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.
Restore Your Smile with Natural Looking Tooth Colored Fillings from Dr. Kendrick in Midwest City, OK
February 17, 2015
How much metal is in your mouth? Dental fillings are necessary to repair cracked, broken, worn down, or decayed teeth. In the past, to treat a damaged tooth or cavity, dentists would remove the decayed area of your tooth and then use amalgam (silver) dental filling to restore the remaining portion. Today however, modern dentists like Dr. Kendrick, utilize healthier and more natural-looking metal-free tooth colored fillings to restore damaged or decaying teeth. If you still have a mouthful of metal, it’s time to upgrade your dental restorations. Make a restorative dentistry appointment with Dr. Kendrick for your new tooth colored fillings today. Midwest Dental Center delivers quality care daily throughout Midwest City, OK, Del City, Oklahoma City, Choctaw, and the surrounding communities.
What Are Tooth Colored Fillings?
A tooth colored filling is made of naturally colored composite plastic and glass. Tooth colored fillings are placed in layers and are instantly cemented with special curing lights, and then gently polished to prevent staining and wear.
Why Are Tooth Colored Fillings Becoming So Popular?
Tooth colored fillings are becoming the preferred restorative material of both dentists and patients for several reasons, including:
- Esthetics: Metal or silver fillings stand out from your natural tooth enamel and can cause cosmetic concerns.
- Less Invasive: Metal fillings require the destruction of more of your natural tooth structure, where as tooth colored fillings leave more of your healthy tooth structure in place.
- Discoloration: Metal fillings can turn your remaining tooth structure grey.
- Fracturing: Metal dental fillings expand and contract more than tooth colored composite material which leads to a higher incidence of cracks and fractures over time.
- Long Term Health: In addition to patients who experience allergic reactions to metals, recent studies have raised health concerns over the long term effects of amalgam material in patients. Dental amalgam is made up of about 50% mercury, a known toxin. Prolonged mercury exposure has been associated with brain and central nervous system diseases and other serious medical conditions.
For over 150 years dentists relied upon dental amalgam exclusively. They believed metal restorations created “stronger teeth.” However, metal actually contributes to further tooth damage by allowing additional decay and fracturing to occur. Tooth colored fillings have the ability to closely mimic your natural teeth in both form and function. They also bond with your natural tooth material to support the remaining structure and prevent breakage and structural changes. Replace your old metal fillings to improve and protect your dental and overall health today. Make an appointment with Dr. Kendrick for new tooth colored fillings. Midwest Dental Center is the leading restorative dentistry of Midwest City, OK, Del City, Oklahoma City, Choctaw, and the neighboring 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!