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…)
July 14, 2016
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common condition that affects roughly 20 percent of adults. However, as much as 80 percent of those with the condition are unaware they grind their teeth. While bruxism may not seem like a very big problem, untreated grinding of the teeth will cause serious damage and discomfort. In fact, overtime, the teeth may actually become loose and fall out due to persistent grinding. To stop the damaging effects of bruxism, the underlying cause of the condition must first be addressed. As a dentist in Midwest City, we offer diagnosis and treatment for bruxism.
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.
October 29, 2015
If your smile has been damaged by age, neglect or an accident, there’s one thing for sure — you owe it to yourself to get it fixed. But you don’t want to spend all your time in the dental chair, or having to take lots of time off work to complete a lengthy procedure. At Midwest Dental Center, we don’t want that for you, either. That’s why we’re proud to offer our neighbors in Midwest City CEREC one day crowns — for a new, improved smile in just one visit to Dr. Steven Kendrick!
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.
September 3, 2015
Maybe you know Dr. Kendrick as your own trusted dentist in Midway City — but did you know he’s an expert in little smiles, too? That’s right. Dr. Kendrick knows how crucial good dental care is for Oklahomans of all ages, and that’s why he begins seeing little patients at the age of two or three, once all of their primary teeth have erupted. That may seem a little young for a trip to the dentist, but tooth decay can begin with your child’s very first tooth.
July 30, 2015
Damaged teeth can be a real drag on your confidence. Nobody in their right mind wants a smile that’s full of teeth that have seen better days. In the past, certain restoration services like crowns, inlays, onlays or dental veneers would require extensive treatment. One procedure after another and excessive waiting time in-between each appointment were the norm. It’s a good thing there are intelligent people working in the dental industry. It’s these people who bring dental technology to the forefront, and the same rings true for the revolutionary CEREC Same Day Crowns system. It’s a state-of-the-art procedure that leaves has you in and out in one visit, and our office in Midwest City, OK houses this fantastic technology. If you’re ready to rid yourself of the pain and discomfort that damaged teeth cause, we’d like you to look into CEREC.
June 30, 2015
Repairing your tooth can be an excruciating experience, but it doesn’t have to become one. Anyone who has spent time sitting in a dental operating chair has probably encountered the same situation: there’s a tooth that has a big cavity or has broken. After examining the tooth, a dentist tells you it has to be repaired. Should a large filling in the tooth or dental crown be placed? The experts at Midwest Dental Center in Midwest City, OK offer restorative dentistry options, including CEREC same-day crowns, that will help restore your mouth to its natural state.
What Is A Dental Crown and Filling?
Before we get into which procedure would fit your situation best, it’s important to understand the differences between the two.
Fillings are dental restorations that sit within the walls of a tooth. A filling will simply fill in a missing portion of a tooth to restore it back to its original shape. The size and shape of the hole that must be filled in will determine the success of the filling. Good example: if a large amount of tooth damage has occurred, it’s easy to understand how the walls of the tooth that will hold the filling in place may be thin and weak. The larger the hole, the less strength the tooth will have.
Whereas a filling sits within the confines of a tooth, a dental crown cups over it. Also, a dental crown is made in a dental laboratory and customized to fit the exact specifications of your mouth. The materials used to create crowns are much stronger and less likely to break than those used to make dental fillings.
Our Restorative Dentistry Services
You can count on Dr. Kendrick and his staff to bring your smile back to its absolute best. Don’t leave a harmed smile untreated – it can compromise your overall oral health. Midwest Dental Center can rejuvenate your look! Our restorative dentistry team is ready to repair your teeth because everyone deserves a healthy mouth.
Our services include:
- Dental implants
- CEREC one-visit crowns
- Tooth fillings
- Crown and bridge therapy
- Root canals
Our team will take swift action to correct anything that is wrong. You can trust Dr. Kendrick to work as hard and diligently as possible to get your mouth the care it deserves.
Schedule an Appointment
Our office in Midwest City, OK is ready to help! Call and schedule an appointment today so we can get to work as soon as possible. We proudly serve the surrounding communities of Oklahoma City, Del City, Choctaw, Spencer and beyond.
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.