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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Preventive Dentistry at Vaca & Kirby Dental

Healthy smiles don’t happen by accident. They are a result of preventative dentistry. Are you interested in preventative dentistry? Perhaps you have a healthy smile and want to prevent cavities. Many Longview people have a mouth full of fillings and don’t want to add another one to their collection. Perhaps you want to avoid gingivitis

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Do You Love Your Smile?

The Hallsville people who are most happy with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. If nature didn’t bless you with attractive teeth, you are not alone. Most perfect smiles you come across in Kilgore were not always that way. They are the result of cosmetic dentistry performed by an experienced

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Integrative Dental Care Focuses On Your Whole Self

When it comes to your dental health, you may think it’s only about your teeth, gums, and mouth. However, this is far from the truth. Integrative dental care takes a holistic approach to oral health, recognizing that the mouth is an integral part of the whole body. Vaca and Kirby Dental is a leading dental

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5 Reasons To Choose Cosmetic Dentistry

When was the last time you looked into the mirror? Were you totally satisfied by what you saw? If the answer is, “Not really,” then you may want to check out at these 5 great reasons to meet with your Gladewater dentist about cosmetic dentistry procedures. 1. The first reason is that a little cosmetic

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Restoring Smiles At Vaca & Kirby Dental

We believe a well-designed smile is essential for putting your best face forward. At Vaca & Kirby Dental, we not only restore teeth to their original condition; we make many smiles better than they ever were before! Some patients have only a few problems they wish to repair. Perhaps one or two teeth are misshapen

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