Grant Ringler Dental Blog
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…)
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.
July 7, 2016
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…)
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…)
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.
January 11, 2016
If 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!
December 15, 2015
Your 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.