Dr. Brook Kittell

Dr. Brooke Kittell

Your Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Most of us know that traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing disease. Cosmetic dentistry focuses more on the overall appearance of the teeth and smile. In short, a general family dentist will address dental problems that, without a doubt, must be fixed; a cosmetic dentist will focus more on what patients desire to have fixed. It can help those who have lost confidence in their smile have an entirely new outlook on life.

Not only do cosmetic treatments provide desired results for smiles that seem to be lacking a particular element, but cosmetic procedures can also provide restorative benefits: one example, a simple tooth-colored filling. Previously, dental fillings were made up of metals and other materials that left visible discoloration or dark spots on teeth. Today, we can use fillings that are made to match the color of your existing teeth. Thus, a person will be able to maintain their smile, correct a dental problem (cavity), and have it look as natural as possible. 

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If you or someone you know is looking for a kind, caring family and cosmetic dentist, look no further. Dr. Brooke Kittell at Nebraska Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE offers a wide variety of cosmetic services and treatments. Cosmetic cases have so much to offer. Seeing the impact that these services provide puts a smile on her face. With cosmetic cases, Dr. Kittell can breathe new life into any soul.

Dental anxiety levels vary greatly amongst our patients. Some suffer from the simple embarrassment that often prevents them from seeing a dentist. This often happens as a result of bad experiences with past dentists. On the other end of the spectrum, some of our patients previously avoided the dentist for years. They’ll tell you it’s because of a deep-rooted fear of the dentist. However, these patients are now in our care, have overcome some of their concerns, and are being treated regularly by our dentists.

If you can relate to our patients with dental anxiety, we’re glad you’re here. We’re on standby, ready to help you face your fears and take care of your health today. Read on to learn more about Dr. Brooke Kittell and how you can overcome dental anxiety.

How Dental Anxiety Affects Your Overall Health

In the past several years, researchers have established a huge correlation between oral and overall health. These researchers are discovering over and over again that the mouth is a gateway into the body for nutrients, vitamins, and also, bacteria. These bacteria can be good or bad. Probiotics like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, or kombucha are all examples of good bacteria which replenishes the body’s defenses. However, there are several bacteria that aren’t so good. Perhaps the most significant example is the bacteria that naturally develops in a person’s mouth. This bacteria, if left untouched, will build up, encourage plaque and tartar growth, and ultimately, will affect a person’s cardiac, nervous, and immune systems.

When a person goes years without seeing a dentist, they often don’t realize the damage it’s doing. Fortunately, we can reverse much of this damage if you act soon. While effective brushing and flossing are important, it’s equally important to see your dentist regularly. Regular dental visits allow your dentist to look at your teeth and stop the onset of any more serious problems. In other words, when you don’t go to the dentist, you often miss out on the chance to avoid extensive treatments. As time goes on, the longer you avoid the dentist, the more money you’ll end up paying to fix problems, and the more your body will feel the impact of poor oral health.

Dr. Kittell’s Solution to Overcoming Dental Fears and Improving Your Overall Health

If you’re looking for a dentist who will care for you, look no further. Dr. Brooke  Kittell has worked with many patients over the years. Her gentle and caring mentality shapes her interactions with each patient. Dr. Brooke Kittell also has a great sense of humor, which is key in helping some patients feel calm and comfortable.

If you’re someone who suffers from any level of dental anxiety, it’s important that you find a gentle dentist. With her gentle hand, Dr. Brooke Kittell is well-equipped to work with patients who have dental anxiety. 

Dr. Brooke Says:
“With my background in Nutrition Science, and my passion for health, I have made it my responsibility to care for patients, not just teeth. Interestingly, our mouths can provide a lot of information about our overall health. This gives dentists a unique role in the healthcare field. Seeing your dentist regularly can not only keep your smile looking beautiful, but can really improve your overall health!”

This family and cosmetic dentist offers everything from tooth-colored fillings to full mouth reconstruction, and anything in between. Here are a few of the things that Dr. Kittell has to offer:

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Teeth Whitening – Teeth stained from everyday habits such as drinking coffee and tea, smoking, or even poor oral hygiene, can get a boost from bleaching your teeth.

Composite Bonding – Broken, chipped, or discolored teeth can often be repaired or have their appearance corrected with this procedure. A composite material which has the same look as enamel is applied to the surface of a tooth. Here it can be shaped and is then cured with a light. The result is a seamless look that blends naturally with your existing teeth.

Dental Veneers – A very thin layer of porcelain or composite laminates are adhered directly to the surface of a tooth and can fix several concerns. Veneers make an excellent option for repair of teeth that are cracked, chipped, or discolored. Veneers can even fix gaps!

Dental Implants – An artificial tooth replacement which helps compensate for the loss of a tooth. 

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Smile Makeovers – Completely redoing the overall appearance of your smile. 

While this isn’t a complete list of everything that your family and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brooke Kittell, can do, it’s a great start. If you don’t see something you had in mind on the list, all you have to do is ask. Finding the smile you deserve doesn’t have to be hard.

When it comes to selecting any healthcare provider, be sure to choose carefully. The same is true when selecting a family and cosmetic dentist. While many dentists can do several things, it’s a great idea to make sure they can do all things with precision, skill, and knowledge. Because there isn’t a specific search you can do to find a licensed cosmetic dentist, narrow down your choices through research, recommendations, or by sitting down and visiting with your prospective cosmetic dentist. If you choose to meet with a potential dentist in person, make notes when you are there. Consider cleanliness of the office, the age of the technology they are using, the friendliness of the dental team as a whole, and the dentist’s chair-side manner.

It’s a great idea to take everything in; after all, this is the doctor who could soon be working on you! 

A family and cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Brooke Kittell is truly an excellent option for those whose smile may need a boost. She finds a great sense of satisfaction in completing cosmetic cases. These are the cases that allow her to use her creative side all while delivering the patient care she feels everyone needs and deserves. Call or stop by today; this highly skilled family and cosmetic dentist would be honored to meet you!

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