Continue to nuture your friendships.

Experience Tranquil Sleep

Toothache pain has kept many patients up at night unable to experience tranquil sleep.

To help offset stress the mind and body must be made to relax.

Pain relief is one way to relieve stress.

Dentists treat patients who put off needed dental treatment stressing over a procedure that in most cases takes only a few minutes to treat.

We spend many hours stressing over things we do have the power to handle.

Even the patient with a dental phobia can take a sedative to relax and calm down receiving needed treatment.

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A dental emergency in KC is treated with the best of care in our office.

You can’t place a price tag on a restful night of slumber.

It always does a body good to get a good night’s rest.

A calm mind is a requirement for the person that has undergone an episode of tension and stress.

Disciplines that enhance your ability to control breathing patterns can control long term stress.

Jogging, aerobics, and power walking help increase oxygen to the vital organs of the body.

You experience clarity of thought with an increase of oxygen levels to your body tissues.

The person who is able to engage in exercise at least three times per week will rest more peacefully at night.

After writing down all the reasons why you are not exercising, block them out and get started on a program tailored to your busy lifestyle.

Exercise can even provide a sense of well-being you are the person in control of your situation and something positive can always be done to make things better.

When possible avoid preparations that leave you drowsy and hung over in the morning upon awaking.

Drowsy side effects can result from taking chemically produced pharmaceutical sleep aids.

Relaxation techniques will also de-stress the mind and body.

Good strategies are not difficult to find.

Find those that work for you.

If no time to drive to a Yoga class start from home and join a class when you can.

Experience tranquil sleep following through with a plan that fits your needs.

The main point is to get started.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.    http://dentist4you.biz






Happy Valentine’s Day is also known to some as Love’s Holiday.

Cards, candy, flowers, dinner, and jewelry complete the day for the majority.

We’re not promoting tooth decay on this auspicious day.

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Emergency dental care helps those who get spoiled from too many sweet treats.

Your dental emergency in KC is treated by our dental team.

A minister, Rev. Jack Graham has been speaking on a radio program this evening about  love.

Loving couples  are encouraged to be creative in how they communicate with each other.

The giving of gifts on holidays should come from gratitude with no strings attached.

Keeping romance alive requires creatively being responsive to the one you adore.

The Creator of heaven and earth loves unconditionally and sets the example for us to follow.

Couples with a small amber glowing can be re-ignited to a blazing fire following the Creator’s lead.

Relationships are partnerships nurtured to maturity in the toughest of times.

Luther Vandross’s recording entitled “I’d Rather,” very beautiful words. I thought some time alone was what we needed…I thought it was the end of a beautiful story…This one thing is true that I’m nothing without you…and so I left the one I love at home to be alone and I’m nothing without you… I know better now and I’ve had a change of heart…I’d rather have bad times with you, then good times with someone else… I’d rather be beside you in a storm than safe and warm by myself…I’d rather have the one who holds my heart…

His words should be in our hearts when we talk to the ones we love so dearly.

So much is thrown in the path of a couple straining at the seams to keep the relationship civil.

Civility keeps communication flowing in the present.

With no civil tone in the relationship regarding communication there is no closeness.

Make up your mind to give to a lover unconditional love.

You will not be defeated with your mind made up I can love my partner.

Stay close to the one you love on love’s holiday.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.   http://dentist4you.biz

Reference: www.jackgraham.org, luthervandross.com




Your Burning Desire

Your burning desire to succeed is rocket fuel for the spirit.

You launch the greatest of comebacks locked onto this attitude.

Giving up on a desired goal is not something entertained in the mind of one with vision.

Use the energy from your burning desire to fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds of distance run.

Trust yourself even though doubted by others that are not a part of your dream to be greater than the present.

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We continue to treat your dental emergency in KC.

Emergency dental care gives my team a chance to meet a large segment of the surrounding area.

The movie industry has many references to help explain a particular point of view.

In the movie “Jaws” a weathered and salty sea-captain is hired to catch the monstrous great white shark terrorizing a small town’s beaches and coastal waters.

The jaded sea-captain has a plan to kill the shark with a do or die type attitude.

He did not consult with other members of the team regarding his decision.

The sea-captain had the persona of a captain Ahab going after the killer whale Moby Dick.

Out at sea the captain decides there will be no turning back and destroys the CB radio.

