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3 Signs That Mean Your Dentures Need Repairing

Dentures | Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

Dentures are a great option for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth. Not only do they restore your smile, they also give you back the function needed to eat and chew again. When you wear a denture, you may think that your days of visiting the dentist are over, however this is not the case. You should check in with your dentist at least once per year for an examination of both your denture and your mouth. From time to time your appliance may need repairing and realignment. Here are 3 signs you need denture repair in Fayetteville, AR.

Movement or Slippage

The key to excellent fitting dentures is a ...

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The Truth about Dental X-Rays and Radiation

Dental X-Rays | Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

If you’ve been going to the dentist all your life like most people, you have had your share of dental x-rays.

But have you ever had questions about the safety of dental x-rays? Will there be a cumulative effect of dental x-rays over your lifetime? Can they cause cancer? Should pregnant women and children get dental x-rays?

Let’s take a look at these questions so the next time you visit your Fayetteville dentist for dental x-rays, you won’t have to wonder about them anymore.

Should Children and Pregnant Women Get Dental X-rays?

If you are a parent, you want the best for your child—and that usually includes annual x-rays at the dentist. Sometimes ...

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Want to Extend Your Teeth Whitening Results? Here’s How!

Teeth Whitening | Fayetteville Ar

Everyone wants a bright, white smile, but many of us were not born with teeth as white as we’d like. Not only do teeth come in varying shades of ivory and white, but eating and drinking some foods and beverages can dull our teeth. Other habits, such as smoking cigarettes, can also make smiles less than white.

Professional teeth bleaching can make your smile many shades whiter in just one visit to the dentist. If you are a Fayetteville resident interested in teeth bleaching, you need look no further than Dr. Wade Kifer and the team at Northwest Arkansas Family Dental.

Making Your Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment Last Longer

When you undergo ...

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Is a Partial Denture Right for Me?

Partial Dentures | Fayetteville AR Dentist

If you are missing several teeth, a partial denture might be your best option for replacement. A partial denture is an affordable way to improve your ability to speak and chew properly.

Residents of Fayetteville who are interested in learning more about partial dentures should call Dr. Wade Kifer at Northwest Arkansas Family Dental. Dr. Kifer can help you decide if a partial denture is right for you.

What Are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are a removable dental prosthetic designed to replace several missing teeth. They are made to look natural by matching your gums and your surrounding teeth.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures offer patients an affordable way to replace missing ...

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How Alcohol, Caffeine, Tobacco, Drug Abuse Relate to Sleep Bruxism

Bruxism, Alcohol, and Drugs | Fayetteville Arkansas

If you are showing signs of bruxism (teeth grinding), it won't surprise you to know that you should talk to your dentist. What might surprise you is when your dentists ask if you drink coffee or alcohol, or smoke cigarettes. There is an important reason for this question, though.

The Journal of the American Dental Association recently published its findings on how alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and drug abuse impact sleep bruxism (chronic grinding and clenching while you sleep), and the results supported a connection between bruxism and alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco. However, there is currently no sufficient evidence to determine any connection between abused drugs ...

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Treating the Whole Family

Family Dentistry | Fayetteville AR

When it comes to dental care, there is no age limit. People of all ages, from young children who are just getting their teeth to seniors who might be facing serious dental issues, need to take care of their oral health. At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we are pleased to be your family and children’s dentist in Fayetteville, AR.

From a child’s first time in the dental office all the way through adulthood, we want to treat your entire family—for a lifetime!

We Are a Children’s Dentist

When your child’s first tooth erupts, it’s time to start teaching him or her about good oral health. Good dental habits start early, and they ...

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The Importance of State-of-the-Art Technology

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At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we utilize the latest dental technology because we understand that it makes treatment for our patients more comfortable and efficient. Dr. Wade Kifer is committed to the comfort of our patients and you'll notice new equipment being added to our office periodically. Here are just a few of the exciting technologies you'll find at our office.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays offer numerous benefits to both our doctor and our patients such as:

  • 90% less exposure to radiation for patients
  • Clearer images for more accurate diagnosis
  • Images readily available to review with the patient or other pertinent providers
  • Digital images are easier to transfer to pertinent providers if necessary

Digital Impressions

3D technology ...

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