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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Emergency Dentist | Fayetteville AR

Dental emergencies are a fact of life. Nearly everyone wakes up one morning with swelling and pain, and you probably already know someone who caught a fly ball with their teeth instead of their glove.

When the inevitable happens, it’s helpful to know that emergency dental care is just a phone call away! Call our Fayetteville dental office and we’ll assess the problem and get you in as soon as we can to get you patched up and relieve your pain.

Are you having a dental emergency?

These are the most common emergencies we treat. Learn what you need to do in these situations:

Abscessed tooth – You know you have an abscess if ...

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Which Treatment Is Right for My Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease | Fayetteville AR Dentist

Gum DiseasePeriodontal disease is a serious health condition that impacts your total health. Scientists have discovered a link between gum disease and several other health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Periodontal disease is also dangerous for pregnant women, and may result in giving birth to a baby with a low birth weight.

If you have periodontal disease, we’ll discuss your treatment options with you. Your treatment will depend on how far the disease has progressed and your overall health. Each one of our patients is unique, and we treat you that way!

Early Gum Disease (Gingivitis)

In its earliest stages, ...

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What Is CariFree and How Do We Use It?

Questions About CariFree | Cavity Reduction

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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Fayetteville Animal Shelter

Little Girl & Dog

We are so happy to announce our summer charity event!

We will be collecting for the Fayetteville Animal Shelter

 

You can drop off dog or cat related items to our office June through July.

Once you donate you will be entered into a raffle for some great prizes from awesome local businesses!

We can’t wait to make some dogs and cats happy while they wait for their forever home!

 

Raffle prizes include - 

Pet beds from The Whole Pet

Free wash from Bark and Paws

Pet toys from Pet Smart

$200 value gift basket from West Oaks Animal Hospital

$75 gift card to ...

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Oral Cancer Awareness

Oral Cancer Awareness | General Dentist Fayetteville AR

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.   Oral cancer is defined as any cancer that forms in tissues of the oral cavity (the mouth) or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth).  According to the National Cancer Institute, over 40,000 cases are estimated to be diagnosed in 2014, with over 8,000 deaths estimated.  Oral cancer is more common than Leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease and other cancers of the brain, liver, bone and stomach. 

Cancer begins in the cells.  Normally these cells grow, divide, and/or die as the body requires.  Cancer cells don’t behave as normal cells; the old cells don’t die, and new cells are formed even ...

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How Does What You Eat Affect Your Oral Health?

Eating & Your Oral Health | Man Biting An Apple | Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

Did you know that you may be able to prevent two of the most common diseases, tooth decay and periodontal disease, by simply improving your diet?  Tooth decay happens when the teeth and other hard tissues of the mouth are compromised by acid products.  There are certain foods and combination of foods that are linked and associated to higher levels of cavity causing bacteria.  This does not mean that poor nutrition directly causes periodontal disease and tooth decay, but researchers believe that the diseases may progress more quickly and is more severe in patients whose diet does not involve healthy nutrients.  Not only does poor nutrition affect your mouth, it ...

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February is Children's Dental Health Month

Little Girl At The Dentist | Kid'd Dentist Fayetteville AR

 

National Children's Dental Health Month is celebrated in February, and is meant to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health.  Tooth decay is the most common chronic and transmissible disease, and this is especially expressed in children.  More than 40% of children age 2-11 have had a cavity in their primary (baby) teeth, and more than two thirds of teenagers age 16-19 have had a cavity in their permanent (adult) teeth.  The good news is that there are safe and effective ways to protect our teeth.  Good oral hygiene practices and dental sealants are two strategies to help prevent tooth decay in children and teens.  

Tooth decay is ...

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