OK Dental Expressions Blog
July 13, 2021
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.(more…)
June 14, 2021
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.(more…)
May 11, 2021
If 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.
March 17, 2021
The 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.
February 26, 2021
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!(more…)
December 21, 2020
If you’ve lost a tooth in the front of your mouth, you’ll obviously want to replace it as soon as possible to improve your smile. But what if the missing tooth isn’t visible? Why should you bother replacing it? As you continue reading, you’ll learn about the dental health risks associated with a missing molar. Additionally, you’ll discover the most effective option for replacing it to get you back on track!(more…)
October 23, 2020
When looking for a tooth replacement option, you want to make sure you are choosing the best method to restore your smile to health. However, this is so difficult to do with so much misinformation out there. Dental implants are a tooth replacement option preferred by patients and dentists alike. Continue reading to learn some interesting facts about dental implants that you probably didn’t already know.(more…)
September 1, 2020
Believe it or not, having bad dental health can negatively impact the way your child performs in school. According to a 2012 study, children with dental problems are more likely to miss school and not do all of their required homework. These problems are also associated with unhappiness, shyness, and feelings of worthlessness. The good news is that preventing and treating these dental problems may increase your child’s chances of academic success. Here are four tips from a children’s dentist to give your little one a healthier smile and an overall better school year.(more…)
August 24, 2020
Everyone wants to have a nice set of white teeth. After all, white teeth are often associated with youth, good health, and success. Because the demand for teeth whitening has increased in recent years, so have the number of ways to brighten your smile. With all of these options, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of some of the different types of affordable teeth whitening in Oklahoma City to help you make that choice.(more…)
June 22, 2020
Over the last few weeks, you’ve had to change the way you normally do things to do your part to combat the spread of COVID-19. You’ve had to stay home, wear masks, and keep your distance from others to name just a few. As the country reopens so you can visit your dentist in OKC again, you’ll still need to practice social distancing. If you’re a hugger or you like to give a firm handshake when you see your dentist, here are 6 creative ways to greet your dental team amid the coronavirus pandemic.