Grant Ringler Dental Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 26, 2015
Not having a set of straight teeth can be debilitating for anyone. It causes you to hide your laugh or smile, and keeps you from openly speaking to others. This can lead your friends or family to see you as shy or withdrawn. At the office of Dr. Grant Ringler in Hutchinson, KS, we offer teeth straightening services specially designed for our adult patients. We know what you’re thinking, “I don’t want to wear metal braces!” We don’t want you to wear them either, which is why our adult braces are the best alternative to traditional braces. It’s time to free your smile!
Why Are Straight Teeth Important?
There are a lot of benefits to straightening your teeth. Aside from the boost of confidence they will bring, straight teeth are less vulnerable to common health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. You deserve to look and feel your best, and we want to help you with that using the innovative Six Month Smile treatment. Orthodontic therapy has come a long way and we want you to experience the latest and greatest in teeth-straightening technology.
Six Month Smiles
If you have ever had the pleasure of wearing traditional braces, you know very well what the experience was like. For those that have never worn traditional brackets, don’t start. There are MUCH better alternatives, especially for adults. Say hello to Six Month Smiles; a revolutionary straightening technique that aligns your pearly whites resulting in a straighter, healthier smile in about half a year. That’s fast! Compared to traditional braces that usually take at least two years to correct a smile, and depending on your case, you will be amazed at how quickly you will see results.
Six Month Smiles is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontic treatment. It has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits any lifestyle.
What makes Six Month Smiles so innovative and the perfect alternative to traditional braces?
- Average treatment time of only six months
- Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok™ clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
- Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
- Appointments are quick and comfortable
- Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety and hygiene
- It’s typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers
Over a matter of months, your teeth will be brought into their ideal alignment. It’s the best treatment for adult orthodontics in Hutchinson.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are interested in transforming your smile, speak with our staff about Six Month Smile treatment. We offer this specialized service to everyone in Hutchinson, KS as well as Willowbrook, Medora, Buhler, Nickerson and beyond.
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.