How to Avoid the Effects of Soda

Are you thinking about pulling through the drive-thru to get yourself a soda? If so, then think again! Soda can severely harm your smile. In fact, it can create enamel erosion and tooth decay, which are two dental issues that can result in tooth sensitivity and tooth extraction if they’re left untreated. So, it’s important… Read more »

A Missing Filling Needs Repair to Prevent Further Complications

Here at our office, your dentists, Dr. Stapley and Dr. Kitchen, routinely uses dental fillings to repair small cavities and chips in the tooth enamel. While they are meant to last for a long time, no filling is impervious to the ravages of time. As the years go by, the natural bacteria living in your… Read more »

How to Help Your Child Like the Dental Office

Do you want your child to have a positive dental experience free of dental fear and anxiety? If so, then our team has some tips for you! There are some things you can do to help your child feel calm and comfortable in the dental chair. Some of those things are: -When you come in… Read more »

Professional Dental Cleanings

Brushing and flossing your teeth is important for cleaning away plaque and residual food particles from your mouth before they can harden into tartar. Maintaining good oral health in the long term also includes attending your regular dental checkups at our office The checkup starts with a thorough dental cleaning performed by one of our… Read more »

A Custom Partial Denture Can Effectively Replace Multiple Lost Teeth

Losing multiple teeth in one part of your mouth can seriously compromise your ability to chew, eat, and talk. In order to replace the lost teeth, your dentists, , might recommend fitting you for a removable, custom partial denture in , . will start by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays. This helps… Read more »

How to Help Your Child Avoid a Scary Smile this Halloween

Tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues can make your child’s smile very scary, and the candy your child will receive this Halloween might just cause those issues! So, to help you help your child maintain a strong oral health in , , this Halloween, our team recommends that you do the following things:… Read more »

Are Pacifiers bad for Your Child’s Teeth?

Have you ever heard that using a pacifier is a bad thing? Have you ever been told that using a pacifier could actually damage your little one’s teeth? While this is partially true, giving your child a pacifier while they’re young won’t hurt their teeth. However, it may be important for you help your child… Read more »

Are Your Gums in Tip-Top Shape?

To enjoy a healthy body, you know to engage in a healthy lifestyle, such as exercising and following a healthy diet. But did you know that the health of your gums can affect your overall health? In fact, keeping your gums healthy is an important part of protecting the health of your body. Fortunately, there… Read more »

If You’re Missing a Filling the Tooth Might Need to Be Restored with a Crown

A dental filling is intended to repair a cavity or other modest-sized area of tooth decay. As time passes, the bacteria in your mouth can actually start to attack the seam where the filling is bonded to the healthy tooth enamel. If the bacteria eventually gain access, they can cause additional pockets of tooth decay… Read more »

A Dental Implant Is an Effective Method for Replacing a Lost Molar

At the dental practice of Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen in Mesa, Arizona, we are happy to provide dental implants for our patients with missing teeth. In many cases a bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth. However, a bridge needs to be mounted on two surrounding teeth. If you’ve lost your… Read more »