April 17, 2017
You take great pride in ensuring your dental health. You brush, floss, and maintain your appointments with your preventive dentist in Midwest City. However, your dental and oral health face a much larger threat than just gum disease and tooth decay. If you are not regularly screened for oral cancer, you are placing your health and well-being at risk. As a preventive dentist, Dr. Kendrick offers simple screenings to detect cancerous and precancerous cells early at each preventive appointment.
August 14, 2016
Your teeth and gums do not stand isolated from the rest of your bodily systems. Of course, facial appearance, speech and eating depend on your oral health, but did you know that your overall health takes cues from your mouth, too? Dr. Steven Kendrick, dentist in Midwest City, believes general dental services, including preventive dentistry, keep all of you robust and hearty. Learn more about the mouth/body connection from the professionals at Midwest Dental Center. (more…)
May 31, 2016
A deep teeth cleaning — it may sound like something you’ll need if it’s been awhile since you’ve visited the dentist, but that’s not necessarily true. When it comes to your teeth, a deep cleaning is actually a special method we use in the treatment of gum disease. It’s also called scaling and root planing, and your dentist in Midwest City performs the therapy at Midwest Dental Center. Keep reading to learn more about why, when, and how Dr. Kendrick performs a deep cleaning.
March 14, 2016
Are you looking to add a mouthwash or rinse to your oral hygiene routine? It’s a good idea, says Dr. Kendrick, your dentist in Midwest City. Be he also wants to remind you that no matter how good the formula you choose, it’s never a substitute for thorough brushing and flossing! Instead, a mouthrinse is a good supplement to aid in solid oral health.
November 23, 2015
We’ve got surprising news for you this morning: did you know that more than half of Americans suffer from gum disease to some degree? As your Midwest City dental team, we’re always shocked by that number — mainly because the condition is extremely preventable. Learn how you can stop the damaging disease, and where you can find gum disease treatment in Midwest City if it’s too late. Keep reading to find out more from Dr. Steven Kendrick today.
September 8, 2015
If you’ve got a cavity, there’s no way around it — it’s got to be filled. Leaving tooth decay untreated leads to even more serious problems down the road, like root canals or teeth that need to be pulled. There’s no way around it: the simplest way to deal with decay is to face it now, and get a filling.
You don’t have an option in getting a filling, but you do have options in what the filling is made out of. These days, you don’t have to fill your mouth with silver and gold — and we want you to know that you shouldn’t. At Midwest Dental Center, we use composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, to give you a high-quality fix that looks just like your natural tooth.
May 17, 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), approximately half of Americans over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. That’s a staggering 64.7 million men and women with a chronic infection of the gums, a problem that has been linked with a variety of other serious health concerns. At Midwest Dental Center in Midwest City, OK, Dr. Steven Kendrick and his team offer a comprehensive menu of general and preventive dentistry services, including gum disease therapy.
What’s the Link between Gum Health & Overall Wellness?
When your gums are infected, the bacteria that thrive beneath the gum line are capable of spreading throughout the body via the bloodstream. When this occurs, other tissues and organs in your body are put at an increased risk of disease. In fact, multiple studies and extensive research have shown that untreated periodontal disease contributes the following health concerns:
- Coronary artery disease
- Cancers of the blood and pancreas
- Chronic kidney disease
- Malnutrition due to tooth loss and inability to eat a balanced diet
- Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis
- Respiratory diseases, including pneumonia
- Complications in the treatment of diabetes
- Preterm birth and low birth weight in infants whose mothers have gum disease during pregnancy
- Heart attack
- Alzheimer’s disease
Fortunately, gum disease therapy can help to dramatically reduce your chances of developing these and other serious medical concerns. When it comes to gum disease, prevention is always best; if, however, your gums do succumb to infection, our team is here to help.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Have you noticed any of the telltale signs of gum disease, including sensitivity, gum recession, and bleeding when you brush or floss? If so, there’s never been a better time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kendrick and his caring, experienced team. Contact us today to learn more about gum disease therapy and how it may reduce your risk of potentially life-threatening health conditions. Our family-friendly dental practice proudly serves patients from throughout Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Del City, Choctaw, and beyond.
April 17, 2015
Persistent tooth pain can greatly impact your daily life, distracting you at work or school and interfering with your normal activities. Severe pain in one or more teeth is often a sign of a root canal infection. This occurs when bacteria gain access to the sensitive inner chambers of your tooth’s root where nerves and blood vessels reside. Fortunately, Dr. Steven Kendrick and his team at Midwest Dental Center provide patients in Midwest City, OK with a full menu of restorative dentistry solutions, including root canal therapy.
