A New Look At Foods That Are Bad For Your Oral Health
A New Look At Foods That Are Bad For Your Oral Health

Avoiding sweets and sugary beverages to prevent tooth decay is considered one of the basic rules of good oral health practices. Although solid advice, it isn’t quite as simple as that. As our blog post — “Common Dental Health Myths” — reveals, sugar itself doesn’t promote cavities. The amount of time the sugar remains in…

How Your Smile Can Make You Look Younger
How Your Smile Can Make You Look Younger

Do you want to look younger? The more birthdays you celebrate, the more of a disconnect you may notice between the person you see in the mirror, and how you still see yourself. There are many well-promoted ways to turn back the clock — including cosmetic surgery, injectable dermal fillers, Botox®, skincare serums, hair coloring…

Why You May Need Oral Surgery
Why You May Need Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is an umbrella term that includes any operation performed on your teeth, gums, jaw or surrounding facial and oral structures. It includes an extensive range of procedures — including wisdom tooth extractions, dental bone grafts, periodontal grafts and corrective jaw surgery. According to Cleveland Clinic, “Your teeth, gums and jaw joints all work…

What You Need to Know About a Root Canal
What You Need to Know About a Root Canal

Root canal treatment is probably the dental procedure that people dread the most. In fact, it’s the standard reference for an unpleasant experience, as in, “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank).” If you’ve never had a root canal, the procedure’s bad reputation could make you so anxious that you don’t…

How to Choose a Dentist
How to Choose a Dentist

Choosing a healthcare provider is an important decision. Finding a professional worthy of your trust to treat and prevent illness — perhaps not only for yourself but also for your family — is a task to take seriously, rather than left to chance. Our team at NK Family Dental always emphasizes that dental health is…

Fluoride: Myths and Facts
Fluoride: Myths and Facts

In 1945, Grand Rapids, MI, became the first community in the world to add fluoride to the municipal water supply in order to help prevent tooth decay. When subsequent studies showed a significantly lower rate of cavities in schoolchildren, water fluoridation spread to other towns and cities — including Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control…

What You Need to Know About Dental Care During Pregnancy
What You Need to Know About Dental Care During Pregnancy

As an expectant mom, you have a lot going on – not the least of which are the physical changes you’re experiencing. While you’re scheduling regular visits with your obstetrician to ensure a healthy pregnancy, be sure you also take care of your oral health during this important time! Is it Safe to Visit the…

How Can You Tell If It’s A Dental Emergency?
How Can You Tell If It’s A Dental Emergency?

There is never a good time for a dental emergency, but holidays seem to be the worst — especially this year when many of us feel more comfortable attending family and social gatherings and enjoying seasonal activities. However, pent-up demand for fun can increase the risk for cracking or chipping a tooth on foods such…

All About Dental Bridges
All About Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a long-established restoration for missing teeth. While dental implants seem to get most of the attention nowadays, a bridge may still be the best solution to keeping your smile — as well as your ability to chew, should the bridge be used to replace missing molars. A dental bridge is a false…