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Dr. Andrew Killgore

Cosmetic Dentistry
Cincinnati, OH
17 years experience male

Locations

Afinia Dental

Cincinnati, OH

Address

9415 Fields Ertel Rd, Cincinnati, OH
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Guardian Life

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

Office Vision We exist to turn the patient who “hates the dentist” into a “raving fan” of our team and practices. Established in 2009, Afinia Dental was created with our patients in mind. We exist for the purpose of serving…our patients, our community and— in the context of dental missions’ impoverished environments— the world. We are engaged in the continual process of creating a story for our practice that is both fun and exciting and that brings each of us personal fulfillment, joy, peace and freedom. Through dedicated people, ideas, and the use of efficient systems, we will develop a positive, nurturing and safe environment to grow and fulfill our needs both personally and professionally. This will be a place of mutual respect, laughter, clear communication, and teamwork in an atmosphere that is fun, energized and joyous. We will connect with our patients on a personal level and provide a patient experience that it is so incredible they will hesitate to leave our office for fear of entering into a harsher world. Our office will have a reputation for high quality treatment, being so gentle, safe and caring that we will draw patients from all of the best doctors in our area. We will enjoy every day to the fullest and live in each moment. Our office will be filled with laughter, pride, a sense of ease, and a calmness that allows us to provide a patient experience that is unsurpassed.

