Kimbrough Dental Care

Dental Pain and Opioid Alternatives

Let’s face it, a toothache can be very painful. And sometimes pain following a dental procedure is unavoidable. Surprisingly enough however, opioids have not been found to be the best course of treatment for that pain. Read the rest of this entry »

To Floss or Not to Floss: That is NOT the Question


Over a year ago,  the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services removed flossing from the federal 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, citing the gap in quality research. That news was met with a loud response from the dental community, which largely agrees that daily flossing is an integral part of good oral health. The American Academy of Periodontology, representing over 8,000 periodontists (recognized experts in diagnosing, treating, and preventing periodontal disease), continues to recommend daily flossing as part of a complete oral health regime. Along with brushing twice a day and receiving an annual comprehensive periodontal evaluation, flossing is crucial to preventing periodontal disease. Read the rest of this entry »

Join the Tooth Team!


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Brought to you by the American Dental Association and Crest + Oral B, this month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. 
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Could You Have Gingivitis?


If you suspect you may have gum disease, there’s a good chance you’re right. According to the CDC, one out of every two adults in the US has some form of periodontal disease. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, ranges from mild to severe, and can have serious impacts on your overall health. Read the rest of this entry »

The Vitamins and Minerals Your Mouth Needs


It’s another new year, so you may already be making some healthy changes to your lifestyle. Many new year’s resolutions include new diets and fitness routines to lose weight and get into better shape. But when you’re assessing your overall health, don’t forget the health of your mouth! Just like every other part of your body, your mouth requires specific nutrients and vitamins too.

Here’s a short list of the vitamins and minerals your mouth needs the most, and how to find them in the foods you eat: Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Tips for Protecting Your Smile

The end of the year poses continual challenges to dental health, starting with Halloween candy, then followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas treats and desserts. But you can enjoy all the sweetness the holidays have to offer, and still protect your smile! Read the rest of this entry »

A Halloween Candy Survival Guide

The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are beginning to change, and spooky and fun costumes are in the works. Time for trick or treating! And no, we are NOT going to tell you to ditch the Halloween candy. What’s Halloween without treats?

Sure, the added sugar can play “tricks” on your child’s teeth. (See what we did there?) Read the rest of this entry »

Back-To-School Dental Checkups: It’s not too late

Summers are often chocked full of fun and adventure, so it’s easy for back-to-school to sneak up on you. If you are like many parents, you may have failed to schedule a back-to-school dental visit for your child, but that checkup is key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children: cavities. And according to the American Dental Association (ADA), dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year.
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Studies Show Many People Hate Smiling: Are You One of Them?

Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you, but recent studies show that many people don’t feel comfortable showing their smile. In a 2012 study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), researchers found that more than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile. Of those, 36 percent believe they would have a better social life if they had better teeth, and 22 percent of Americans who are unhappy with their smile think that better teeth would lead to a better love life.

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Important news about fruit juice

For the last 16 years, parents have been following the guidelines on juice consumption for children issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Well, as of last month, those guidelines have now changedThey now advise parents to reduce fruit juices of all kinds, for children of all ages.

The biggest news in the new guidelines is in regards to infants: Read the rest of this entry »