Is Tooth Sensitivity Keeping Your Smile Away?

When tooth enamel is worn down, sensitivity develops so that even brief exposure to temperature sensitive food or even cold air can make your teeth hurt. Tooth sensitivity is when the layer of dentin with its microscopic tubules filled with nerve endings is exposed. While tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body,… Read more »

Do You Get Complaints about Bad Breath?

Has anyone you love ever complained about your breath? Are you self-conscious because your breath is less than fresh? If you struggle with bad breath, there are good reasons for it as well as things you might need to be aware of. It can be caused by something as simple as the food you eat… Read more »

Effective Dental Hygiene

Brushing and flossing properly on a daily basis is imperative for ideal oral health. Proper dental hygiene will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles and a head that is small enough to… Read more »

What to Look for in Oral Cancer

Unfortunately, mouth cancer is on the rise. It used to be prevalent mostly in males over forty, and today it is more common in women and at a younger age. All cancers are scary, and while oral cancer can occur anywhere in the mouth and throat, if detected early on it is highly survivable. Most… Read more »

Choosing the Right Dental Filling for You

If you think you might have a cavity, there are a few ways to fix them. How do you decide what kind of filling to use? Since you and your filling will be spending lots of time together you will want to choose a restoration to make your budget and your teeth happy. At Kirkwood Dental, we… Read more »

5 Tips on How to Stay Orally Healthy This Christmas

As the Christmas holiday arrives, it’s very important to think of your smile and do everything you can to care for your teeth and gums. Whether you believe this or not, many of the Christmas foods and treats can be extremely harmful for your smile. However, there are ways you can care for your pearly… Read more »

Decorate Your Smile With Dental Veneers

The holiday season has officially arrived. With so many friends and family you will be seeing this time of year, why not greet them all with a flawless smile? Dental veneers are a common cosmetic treatment that turns your smile into a flawless smile. Dental veneers are custom-made, thin shells that are placed directly over… Read more »

Learning the Process of Dental Implants

No one should suffer because of a missing tooth. If you are one who suffers from a missing tooth, please talk to your dentist about dental implants. Dental implants are an excellent option for people who need to replace a tooth. If you suffer from a missing tooth, talk to your dentist. Your dentist can… Read more »

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants have been growing in popularity as a great solution for replacing a lost tooth while also helping to maintain healthy jaw structure. The first step of the process usually requires a series of X-rays or a CT scans. This gives your dentist a clear picture of just how much bone is left as… Read more »

3 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants are an effective way to replace a missing tooth. They provide a fixed, permanent result for your smile. Dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone, which will give your new tooth the support it needs. Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Your dentist can… Read more »