Having a Missing Tooth Restored with a Dental Implant

Dental implants have been available to help restore an individual missing tooth for over twenty years. In recent years, dental implant technology and techniques has continued to advance. Now they can also be used to anchor a bridge or create anchor points to lock removable dentures into place. The process starts with examining your mouth… Read more »

Oral Cancer: Risk Factors

Cancer is a disease in which cells grow uncontrollably and invade and damage the surrounding tissues. Oral cancer can occur in the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, and hard palate. These cancers can be life threatening if they are not detected, diagnosed, and treated early. When you visit for your dental exam and… Read more »

Oral Health for Men: The Tips You Need to Maintain a Healthy Smile

According to the American Dental Association, men are less likely than women to take proper care of their smiles, which is a major problem. Men are still vulnerable to every dental issue in the world today, even if they think they’re invincible. If you’re a man who tends to avoid dental care and oral hygiene,… Read more »

Why Be on the Lookout for Gum Disease?

For a healthy, beautiful smile, you want to not only protect your pearly whites but your gums as well. Brushing and flossing every day will keep both your teeth and gums healthy and the outcome will be a beautiful smile. Neglecting this daily oral hygiene routine can lead to tooth decay and even gum disease… Read more »

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 »