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Invisalign Clear Aligners for Straight Teeth without the Metal

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If you’re like most people, you don’t want metal braces. You want a discreet way to straighten your teeth without cumbersome appliances or wires.

Invisalign clear aligners, available in our Fayetteville, AR dental office, are the perfect solution. These clear aligners are virtually invisible. They don’t scrape your cheeks or feel bulky inside your mouth.

With Invisalign, you can speak naturally and enjoy smiling without worrying about aesthetically unappealing metal across your smile.

How Invisalign Works

The first step is making sure you’re a good candidate for Invisalign clear aligners. Our top Fayetteville dentist will assess your oral health and discuss your Invisalign possibilities.

If you are a good candidate, a mold will be taken ...

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Why You Should Never Skip Dental Cleanings

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At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, our team wants you to enjoy healthy teeth and gums for life. This means seeing our dentist regularly and having dental cleanings every six months.

Even if you have a great oral hygiene routine at home—brushing and flossing twice per day—this is not enough to prevent infections or periodontal disease.

Bacteria, unfortunately, hide and collect in hard to reach areas and close to the gum line. Only a skilled dental hygienist with the proper dental tools can clean these problem areas thoroughly. Additionally, some plaque and bacteria are simply resistant to brushing and flossing alone.

Further, dental cleanings with fluoride treatments can help strengthen teeth against cavities and ...

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How Dentists Can Help Reduce Fine Lines and More with BOTOX

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At our Fayetteville, AR dental office, our cosmetic dentist can give you a winning smile and help you combat fine lines and wrinkles!

It makes sense. Dentists, after all, are maxillofacial experts. BOTOX in the hands of a skilled dentist is BOTOX in the right hands.

What Does BOTOX Do?

As we age, fine lines and furrows crop up on our faces. It’s inevitable. These lines, furrows, and even crow's feet (lines at the corners of the eyes) are caused by squinting, smiling, frowning, and furrowing our brows across decades.

The good news is our cosmetic dentist can treat these fine lines and furrows with BOTOX. No surgery. No recovery time. Just an enhanced ...

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How to Close Gaps Between Teeth

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At our Fayetteville, AR dental office, we offer several cosmetic procedures to treat a variety of issues that impede a winning smile. Whether it’s a cracked tooth or missing tooth or even gaps between teeth, we have a solution.

When it comes to closing gaps between teeth with no hassle, however, we generally recommend two options, and our patients love the results.

Porcelain Veneers to Hide Gaps

Porcelain veneers are incredibly versatile. These thin shells, which look exactly like natural teeth, fit over your tooth or teeth and can be made wide enough to camouflage gaps.

Aside from hiding gaps, porcelain veneers are great for covering stains and discoloration on teeth. They also hide ...

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Why It's Important for Your Child to Enjoy Seeing the Dentist

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At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we love treating children, and children love coming to the dentist. Most of our team, in fact, are parents themselves.

At our dental office, we believe that making dental visits positive for children instills good dental habits that can last a lifetime. We start by making your child feel relaxed and comfortable.

We then treat any dental issues with a soft but thorough and experienced hand.

What Age Should Dental Care Begin?

The American Dental Association recommends seeing a dentist around the first birthday or within a few months of the first tooth eruption.

The earlier you bring your child to the dentist, the more trust and rapport we can ...

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3 Ways to a Straighter Smile

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At our Fayetteville, AR dental office, we help patients achieve optimal smiles all the time. If you’re looking for a straighter smile in 2019, there are several options available, and there is no better time to get started.

Let’s look at three ways to a straighter smile. 

Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are one of the easiest and least invasive ways to achieve the smile of your dreams. These versatile tooth covers bond to existing teeth. Thin and natural looking, no one will know you’ve had work done. In addition to giving teeth a straighter appearance, Veneers can:

  • Hide gaps between teeth
  • Camouflage a discolored tooth or teeth
  • Give teeth a more desirable appearance as far as shape 

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An Electric Versus Manual Toothbrush: What's the Difference?

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When it comes to brushing your teeth, the most important factor is to brush regularly. The type of toothbrush you use—whether electric or manual—isn’t as important as the consistency of proper home care. It’s also crucial that you visit your Fayetteville, AR dentist for a dental exam and cleaning twice every year.

Both the manual and electric toothbrush are good at removing plaque. In fact, the American Dental Association has put its stamp of approval on both types of brushes.

But if you are thinking about upgrading your manual to an electric, here are some pro tips.

The Manual Toothbrush

This humble dental tool has been around for a long time. Sure, they lack ...

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