General Dentistry

Top Dentist in Springfield, MO, Dr. Green, Listed Five Consecutive Years

Top Dentist in Springfield, MO, Dr. Green, Listed Five Consecutive Years

We are proud to announce that Dr. Randi Green is again named a top dentist for the fifth consecutive year in Springfield, Missouri by Top Dentists and 417 Mag. Dr. Green has proven to be one of the best cosmetic dentists and is an exceptional general dentist practicing the latest physiologic dentistry near you.

The Effect of Airway on Facial Growth

The Effect of Airway on Facial Growth

Unobstructed nasal breathing is the number-one key to a person’s quality of life. Human beings are naturally nasal breathers. Mouth breathing usually begins in response to an airway obstruction such as allergies, illness, enlarged tonsils, and adenoids, or a deviated septum. Mouth breathing can also become a habit that remains once the obstruction is eliminated. Normal facial development is reliant upon proper nasal breathing.

Did you know that 20 billion bacteria inside your mouth love sugar as much as you do.

Did you know that 20 billion bacteria inside your mouth love sugar as much as you do.

20 billion. Let that sink in for a second. Americans are buzzed with a sugar addiction. Research shows that we get on average about 13% of our daily calories from added processed sugars — the amount equal to a can of soda. This alarming fact excludes naturally occurring sugars that come from foods such as apples or milk.

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Dental Hygienist

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Dental Hygienist

It may be no surprise that a dental hygiene cleaning and continuing care is good for your mouth. Did you know that your hygienist does more than “just” a cleaning?  October is National Hygiene Month and here are 10 things that you might not be aware of during your appointment with Jyssica, your Springfield, MO dental hygienist.

Are you tired of hiding your smile? Straight, healthy teeth can help you smile with confidence!

Are you tired of hiding your smile? Straight, healthy teeth can help you smile with confidence!

Take a moment and picture your teeth like piano keys placed in many wacky positions. For example, some protrude forward, others sink in backward. Some even overlap. You notice that the piano keys have not been cleaned in a while because of the nice layer of dust on top. You grab a duster and clean them. Once finished, you notice dust still remaining in the crevices. You may even notice there are some areas that look impossible to reach. This analogy is like malocclusion.

Dentistry on Roller Skates

Dentistry on Roller Skates

It's a joke among dentists that they often practice on roller skates. If you asked any patient about this, they might look at you funny, but then when given time to think, be able to relay a story about sitting in the dental chair for 2 hours just to get a simple filling done. They will tell you about how the dentist was only in the room for about 20 minutes and might not have even introduced themselves. They will also tell you about how many times the dentist had to get up to go do something with another patient. Sound familiar? There is a more personalized, better way.