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Is Popcorn Bad for Your Oral Health?

December 16, 2021

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Box of movie popcornPopcorn is the perfect snack for binge-watching your favorite Netflix series or catching the latest movie release with a friend. While it is healthy for your waistline and heart, many dental experts recommend choosing something else to munch on because popcorn can wreak havoc on your smile. Here are 3 reasons you should skip the salty snack.

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The Relationship Between Musical Instruments and Oral Health

November 3, 2021

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person playing a musical instrument in Oklahoma City

You’ve been playing an instrument for a while now, and it’s one of your favorite hobbies. Playing a musical instrument is a fun hobby and an excellent way to express yourself. Even so, did you know that playing certain musical instruments can have an impact on your oral health? Read on to learn more about the relationship between playing musical instruments in Oklahoma City and your oral health.

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What Are Some Tips for Cavity Prevention During Halloween?

October 4, 2021

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group of kids getting Halloween candy

Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year in the eyes of many children. They get to dress up and be the character they daydream about being often, plus they have the opportunity to collect more candy than mom would ever let them get at the store.

Meanwhile, you know all that sugar from the candy can do more than just make them hyperactive on Halloween night. You want to protect their teeth. Keep reading for helpful tips from a family dentist on cavity prevention during Halloween.

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Does Dental Bonding Make Sense for Your Smile Goals?

September 4, 2021

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Your smile has needed an upgrade for a while now and you just haven’t been sure how you are going to do it. There are crowns and veneers to consider, but dental bonding could be the way to go.

Dental bonding, aka cosmetic bonding, is thought by most dentists to be best-suited for small cosmetic changes, short-term correction of cosmetic problems, or addressing misshaped teeth in areas of very low bite pressure, such as your front teeth.

You decide to do your research on dental bonding before investigating other options. What are the benefits? Read on to find out if it’s right for you.

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Does Dental Bonding Provide Permanent Results?

August 19, 2021

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Woman at consultation for dental bondingIf you’re embarrassed by your teeth, you’re not alone. At least one-third of adults don’t like the way their teeth look, either. Thankfully, you don’t need to live with the imperfections. You have more options than ever to achieve a picture-perfect smile; however, one particular treatment surpasses all others. In 2017, 43% of all cosmetic procedures included dental bonding. The convenient, affordable treatment can provide drastic results after just one appointment, but is it permanent? Here’s what you need to know to revamp your smile.

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Can You Get Dental Implants If You’re Diabetic?

July 13, 2021

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senior man and woman asking their dentist if dental implants are safe for diabetics

More people have missing teeth than you might think. In fact, about 178 million Americans have lost at least one tooth, and 40 million of them have no natural teeth left. Unfortunately, tooth loss is even more common for people who have diabetes. If you’re looking to replace missing teeth, you may have heard about the numerous benefits of dental implants. But are dental implants safe for diabetics? Here’s what you need to know about the relationship between diabetes and dental implants – and how you can make your treatment as successful as possible.

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Which Denture Adhesive Should You Choose? Learn How They Compare!

June 14, 2021

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Dentist explaining how denture adhesive works

As you get used to wearing a new denture, you’ll want to consider how to take proper care of it so it gives you as many years of use as possible. This includes taking steps to keep it stable in your mouth, not just so you can eat food and speak properly, but prevent it from falling out on accident and becoming damaged. This is where a denture adhesive comes in. While you shouldn’t need to wear denture adhesives all the time, it helps to know which one to reach for when you do need them. Learn the differences from an expert, when you should be using them, and when it’s time to opt for a refitting instead.

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5 Reasons to Have Dental Checkups with Full Dentures

May 11, 2021

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Man at dental checkup with denturesIf you’ve lost all your natural teeth, you’ve likely chosen a denture to restore a beautiful smile. Besides improving your self-esteem and quality of life, you might believe you will have more time in your schedule because you won’t need to see your dentist anymore. Although you don’t have any teeth, routine dental checkups with dentures are still necessary. Here are 5 reasons you should visit your dentist at least every 6 months.

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Invest Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Smile

March 17, 2021

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Tax refund used to improve oral healthThe deadline to file your taxes is right around the corner, which means you’ve likely already filed or gotten your refund. While you could take a vacation or buy a big-ticket item, why not use your money for something more meaningful? Now is the perfect time to take the extra funds and invest in your oral health. If you haven’t visited your dentist recently or have a dental treatment you’ve been putting off, keep your smile a priority this tax season.

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Wondering If Dental Implants Can Save You Money Long-Term? Read This!

February 26, 2021

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Person holding fake tooth in one hand and coins in the other

Whether you are struggling with a single missing tooth or with advanced tooth loss, modern dentistry can fill the gaps in your smile with lifelike, durable prosthetic teeth. The two most popular options are dentures and dental implants. Upon initial comparison, it seems like dentures are the cost-effective option, but did you know the dental implant cost in Oklahoma City could actually end up being more beneficial for your smile and your wallet in the long-term? Keep reading to learn how!

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