Options for filling in a gap tooth

A gap tooth is something that can severely effect someone’s confidence in their smile. Most people think they are stuck with their gap tooth because the procedures are too complicated for their liking. At Kilby Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, there are several options for filling in a gap tooth and giving people confidence in their […]

5 Causes of bad breath

Bad breath can be caused by a variety of factors. Bad breath is something almost everyone wants to avoid, but it can also be a helpful indicator of when you need to take better care of your teeth. What are some causes of bad breath? Food. Food particles left in your teeth can increase bacteria […]

Is your dental appointment a part of your self-care routine?

A dental appointment may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about self-care. Self-care is crucial to everyone’s mental and physical health. So, whether most people believe it or not, oral health is crucial in your overall health. Without teeth, people would be unable to chew food, which can stress out their […]

Preparing for a tooth extraction

Patients need tooth extractions for various reasons. Infections in the mouth, or risk of infections, damaged teeth, or a crowded mouth are the most common reasons for tooth extractions. Before getting your tooth extracted, it’s important to communicate with your dentist what your medical history is. Swelling and pain are not uncommon, as they are […]

What should clients expect when going in for veneers?

Veneers provide a patient with a smile that they desire and are a good option for cosmetic dentistry. Before you get your veneers, you will have an appointment with your dentist to discuss which options are right for you, how many veneers you want to have placed, and an evaluation of your teeth’s overall health. […]

Common myths about teeth whitening

Will bleaching my teeth help get rid of cavities? Whitening only changes the appearance of a person’s teeth. Although bleach penetrates the pores of our teeth, decay lives deeper within and eats away at people’s teeth structure. Bleaching with current areas of decay is not recommended as it typically causes a patient to be even […]

What makes Kilby Family and Cosmetic Dentistry different?

While there are a number of well-educated dentists in the Valdosta area, Dr. Kilby has the best interests and cares for his patients at heart. He takes great pride in his work and takes time and due diligence to make sure that his patients will not only get the outcome that they desire, but deserve. […]

Is mouthwash really necessary?

There is mint, lemon and salt, ginger, and many more types of mouthwash flavors, but are they really necessary in your daily oral hygiene schedule? Many people enjoy using mouthwash because of the fresh taste it leaves in their mouth, but what exactly does it aid? Most mouthwash brands only aid people with fresh breath, which […]

Our COVID-19 response

COVID-19 sparked a large change in every industry people interact with on a daily basis. COVID-19 has Kilby Family and Cosmetic Dentistry doing things different than before, but it doesn’t mean you still can’t get first class service from our team. We have implemented new techniques to ensure our clients come to our offices feeling […]

Four warning signs of gum disease

Bleeding Gums  Your gums should not bleed when eating, brushing, or flossing your teeth. This can be caused by gingivitis, a buildup of bacteria along your gum line. Although gingivitis is the earliest sign of periodontitis, going to your dentist at the earliest stage can help save your teeth. Receding Gums  Receding gums can mean […]