Category: Preventative Dentistry

When should my child first see Dr. Kilby and Why?

The ideal time as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) is at approximately one year of age. This is an ideal time for Dr. Kilby to carefully examine the development of your child’s mouth. Dental problems often start early, so the sooner the visit the better.

How do I Floss My Teeth?

The surfaces that are between teeth are not accessible to brush; therefore, the best way to clean them is by flossing.

How to Brush Your Teeth

The first step is to choose a good toothbrush. You always want to use a soft brush with a small head. A soft brush is hard enough to remove plaque, yet gentle enough not to damage your teeth or gums.

Bad Breath

There are a few different causes of bad breath. These range from stomach problems to diets and teeth problems.

Sealants

Sealants are a protective coating which adheres to the grooves of the teeth and helps prevent cavities.

How can we Stop Periodontal Disease?

Proper oral examinations can reveal the early signs of gum disease – so it’s important to go for checkups on schedule.

Can Periodontal Disease be prevented?

Did you know that adults past the age of 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases than from oral health issues? Gum pain and gum inflammation can be the first signs of serious gum problems that can result in tooth loss and decay.