Worried About Dental Visits?

Are you struggling with dental anxiety in the Longview area? If so, Vaca and Kirby Dental/SLEEPwell Longview can help. “How can I deal with anxiety about visiting the dentist?” 1. Consider what the anxiety stems from. For example: pain, injections, loss of control, personal space invasion, and embarrassment about fear of the unknown. 2. Communicate

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Vaca & Kirby Dental In Longview Wants You To Be Healthy And Happy

Dentists in Longview are dedicated to your oral health and care about the condition of your teeth. At Vaca & Kirby Dental we recognize that your teeth help you both eat and speak. You use your teeth to tear, scrape, and chew food, as well as to form words with your tongue. Healthy teeth and

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You May Have Gingivitis in Longview

Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are dedicated to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t impact your health. However, if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause dilemmas. Not to worry, Vaca and Kirby Dental/SLEEPwell

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Preventing Facial Injuries in Longview

Facial injuries occur all too often in the Gladewater area. Hallsville Little Leaguers get hit by inside pitches, Kilgore construction workers suffer falls and other accidents at the worksite, and Texas motorists sustain injuries in harmful collisions every single day. Vaca and Kirby Dental know how accidents at home can also result in serious injury

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What Does Your Longview Dentist Need To Know?

For optimal dental health, all Longview, residents should be visiting their dentist twice a year for regular cleanings and exams. This is a good time to make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly. It is also vital that you discuss issues related to dental health, including sleep apnea. Make sure to tell your

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Unexplained Headaches Or Jaw Pain?

Hello! I’m Chris Kirby, DDS, of Vaca & Kirby Dental in Longview. I have been practicing quality general and cosmetic dentistry since 1999. Today’s post focuses on malocclusion or bad bite. Malocclusion is the dental term for a problem in the way your top and bottom teeth come together. The ideal bite is when the

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Let’s Talk About Your Smile

I’m Chris Kirby of Vaca & Kirby Dental. My office is located at 3121 H G Mosley Pkwy in Longview. One of the best things about being a dentist is interacting with my patients. During initial dental consultations, I listen carefully to my patient’s short and long-term dental goals. I enjoy discussing options and developing

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Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Though most Texas residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At Vaca & Kirby Dental, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until Dr. Chris Kirby diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending on

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Tooth Injuries and How To Treat Them In Texas

Accidents can happen unexpectedly, and one area of the body that is particularly vulnerable to injury is the mouth, including the teeth. Tooth injuries can range from minor chips and cracks to more severe cases such as fractures or avulsions (complete tooth displacement). Understanding the causes, types, and immediate actions for tooth injuries is crucial

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Dental Specialties Available In Longview

General dentists in the Longview area are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes, your Longview general dentist will refer you to a local Gladewater specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team. Following are some of the most common dental specialties found in the Gladewater area: Endodontists Endodontists

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