Posts for category: Oral Health
By Ted O. Mason, D.D.S
July 22, 2014
Tags: 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.
April 30, 2014
Tags: Children's Oral Health
Kids 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
Tags: Dental Associations
Dr. 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
- 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.
By Ted O. Mason, D.D.S.
December 10, 2013
Dr. Ted Mason, Wichita family dentist, acts as the first defense against tooth decay and gum disease. With time, teeth go through changes, but one thing remains the same—your natural teeth are always susceptible to tooth decay and gingivitis. For optimal oral health, it’s important to build good dental habits at a young age. After a child’s primary teeth start coming in—typically when the first tooth comes in—it’s time to get ready for the first dental visit. Your family dentist in Wichita breaks down the first exam. Check it out below!
Typically, your child’s first exam won’t take very long, and extensive cleaning isn’t needed. The first visit introduces our Wichita dentist, Dr. Mason, to the family, and we want to show your child that our dentist office is a friendly and comfortable place. For some people, new experiences can be jarring, so it’s important to slowly transition a child from the first visit to a regular dental exam.
Oral Health Education
Also, this appointment is meant to be educational for parents, especially new ones. Feel free to ask Dr. Mason any questions regarding good oral hygiene practices for your child’s teeth and gums. Other topics Dr. Mason can review with you include:
- Your child’s fluoride needs
- Oral habits to keep an eye on (thumb sucking, lip sucking and tongue thrusting)
- Best foods for developing teeth
To schedule a regular dental appointment with your dentist in Wichita and his dental team, call his office or submit an online appointment form. Being prepared is always a good thing, and now you know what to expect for your child’s first dental visit. What questions do you have about children and helping them maintain good oral health at home? Let us know in the comments. We love to hear from our patients.