Do I Need a Root Canal Treatment?
Only a thorough exam – including digital x-rays – can definitively determine the need for root canal therapy. There are, however, some telltale signs that you can watch out for at home between visits to our office. These include:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- Darkening of the tooth
- A recurring pimple on the gum tissue near the affected tooth
- Pain when chewing or when the tooth is tapped
- A throbbing or aching sensation that may grow worse during strenuous activity
If a root canal infection is the cause of your symptoms, Dr. Kendrick and our team will develop a unique treatment plan designed to meet your needs and alleviate your pain. We want you to feel comfortable and informed when it comes to any treatment options we recommend.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Are you suffering daily with tooth pain that doesn’t go away, no matter what you try? Over-the-counter pain medications can only do so much to alleviate the discomfort that accompanies a root canal infection, and failing to treat the problem in a timely manner can lead to even more serious oral health concerns. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kendrick and our experienced, caring team of oral health professionals. Our practice proudly serves patients from throughout Midwest City, Oklahoma City, Del City, Choctaw, and beyond.
March 17, 2015
As a parent, you do everything can to ensure that your children and happy, safe, and healthy. Why should it be any different when it comes to the health of their teeth and gums? You help them keep up with their brushing and flossing, of course, but there’s more to healthy pearly whites than home hygiene. At Midwest Dental Center in Midwest City, OK, Dr. Steven Kendrick and his team offer a full range of children’s dentistry services to keep your little one’s smile looking and feeling its best.
Pediatric Dentistry Midwest City Parents Can Trust
Pediatric dentistry encompasses everything your child’s teeth and gums need to stay healthy as they grow and change. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry agree that children should visit the dentist for the first time by the time they are one year old. Early childhood dentistry sets the stage for a lifetime of good oral health practices.
In order to ensure that your son or daughter gets off on the right track, we offer a comprehensive menu of pediatric dentistry services, including:
- Thorough exams, focusing on proper development and hygiene
- Gentle cleanings
- Fluoride supplements to keep teeth strong
- Dental sealants to keep bacteria away from hard-to-reach spaces
- Metal-free, tooth-colored fillings
- Custom athletic mouthguards for patients who play contact sports
Because we understand that the dentist’s office can prove a scary and unfamiliar place to many children, we work hard to promote a relaxed, comfortable environment where your child can feel safe and positive about the entire experience. We’ll also always keep you informed of the status of your little one’s oral health, so you can feel comfortable in the decisions you make regarding treatment.
Schedule Your Child’s Visit Today
If it has been more than six months since your son or daughter last visited the dentist, there’s never been a better time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kendrick and his caring, highly trained staff. We will always make sure to take the time to get to know you and your child, ensuring a pleasantly memorable experience at every visit. Contact our office in Midwest City, OK today, and see for yourself what a difference our unique approach can make in your child’s next dental visit. Our family-friendly dental practice proudly welcomes patients from throughout Midwest City and the surrounding areas, including Oklahoma City, Del City, Choctaw, and nearby communities.
January 3, 2015
Welcome to the brand-new website of Dr. Steven Kendrick and his dedicated dental team! Here, we’re going to share with you more information about the wide variety of services and treatments we can offer patients in and around the Midwest City area, from simple, thorough general dentistry care to more complex restorative procedures for smiles suffering from damage or decay. Here at Midwest Dental Center, we don’t just want to treat your teeth and send you off – we want to create a connection with you that we hope will last for years to come. With the help of our advanced technology, cozy comforts, and friendly, welcoming staff, we hope to give you something to smile about every time you leave our office!
We’re proud of all the amenities and skill we can offer you once you become our patient, and we hope it shows. Learn more about our state-of-the-art office here; you can even take a tour of it here! Additionally, we welcome you to familiarize yourself with Dr. Kendrick’s education background and his various accomplishments here, as well as the rest of our wonderful team. We want you to feel happy and comfortable with us, after all! If you’re interested in seeing some of the smiles we’ve transformed with the help of thorough, personalized dental care, feel free to visit our smile gallery as well.
Please contact us at Midwest Dental Center if you have any questions about our variety of services, or if you’re ready to go ahead and schedule an appointment. We’re happy to welcome patients from Midwest City, Oklahoma City, Del City, and beyond!