Rhoades Family Dentistry Blog

How to Help Your Teen Take Care of Braces

Let’s be honest – most teenagers aren’t thrilled with the idea of getting braces. Of course, most teenagers aren’t thrilled with a lot of things, so as a parent, you can just add braces to the list. While they might not love you for this in the moment, your teen will...

Can a Dentist Help with TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder, which is an issue that affects your temporomandibular joints, is a painful condition which affects millions of people. If you have been suffering from pain in your face, there is a good chance that TMJ disorder could be to blame. No matter what the...

Top 5 Things You NEED to Know About Gum Disease

Top 5 Things You NEED to Know About Gum Disease Do you have any of these symptoms of gum disease: Bad breath that won’t go away? Red or swollen gums? Tender or bleeding gums? Painful chewing? Loose teeth? Sensitive teeth? Receding gums or longer appearing teeth? If...

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

So, What Is Cosmetic Dentistry? You have probably been going to the dentist on a pretty set schedule since you first got your teeth. Every six months, you head into the office for a cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatment and so on. Occasionally, you may have to come...

411 on Oral Cancer

The 411 on Oral Cancer Finding out that you have any type of cancer is scary. We can often overlook glaring symptoms just because we don’t want to hear the truth and then have to face whatever comes next. April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and we think we have to...

Is It Too Early for Your Child to See a Dentist?

There is really nothing cuter than your baby’s highly anticipated first tooth! After weeks of waiting, each little tooth that pops through the gums is a cause for celebration, and for some parents, it may cause a little anxiety. I mean, how in the world is a parent...

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

  People often see yellow teeth as a blaring warning sign. Is he or she a smoker? Eww, I bet they have bad breath! I bet they haven’t brushed their teeth in a month! This is a big turn-off and can inhibit your chances of success. Your teeth make a lasting first...

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

"All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth | The Cost of Putting Off Dental Treatment" During the holiday season, there is such a rush to get everything done. Christmas trees are purchased and decorated, shopping commences and thousands of cookies are baked long...

Summer Dental Appointment

The smell of chlorine, the warmth from the hot sun rays, the screaming of kids playing, and the sound of the ice cream truck... it must be summertime!  The kids are out of school, our schedules lighten up, and some of the lucky ones get to take vacations.  The last...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Free backpacks for all!

Wear Green, Eat Green, Drink Green… Just don’t get pinched this St. Patrick’s Day Dr. Hahn, Dr. Driscoll  and the ladies at Rhoades Family Dentistry can help you figure out what to wear, what to eat, and where to party this St. Patrick's Day.  Everyone loves to be...

New Year, New You with Invisalign

Well, we are well over a month into the new year, and it's time to check in on how well we are adhering to our New Year's resolutions.   Most resolutions are based on change, a fresh start, a new beginning, and a new you.  Brainstorming ways to make changes to better...

Cavity-Free Valentine’s Day Ideas and Invisalign

Share the LOVE this Valentine’s Day with Cavity-Free Ideas and Invisalign   Having a hard time trying to figure out what to gift that someone special in your life this Valentine’s Day?  What about yourself… would you like to give yourself a bright and happy gift...

Wedding Smile Makeover

Congratulations on your engagement!  Let the planning begin for one of your most important days of your life.  Every bride thinks to order the cake, schedule the photographer and book the hall.  But a visit to the dentist?  Yes, visiting your dentist needs to be added...

Be Royal with your Invisalign at FanFest

Be Royal with your Invisalign and Smile in January "Be Royal KC" was a popular phrase here  this past baseball season. Now it's winter, and we all have the baseball blues.  No more baseball until April!  What to do to pass the time?  This weekend, Olathe Kansas...

Relax. At the Dentist. Really?? Yes, Really.

Relax in the dental chair with sedation dentistry and calming spa features... The word "dentistry" is not usually combined with words such as "relaxed," "calming," "comfortable," or "zen."   When most people think of the word "dentistry," they think "unpleasant,"...

Can I use My Cell Phone

  Can I Use My Cell Phone in the Dental Office?? Everyone is connected to their cell phones. We are talking, texting, gaming and searching on them constantly, it seems. We use them while we are at the restaurant, the movie theaters, shopping in a store, in the...

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