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Is it Possible for Dentures to Fit Properly?

Dentures Fayetteville AR

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?

Emergency Dentistry | Fayetteville AR

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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Your Dental Cleaning: What We Do and What We Look For

Dental Cleainings | Fayetteville AR Dentist

Your regular dental cleaning is more important to your oral health than you might first realize. Even if you brush and floss your teeth, you still need to have a professional cleaning every six months because tartar still develops in the places where your toothbrush and floss cannot reach.

What to Expect

Your dental cleaning in our Fayetteville dental office will provide you with an opportunity to update your medical history and medications, which can affect your oral health. This is a great time to share any changes you’ve recently noticed. Dry mouth, painful gums, and sensitivity are a few signs of an underlying issue.

During your dental cleaning, you may hear a ...

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Does Teeth Whitening Always Cause Sensitivity?

If you whiten your teeth and suddenly feel sensitivity, there could be a few reasons that caused your discomfort. If you have not yet reached your ideal shade, but the sensitivity you are experiencing is preventing you from continuing treatments, contact our Fayetteville dental office with all of your teeth whitening questions. We are here to help.

Teeth have microscopic pores that absorb stains. Most teeth whitening products use either hydrogen or carbamide peroxide and sometimes the treatment can stimulate your nerve. Fortunately, this is a temporary side effect.

Too Much Whitening Gel

When you receive your teeth whitening kit from our office, you will also receive detailed instructions on how to use ...

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Self-Care with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Self Care | Fayetteville

Few things are as exciting as a new smile!

The planning and treatment process is over, and now you can enjoy the benefits of a smile that add to your confidence and allows you to express yourself fully. You may find yourself smiling in the mirror everytime you walk past.

Now that you have the smile of your dreams, protecting your investment is important! Here are some self-care tips to practice when you have new porcelain veneers and would like to get the most out of them.

Never Use Your Teeth to Bite Anything Other Than Food

It may sound sort of silly, but you have probably seen someone struggling to open a package ...

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Sugar: Food for Bacteria

Top Dentist Fayetteville

You probably know that sugar can cause cavities, but you may not know why. Cavities develop when bacteria produce acid that softens enamel, and bacteria’s favorite food is sugar.

Sugar does not just come from the sugar bowl in the cupboard or the bag of gummy bears in your desk drawer, however. Sugar can be found in so many of the foods we eat, including bread, chips, bagels, ketchup, and salad dressing. It may feel futile to try to avoid it entirely.

There are, however, connections between sugar and cavities that make it easier to take steps to reduce the effects of sugar in your daily diet. Some of these steps include:

  • Regular ...

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