December 30, 2016
If there is one thing that is on our patients’ minds this time of year, it’s how to brighten their smiles. Yes, we get a lot of questions about teeth whitening in Hutchinson around the holiday season — like what are my options in bleaching? Is over-the-counter whitening ok? And above all is this: how long does teeth whitening last? Check out our video on the subject of teeth whitening longevity and then read our FAQ to learn more about the treatment from your dentist at Grant D. Ringler, DDS.
November 30, 2016
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that our teeth age along with us. If you’ve noticed that your teeth don’t look as, well, young as they once did, you’ll be happy to know there are several solutions for rejuvenating your smile. Dr. Ringler, your Hutchinson dentist, provides answers for why teeth age and what we can do about it in a new video. Watch him talk about why your teeth don’t look like they used to below.
October 16, 2016
While visiting your dentist every six months, or twice per year is highly recommended for keeping your mouth healthy, there are also a few easy things you can do at home as well. Between regular visits to your dentist and an excellent home care routine, you can potentially avoid many costly and invasive dental issues such as cavities and gum disease. Your Hutchinson dentist reveals what you can do to keep your mouth healthy between visits.
September 19, 2016
Time really does change everything. You used to love to watch your child cuddle up with a toy while sucking their thumb; it was one of the few comforts during those rough first years of parenting. A few years later they are running up to you, telling you what they want to eat, but you can’t understand them because their thumb is planted firmly in their mouth. You’re concerned with what the thumbsucking might be doing to their teeth as they are coming in. Is it really that bad? How can I get them to stop? Drs. Grant and Melissa and Justin Barnhart, all children’s dentists in Hutchinson, give you the facts. (more…)
April 5, 2016
If you’ve ever had a toothache, then you know the pain can be excruciating. What can cause a toothache? According to Hutchinson dentist Dr. Grant Ringler there are several possibilities. For example, if you have a sinus infection, then the discomfort in your sinuses can make the teeth along your upper arch hurt. Some people experience pain in their teeth and gums because of periodontal disease, especially during the advanced stages of the disease. The most common cause, however, is linked to the nerve of the tooth. When you have a toothache, Hutchinson, the most important thing you can do is call your dentist. Dr. Ringler and his staff will take a digital x-ray, examine your tooth and correctly diagnose your toothache in order to provide the appropriate treatment to relieve your pain.
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.
February 14, 2016
Nothing can destroy a fun family outing at the Hutchinson Zoo quicker than dental pain! You know you have the telltale signs of a cavity if you’re experiencing pain when biting or chewing, or sensitivity to hot or cold. It’s important to act on cavities as they can progress quickly into larger dental issues. Did you know however, that with the right care and guidance, many cavities could actually be prevented before they cause damage to your tooth? Your dentist in Hutchinson has the solutions for you.
September 2, 2015
If you had to grade yourself on your dental care right now, from 1-10, what would your score be? 10? 7? …3? Whether we have good habits or not, we all know what we should do to maintain good oral health. Healthy teeth require brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and visiting the dentist every six months. When it comes to what you can control about your mouth health, that’s really about as much as you can do — the rest comes down to genetics.
July 20, 2015
Pregnancy doesn’t just effect your reproductive system. It effects the entire body. Shifts in hormones are responsible for numerous positive and negative physiological changes. Your oral health is not exempt from these changes. Hormonal shifts during pregnancy can lead to numerous dental concerns. It’s essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene at home, and never cancel your regular checkup during pregnancy. Let Dr. Grant D. Ringler help you preserve your oral health throughout your pregnancy. Call to schedule an appointment at our convenient Hutchinson, KS dental office today.
May 6, 2015
Every year, millions of Americans are forced to deal with the immense drawbacks of tooth loss. Fortunately, today’s advanced dental technology makes it possible to enjoy a complete set of teeth and a strong, beautiful smile in a way that looks and feels completely natural: dental implants. At the Hutchinson, KS dental office of Dr. Grant D. Ringler, patients seeking long-term tooth replacement without conventional dentures are invited to explore the possibilities afforded by dental implants.
Advantages of Dental Implants
While traditional prosthetics like full and partial dentures do work for millions of edentulous Americans, the fact is that many men and women suffering from tooth loss desire a more secure and permanent solution. Dental implants effectively replace the entire structure of a missing tooth, including the root portion that lies beneath the gums and inside the jaw. Whereas removable prosthetics can slip, slide, click, and cause discomfort when eating, dental implants allow you to enjoy a full range of delicious foods without fear of embarrassment or pain.
Finally, you can feel free to bite into a crisp ear of corn on the cob or a juicy, crunchy apple. Chew dense meats like steak with ease and comfort. With dental implants, you are no longer bound by dietary restrictions commonly associated with traditional tooth replacement options. Because you care for dental implants and their restorations like you would your natural teeth (regular brushing and flossing), you can live a more comfortable and fulfilled daily life.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are missing one or more teeth and you are curious as to whether dental implants will work for you, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ringler and his team. We sincerely look forward to helping you reclaim your strong bite and your beautiful smile with our state-of-the-art technology and our years of experience in restorative dentistry. Conveniently located in Hutchinson, KS, the office of Dr. Grant D. Ringler proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas of Winfield, Newton, Manhattan, El Dorado, Great Bend, and beyond.