He has a burning desire to accomplish his mission without interruption from the outside world.

His fishing boat gets destroyed by the shark and the captain dies in the process.

The great white shark is a reminder of all the obstacles you will encounter in pursuit of dreams.

We overcome our obstacles with well executed plans.

Remaining members of the team composed of the town sheriff and a scientist complete the task, killing the great white shark.

An attitude, we are not turning back now that the project has been initiated, is a must for the  individual achieving a desired goal.

You will need the help of others as bridges are burned and you focus on your major goal.

Your burning desire to achieve your major goal is accomplished with well thought out and executed plans.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.    http://dentist4you.biz





Your desire for success should be made on your own terms.

Believe you can achieve and success is yours.

Take financial gain from the equation of desire to see if it remains.

If what remains is desire it will bring you universal blessings of abundance.

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Emergency dental care achieves our desire to be successful.

For 35 years our office has treated your dental emergency in KC.

Are you able to live life on your own terms?

Our jobs become labors of love when the job is what we desire.

Countless painstaking hours are spent pursuing our dreams, passions, and desires.

We break our backs to follow what we perceive as the path to success.

You will walk down many paths but desire has a special thing that feels just right for you.

There may be other paths but desire travels on the wings of prosperity.

When you think of success, what is it that you desire?

Your desire for success is probably not the same as the person sitting next to you.

What we desire is in the eyes of the beholder. A young man decided all he wanted was to be left alone by the world. He moved to his own island and made his dream come true.

It takes the same amount of energy to dream thoughts of having your own island as it does to move into a hostel waiting in line to take a shower.

Desire and thoughts of living life on your own terms go hand in hand.

Get an education if you must but don’t forget to use your mind from time to time to fulfill a few dreams.

Make no mistake about it an education opens many doors if you first open your mind and think the thoughts that make you successful.

The thoughts that make you successful are within you not necessarily rooted in education.

Fulfilled is the man who knows what he wants and goes after it with every ounce of fiber in his being.

You will not be denied with your mind made up and all your energy poured into your desire for success.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.    http://dentist4you.biz


Dental Technology making a difference.

Problematic Bite Relationships


Problematic bite relationships in full dentures  cause patients to scurry from one dental center to the next.

Patients search for solutions that help improve their ability to chew.

Dentures are not a perfect system but aligned properly aid in the process of mastication.

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Emergency dental care brings problematic bite relationships into the office.

Your dental emergency in KC will be treated in a professional manner.

Dentists maximize patient’s ability to chew making their dentures fit with excellent impression materials.

Bite relationship products used in our offices articulate your case to duplicate how the mandible and maxilla come together for a sound final set of dentures.

Mal-alignment of dentures can be corrected during the wax try-in appointment where the actual denture teeth are placed in a wax mould and checked in the mouth.

A young man came into the office and dentures were fabricated for the patient.

The most efficient way to register the bite relationship for veteran denture wearers is to mount the actual dentures on an articulator, using the dentures as custom trays.

An impression material is placed inside the old dentures for a better fitting set of new dentures.

It was noted upon mounting the case on an articulator the bite relationship was perfect.

One week later the patient returned to my office, wearing another denture that was made for him at an earlier time.

The denture made for him at an earlier time was removed and the new denture wax try-in was inserted.

The muscles of the maxilla and mandible had re-adapted to a bite position for the dentures made earlier.

The patient was allowed to simply sit in the waiting room wearing the new denture wax try-in for 20-30 minutes.

After that time re-evaluation noted the muscles had corrected the mal-alignment of the wax try-in.

Many times we as dentists return wax try-ins to our laboratories for a bite relationship reset to correct mal-alignment of dentures.

Try this simple technique when a bite relationship appears on target one week and problematic the next.

We all share our tips when discovered to help save time and frustration.

Patients that like the esthetics of one set of dentures and enjoy the chewing capacity of another, unknowingly cause problematic bite relationships for the new set being fabricated.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.    http://dentist4you.biz






There is peace of mind for the man/woman who understands where they are going and have a plan to get there.

Frustration comes from life’s train wrecks leaving many derailed and not on course.

To stay on course requires a success consciousness.

Success in thought begets successful actions.

Understand failure has its place, a temporary position that teaches what not to do.

Learning what not to do becomes just as important as learning the steps that lead to success.