Specialties
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
94 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Start with sedation: Use oral or IV sedation to develop trust with your dentist. If you have fear that came from your childhood then it is going to take time, trust and a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Coco Butter better: I am not sure that the fda has approved colgate or clagate for pimple destruction. Please read the label carefully and consult a dermatologist.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Lanap: Unfortunately the company tied the procedure (lanap) with the purchase of a proprietary laser. Yes the laser cost is cost prohibitive for most general... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Laser treatment: We use a diode laser to routinely desensitize and treat the sore. It is painless and the patient may feel a little warmth followed by an immediate re... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Case by case: It depends on what you need.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Ignore: Wear a retainer after treatment. Many adults who stopped wearing them are back in braces.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Ignore: There are many new tools that can make it easier to clean your braces. Ask your hygienist.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Ignore: If you are sick, rinse off your teeth with water/ Fluoride rinse and spit to preserve your enamel.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Ignore: Teeth move our whole life. Usually naturally drifting from the front to the back.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Oral abrasions.: Give it a few more days to heal. We this often in dentistry. High-speed friction on soft tissues can cause injury and irritation. In your case a ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Own the ingrediants: Open your eyes and look on the bottle.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Ignore: Get them out quick and while you are young.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Ignore: When I am 80 yrs old will they be difficult to clean?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Divides experts: The recommendations you are seeking will take some time to provide and is a hot topic that divides the medical community. As experts in this area re-... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Delayed healing: Is possible if you smoke after extractions. The body doesn't know whether to lay down reparative tissues or fight a foreign body reaction caused from ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
May irritate skin: Most toothpastes contain a menthol ingredient that gives us that familiar minty sensation of clean teeth. Unfortunately, menthol is an ingredient that... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Water supply fails: Major dental researchers concede that fluoride’s benefits are topical not systemic (fejerskov 1981; carlos 1983; cdc 1999, 2001; limeback 1999; locker... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Iv sedation: Or general anesthesia is possible at an oral surgeon's office. Some general dentists are qualified to perform IV sedation for a variety of procedures.... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Corporate hype: This situation is likely a comment made from a sales rep visiting a dental office. The game here is...Sales rep from company "A" buys the hygenist's l... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Cosmetic dentistry can improve the function, esthetics and health of your mouth.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Lancet Neuro 3/2014: A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to Fluoride in drinking water, mainly from china, suggests an average iq decrement o... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Nasal decongestant?: Were you taking this recently. Possibly you are tasting a post-nasal drip from a decongestant.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Any local drug store: Convenience stores and grocery stores sell whitening strips.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Source of Infection : If the root canal tooth was not completed with a crown then it is likely that leakage from the oral cavity will contaminate the root canal filling mat... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Tricky call: It could be stain or decay. There is no way to know for sure with out a dental exam.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Mono and toothpaste: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it throu... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
TENS and TMJ: When used at low frequency a tens unit can be used to provide pain relief and promote the muscles around the TMJ to relax. You may find relief of so... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Steroidal therapy: This is a commonly used medication for acute pain in disorders of the tm joint.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Possible gingivitis: If you can correlate the discomfort with the frequency of dental cleanings and personal hygiene efforts then it is possible to connect the pain to gin... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Alls sides and after: You gotta hit all sides of the teeth and get the bristles slightly below the gumline. Rinse after...and don't forget the floss!
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Follow advice quick: Follow this advice, take the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and get to the oral surgeon quickly. It is likely an operculitis which is incredi... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
White Teeth: Brushing 30 min after meals and sometimes bleaching the teeth (with trays for example) can brighten your teeth.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
A loose dog study.: Am J Emerg Med. 1988 Jan;6(1):1-3. Fluoride-induced hyperkalemia: the role of Ca2+-dependent K+ channels. Cummings CC1, McIvor ME. Author information ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Lower jaw: If you were vomiting you may have strained the muscles, attachments and disks in the area. Time should help and you may want to ask your doctor about ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Bruised?: Possibly related to clenching or grinding. Also possible that you are hitting that tooth during normal function. Describe the soreness. Sharp? Cold-se... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Don't try to fix it: Veneers are fragile and any attempt to recement can crack the veneer.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Different flourides: Sodium fluoride, first added to public drinking water in 1945, is now used in less than 10% of fluoridation systems nationwide, according to the cente... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Contour is wrong: Anterior teeth typically are too slender for a tofflemire matrix system. Typically we use mylar strips with inter proximal wedging to establish contac... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Remove it: If you don't have pain. If pain reoccurs visit your dentist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
NO: Fluoride in toothpaste is sufficient. Do not ingest.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Toothpaste choices: There are many different toothpaste types that have different attributes. Some reduce sensitivity, enhance whitening or provide gum support. Consider ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Muscle inflammation: Clenching can cause hypertrophy of both the master muscle (lower jaw- all the way back and in the corner) and the temporals muscle (above and near) th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Start with ….: No toothpaste should ever be applied to your face to correct dermatological conditions. Try to keep it on the hard, white-stuff between the lips.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Teeth down there: I am assuming that you have teeth on or in close proximity to your penis. As recommended in the oral cavity, a soft toothbrush would be indicated.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Cheap mouthguard: Not a bad idea if you are day-time clenching. To remind you of your habit and prevent damage to the teeth and strain in the muscles. A mouthguard is ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Often Effective: Often dentists will treat TMJ and jaw joint symptoms as an initial therapy by using a splint. Splint options are widely variable and must be thoughtfu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Dizziness: This is not normally associated with tm disorders. This is more likely related to inner-ear disorders and you should consult an ent.Ear.
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Tmj syndrome: Begin with a general dentist who has done extra training in the subject and who can begin tracking and monitoring your symptoms. The click without pa... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
Great thought here!: What is not often discussed is the bone loss that happens gradually over time in areas where a tooth has been missing. Dental implants can preserve t... Read More

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Apr 30, 2014
A knowledgeable and dedicated dentist.
Very thoughtful and useful answers.
Mar 22, 2015
Great Doc!!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I trust the hygienist and, at the same time, fully agree with every word you wrote. Hmm. I think it has to do with the pressure one applies to the gum area. Great reply.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks so much doctor. it's time to blow the lid on faulty medicine
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Other DDS's on this site highlight fluoride. I'll research B&B.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Lousivlle
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

University of Louisville
Completed 2001

Awards

Top 40 US dentists under 40, Incisal Edge Magazine 2012
1
Top Cosmetic Dentist, First Place, Ohio - Winter
2013

Affiliations

ADA, AGD, AACD, Kois Center Graduate, Seattle Study Club, AAFE

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