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When should I bring my child to the Hutchinson dentist?

July 7, 2016

Caring for your child’s oral health starts early. Your Hutchinson dentist, Grant D. Ringler, makes the first pediatric dental visit easy and fun.Your child’s baby teeth are important teeth. That’s why Grant D. Ringler DDS, your Hutchinson, KS dentist, likes to see little ones by age 1 or within 6 months of when that first little tooth appears. Learn what happens at the first dental visit and what services Dr. Grant Ringler, Dr. Melissa Barnhart and Dr. Justin Barnhart offer families. (more…)

Hutchinson dentist says fluoride helps dental health

May 3, 2016

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Acids, bacteria and wear and tear attack tooth enamel. Hutchinson dentist, Grant D. Ringler DDS, says fluoride preserves dental health.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…)

For a Toothache, Hutchinson Calls Dr. Ringler

April 5, 2016

toothacheIf 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.

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Try Oral Sedation, Hutchinson, to Alleviate Dental Phobia

March 3, 2016

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oral sedationIf 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.

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Dentist in Hutchinson, KS Helps Patients Prevent Cavities

February 14, 2016

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Your dentist in Hutchinson, KS has some ideas for preventing cavities.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.

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Dental implants, fixed bridges… what’s the difference, anyway?

January 11, 2016

hutchinson dental implantsIf you’re missing one or more teeth, you may not know that the gap in your smile can cause real oral health problems. Just one lost tooth can lead to bone loss, bite change and even more missing teeth later on. Fortunately, tooth replacement greatly helps to prevent these side effects. Hutchinson dental implants and fixed bridges are two leading options; continue reading to learn more about each today, from the team at Grant D. Ringler DDS!


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Rejuvenate Your Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry Hutchinson

December 15, 2015

cosmetic dentistry mcphersonYour smile says a lot about who you are. Did you know that adults who enjoy beautiful teeth are more likely to be considered successful by their peers? It’s true — and if dingy, cracked, chipped or otherwise imperfect teeth are causing you to hide your smile, you owe it to yourself to learn about how you can improve it (and your life) with cosmetic dentistry in Hutchinson. Your dentist, Dr. Grant D. Ringler, is here with answers to some of the most common questions related to this field.

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The Seven Most Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

November 9, 2015

tooth discolorationWhen 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!

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Tooth Colored Fillings Preferred Choice in Hutchinson

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,

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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.

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Dr. Grant D. Ringler is Your Hutchinson Family Dentist

September 2, 2015

happy family who visits the hutchinson family dentistIf 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.

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