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A dental emergency in KC gets handled promptly.

Emergency dental care brings peace of mind as people are helped by our services.

There is a peace that surpasses all understanding for those who find the path to success.

We learn from failure even if the lesson shows what not to do.

Some of your most valuable life encounters come at the brink of failure.

Just before the sun breaks through the clouds after a storm we encounter difficult times.

In the book “Think and Grow Rich,” Napoleon Hill advises how hundreds of successful men and women express almost giving up before their major breakthrough to success.

Reread it in present time for real motivation and sound business principles.

Your battle for success is in the mind.

Scripture tells us, “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Stories of rags to riches are embodied in this scripture.

Control your thoughts to magnetize what you want to appear in your life.

You don’t have to abandon goals because what you are asking has not yet materialized.

Change your thoughts to have what you desire.

The will to win is a powerful force for those who know what they want from life.

The years we work the hardest may not be our most productive times.

Hard work is rewarded but not the only way to fulfill your desires.

We are told in the book to have definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for what we are looking to receive.

You are an intelligent being capable of finding answers to your problems right now.

Negative conditioning of our thought processes magnetize what is not desired.

The person who can appreciate what he/she has right now is in a better position to improve their condition.

With peace of mind harvest the thoughts that come to you in your quiet moments.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.    http://dentist4you.biz


Continue to nuture your friendships.

Picture Perfect Smile Sore Throat Season



Sore throat season is upon us, wrap up and dress appropriately for the weather.

Mouth breathers are particularly vulnerable to inflammatory processes  of the oral and throat tissues.

Outdoor activities in winter’s wonderland come with a price if vocal cords get strained while at play.

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Emergency dental care brings into our office many secondary symptoms associated with toothache and mouth pain.

Referrals are made to the medical community for comprehensive evaluation after the treatment of a dental emergency in KC.

Dry climates and air pollution are also considerations for causes of the sore throat.

Holistic healthcare practitioners as a first option recommend boosting the immune system.

Boosting your immune system optimizes your health.

Until an appointment is made for comprehensive medical evaluation here are some interim therapies for sore throat relief.

Chicken soup soothes the throat and is a favorite for many households.

It is anti-inflammatory reducing the level of discomfort.

Honey mixed in warm water with lemon also soothes the throat.

Dr. Oz has reported honey is favorable for symptom relief during sleep.

The active ingredient in cold medicines over the counter is Dextromethorphan.

Honey has been shown to be just as effective as this cold remedy per a 2007 Penn State University study he reports.

Warm salt water rinsing is still on my list as a staple in written oral surgery instructions.

Biotene mouthwash is more in harmony with body tissue because of its enzymes.

Biotene combats dry mouth replenishing moisture.

Dry inflamed tissues are treated by simply rehydrating the tissue.

For severely inflamed tissue where cold sores are a problem viscous lidocaine can be prescribed for the patient to reduce pain until lesions heal.

Patients want antibiotics to treat discomfort and symptoms of the sore throat.

Antibiotics treat bacterial infections not inflammation.

Hydration and warmth are key components for relief.

To rule out Strep throat a culture is taken by swabbing the throat.

It is felt by most practitioners that too many prescriptions for antibiotics are written without exploring interim options.

Sore throat season does not have to be one of misery while trying to remain healthy during the months of winter.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.    http://dentist4you.biz

Reference: Dr. Oz Sore Throat Remedies




Importance of Your Dental Health

Importance of Your Dental Health Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions in more recent times are performed keeping in mind the patient at some point will consider dental implants.

Dental implants require a certain degree of bone to be viable over the patient’s lifetime.

Preservation of the bone is a critical step in proper treatment planning.

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Your dental emergency in KC may require tooth extractions.

Patients having teeth removed are now given the opportunity to receive bone grafts in the areas of the surgical sites.

The bone will atrophy down to the bottom level of  tooth roots.

For this reason oral surgeons advise our patients to not prolong dental implant placement.

Implants maintain the integrity of the jawbone level very similar to the stimulation of bone from the actual teeth.

A routine extraction requires the elevation of a tooth from its socket.

Surgical removal of teeth are handled with care taken in the process of sectioning the tooth mass and when necessary reducing the interference locking the tooth in bone.

Oral surgeons use a bone reduction guide to help in planning difficult prosthetic cases.

