Dental Expressions Blog

3 Tips to Follow for National Children’s Dental Health Month

January 29, 2024

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Little girl in dentist's chair smiling

Did you know that in February the American Dental Association celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month? That makes this the perfect time to remember the importance of oral care for children, as well as help parents protect their kids’ smiles. While there’s no official rulebook for keeping their grin in prime condition, your dentist has put together this convenient list of tips. Keep reading for 3 best practices to implement this month to keep their pearly whites in tip-top shape!

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5 Stocking Stuffers Your Dentist Will Approve Of

November 27, 2023

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Red and white stockings hung on the mantle

Although it may be hard to believe, December is almost here. So, if you haven’t already started shopping, you should definitely add that to your to-dos before it gets too late. Before you opt for the usual gifts, like orange-flavored chocolates and candy canes, read through this list of stocking stuffers your dentist will approve of – your loved ones’ smiles will thank you for it!

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Take a Bite Out of Sports Injuries: Why Your Child Needs a Mouthguard

July 18, 2023

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Kid smiles holding baseball and bat.

Sports and teeth have had a tumultuous relationship over the years. You love your child’s smile, and chipping, cracking, or loss of teeth can affect your kid’s eating and speaking in a way you’d rather avoid. A sudden shock could even cause the teeth to injure the lips, cheeks, or tongue. An estimated 30 million kids play sports every year, and it’s not unlikely that your child will be among them. What can you do about the risks?

Luckily, a dentist-made custom mouthguard is a great way to manage the risk that comes with much-needed physical activity.

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Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Graduating Students

April 8, 2023

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Smiling woman in black cap and gownIt is graduation season. If you have a student graduating from high school or college, give them the gift of confidence to reward them for their hard work. You can ensure they start their future with their best foot forward by enhancing their smile with cosmetic dentistry.

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The Surprising Connection Between Oral Health and Heart Disease

January 4, 2023

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3-D diagram of a heart

February is American Heart Month, when health professionals of all stripes do what they can to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is still the number one cause of death among adults in the U.S., so addressing its causes is critically important.

You might be surprised that dentists would be interested in heart health, but recent studies suggest that there are some strong ties between oral health and cardiovascular disease. If you want to know more about this link, here’s a guide that will tell you how they’re related.

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Why Does It Pay Off to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early in the Year?

December 4, 2022

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Patient at dental checkup

With the calendar flipping to 2023 soon, you probably find yourself thinking about what this year has in store for you. New Year’s resolutions can be great for self-improvement, but don’t get so bogged down thinking about them that you forget to schedule a dental checkup. On that note, your dentist in Oklahoma City is here to discuss some reasons why getting that cleaning and exam done early in the year can pay dividends.

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Which Celebrities Have Benefitted from Dental Implants?

October 4, 2022

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celebrity smiling for camera

Have you ever noticed how spectacular the smiles of most Hollywood celebrities are? Is it a matter of being genetically blessed? The odds are highly against that being the case. Actually, they’re just like us and naturally have flaws and imperfections in their teeth as well. The secret behind their perfect ready-for-the-camera smile is something you may have expected – cosmetic dentistry. Thanks to services like dental implants, movie stars can replace their missing teeth and look picture-perfect on the big screen. Keep reading if you want to know which celebrities have benefitted from dental implants.

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Talk Like a Pirate; Don’t Treat Your Teeth Like One!

September 4, 2022

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Cartoon image of a tooth dressed like a pirate.

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and in honor of this unique day, we want to take a closer look at why pirates historically have such bad teeth! Here’s a little insight into why your favorite swashbucklers were notorious for having such disastrous smiles, along with some tips from your dentist for keeping your own pearly whites healthy and bright.

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Tips, Tricks, and What to Expect When Talking with Dentures

June 15, 2022

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person talking with dentures to dentist

After missing many or all of your pearly whites for a while, you finally decided to replace them with dentures. Though it’s best to do what you can to keep your natural teeth healthy and where they belong, dentures are a great way to replace missing pearly whites and regain your confidence in your smile. Even so, it can take some people a while to get used to them. To help ease the transition, read on to learn some tips, tricks, and what you can expect when adjusting to talking with dentures.

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Why and How to Praise Your Kids for Brushing Their Teeth

May 12, 2022

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parent helping child brush their teeth

When it comes to practicing good oral hygiene, many children find it difficult to establish a good routine. From the technique they use to the amount of time they spend on it, getting used to brushing their teeth can take a little while. Believe it or not, showing them how proud you are when they remember to clean their pearly whites can do a lot of good. Read on to learn more about why praising your child for brushing their teeth is so impactful as well as how to do it.

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