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It's Not Too Late to See the Dentist

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If you are like many people in Fayetteville, you have probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us even put off going to the dentist for years, really only 1/3 of Americans go to the dentist regularly.  When you stay away from the dentist you may feel as though you have too much tarter build up, or your gums bleed and teeth are loose, or that you don't know if anything is wrong and you suffer from toothaches.  You may wonder if it is too late to even see a dentist!

Advice from our Fayetteville Dental Office 

Well, Dr. Kifer and Dr. Bowen say this ...

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Summer Time

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Have You Had Your Twice Yearly Cleaning Yet?

Life is busy and it easy for time to slip away and then we realize we haven't had our hygiene visit for months or even years!  At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we understand how things can get in your way of taking care of you and your families' needs when it comes to dental appointments.  The most important thing to remember is your dental health is in good hands with Dr. Kifer and Dr. Bowen.  We are ready to help you get back on track!

The advancements in dental technology have made it even easier for even routine dental hygiene visits. At Northwest Arkansas Family ...

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June - Men's Health Month

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Did you know that men are less likely than women to take care of their dental health as well as their overall health?  Well they are!  Dr KIfer and Dr Bowen want to make sure especially  this month we encourage men to visit NWA Family Dental for their check up.  Research has shown that men don't live as long as women, and what we know is that in recent studies good oral health has led to longevity.

Oral Health in Men 

Men are more likely to develop oral and throat cancer, as well as gum disease.  At NWA Family Dental we want to help men get healthy and stay healthy with regular ...

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Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer Screening Fayetteville

Every year oral cancer will effect over 37,000 people in America.  Approximately 7,000 of these will die as a result of this aggressive disease.  Early detection is key for successful treatment.  Dr. Kifer and Dr. Bowen perform oral cancer exams at your regular dental hygiene visits to help their patients and protect them from the threat of oral cancer.

There are signs and symptoms of oral cancer, but the only way to detect and diagnose oral cancer involves an in-depth oral cancer screening.  Here are some things you can look for between office visits.

  • unexplained numbness/tingling in the mouth
  • hard to swallow or speak
  • check for lumps or bumps
  • red or white patches on the ...

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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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Are You Feeling Tooth Sensitivity?

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Tooth sensitivity can be a real pain. In fact, you might have to avoid some of the foods and beverages you love because your teeth can’t take the cold. In many cases, a special sensitivity toothpaste can help, but addressing the root of the problem can provide lasting relief. 

Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

  • Bruxism – Bruxism, or clenching and grinding your teeth can cause sensitivity because of the added stress to your teeth and bite. Often, a nightguard or an occlusal splint can help relieve the symptoms of bruxism and protect your teeth.
  • Gum recession – When your gums recede, it can expose the sensitive root structure and may be more sensitive ...

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