Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing in Lake Ozark

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Most people brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush incorrectly but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark, we teach our patients the proper oral hygiene practices. They may pride themselves on…

What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?

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Hello Lake Ozark! For ideal oral health, you need both healthy teeth and healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape. When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle pointing the bristle tips at the gumline. The bristles of a soft toothbrush can clean the food particles…

Suspect a Bite Problem in Lake Ozark

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Hello! I’m Ronald Massie, DDS, of Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark. Thanks for visiting my dental blog. The topic of today’s post is malocclusion–literally–”bad bite.” Malocclusion Affects Many People Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics invented the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole but,…