will have […]

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Got Questions About Braces in Kansas City?

When your child, loved one, or even you might need braces, you may have a number of questions. Understanding braces doesn’t need to send you into a tailspin.Happy Smiles offers free consultations to answer all of your questions. Here are a few things you may want to know before your consultation. Aesthetics Are Important ? […]