February is Dental Health Month for Kids!

National Dental Health Month

At Family Dentistry of Neosho, we are passionate about oral health and the care of your smile.  We believe the best way to ensure a lifetime of happy and healthy smiles is through proper oral hygiene and preventative dentistry from a young age.

National Dental Health Month

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Suggests you take your child to the dentist by their first birthday?

Early Treatment

Early treatment helps ensure your child develops the proper oral hygiene habits to give them a lifetime of healthy smiles. The dentist office can be frightening for young children. Early dental visits help establish a dental “home” for kids where they can feel safe and comfortable while receiving the care they need. Early treatment gives your child a healthy relationship with their dentist and prevents stressful experiences later on. We believe that dental visits can be fun for kids, and we love getting to know our young patients as their smiles grow!


Another reason to begin taking your child to the dentist at a young age is that this allows us to practice preventative dentistry. This reduces the likelihood of more complicated and potentially painful procedures later on. At Family Dentistry of Neosho, we provide preventive treatment to treat tooth decay and oral habits that can harm teeth.

Healthy Smiles For Life

In honor of Dental Health Month, we encourage you to make a commitment to providing your child with the dental care they need for a lifetime of healthy and happy smiles. Early dental visits help your child learn good oral habits and develop a positive relationship with their dental team. Lets work together to remove the stigma and fear associated with dental offices. Lets create an experience that you and your child can enjoy for years and years to come.

Let us show you the difference our compassionate team can make in your family’s smiles.

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New Patient?

Want to know what to expect on your first visit to Family Dentistry of Neosho? Visit our website for info on Fees and Insurance as well as to find your new patient forms. We are happy to answer any questions. We encourage you to email us or call our team to discuss your concerns: (417) 451-2403

We Offer CEREC Technology!

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For the past six years I have had the opportunity to be a CEREC mentor. Let me explain. Technology in the Dental field is always changing for the better. CEREC is one of those technologies. Many of you will recognize it as dental CAD/CAM.

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Our office celebrates having this available to our clients, now for 10 years! When the leading dental continuing education program in the nation for CEREC asked if I wanted to help others learn the software in sunny Scottsdale, AZ, mmmm . . . . . I said YES! Just a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to mentor a new group of dentists. This has been a rewarding experience. The upside to teaching is I always learn something, too. When you hear, “you are never too old to learn something new” I think of those dentists learning and beginning to master this software.



Invisalign treatment


One of the comments we hear most is . . . .”Doc, I want to do Invisalign, let me figure out the finances.” Great news! You don’t have to figure out the finances on your own! Let us help! At Family Dentistry of Neosho, we are committed to providing everyone with quality dental care, flexible financial plans, and the information and insight needed to make informed decisions on Invisalign treatment!


Dr. Reagan Celebrates 25 years

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This year I will celebrate 25 years of work in the dental profession. Over the years there have been many exciting developments. Dentistry has never been a job for me, it is a passion, and I still love it!

In 2016 my dental career changed again when our Invisalign representative suggested I include their training in my continuing education schedule. Since then I have been on a journey that has certainly changed what I can do to help my patients. I consider myself a lifelong learner “junkie.” Learning something new such as this opened my eyes to another world of dental technology and the possibilities for those who have entrusted their dental care to me.

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February is National Dental Health Month

National Dental Health Month

For most of us in the dental profession, we enjoy this time of year. National Dental Health Month (NDHM) is a time set aside to be out in the community and schools. This year we adopted a Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten class. These children were unafraid and asked all kinds of questions about their teeth. They answered a few as well.

We counted the 20 primary teeth that four and five year olds should have. As a group, they made me smile for sure. Parents, be sure to test the Dental IQ of your four, five and six year olds. They are sure to give you a laugh!

National Dental Health Month
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Dangers of Buying Aligners Online

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Buyers Beware!

In recent months, more and more companies have been coming online to promote new clear aligners to straighten your teeth. In theory this sounds like a great idea, but buyers beware!

The research currently shows that these aligners are not yet efficient and will require more updates before being truly accurate. In fact, at this moment, these new styles of aligner hold close to a 75% failure rate, which means instead of actually straightening and aligning your teeth and improving your bite, it could make it worse!

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Advances in Orthodontic and Dental Technology

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Technology is here to stay…

Many of you know that I have a passion for technology as it relates to dentistry. As you might expect it changes and evolves at a very fast rate.

advances in itero and invisalign

The days of impression taking are over!

Many remember the days of impressions and all the “goo”. Well, today we have the iTero, which scans your teeth. The days of impression taking are over! Great News! It is fast and won’t gag you, how exciting is that! It is basically a video of your teeth we can send to the lab or to Invisalign. With these scans we can help with get a crown from the lab, if needed. We can scan for Invisalign. These aligners have millions of dollars in technology in each tray. We are doing things now, that weren’t possible a few short years ago.

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