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It’s Important to Clean and Maintain Your New Bridge

The new dental bridge installed in your mouth at Kirkwood Dental is designed to restore the presence and function of a missing tooth. While the bridge itself is not directly threatened by tooth decay, gum disease complications and other oral hygiene issues can threaten the integrity of the two abutments that anchor the bridge in your mouth. To help you... read more »

How Well Have You Been Caring For Your Teeth?

If someone were to approach you and ask if you take good care of your teeth, would you say yes? Sure, you may brush your teeth twice daily, but what else, if any, methods do you use to ensure optimum oral health? Ask yourself the following questions to determine your overall oral health level. - Do you avoid sugary drinks... read more »

Causes of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

You might not associate tooth decay with babies, but even infants’ teeth can have problems. Tooth decay in infants, commonly referred to as “baby bottle tooth decay,” is quite a serious concern. Since maintaining oral health in babies is a key part of healthy development, here is some information about baby bottle tooth decay. All tooth decay is caused in... 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, our Kirkwood Dental team asks... 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 and something a little trickier... 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 reach all areas of your... 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 whites all while enjoying the... read more »