Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist


5 Things Every American Should Know about Dental Insurance

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Considering that barbers used to be in charge of dentistry, performing extractions alongside haircuts and straight shaves, oral care has come a long way. Now dentistry is a serious profession all its own and in order to become a dentist, candidates are subjected to the same rigorous training as medical doctors. This makes sense, of course, since dentists are doctors for the mouth and jaw.

If you have dental insurance, you probably noticed that when you need your six-month cleaning, dental insurance is great – it may even cover the cost of your entire cleaning, exam, and x-rays. If you break a tooth, however, you might have noticed that is where ...

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Why Do My Teeth Look Small?

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If your teeth look smaller than they used to, or if they appear worn down all the way across, you may have a condition called bruxism. Bruxism is characterized by grinding or clenching the teeth. This typically occurs during sleep but can happen during a particularly stressful day or when you are concentrating.

Long-term bruxism may lead to excessive wear of the teeth. Not only does this impact your appearance but it also exposes dentin, making the teeth feel more sensitive. If your back teeth become worn, they may not be effective at chewing anymore and your bite may come together differently than it used to, making for painful jaw joints.

Wearing ...

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Has Your Child Been Sipping Sugar Water?

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Today, we have so much information about nutrition that making healthier choices is easy – vegetables, fruit, and lean proteins are a great place to start. If your child still has cavities in spite of the many changes you have made to keep your family healthy, you might want to examine the labels on their favorite drinks.

Common Sugar-Filled Beverages

Fruit juice – Fruit juice can be a great source of vitamin C and tastes good too. Eating the whole fruit is a better option because of the fiber and chewing involved. You get to enjoy the nutritional benefits of the whole fruit, not just the juice. 

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Could Dental Implants Give You a New Lease on Life?

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For decades, some patients have found that dentures do not provide the dietary options or security that they would like. While some patients have few troubles with dentures fitting properly, others with a small palate or bone loss feel limited with denture use. This may prevent you from scheduling lunch dates or a trip to the comedy club with friends because denture mishaps are embarrassing.

Dental implants have given many patients a new lease on life because they are the most realistic and lifelike option to replacing missing teeth.

Dental Implants Stay Put

The titanium post in dental implants actually fuse with your natural bone and become part of the jaw system. ...

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Is it Possible for Dentures to Fit Properly?

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If you are a person who has had bad luck with denture fit, you might feel discouraged and think that there is no hope for dentures that fit properly. If your dentures fall or slip at the worst times, you may avoid social situations, which can make you feel isolated.

Dr. Wade Kifer can help. He is skilled and experienced when it comes to denture design and manufacture that helps patients maintain an active social life and have confidence when they smile.

If you wear dentures, here are a few things to consider:

Dentures Need Periodic Replacement

Because our bodies change over time, dentures will not fit forever. Weight loss, gain or changes ...

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I'm Considering Cosmetic Dentistry but My Oral Health Is Fine. Is This a Good Idea?

Cosmetic Dentist | Fayetteville AR

If you have good oral health, you are already ahead of the game when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. While much of general dentistry focuses on controlling conditions and repairing natural teeth, cosmetic dentistry focuses on helping patients improve the appearance of their smiles.

Beginning with a healthy mouth is essential. Before we begin any cosmetic treatment plan, Dr. Kifer will provide a comprehensive exam and treat any underlying conditions, including periodontal disease or decay.

Porcelain Veneers

One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer is smile enhancement with porcelain veneers. While veneers can open the bite and correct shortened teeth, in most cases, we use veneers to provide a ...

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When Does Tooth Pain Require an Emergency Dental Appointment?

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The reason why dental emergencies are so tricky is that most dental conditions are silent, meaning they do not always have symptoms until the problem is quite well advanced. When pain does occur, it can slowly develop – first a twinge of discomfort and then becoming the type of pain that keeps you from thinking of anything else.

Simply put, if you have a toothache or swelling, it means that something is wrong that requires professional attention. In most cases, that means a trip to Northwest Arkansas Family Dental and an emergency exam.

Call Us if You Have Questions

If something just feels different and you feel you may have a developing dental ...

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