Dentistry by Design

Dr. Gilsdorf Explains TMD Syndrome

LogoThe temporomandibular joints are hinges that connect the jaw to the skull, which are located in front of each ear. They allow movement of the jaw up and down and side to side, allowing an individual to talk, chew, and yawn. It can also be a source of pain that may take a while to resolve.

Dr. Gilsdorf Eases His Patients Fears with Dental Sedation Techniques

LogoFeeling anxious about receiving dental treatment is a typical fear. Nearly 50 percent of people begin to feel uneasy or stressed whenever thinking about visiting the dentist. Now, with sedation dentistry available, dental fear is becoming a distant memory. Dr. Gilsdorf's main goal is to help make his patients feel relaxed and comfortable during a dental visit.

Dr. Gilsdorf Encourages His Patients to Try Invisalign

LogoUntil recently, people who wanted to get their teeth straightened had no choice, but to get metal braces. This wasn't a solution for them if they have a career plus professional responsibilities. Now, Dentistry By Design is pleased to offer Invisalign®, a high level of technology to their patients.

Dr. Gilsdorf Warns That Gum Disease Affects More Than Your Mouth

LogoPeriodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a quiet destructive infection associated with as many as five hundred different kinds of bacteria that are leaving behind their waste in an individual's mouth every day. Yesterday, dentists and dental hygienists strived to save teeth with regular cleanings.

Dr. Bret Gilsdorf Fixes Snoring and Sleep Apnea

LogoSnoring affects around a third of people in America. This in turn affects 73 percent of individuals who have their sleep disturbed by a snoring partner.

Dentistry by Design Offers One-Appointment Crowns

LogoGetting a dental crown used to require at least two appointments, but not anymore. With the debut of CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), it now takes only one appointment to get a crown placed.

Dentistry by Design Congratulates Winner of Bi-Annual "Good Deeds" Contest

LogoThe Good Deeds contest was open to anyone 18 years of age and under. All they had to do was perform a good deed and describe to Dentistry By Design in a short essay what they did, why they chose to do it, and what happened as a result of their good deed.

Dentistry by Design Announces Annual Candy Buy Back Campaign in Support of U.S. Soldiers Overseas

LogoIt's well known that too much candy can lead to uncomfortable dental problems for children, and Halloween is the king of candy-consumption holidays, with annual Halloween candy sales totaling more than $2 billion. Balancing dental health and holiday fun is a challenge every parent must face.

Dr. Gilsdorf Makes Dentist Visits Enjoyable for Children

LogoAt Dentistry By Design in Manhattan, KS, Dr. Bret Gilsdorf realizes that kids have different needs than adults visiting the dentist office. He says, “We love working with our young patients and we encourage the parents of young children to bring them along to the parent’s routine dental visit so that the child can easily see what goes on during the appointment and become familiar with our staff and office.” Dr. Gilsdorf suggests that a first visit occur between two and three years of age. Prevention and early intervention can help maintain healthy, happy smiles for a lifetime.

New Manhattan Dentist, Dr. Gilsdorf, Now Offers Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth

LogoFor individuals who are missing teeth, Dr. Bret Gilsdorf of Dentistry By Design in Manhattan, KS has found that dental implants can be an effective long-term solution. Implants provide greater structural support and last longer than bridges or dentures. With proper care and maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.