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Wanting to keep up with the Joneses? Here are four of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures Dr Filliman performs At Filliman Dental to create beautiful, life changing smiles.

1. Composite Fillings (Bonding)

Fillings don't just improve your oral health and help prevent tooth decay; they also improve your appearance as well. With tooth-colored composite fillings by Dr Filliman, your fillings will blend naturally with the adjacent teeth giving them a new, bright appearance.

2. Teeth Whitening

Many fo the foods and drinks we love to enjoy today are acdic and staining in nature. Coffee, tobacco and wine are among the worst culprits for staining your teeth. If you feel that your smile has lost its luster, Filliman Dental has many ways teeth whitening services that can bring you smile back to its former white, bright self.

3. Contouring and Reshaping

Often times, a patient is unhappy with the appearance of their teeth because of the shape and contour. Teeth can be chipped, overlapped or just plain misshappen. Small corrections can sometimes make a huge impact on a patients smile. By recontoruing and polishing, teeth can be made to look more uniform and give the patient a more symmetircal smile. The best part is this can be done painlessly without anesthesia.

4. Veneers

If you are looking for the ultimate, long lasting solution to your smile makeover needs, veneers provide the most dramatic results and life like appearance. Veneers can be applied to your exisiting teeth to mask dark or stained teeth and when designed accordingly, can close gaps and correct size or shape discrepancies.

Trust Dr Timothy Filliman at Filliman Dental for all your cosmetic dentistry needs. Give us a call today to find out which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you. You'll be glad you did! Serving Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing and Leavenworth.

Everyone in Lansing, KS should visit their dentist regularly for optimal oral and overall health. This is supported by the American Dental Assocation's recommendation that you visit your Lansing, KS denitst at least twice a year.

To ensure better, shorter, and more painless checkups, the team at Filliman Dental in Lansing, KS, has come up with some simple tips that you can do at home to maintain your healthy smile.

Brushing

n addition to adhering to the recommendation of brushing your teeth twice a day, there is a specific technique that needs to utilized for the optimal result. Below are some ADA guidelines for toothbrushing.

Angle the toothbrush up toward the gumline. Approx a 45 degree angle.

Using gentle pressure, move the tooth brush back and forth in tooth-wide strokes

Brush outer, inner, and chewing surfaces

Ensure that the bristles are sweeping below the gumline

Using the tip of the tooth brush can help clean the inner aspects of the front teeth

Flossing

This is something that every patient could do more of. Just like brushing, there are specific instructions for flossing to ensure adequate removal of plaque between your teeth.

Using a piece of floss approx 18 inches long, wind each end around your middle fingers

Using your thumb, gently slide the floss between your teeth

At the gum line, form a C-shape against a tooth and gently slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth.

Hold the floss tightly against each tooth and move in easy up and down motions.

What else should I do?

Adhering to a proper brushing and flossing regimen will go a long way to making those dental checkups easy and painless. But if you want to add one more step to your routine, try a mouth wash after each brushing and flossing . Antimicrobial rinses kill bacteria that cause gingivitis and plaque. Fluoride rinses can help also help prevent tooth decay. Rinses are not for everyone – for example, younger children should not use a fluoride rinse -- so check with your Lansing dentist to see if a mouth rinse is appropriate for you.

If you are seeking a qualified dentist in the Lansing, Leavenworth, Tonganoxie, or Basehor Kansas area, call Filliman Dental at 913-682-5615.