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Flossing: It Really Is Important

Flossing: It Really Is Important Nobody likes flossing. It’s time consuming, it gets your fingers covered in spit, it doesn’t really make your teeth look any different, and no one really thinks it makes a difference. Even the Associated Press calls the effects of flossing “weak, very unreliable.” Odds are, you are one

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Experience Relief From Dental Anxiety In Searcy, AR! [VIDEO]

Experience Relief From Dental Anxiety In Searcy, AR! [VIDEO] You’re reclined in a comfy chair, cozied up with a warm blanket, watching your favorite TV show. Sound like a lazy Saturday afternoon? No! This is the kind of comfort and relaxation you can experience at Searcy Family Dental! We take your oral health

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Revitalize Your Smile With Bonding

Revitalize Your Smile With Bonding Are you looking to improve your smile? Bonding is perfect for chipped, misshapen, worn, or decayed teeth! So how does dental bonding work? With dental bonding, a tooth-colored resin is applied to teeth and then cured with a special light, bonding the material to the tooth. It requires

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Let Us Help You Control Gum Disease In Searcy, AR! [VIDEO]

Let Us Help You Control Gum Disease In Searcy, AR! [VIDEO] One of the biggest threats to your oral health is gum disease, especially when it’s gone undiagnosed long enough to take hold inside your mouth. In fact, it’s often referred to as a silent killer. But with a commitment to good oral

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How To Clean Dentures Properly

How To Clean Dentures Properly Whether you’re a new or existing dentures patient, it’s important to understand how to clean your dentures properly. Keeping them clean is essential to their success and performance! Even top of the line dentures can eventually develop problems if they aren’t adequately cared for, which is more than

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Dental Devotions: Don’t Grow Weary

Dental Devotions: Don’t Grow Weary Over the last few months, there has been one verse of scripture that has been appearing around me. It has appeared exactly when I needed it the most. This verse has been the very Word that I needed to hear from the Lord to face the trial that

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June is National Smile Month!

June is National Smile Month! JUNE IS NATIONAL SMILE MONTH! ARE YOU TAKING CARE OF YOUR SMILE? We have some great tips for keeping your smile in great shape, which can boost your confidence and save you money at the dentist! Brush your teeth on all sides gently with a soft-bristle brush and

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Dental Devotions: Removing the Dross

Dental Devotions: Removing the Dross When I was in dental school, we had to cast gold for our crowns, inlays, and onlays. The process involved heating the gold to a really high temperature (1948°F). The gold would first start to turn red and then it would start to melt. When the gold was

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Dr. Barker’s Dental Devotion: Edification

Dr. Barker’s Dental Devotion: Edification Last month, we discussed change in my office. One of the things that changed is that I didn’t get to write the Dental Devotions for a couple of months. You never know if people are reading these words that the Holy Spirit has laid upon my heart. One

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Is Your Medication Causing Dry Mouth?

Is Your Medication Causing Dry Mouth? WHAT IS DRY MOUTH? Xerostomia, the medical term for dry mouth, is a condition where your salivary glands don’t make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. According to WebMD and Mayo Clinic, symptoms of dry mouth include: Sticky, dry feeling in the mouth Frequent thirst Sores

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