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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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Make Brushing and Flossing Fun for Your Child

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If you get nothing but complaints and resistance when it comes to getting your kids to brush their teeth, you might be wondering what you can do encourage them to develop good oral care habits. If explaining the importance of good dental hygiene isn’t enough, there are ways you can make brushing and flossing fun for your child. Let’s talk about ways to make it fun for your children in between visits to their kid's dentist in Fayetteville.

Building Oral Care Habits with Children

  • Make a Game Out of BrushingWhen your child is very young, let him or her have a toothbrush to play with. ...

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What We Look For in a Dental Exam

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It’s important for people of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, to take good care of their oral health. At Northwest Arkansas Family dental, we are pleased to offer family dentistry, including dental cleaning, in Fayetteville. When you come in for a dental exam, you might be wondering what to expect and what we are looking for.  Let’s take a look at what we look for in a dental exam.

Dental Exams for Children

Good oral hygiene habits start young, so it’s a good idea to get your children used to visiting the dentist from an early age. As soon as that first tooth erupts is a good time to ...

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