Category: General Dentistry

What is a General Dentist?

What Is A General Dentist? Your family dentist is usually your go-to for all dental needs – and there’s a good reason for that. General dentistry is focused on preventing disease, and it’s estimated that nearly 65 percent of all dental procedures are either diagnostic or preventive. This means that by keeping up with oral […]

Does Dental Insurance
Cover Cosmetic Dentistry?

Does Dental Insurance Cover Cosmetic Dentistry? It can be tough to get insurance to cover the procedures you want or need. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, things can get even more complicated. Some cosmetic procedures are covered by certain insurance plans, but not all of them will be. Traditional dental insurance plans focus on […]

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 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) […]

Options for filling in a gap tooth

A gap tooth is something that can severely affect 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 […]

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 […]

Preparing for a tooth extraction

Patients need tooth extractions for various reasons. Infections in the mouth, 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 a […]

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 are 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 mouths, but what exactly does it aid? Most mouthwash brands only aid people with fresh breath, […]

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 […]