Home remedies for your toothache

When you have a pesky toothache, do you call your dentist right away? By calling your dentist, you are given an almost 100% sure answer that you are getting a product that will relieve the pain. What if it’s after hours, though? Here are four at home remedies to relieve that toothache:   Source: 10 Home […]

6 foods that are not good for your teeth

Food is a part of our daily lives, but how can you determine what foods are bad for your teeth? Here are 6 foods that are not good for your teeth:   Source: The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

6 foods for healthy teeth

Food is a part of our daily lives, but how can you determine what foods are good for your teeth? Here are 6 foods that promote healthy teeth: Source: Healthy Foods List: Seven Best Foods For Your Teeth

Less stress at the dentist

Going to the dentist can cause a lot of stress and anxiety in our patients. At Kilby Family Dentistry, we want you to feel like family and comfortable. Here are some tips on how to manage your stress about the dentist:  Reviews. Reviews are a key part in how people recommend good dental offices. Don’t […]

How does pediatric dentistry differ from general dentistry?

Choosing the right dentist for your child is a hard decision. As a parent, you want your children to feel comfortable and safe at any doctor’s office. So, how do you choose the right one? There are some differences between general dentistry and pediatric dentistry that can change your child’s visit to the dentist.  General […]

Chewing gum and your teeth

Although gum is associated with good memories from your childhood, sweetened gums can cause bad effects on your teeth. Bacteria in your mouth feeds off of sugar and weakens the enamel on your teeth and causes cavities.  So is any gum good for your teeth? The answer is yes. Sugarless gum does not have the […]

Does Your Child Grind His/Her Teeth At Night (Bruxism)?

Parents are often concerned about their child’s tooth grinding habit (bruxism). Often, the first indication is the noise created by the child grinding on their teeth during sleep. Or, the parent may notice wear (teeth getting shorter) to the dentition. The majority of cases of Pediatric bruxism do not require any treatment. If excessive wear […]

Does my child need Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)?

Radiographs (X-Rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child’s dental diagnostic process. Without them, certain dental conditions can and will be missed. Radiographs detect much more than cavities. For example, radiographs may be needed to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results of an injury, or plan orthodontic treatment. Radiographs allow […]

What’s the Best Toothpaste for my Child?

Tooth brushing is one of the most important tasks for good oral health. Many types of toothpaste, however, can damage young smiles. They contain harsh abrasives, which can wear away young tooth enamel. When looking for toothpaste for your child, make sure to pick one that is recommended by the American Dental Association as shown […]

What guidelines will help children remain cavity free?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends: Brush with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day. Floss children’s teeth at least once a day. Visit your Dentist regularly. Get enough fluoride through drinking water, fluoride products and fluoride supplements, if necessary. Have sealants applied to the chewing surfaces of permanent back teeth or molars. Snack moderately-no more […]