October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

The Benefit of Regular Fluoride Exposure

To maintain healthy teeth, you need to practice proper daily oral care to ensure they receive the attention they need. Our team can help you maintain your oral hygiene by performing routine dental checkups twice a year to care for the teeth and gums. We encourage you to include fluoride... Read more »

The Dangers of Oral Cancer

Cancer is a word that often evokes of fear and anxiety for a good reason. Sadly, cancer can occur to anyone, but the good news is it can be caught early, which dramatically improves your chances of overcoming it. Our dentist, Dr. Jay Stucky in Hutchinson, Kansas, cares about your... Read more »

Do You Have Ongoing Tooth Sensitivity?

Severe tooth sensitivity disrupts your daily life and can only be relieved with treatment. If you have ongoing tooth sensitivity, we invite you to consider your treatment options to relieve hypersensitivity. There are many dental health conditions that lead to tooth sensitivity, including exposed tooth roots, cavities, compromised dental fillings,... Read more »

Essential Dental Tips on Gum Disease Treatments

  To help improve your oral health, it's always a good idea to look for signs of gum disease. Even though gum disease is a slow-moving disease that can progress over many years, the symptoms may be involved in early stages including the gingivitis. By detecting the disease early enough,... Read more »

We Can Help You Choose a Toothpaste For Your Smile

Combining toothpaste with a dentist-approved toothbrush significantly improves your ability to clean your smile. You may think that choosing an abrasive toothpaste to scour your teeth and food particles and plaque is enough, but there are many important factors in choosing the right toothpaste, and we can help you select... Read more »

A Step-By-Step Process of How Your Dental Crown Is Placed

Dr. Jay Stucky will often recommend that you receive a porcelain dental crown if you have a tooth that is damaged by tooth decay or stands out from your smile. If you are curious about the process of receiving a dental crown, we can provide you with a step-by-step review... Read more »