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What We Mean by "Comprehensive Dentistry"

Comprehensive Dentistry Fayetteville AR

Dental terminology can often sound confusing and overwhelming, especially if you just want a dental appointment because of a problem or it is time for your next dental cleaning. 

We offer comprehensive dentistry in our Fayetteville dental office and welcome new patients of all ages to join our dental family.

What Is Comprehensive Dentistry?

Dr. Wade Kifer and our entire team take a proactive and preventive approach to dentistry. As dental professionals, we are dedicated to protecting and preserving your teeth and smile through personalized treatment planning based on your goals.

Your oral health is part of your overall health. By promoting good dentistry, healthy teeth and gums, and proper hygiene, we take a ...

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What We Look For in a Dental Exam

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It’s important for people of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, to take good care of their oral health. At Northwest Arkansas Family dental, we are pleased to offer family dentistry, including dental cleaning, in Fayetteville. When you come in for a dental exam, you might be wondering what to expect and what we are looking for.  Let’s take a look at what we look for in a dental exam.

Dental Exams for Children

Good oral hygiene habits start young, so it’s a good idea to get your children used to visiting the dentist from an early age. As soon as that first tooth erupts is a good time to ...

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What Happens If You Don't Get a Filling for Your Cavity?

Cavities are one of the most common dental issues dentists deal with, and your Fayetteville, AR, dentist is no exception. If you know you have or suspect you have a cavity, are you considering leaving it untreated? The reality is leaving your cavity along and not getting a filling for it is a bad idea. Let’s take a look at just why that is the case.

When a Filling Is Needed

When your tooth begins to decay, a small hole develops. At first, cavities are barely noticeable to the naked eye, and your dentist may spot them initially only through the help of an x-ray and precise dental tools. This ...

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Dental Fun Facts

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Dentistry may not seem like a good time to you, but we would like to share some fun dental facts with you that might change your mind. Think about all of the work that your teeth handle for you on a day-to-day basis. They make eating and speaking possible as well as providing the shape to your face. They deserve extra care because when you take care of them, they can serve you for a lifetime.

Oral Health Facts

Here are some facts about your teeth that will provide you with some food for thought:

  • Your teeth begin to form before you are born. In fact, some babies are born with erupted teeth.
  • Sharks ...

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Why you Should Never Miss Your Preventive Dental Appointment

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In most families, parents would never let their children miss important preventive medical and vaccinations. So, why is it any different when it comes to your family’s oral health?

Children’s Dentistry in Fayetteville

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child visit the dentist by their first birthday. That might seem a little early to you, but having a professional dental exam early in age can help you to prevent a wide range of conditions that comes from putting off preventive care for too long. 

By bringing your child into our office at a very young age, you can prevent problems such as:

  • Early tooth decay
  • Early gum disease
  • Extensive orthodontic treatments
  • Tooth loss
  • Dental pain

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What? I Need a Crown?

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Patients are often surprised when we recommend a dental crown, especially if they take excellent care of their teeth. A crown doesn’t always mean that you have done something wrong, sometimes your teeth crack or become unstable because of circumstances outside of your control – like your bite. 

Dental crowns are necessary in a variety of situations. If you have deep decay, cracks, fractures, or if your tooth has had a root canal, you might benefit from a dental crown. Crowns fit over your tooth completely, offering additional support when you chew.

How about a Filling Instead? 

Fillings provide a different solution than dental crowns. Fillings, much like their name suggests, fill in ...

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What Is CariFree and How Do We Use It?

Questions About CariFree

When you’re a patient at our office, you can rest assured that we want the same things you do – we want you to have healthy teeth and gums and a comfortable, attractive smile. We’ve incorporated a number of technologies and systems to help us achieve these things, and one of those is a system called CariFree.

What Is CariFree?

CariFree is a system of products that reduces the risk of cavities (dental caries) in patients who are particularly prone to them.

You may not realize this (many people don’t), but dental caries is actually an infectious disease caused by bacteria. It can be passed from person to person (which is why high ...

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