Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

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Treating the Whole Family

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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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Food and Drinks That Can Stain Your Teeth

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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

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

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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, ...

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Caring for Baby Teeth

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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 ...

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The Function of Fluoride and Other Home Care Treatments

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Most of us understand the importance of visiting your dentist for regular dental check-ups. Did you know, however, there are many things you can do at home to help maintain optimum oral health? Besides your dental cleaning in Fayetteville, here are some other things you can do to keep your teeth healthy.

The Benefits of Fluoride

Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps to strengthen and build teeth by making your enamel stronger and protecting it from tooth decay. It can also help to remineralize enamel that has been weakened. Fluoride is typically found in drinking water, toothpaste, and mouth rinses. Your dental provider may also offer in-office fluoride treatments, which are ...

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The Difference in Treating Children

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While we strive to make every patients' experience at our dental office exceptional, at Northwest Arkansas Family Dentistry, we also understand how important first dental visits are for your child. Your child's first impression of their dental appointment can potentially set them up for a lifetime of success at the dental office if it's a positive experience. Here's more information about caring for children from your kid's dentist in Fayetteville.

When Should My Child's First Dental Visit Be?

Dr. Beth Bowen completed advanced training at Children’s Hospital of Colorado and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, which gives her additional knowledge and expertise in children's dental development and treatment. Your child's first tooth may appear ...

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