• What is a root canal?
    A root canal entails the removal of the nerve supply from a tooth. If you know the purpose of a root canal, the process may seem a little less intimidating. the Read more
  • Good Teeth Lead to Sporting Success
    You already know that taking care of your teeth can help prevent tooth decay and the need for extensive work such as root canals or implants, which can be inconvenient Read more
  • Going Green for the New Year
    Does your list of New Year’s resolutions for the coming months include reducing your ecological footprint? If so, let’s ring in the year with some basic—and some innovative—dental ideas to Read more
  • Make this the Year You Stop Smoking
    It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read more
  • Healthy Resolutions for Healthy Teeth
    Every January 1st, you have your resolutions ready. No more nail biting. Lose ten pounds. Stop smoking. None of us are happy about those annoying bad habits we’ve picked up Read more
  • It's a Wrap: Ending the year with a smile!
    People have been ushering in the New Year for centuries but it became an official holiday in 1582 when Pope George XIII declared January 1st to be the day on Read more
  • Fluorosis: What is it?
    Many people think dental fluorosis is a disease, but it’s not; it’s a condition that affects the appearance of your tooth’s enamel, not the function or health of the teeth. Read more
  • Is there a connection between oral health and school performance?
    As a parent, you want the best for your children, and that includes doing their best in school. You can support them by taking an interest in their activities, being Read more
  • Aging and Dental Health
    What’s life like for the average 60-year-old today? It’s complicated! We travel. Or we work out. Or we relax with friends. We pursue favorite hobbies or we develop new ones. Read more
  • My mouth is dry. What can I do?
    Nobody likes a dry mouth. It is an uncomfortable and sometimes oddly unexplainable sensation that most people like to avoid. It is not a condition that automatically sends you into Read more
  • ‘Tis the Season—for Healthy Dental Choices!
    It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but if you’re dashing through the snow to an emergency dental appointment, you’re not feeling very jolly. And post-holiday, no Read more
  • Treatments for Tooth Discoloration
    Congratulations! You’re getting married! Wow! It’s your twentieth reunion! New job? Great news! No matter the occasion, large or small, you want to celebrate it with your whitest, brightest smile. Read more
  • The Connection Between Your Mouth and Your Heart
    At Joel LeMense, DDS, we know your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. We also know that the mouth can oftentimes be the first place to show Read more
  • Which whitening is right for you?
    Many of our patients at Joel LeMense, DDS have been asking us about brightening their teeth lately, and today we thought we would discuss the options available to you to Read more
  • Thanksgiving Trivia
    At Joel LeMense, DDS we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, the doctor wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a bit smarter Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At Joel LeMense, DDS, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the SHAWNEE MISSION, Kansas Read more

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