Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

Blog

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 ...

Read More →

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 ...

Read More →

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 ...

Read More →

The Importance of State-of-the-Art Technology

xrays fayetteville ar | dentist fayetteville ar

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 ...

Read More →

Food and Drinks That Can Stain Your Teeth

dentist fayetteville ar | teeth whitening fayetteville

There are many factors that contribute to the discoloration of our teeth. Whether it's our age, lifestyle choices, or food and beverage options, most of us encounter dull and lackluster teeth during our lives. The good news is that there are solutions. Teeth bleaching in Fayetteville can help, and here are some tips on some foods and beverages to be aware of that can contribute to dull or discolored teeth.

Foods to be Aware of

Foods that are acidic contribute to the breakdown and discoloration of our tooth enamel. Some foods to look out for are:

  • Marinara sauce or salsa - sauces containing tomatoes
  • Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
  • Curries
  • Soy sauce

Beverages to think ...

Read More →

How to Get the Most Out of Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

teeth whitening fayetteville

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we've gone to great lengths to find the best whitening system for our patients because we believe that the first step in making the most of your whitening treatment is to choose the right system. We use the Kor whitening system for teeth whitening in Fayetteville because we truly believe that it's the best, and we've seen it achieve phenomenal results that other systems can not.

How Does Kor Work?

Kor uses customized trays that we make for you based on impressions taken of your teeth. These trays are designed to protect your soft tissues from excess whitening gel that can cause irritation and damage to your gums, ...

Read More →

Caring for Baby Teeth

children's dentist fayetteville ar

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we welcome patients of all ages to our practice. We especially enjoy our smallest patients because we understand the importance of building great relationships with children so they can have future success at the dental office. We like to see children around their first birthday for their first dental checkup. Your premiere children's dentist in Fayetteville, AR discusses caring for baby teeth.

The First Visit

Our first visit with your child is mostly just spent acclimating them to our office and the instruments we use. We'll take a ride in the "big chair," count their teeth, and basically get an idea of what's going on with their ...

Read More →