June 30, 2016
Families in our region know there’s a dentist who can care for teeth of all sizes, and it’s Dr. Steven Kendrick at Midwest Dental Center. You and your loved ones share almost everything else, so why would you go to different dentists? Make life a little easier this summer. Your family dentist in Midwest City provides comprehensive services, all under one roof.
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.
January 29, 2016
It looks like the temperature will reach the 70s here in Midwest City today! It feels like springtime is just around the corner, and that means a whole host of special events are coming up, too. Weddings, graduations, reunions and more — and you want to look your very best for each one. Did you know that teeth whitening is the easiest way to get dramatic smile results, fast? It’s true. Keep reading to learn about professional teeth whitening in Midwest City today! We can’t wait to help you look your absolute best this spring and summer.
December 30, 2015
Around the time your child’s first little teeth come in, they’ve reached yet another milestone: the time they can begin visiting Dr. Kendrick, the best children’s dentist in Midwest City! He’s the one you already trust with your own teeth, and you’ll be thrilled to know he’s passionate about promoting the oral health of smiles of all sizes. Keep reading to learn more about the children’s dental services you can find at our conveniently located practice here in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
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.
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.
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.