July 15, 2017
You brush your teeth twice a day and floss each night to protect your teeth and gums from damage. That is great! You are well on your way to promoting a lifelong healthy smile. However, are you visiting your dentist in Hutchinson every six months? If you are not, you are missing a vital component to your dental health. Although it is often believed that you only need to schedule an appointment after a problem develops, regular care from your dentist is equally as important as your toothbrush and dental floss. Dr. Grant Ringler offers cleanings and checkups to help you reach your oral health goals.
June 20, 2017
Your home oral hygiene habits are your first line of defense against problems that can impact the health of your teeth and gums. However, your ability to prevent dental complications with brushing and flossing may not be as effective as you believe. Often, simple mistakes with your daily methods can produce damaging results for your smile, causing you to need extensive care from your dentist in Hutchinson. To ensure your efforts payoff, Dr. Grant Ringer has the tips you need to brush and floss correctly.
January 8, 2017
The dentists and their staff at Dr. Ringler’s practice always strive to provide outstanding customer service in addition to our top-notch dental care. With this in mind, we are in-network provider with several popular Kansas dental insurance carriers including Blue Cross Blue Shield. The BlueCare DentalPlus program offers coverage for most preventive services, including examinations and cleanings. Coverage for more complex services, including fillings, extractions, root canals and anesthesia, is also available. And if you’ve purchased your dental insurance through your employer, then additional dental coverage options may be available to you through your group plan. Read on to learn more about your Blue Cross Blue Shield Dentist in Hutchinson.
August 31, 2016
What’s your highest priority? It varies from person to person, but certainly, good health is on everyone’s Top Five. Your oral health impacts your overall health, and so, your dentist in Hutchinson, Dr. Grant D. Ringler, recommends everyone get 6-month oral exams and cleanings. Along with his partnering Hutchinson dentists, Dr. Melissa Barnhart and Dr. Justin Barnhart, Dr. Ringler puts preventive dentistry first–keeping smiles healthy, strong and shining for years. (more…)
July 20, 2016
What’s the one thing that’s worse than finding out you have bad breath? Not finding out! Without knowing, you may assume your breath is fine and not do anything about that offensive odor. And there are definitely steps you can take to eliminate bad breath, also called halitosis. Hutchinson dentist Dr. Grant Ringler has helped many patients win the battle against bad breath and he can help you, too. Read on to find out what might be causing your bad breath and what you can do.
May 3, 2016
A naturally-occurring mineral called fluoride has helped keep tooth enamel bright and strong for decades. Applied topically through toothpastes and mouth rinses, or systemically through water in municipal supplies, fluoride hardens the rock-hard matrix outermost in tooth structure. Hutchinson dentist, Dr. Grant D. Ringler, teaches patients young and old the importance of fluoride in their day to day lives and in dental treatments. (more…)
March 3, 2016
If you haven’t seen the dentist in years because of fear or anxiety, then you are in good company. There are millions of American adults who cannot even bring themselves to a dentist’s office never mind sit through an appointment. Of course, the fact that you are among millions who have the same phobia isn’t doing your smile any good. Fortunately, Dr. Ringler offers a rather simple solution. With oral sedation, Hutchinson residents can arrive for an appointment relaxed and remain so throughout a dental visit.
November 9, 2015
When it comes to what causes tooth discoloration, we all know that coffee is a big offender. But did you know certain medications can change the shade of your smile, too? Learn what the most common causes of tooth discoloration are, and start preventing those unwanted stains today!
October 27, 2015
If you’ve got a cavity, you don’t have a choice about whether or not to get it filled. Left untreated, small cavities become much larger, more painful problems. Something you do have control over,
though, is what you get it filled with. Today’s cavities can be repaired with silver, gold or tooth colored — also known as white or composite — fillings. Let’s take a look at each to understand why your dentist prefers to help patients restore their teeth with tooth colored fillings in Hutchinson.
August 10, 2015
You’ve grown up hearing the same thing over and over…and over – “Sugar is bad for your teeth. Stay away.” Of course, this is great advice because it’s true. Since you’ve been a kid, grocery stores have gotten bigger and now carry aisles and aisles worth of food that is good for you and some food that isn’t so good for you. Most of the food that isn’t good for you is the sugary stuff. You know what we’re talking about. In some ways more than others, beverages that are packed with sugar can leave your mouth in bad shape after repeated use. If you’re an athlete, there are plenty of sports drinks that are meant to keep you operating at maximum efficiency. In the case of energy drinks, the whole point is to keep you alert. Unfortunately, both of these types of drinks carry loads of sugar that can wreak havoc on your oral health. Our office in Hutchinson, KS wants you to know how detrimental sports drinks and other sugary beverages can be for your oral health. Do you like cavities? No? Then it would be wise to put down the sports drink for a glass of delicious water instead. Dr. Ringler is the Hutchinson dentist you can trust for priceless dental advice.