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By Ted O. Mason, D.D.S
July 22, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

cosmetic dentistry Having a really great smile will make you feel like a little bit like a star. If you live in the Wichita area and want a real celebrity quality smile, you’ll probably want to see Dr. Ted O. Mason of Mason and Mason Dentistry. He is the Wichita, KS cosmetic dentist who has served pageant queen Sloane Lewis and other Miss Kansas recipients over the years.
 
 

Servicing Miss Kansas’ For Over a Decade

 
When you’re being featured at a high profile event like a beauty pageant or show, having a great smile is of the utmost importance. Mason & Mason Dentistry has serviced the recipients of the Miss Kansas beauty pageant award for ten years in a row. Dr. Mason is a committed and experienced Wichita, KS cosmetic dentist who uses the latest technologies and systems to give his patients their best smile possible.
 
 

Why Is a Nice Smile So Important?

 
There is a science behind why people find a nice white smile so appealing. The white enamel brightens up the face. A straight and full row of teeth is an indication that the person prioritizes her dental health. Smiling can also have a positive effect on your mentality, instantly making you feel better. When your smile is beautiful, you feel more confident and relaxed in social settings when communicating with other people.
 
 

Get Your Beauty Pageant Quality Smile

 
Dr. Ted O. Mason is a highly qualified Wichita KS cosmetic dentist who is eager to serve his patients with the same services that he has provided Sloane Lewis and other beautiful Miss Kansas recipients in the past. That includes Invisalign, Cerec (One Day Crowns), veneers, tooth lengthening, cosmetic contouring and reducing an excessive gum line.
 
For an experienced cosmetic dentist Wichita, KS patients can call on Dr. Mason of Mason and Mason Dentistry. Who knows -- when you come by his office, you might even be surprised to meet a future Miss Kansas candidate coming from her appointment. Visit his website at MasonandMasonDentistry.com to schedule a visit in the coming weeks.
 
By Ted O. Mason, D.D.S.
June 26, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Sedation Dentistry  
sedation dentistryAre you a fan of going to the dentist office? You can be honest; typically, patients don’t like visiting the dentist. Why is that? Patients are mostly afraid of a dentist finding a cavity. But visiting the dentist is key to maintaining clean and healthy teeth and gums.
 
To calm our patients’ nerves, we provide sedation dentistry.
 

Sedation Dentistry Relaxes Restless Nerves

You may confuse sedation treatment with anesthesia, but the two have different purposes. Sedation relaxes patients’ nerves—it’s like calming the butterflies in your stomach. On the other hand, local anesthetic blocks pain and is typically used during restorative treatments:
  • Fillings
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental implants
  • Crown placement
 

Is Sedation Dentistry in Wichita Only Used During Advanced Dental Treatments? 

Sedation can be administered during advanced procedures, but you can also get one during a regular dental checkup and cleaning. As long as you are able to have sedation, we can provide it during any treatment.
 
The levels of sedation vary. Please consult with one of our Wichita dental staff to find out which sedation dentistry options are available. Call (316) 685-5321 for more information. 
By Ted O. Mason, D.D.S.
April 30, 2014
Category: Oral Health
children oral healthKids grow up fast, and so do their teeth. Parents tend to worry less about their child’s teeth during the primary stage. That’s because those teeth fall out and get replaced by the permanent teeth. Why would you need to worry about cavities? That’s because decay on primary teeth can also negatively affect the newly erupted permanent teeth.
 
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has taken surveys revealing how problematic tooth decay is for younger patients. If parents don’t seek dental care at least by the age of one, it could spell trouble for your child’s oral health.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited tooth decay as the number one chronic infectious disease for children living in the United States. With this nation-wide threat to children’s oral health, it’s critical to receive professional care.
 

Care for Your Child’s Smile at Wichita Family Dentistry Office

You may be the authority on your child’s favorite things (food, books, toys), but we are the authority on oral health. Once your child’s first tooth erupts, it’s time to schedule a visit with a family dentist. In Wichita, Dr. Mason and staff are equipped to treat primary teeth. Moreover, children need to meet a dentist as early as possible because it helps them transition to better oral hygiene habits.
 
Are you ready to learn more about checkups and preventative care? Call our Wichita family dentist office at (316) 685-5321 for an appointment. We are glad to help all family members find primary dental care for primary dental concerns. 
By Ted O. Mason, D.D.S.
April 08, 2014
Category: Oral Health
oral healthDr. Ted Mason has spent his dental career providing key resources to help patients improve their oral health. For 22 years, he volunteered his service for school exams during Dental Health Month. Dr. Mason also offered 12 years of dental service to the Kansas Foundation of Dentistry for the handicap. In other words, Drs. Mason and Travis Gillespie consider oral health education a key component to determining the outcome of many patients’ oral hygiene standards.
 
This month is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), and the 2014 slogan is “Join the Super Smile Team!”. To get children more interested in oral hygiene, the NCDHM campaign has gathered a fun, tooth-friendly team, including:
  • McGrinn Twins
  • Flossy
  • Buck
  • Den
  • Gen Smiley
  • K-9 the Dog
 
The Smile Team is fighting for good oral health and super smiles! What are they fighting against? Of course, it’s tooth decay and plaque bacteria. To combat these tooth fiends, your child needs to follow a strict oral hygiene regiment, just like this one:
  • Brush twice a day, two minutes each
  • Floss daily, between each tooth
  • Visit the dentist regularly
  • Swap sugary drinks for water, milk or other healthy beverage
  • Add more green vegetables (spinach, broccoli and celery) to your plate
 
A patient and dentist work as a team, just like the Super Smile Team! To gather more dental resources check out our website, masonandmasondentistry.com, and www.mouthhealthy.org.
 
To schedule a dental checkup with your Wichita dentists, call our office at (316) 685-5321. 
Wichita Cosmetic DentistDo you ever wonder what you will look like in the future? Of course, it would be nice to see how your physical appearance changes. When it comes to your teeth, it’s simple to see what your teeth will look like after a cosmetic treatment, before undergoing it. With digital imaging, Dr. Ted Mason, Wichita dentist, can show you what your new smile could look like before a procedure is started.
 

Digital Imaging and Its Advantages

 
People tend to get a little nervous when they hear “treatment” or “procedure” because sometimes it’s an irreversible process. People can tell you what the results will be like, but it’s better to see it beforehand. That is why your Wichita dentist installed digital imaging to reveal procedure results before they start.
 
The process is simple. We take a picture of your smile and digitally retouch it using dental imaging software. In most cases, we use digital imaging to show how our cosmetic services, such as veneers, will improve your smile.
 
Our dental technology stands apart from other practices, and we hope patients will feel more confident with their procedures beforehand. If you have any concerns regarding treatment outcomes, talk to your Wichita dentist. Dr. Mason can walk you through the treatment process. If you have any questions, you can post them below in the comment section.




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