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Smoking’s Impact on Oral Health: Risks and Prevention

At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, are deeply aware of the adverse effects of smoking on oral health. This comprehensive guide aims to shed light on the risks associated with smoking and offer practical advice for prevention

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Periodontal Disease Explained: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, are dedicated to educating patients about periodontal disease, its impact on oral health, and the available treatment options. Understanding this common dental condition is essential for maintaining a healthy smile and

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Stress and Oral Health: Unseen Impacts and Solutions

In today’s fast-paced environment, stress has become a common part of life for many. At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, emphasize the often-overlooked connection between stress and oral health. This guide dives into the unseen impacts of

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Oral Health and Heart Health: Understanding the Connection

At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, believe in a holistic approach to health that recognizes the interconnectedness of oral health and overall well-being, including heart health. This comprehensive guide explores the connection between these two critical areas,

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The Essential Guide to Preparing for a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction can be a necessary procedure for various dental issues. At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, ensure that your extraction process is as comfortable and efficient as possible. Preparing for a tooth extraction is crucial for

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Dental Fillings Demystified: Restoring Your Teeth Step by Step

Dental fillings are a common and essential procedure in general dentistry, often used to restore teeth affected by decay or damage. At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, specialize in providing comprehensive dental care, including high-quality Tooth-Colored Fillings.

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Battle of Aesthetics: Dental Crowns vs. Veneers

When it comes to enhancing your smile, two popular options are dental crowns and veneers. At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, offer both these solutions, tailoring them to meet individual patient needs. This detailed guide will help

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The Pros and Cons: Traditional Dentures vs. Implant-Supported Options

Choosing the right type of dentures can significantly impact your quality of life and oral health. At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, understand the importance of making informed decisions. This comprehensive guide compares traditional dentures with implant-supported

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Unveiling the Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants

In the quest for a healthier, more vibrant smile, dental implants stand out as a remarkable solution. At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, specialize in offering personalized, state-of-the-art dental care, including advanced options like dental implants. This

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Navigating Dental Care During Orthodontic Treatments

Maintaining dental health is crucial, especially when undergoing orthodontic treatments. At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, emphasize the importance of specialized dental care routines for patients with braces or other orthodontic appliances. This comprehensive guide outlines how

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Keeping Your Smile Bright: Oral Hygiene Tips for the Traveler

Whether you’re embarking on a globe-trotting adventure or just taking a weekend getaway, keeping your smile bright and healthy while traveling is essential. At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, we understand the challenges

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Diving Deep into Mouthwashes: Their Role and Proper Usage

Mouthwash, a small yet powerful weapon in the arsenal of oral hygiene, often stands in the shadows of toothbrushes and floss. However, at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, our experienced dentists, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, emphasize mouthwashes’ pivotal role in maintaining

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Selecting the Perfect Oral Care Instruments for Your Needs

In the vast world of oral care, having the right instruments is akin to an artist possessing the perfect brush for a masterpiece. But with countless products flooding the market, how do you choose the one tailored to your needs? At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, our

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Why Cleaning Your Tongue Matters in Oral Care

Oral care transcends the routine of brushing and flossing your teeth. One often-overlooked component of a thorough oral hygiene regimen is the tongue. At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, our experts, Dr. Andrew Lewis, DDS, and Dr. Ted A. Jowett, DDS, emphasize the importance of this often-neglected

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Mastering the Basics: The Right Way to Brush and Floss

A radiant smile is one of the first things people notice about you. But keeping that smile glowing isn’t just about occasional visits to your dentist in Topeka, KS. It’s about mastering the basics at home – the daily brushing and flossing ritual. Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry, with our

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Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that has been shown to help strengthen teeth in children and also prevent decay in people of all ages. Topical fluoride, in particular is helpful for promoting oral health. The American Dental Association has publicly endorsed the use of fluoride for the prevention of

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Cavities and Tooth Decay

When decay goes unchecked in the human mouth, damaged areas will form on the surface of your teeth. This damage comes in the forms of holes or tiny openings in your teeth known as cavities. There are a variety of things that can lead to the development of these points

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What Are Toothaches and How We Can Help

Toothaches are most often caused when the nerve inside the tooth is irritated. It can leave you up at night, cause difficulties with eating certain foods, and can be a daily struggle until it’s treated. The reality of toothaches is that their causes can’t be identified until diagnosed by a

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All About Tooth Sensitivity

If you find yourself avoiding hot drinks and cold foods, then your teeth may be sensitive. Tooth sensitivity is common, and in optimistic terms, will be temporary. But when it’s chronic, it can affect the way you enjoy life. Your dentist can get to the bottom of this painful condition,

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Dental Health and Your Diet

Your body works hard to convert the foods you eat into energy. You may not think twice about what you are eating – especially when it comes to grabbing an afternoon snack or sipping on a vanilla latte on your commute. But the food you put in your mouth affects

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How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it

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Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth.

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Bad Breath

Having bad breath can be an embarrassing problem – especially if you are regularly face to face with other people. Known professionally as halitosis, bad breath plagues many people every day. Most cases of bad breath can be remedied by efficiently brushing the teeth. However, some types of bad breath

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