Cosmetic Dentist

If you’re considering getting cosmetic dentistry, you might be wondering what to expect from a consultation. Here’s a quick guide to help you out.     1. The first thing you can expect from a cosmetic dentistry consultation is to be asked about your goals for treatment. Your smile is your best accessory, so why […]

Why a Tooth Extraction is Necessary (Sometimes)

Permanent teeth are not meant to be extracted but, in some instances, a tooth extraction is necessary. We have listed some of those instances below: To eliminate overcrowding teeth This is commonly recommended to patients who have to undergo an orthodontic treatment and there is no room for the teeth to move and realign. Teeth […]

Dental Implant FAQ’s

Here are the most Commonly asked questions about dental implants. Dental Implant FAQ: Let us here at Kilby Family and Cosmetic Dentistry answer any and all dental implant questions. What are dental implants? Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone where there are missing teeth. Once the screw is placed, your […]

Halloween and your teeth

It’s the season of pumpkins, scary movies, and…Halloween Candy. It’s hard to avoid the candy cravings your child has, especially after trick-or-treating. There are a few simple rules you can implement to avoid the creepy cavities that can come into your child’s life.  Scary Stick Sweets These delicious treats can sit and linger in your […]

Two common dental restorations

Two common dental restorations There are Two common dental restorations, fillings and veneers. Fillings.  There are two main types of tooth fillings: composite resins and dental amalgams. Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, are made from a mixture of glass or quartz filler. They provide good durability and resistance to fracture, making them a good choice […]

Why sedation dentistry may be the best option for you

Sedation dentistry can use a mild sedative medication to help patients relax and put your nerves at ease during a dental procedure; other times, IV sedation may need to be considered for those who may have the utmost severe anxiety. It may be appropriate for you if you have a serious fear of going to […]

Dental Health Quiz

The ADA Estimates that, on average, people only brush for 45 seconds at a time. How long should you brush your teeth per session? A) 1 Minute  B) 2 Minutes  C) 3 Minutes  D) Until you feel like you’ve brushed enough. How often should you change toothbrushes or brush heads? A) Once a month  B) […]

Teeth whitening, at home versus at the dentist

Do you want whiter teeth, but you’re not sure which way to go? There are two overall options for teeth whitening, at-home versus at the dentist office.  There is a wide variety of at-home teeth whitening products. There is mouthwash, toothpastes, gel strips, and trays. Products like mouthwash and toothpastes are typically used for whitening […]

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ

Here are some of the most common Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ. and the answers you are looking for. What is cosmetic dentistry?  The word “cosmetic” is defined as involving or relating to treatment intended to restore or improve a person’s appearance. Cosmetic dentistry is any dental work that restores or improves a person’s appearance.  What is […]

Reasons to sleep with a night guard

Here are some of the Reasons to sleep with a night guard. Do you wake up with headaches and jaw pain? The reason may be that you grind your teeth while sleeping. A night guard can help with this issue. Night guards are worn for different reasons, but the primary reason is to protect your […]