In an effort to support national efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, our practice is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community:
We will contact you soon to reschedule routine hygiene appointments. If you are already scheduled for an urgent issue, we will contact you the day before your appointment to discuss your health status, health screening protocols and confirm whether the appointment should be kept. Of course, please call us right away if you have a dental emergency or need immediate care.
The safety and well-being of our patients continues to be our primary concern. We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 nationally and within our community and keep you up-to-date regarding our plans to reopen for business as usual.
I urge you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We can be reached by phone at (937) 834-2252 and will respond as soon as we can.
Darby Dental Smiles
Ensuring the safety of our patients and staff is our top priority.
Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we will only be taking appointments for emergency services.
We will see you all soon in a happy and healthy environment.
Dear Valued Patients,
Due to global concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to personally reach out and share the extra precautions Darby Dental Smiles is taking to keep our team and patients safe.
We are carefully monitoring the recommendations of governmental health agencies, such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health organizations, and we have further increased our stringent sanitation protocol. Here are some examples of what we are doing in addition to our normal preventative procedures:
At this time, Darby Dental Smiles will remain open to serve our patients, but we do ask that you help us in ensuring the safety of our team and others by:
Please know that we will always work to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. If for any reason anything changes in the future we will let you know.
Thank you for being a loyal patient and we look forward to your visit.
For more updated information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), please use the links below:
Hundreds of people in our community suffer from chronic facial pain such as headaches, earaches and jaw pain. A likely culprit to these aches and pains may be related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
The TMJ is a joint located on each side of the head right in front of the ears. The joints are made up of bones, discs, muscles and ligaments. The TMJ acts like a door’s hinge, opening and closing the mouth as well as lets the lower jaw move side to side and front to back.
While a dentist would need to perform an examination to officially diagnose TMJ disorder, here are some signs and symptoms that can indicate a TMJ disorder:
There are multiple factors that lead to TMJ disorder. Arthritis, jaw dislocation or injuries and a misaligned bite for example.
Dr. Kile can perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you have a TMJ disorder and how Darby Dental Smiles can help. Watch Dr. Kile explain what she is looking for during a TMJ exam.
Feel free to Connect with Us if you have any further questions about TMJ, or schedule your consultation today to take a step towards a TMJ pain-free future.
As a healthcare professional that is dedicated to ensuring our patients overall health and wellness is a top priority, Dr. Kile wants you to know a few things about e-cigarettes:
Our team is trained and committed to explain the dangers of vaping to our patients when evidence of vaping is found during an examination, especially in young adults and teens.
If you are a smoker or vapor, stay on top of your oral health by scheduling regular dental checkups. Schedule your next appointment today!
If you wish to quit smoking or vaping there are many resources available.
Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints among dental patients in the United States. Sensitivity is caused by the movement of fluid within tiny tunnels located in the layer of tissue found under the protective enamel - providing a pathway to the nerve. Whether the tooth enamel is worn down or due to receding gums, those tunnels can be left exposed
There are many factors to be aware of that can cause sensitivity. Some examples are:
There are many daily opportunities to fight tooth decay. Through brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and even changing diet habits you can lower the chances of growing tooth sensitivity.
Our dentists are essential in both protecting teeth and restoring those that have already sustained damage. From desensitizing gels and pastes to sealants and filling materials, we can help reduce tooth sensitivity.
Contact us today to see how we can help you combat tooth sensitivity.
Through cosmetic and restorative treatments, Dr. Kile provides an innovative solution that is fast, affordable, effective and discreet.
The Six Month Smiles program is designed to straighten your teeth at a fraction of time compared to traditional braces. Due to a much shorter treatment plan, Six Month Smiles is generally less expensive. Through latest digital technology coupled with an experienced orthodontic professional like Dr. Kile, this method has proven to be both reliable and safe. And even better, they come in invisible aligners or clear braces, making them nearly invisible.
So what can you expect?
Upon our initial consultation we will thoroughly exam your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate and if Six Month Smiles will be suitable for your needs.
After the placement of your aligners or braces you will need to come in for adjustments. Depending on your individual case, you may receive 3-7 adjustments over the next few months. On average, braces are removed and you can show off your new smile in 6 months.
Click here to schedule your Six Month Smiles consultation or if you have any additional questions, contact us at (937) 834-2252.
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It is true that activated charcoal in toothpaste may help remove surface stains on teeth. However, there is a big difference between removing surface stains and whitening them. Evidence has not been found that supports charcoal has an effect on stains below the tooth’s enamel. So no matter how dedicated you are to scrubbing your teeth white, true lightening of your tooth color can only come from bleaching treatments like the ones we offer here at Darby Dental Smiles.
Another factor to take in to consideration is that charcoal toothpaste could actually make your teeth worse. Simply put, charcoal is abrasive. The particles in charcoal can damage tooth enamel, irritate gums or even get stuck in fillings. Charcoal toothpaste also provides very little protection against tooth decay, so it is best to maintain regular use of toothpaste in your daily regimen.
If you just love turning your mouth a stunning shade of black, then we advise you to lightly graze teeth when applying the activated charcoal to avoid scratching, chipping, or other damages to your teeth. If you are looking for a true whitening option that will not damage your smile, contact our office to learn more about our in-office and take-home whitening options.
Darby Dental Smiles
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