Are you accepting new patients?

Yes, we are currently accepting new patients.

Do you accept dental insurance?

Advanced Dentistry of Kearney does accept insurance as an out of network provider.

Do you offer pediatric dental services?

At Advanced Dentistry of Kearney, Dr. Reece sees patients of all ages from newborns to seniors.

Do you offer same-day dental appointments?

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we will see what we can do to offer you a same-day appointment.

What is considered a true dental emergency?

The following are examples of true dental emergencies where you would need immediate dental care to protect your long-term oral health:

  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • A loose or knocked-out permanent tooth
  • An injured jaw
  • Painful swelling
  • Painful toothache (dental abscess)

What makes Advanced Dentistry of Kearney different from other practices?

Dr. Reece focuses on Health-Centered Dentistry, which is a whole-body approach to dental care. In her experience, Dr. Reece has seen how poor growth and development during infant and childhood years can affect people’s oral health as well as their whole body health into their adult years. With this knowledge and her years of learning through continued education and experience, she is better equipped to help treat and direct her patients’ oral health to improve their whole body health.

What steps can you take to keep your teeth healthy?

To keep your teeth healthy, follow these tips:

  • Brush your teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste
  • Replace your toothbrush three to four times a year
  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria from your mouth and help freshen your breath Floss daily
  • Limit your sugar intake
  • Visit your dentist

What is the proper way to brush your teeth?

Check out this video from Mouth Healthy brought to you by the ADA on “How to Brush Your Teeth.” 

Who is an ideal candidate for dental implants?

Anyone with a missing tooth who is healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction can be considered for a dental implant. The only requirements are healthy gums and enough bone volume to hold the implant in place. However, individuals suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiac problems need to be evaluated individually to decide whether they should get a dental implant or not. If you have a missing tooth and are interested in being evaluated for a dental implant, contact us today to request an appointment.

What are the symptoms of infant lip-tie or tongue-tie?

The following are symptoms of an infant having issues with lip-tie or tongue-tie:

  • Slow Weight Gain
  • Poor Latch to Breast or Bottle
  • Seems Unsatisfied After Feedings (still hungry)
  • Excessively gassy/colicky
  • Frequently Spitting Up
  • Lip Blistering
  • “Clicking” Sound During Feeding

Do you provide cosmetic dental services as well?

Yes, we do offer cosmetic dental services, including tooth whitening and bleaching, veneers, and tooth bonding.

What is an occlusal analysis?

Dr. Reece conducts an occlusal analysis to ensure all the parts of a patient’s bite works together. Occlusion refers to the alignment of teeth and the way the teeth meet when the lower jaw (mandible) and upper jaw (maxilla) come together.

What is the importance of a bite adjustment?

A bite adjustment or occlusal adjustment is done to correct minor interferences that prevent your teeth from coming together properly. When your teeth work together properly, there’s less wear and tear on your mouth, a decreased risk of chipping or cracking your teeth, and a decreased risk of developing stress-related problems like jaw strain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.

What is occlusal equilibration?

Occlusal equilibration (or occlusal adjustment) is a dental procedure that involves selective adjusting of tooth surfaces to allow your lower teeth to contact your upper teeth evenly all the way around your mouth. This treatment is done to create a solid bite that prevents any further stress on individual teeth and reduces stress on the jaw muscles and jaw joints.

What are the signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder?

The signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder include:

  • Pain or tenderness of your jaw
  • Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
  • Aching pain in and around your ear
  • Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
  • Aching facial pain
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth

What treatment does Dr. Reece recommend for TMJ disorders?

Dr. Reece offers patients conservative TMJ treatment that includes splint therapy. With splint therapy, Dr. Reece fabricates an occlusal mouth guard, bite plate, or another type of oral apparatus to help resolve TMJ pain and discomfort. Splints can be either hard or soft and can cover a few teeth or all of them.

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