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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

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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:

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What We Mean by "Comprehensive Dentistry"

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Dental terminology can often sound confusing and overwhelming, especially if you just want a dental appointment because of a problem or it is time for your next dental cleaning. 

We offer comprehensive dentistry in our Fayetteville dental office and welcome new patients of all ages to join our dental family.

What Is Comprehensive Dentistry?

Dr. Wade Kifer and our entire team take a proactive and preventive approach to dentistry. As dental professionals, we are dedicated to protecting and preserving your teeth and smile through personalized treatment planning based on your goals.

Your oral health is part of your overall health. By promoting good dentistry, healthy teeth and gums, and proper hygiene, we take a ...

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Dental Implant?

Dental Implant | Duration Of Dental Implant Appointment

Choosing a dental implant is a great decision for the long-term benefit of your smile. Dental implants are the most lifelike option and offer many health and cosmetic benefits including bone retention, bite retention, and stability.

Committing to dental implant treatment does not provide instant results, however. Our patients who opt for dental implants tell us that the results are well worth the wait.

In some cases, immediate restoration of a dental implant is possible. At Northwest Arkansas Family Dentistry, we want to give our patients the best results when it comes to dental implants (and other treatment) so we will go over treatment times at your consultation.

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A New Smile with a Single Cosmetic Treatment

Cosmetic Dentistry | Porcelain Veneers | Fayetteville AR Dentist

Having a beautiful smile can give patients an advantage when it comes to making a good first impression – on a date with a new love interest, at a business conference, and when meeting new friends.

Many patients are interested in cosmetic dentistry but don’t want to spend months on end with multiple appointments for their dream smiles to become a reality. At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we offer an alternative that allows patients to have a beautiful new smile in as little as two dental appointments.

Smile Enhancement with Porcelain Veneers 

Unless you have known someone with porcelain veneers, you may have an inaccurate image of too-white teeth that look false. ...

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