Re-establish Your Smile with Dental Crowns

If you would like a tooth restoration treatment to dramatically enhance the look of your smile, a highly effective option to consider is a dental crown. Dental crowns are extremely effective because not only do they protect teeth from damage, but they can be used to treat broken and damaged... Read more »

Dental Questions Answered on Dental Bonding

  To improve your oral health, there are numerous treatments available to keep your smile safe. Not only are cosmetic dentistry treatments often used for enhancing the look of your smile, but some of them can also provide additional protection. If you have suffered minor damage to your teeth and... Read more »

Is Gum Disease Common?

If you’ve ever read about gum disease, you probably realize that its effects can be major: lost teeth, infected gums and injured bones. So that must mean that the disease is really unlikely, right? Most people still have their pearly whites, don’t they? Actually, the truth may surprise you. Keep... Read more »

Discover Your Dream Smile with Tooth Hazard Prevention

  When you begin to protect your smile, you will see new and interesting ways that your smile can continue the thrive. Everything you do to keep your smile safe is a new opportunity to enhance your oral health. Even if you don't see your teeth as potentially at risk... Read more »

Do You Play Hockey? Here’s How to Care for Your Smile

If you’re a hockey player, then you need to think about your smile as you skate, dribble, and shoot. This might sound odd, but it’s true. Hockey is a high-contact sport that can result in dental injury and even dental issues if you’re not careful. So, care for your smile... Read more »

Enamel Erosion: A Dental Problem to Prevent

If you want a top-notch smile, then enamel erosion is a dental problem to avoid. This problem occurs when your teeth are overexposed to acid. Acid attacks the tooth enamel and wears it down, making it weak and vulnerable. Our dentist, Dr. James D. Schuette, recommends preventing this dental problem... Read more »

A Dental Filling Might Be Needed to Repair a Small Area of Dental Attrition

Your tooth enamel is a very hard mineral substance that is intended to give you the ability to bite and break down the foods you eat. If you have a problem with the alignment of two or more of your teeth it could cause the biting surface of one to... Read more »

A Chipped Dental Crown Can Cause Significant Complications

Dental crowns are created from durable dental materials and cemented into place with a very strong dental adhesive. This gives them the same strength you appreciate from your natural teeth. Unfortunately, there are sometimes when a blow to the face or other forms of dental trauma can chip or fracture... Read more »

What is Dry Socket?

Have you ever heard of dry socket? Dry socket is a rare condition that occurs in only 2-5% of patients who get a tooth extraction. It can be pretty painful, but with the proper care, a full recovery is easily achievable. The socket is that breach formed in the jawbone... Read more »

Oral Health Needs

Keeping up with your oral health is essential to having a healthy and beautiful smile. Oftentimes, simple tasks become forgotten or neglected, which is why our team here at James D. Schuette. DDS. in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is happy to review a healthy oral health care list to help you... Read more »