Reasons Your Child Should Get Braces In Our Office

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Are you thinking if Orthodontics (Braces) are really worth the expense, time and effort? Did your child acquire your jagged teeth, intense overbite or underbite and you’re uncertain if you should get them braces?   Here are The Reasons Your Child Should Get Braces with Dr. Gill:   Orthodontics Will Protect against Dental Problems Later… Read more »

How We Keep You Safe

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With the news stories about the Oral Surgeon in Tulsa who has been accused of unsanitary practices, we want to assure you that we take infection control very seriously. Every instrument or product we use on our patients is either disposable or sterilized.  We pack each set of instruments into a special bag. This bag… Read more »

Should I Replace My Fillings?

Posted by & filed under Amalgams, Composites, Fillings, General, Tooth Colored Restorations, Uncategorized.

People wonder this question all the time. They go to a dentist, and the dentist recommends one or more of their fillings be replaced. They can’t help but ponder…my fillings have not been bothering me, so why replace them? A filling’s main purpose is to seal off the tooth so that bacteria cannot get inside… Read more »

Practice What You Preach

Posted by & filed under Craniofacial Pain, Neuromuscular Dentistry, Neuromuscular Functional Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea, TMD/TMJ.

Here at Symmetris Dental- Drs. Erickson and Gill believe in providing only exceptional dentistry to our patients. We would never recommend dental treatment to our patients that we would not recommend for our families or ourselves. With that in mind, Dr. Mark Erickson, Dr. Carissa Gill, our Patient Coordinator, Roxi, and our assistant, Tina have… Read more »

Snap, Crackle, Pop… should only be heard from your cereal bowl. Listen, you might have TMD!

Posted by & filed under Craniofacial Pain, Neuromuscular Dentistry, Neuromuscular Functional Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea, TMD/TMJ.

Clicking, cracking and popping in your jaw joint is one of the most common early indicators of TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). A displaced disc located in your jaw joint causes the sounds. A healthy and normal TMJ is quiet when it is functioning. Clicking, popping and cracking are indicators that your jaw joint is unstable… Read more »

Healthy Mouths, Healthy Kids

Posted by & filed under Children's Orthodontics, Invisalign, Neuromuscular Functional Orthodontics, Orthodontics, Traditional Braces, Uncategorized.

Dentistry and Children When children are young, everything about them is exceptionally moldable and adaptable, particularly in their mouth and their bone structure. During these developmental years, it is extremely important to be proactive in assuring that they are growing and developing in an ideal fashion. These are the years when it is very easy… Read more »

Your Neck, Your Back and Your Bite – TMJ Disorders (TMD)

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TMD- The relationship between your neck, your back and your bite.   In the role of healing patients with chronic pain from TMD (TMJ dysfunction), headaches and migraines, chronic neck discomfort and ear problems, patients and healthcare providers don’t always recognize the relationship between the neck, the back and the TMJ (or the bite). It… Read more »

What Do You See In Me? Cosmetic Dentistry in Wichita,KS Wellington, KS and Anthony, KS

Posted by & filed under Cosmetic Dentistry, General, Hygiene, Orthodontics.

What Do You See In Me? In an independent study conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2004 discovered: Virtually all Americans (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset. 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. Three-quarters (74%)… Read more »

Smile Like You’re Famous

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Tom Cruise Because celebrities are constantly scrutinized, they tend to focus heavily on their physical appearances. Although they may seem to be blessed with naturally perfect smiles; many times, actors and musicians have received cosmetic dental work to help refine their features. Zac Efron –Teenage girls across the globe may not have had anyone to plaster on their… Read more »

Cleaning Teeth with Braces

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There are a lot of hiding places with braces on! The most important thing is not which tools you choose to clean your mouth with, but is the technique that works best in your hands.           Technique Hints: Angle your toothbrush in between the braces and the gum tissue Move your… Read more »

All I Need is the Air that I breathe…

Posted by & filed under Neuromuscular Dentistry, Sleep Apnea.

When you wake up in the morning, do you ever wonder if you slept at all? Do you wake up with a morning headache that is occasionally accompanied with dizziness? Does your bed partner complain that you snored through the entire night? What if we told you all of this could be linked to TMJ?… Read more »

Should I Replace My Fillings?

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People wonder this question all the time.  They go to a dentist, and the dentist recommends one or more of their fillings be replaced.  They can’t help but ponder…my fillings have not been bothering me, so why replace them? A filling’s main purpose is to seal off the tooth so that bacteria cannot get inside… Read more »

Finally… Predictable Headache Relief and TMD/TMJ Therapy in Wichita, Ks Area

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  TMD/TMJ and Headache Relief in Wichita, KS area   Searching for a way to relieve jaw pain, migraines or headaches? If you are, then you need a provider of TMJ (TMD) treatment.  A neuromuscular dentist with the correct training will be able to treat the cause of your jaw pain, headaches or TMD using… Read more »

No More Impressions ~ No More Temporaries

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Same Day Dentistry with Computerized Technology   OK, so this thing is really cool.  I didn’t want to like it.  I tried not to want it.  I really did try.  It’s just too good. Most people aren’t aware of how dramatically technology is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting‑edge innovations are requiring less… Read more »

Help! I Can’t Get My Child to Stop Sucking His Thumb

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Have you ever seen a sonogram of a baby sucking his thumb in the womb? Sucking is a natural behavior of a newborn and is often done to help comfort themselves as toddlers. Most children stop on their own between the ages of 2 and 4. If your child continues to suck past this age, it… Read more »

Reasons Your Child Should Get Braces

Posted by & filed under Children's Orthodontics, Traditional Braces.

  Are you thinking if Orthodontics (Braces) are really worth the expense, time and effort? Did your child acquire your jagged teeth, intense overbite or underbite and you’re uncertain if you should get them braces?   Here are The Reasons Your Child Should Get Braces:   Orthodontics Will Protect against Dental Problems Later in Life – If teeth… Read more »

At What Age Should My Child Get Braces?

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Braces The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child get an initial evaluation for braces at age 7. Usually, by this time, the first permanent molars have erupted and the front baby teeth have been lost.  An early evaluation allows Drs. Erickson and Gill to check for developing problems with the growth of the… Tags:

Welcome to Our New Blog!

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Welcome to the new blog! Whether you are a long-time patient, or thinking of making a New Patient appointment, we hope this blog will connect with you in a new way – by posting our day to day activities, new accomplishments, photos of our latest cases, and other things we think you may be interested in. We will… Read more »