It takes 1-2 years for bone resorption to occur in the oral cavity.

A good rule of thumb is to measure the jawbone twice before any reduction, a rule used by carpenters to not waste time and materials.

Patients that display a gummy smile profile are difficult cases to restore due to the major concern, not enough bone is removed to set-up teeth for an upper denture.

If not enough bone is removed the restoring dentist has minimal room to restore the case.

Minimal room results in a less than ideal placement of teeth.

The denture can be remade for greater esthetics with bone resorption occurring after the 1-2 year period.

Not everyone wears a lower denture successfully.

We advise patients who must wear lower dentures, a permanent soft liner will stabilize excessive sliding of the denture.

A minimum ideally of 4 implants give greater stability to lower dentures.

Tooth extractions can be performed with minimal discomfort to the patient.

Knowing the tolerance levels of your patient is an important factor in planning the removal of teeth.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.   http://dentist4you.biz






Yelling and screaming has long been one way to get others to stop what they are doing and listen to what you are saying.

Leaving work this afternoon, I’ve tuned in to Dr. Randy Carlson.

A mother has called in on his radio program and makes a statement, “the only way I get my children to listen to me is when I yell at them.”

Dr. Carlson gave the retort,”we should never yell at another human being unless there is a fire at hand.”

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We appreciate those who call upon us in need of help with their dental emergency in KC.

You are not in control yelling and screaming at someone after a directive has been given to perform a stated task.

The blood vessels stressed when we yell and scream are usually our own.

It is understood children are capable of working the last nerve in the sinew of one who is screaming.

Yelling and screaming is an attempt to match the vibrations emanated by those who have ignored more bland forms of communication.

Communication is a two-way street that quickly becomes a head on collision if cooler heads do not prevail.

“Fight me fairly!” is a line from one of my favorite movies, “Kingdom of Heaven.” The main character, Balian, has been shipped wrecked and unties a beautiful black stallion. Looking for water he reunites at a watering hole with the stallion. The statement is made to a knight on horseback who claims the stallion because it is on his land. A fight ensues and the knight is killed by Balian over a misunderstanding.

It is my understanding we live longer and remain healthier not participating in shouting matches.

Meditation releases negative energy from the body.

The more at peace you are in life, you find less negative energy.

Those who truly want to communicate with you will communicate at the vibration you emit.

If the building is burning do what you must to wake up those in trouble with yelling and screaming.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.   http://dentist4you.biz

Reference: Radio show “Intentional Living” Dr. Randy Carlson




The Great Digital Divide

The Great Digital Divide

Users of the Internet today will be looked upon as pioneers crossing the great digital divide.

Things are changing and in time we will know what are best practices for journalist attempting to make a difference on the world-wide web.

Remember the distracting flashing neon signs on many of our websites also seen in Las Vegas?

The great digital divide has claimed the careers of many that were employed by local newspapers throughout the United States.

The ‘divide’ is the grand chasm that continues to claim forms of written media no longer purchased in high volume.

You can find high quality content on the Internet with many alternative views.

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Ask how your dental emergency in KC can be treated with several different treatment modalities.

Alternative radio this morning aired a program with Robert W. Chesney, an Illinois University professor. He has written a book, “Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy. “Mr Chesney gave reference to the world’s new continent run by the monopolies of the Internet. He was discussing how they join together and harmony is found world-wide. When they disagree the shift of power becomes mind-boggling. Journalism in the radio message is no longer a profitable enterprise. People read from the Internet. A high percentage of journalism was supported by advertising. By 2010 20% of ads in papers provided revenue.

Democracy requires journalism a public good. It was also reported 70%  of post office traffic was through delivery of newspapers. We are aware the Postal service is subsidized by the government continuing to deliver our mail regardless whether a profit is generated. Our public sector is famished but capable of producing so much more. He states that current arguments fail to address the relationship between economic power and the digital world. We must better understand the advances of the digital age. Discover the effect of the Internet on you personally and the world around you. Microsoft as an operating system is used by over 90% of the world’s computers. Capitalism’s colonization of the Internet has spurred the collapse of credible journalism and made the Internet an unparalleled apparatus for government and corporate surveillance and a disturbingly anti-democratic force. The great digital divide will claim the jobs of many more citizens in journalism.

Read his book for resolution of these problems and greater insight.


From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.   http://dentist4you.biz