Grant Ringler Dental Blog
May 16, 2017
Did you know that up to 75% of Americans have some level of fear, anxiety, or worry about going to the dentist? That’s right – even stars like LeBron James and Jennifer Aniston are affected by dental anxiety. And, although this condition is remarkably common, many people allow their fears to get the best of them and avoid dental care until it’s too late. Since we’d like to prevent smile problems before they happen, your trusted sedation dentist in Hutchinson has safe, effective options to address your dental fears and phobias, and to keep you relaxed and secure during treatment. Learn more about how safe sedation dentistry is from Dr. Grant Ringler and his team.
April 4, 2017
If you are suffering from tooth loss, you need an effective solution to replace your missing teeth. Due to several advancements in dentistry, you now have many different options to regain a complete smile. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which form of dental prosthesis will best meet your needs. To help you make the best choice for your needs and lifestyle, we have the information you need to choose the right dentures in Hutchinson.
March 14, 2017
You started chewing tobacco around the time you were in high school. It quickly became a part of your personality. At some point, you developed a bad sore throat and thought, “Oh my God, please don’t let this be cancer.” You decided to quit for the first time. After your throat got better, one stressor lead to another and you bought another tin. Sounds too familiar, right? Ultimately, you resigned to your addiction and justified it with, “It’s my only bad habit.” Your Hutchinson dentist understands how difficult it can be to quit smokeless tobacco, we run into patients that use it all the time! However, that does not make it any better for either your general or oral health. If you think that going smokeless is better for you, think again.
February 10, 2017
Have you been covering your mouth when you speak since you were a child? Are you about fed up with that old habit? It’s about time you show off your pearly whites without being embarrassed because of your overcrowded or spacey smile. The office of Grant D. Ringler, DDS wants to help patients who are ashamed of their natural smile enjoy the confidence that comes with straightened teeth. We offer an adult cosmetic brace option known as Six Month Smiles in Hutchinson. With this amazing service, our patients can transform the appearance of their teeth without compromising their matured, polished look.
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.
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…)
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…)