Facts on Invisalign®

Have you ever heard of Invisalign® and wondered if it was right for you? If so, we have exciting news for you. Our staff here at Derby Family Dentistry in Derby, Kansas, can give you some facts on Invisalign to help you determine if this treatment could be right for you. Invisalign is a series of thin, clear, custom-made aligners... read more »

Three Reasons to Love Your Healthy Smile

Most folks appreciate their health and work hard to maintain it. But a healthy smile is just as important to your well-being, and since this month we stop to appreciate what we are grateful for, let's remember to love those healthy smiles. There is good reason to brush and floss every day and have regular dental checkups, so let's look... read more »

Implants Can Help Your Smile

A permanent tooth may be lost because of severe decay or injury. If this happens, you may experience difficulty chewing or speaking normally. Losing a tooth can also mar the appearance of your smile. Never fear! Drs. Reilender and Norden may recommend dental implants in Derby, Kansas, which can restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. What are dental... read more »

Oral Hygiene: Tips on How to Properly Floss Your “Fangs”

Your dentist, Dr. Frederick Stark and Brad Norden, and our dental team care about you and your smile, which is why we strongly encourage you to keep up on oral hygiene. This is especially important as Halloween approaches. With all of the candies and sweet treats available, there is a chance your smile could suffer. However, we understand that flossing... read more »

Misaligned Smiles Can Often be Fixed By Braces

While many kinds of braces exist, each of them operates on the same principles. The periodontal ligaments that anchor the teeth in their sockets are slowly loosened, allowing the braces to reposition and realign the teeth to where they should be. Common orthodontic issues such as bad alignment or crowding teeth can often be corrected with braces. These issues sometimes... read more »

Treating a Cracked Tooth

Even though your tooth enamel is harder than your bones, there are still times when an accidental fall or a blow to the face can crack a tooth. When this happens, the trauma and damage associated with it are often severe and it requires immediate treatment. If the crack is minor, Drs. Frederick Stark and Brad Norden might be able... read more »

Things to Consider About Ceramic Braces

After careful consideration and examination, Dr. Frederick Stark and Brad Norden might recommend that your son or daughter be fitted with braces to address any number of alignment issues with their teeth. While all braces work on the same principle of using progressive tension and adjustment to reorient the teeth, there are a few cosmetic considerations to keep in mind.... read more »

Understanding Your Options for Whitening Your Smile

A smile that has been stained by dark foods and beverages, tobacco use or the general passage of time, can leave you feeling self-conscious. Many people in a situation like this will turn to Derby Family Dentistry’s team of dentists to help understand their options for regaining or maintaining a white smile. Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste is... read more »

A Few Special Tips to Help Clean and Maintain Your New Braces

The braces installed by our Derby Family Dentistry team represents a serious investment in realigning your teeth to give you the winning smile that will last for years to come. It’s very important that you clean and maintain your braces with a diligent daily oral hygiene routine. If you develop cavities on one or more teeth, it could increase the... read more »

What Braces Can Fix

Braces have been a popular treatment for children and teenagers for many, many years. In recent years, the use of braces in adults has been growing. There are many reasons why braces in Derby, Kansas, can help not just children, but adults. There are many reasons why Dr. Reilender and Dr. Norden may recommend braces for you or your child.... read more »