July 8, 2016
One of the most frequently asked questions among parents in our practice is how can I make sure my kids will always take care of their teeth? Our answer: start early! Oklahoma City Children’s dentists Dr. Collin Holman and Dr. Jon Holman recommend getting children accustomed to oral hygiene at home and in our office as soon as possible. An early start can help set your children on the path toward a lifetime of good dental health.
April 20, 2016
You’re having a baby! Pregnancy a wonderful time of life. To really enjoy it, and to have a healthy baby, be vigilant about your oral health. What goes on in your mouth affects your unborn little one’s development and health, too. Drs. Colin and Jon Holman at Oklahoma Dental Expressions help young moms achieve best oral health throughout their pregnancies. (more…)
July 28, 2015
As parents, we all know that sometimes we must make our kids do things they’d really rather not do. Like do your homework, or take a shower, or be nice to your sister, or go to bed—the list goes on and on. In most cases, a little child psychology can be helpful. A few tricks to get kids do they have to do won’t hurt them. To the contrary, it will probably help them. With this in mind, Drs. Colin Holman and Natalie Frazier and their team of dental hygienists and dental assistants at Dental Expressions in Oklahoma City, OK, would like to offer a few tips to help you help your children have healthy teeth and gums.
July 6, 2015
Millions of Americans each year report experiencing dental anxiety or fear, and more than 50% of those patients point to a bad childhood dental experience as the cause. At Dental Expressions of Oklahoma City, we make the comfort and safety of every patient a priority, but creating an environment where children feel safe and at ease is especially important to us. Your child’s early dental visits and care lay the foundation for future oral health. Let Dental Expressions set your child on the right track for a lifetime of dental health. Call to schedule an appointment today. (more…)
December 16, 2014
Your child’s smile lights up your world every day; though it is no doubt as beautiful as it is cherished, is it healthy as well? Believe it or not, those little pearly whites need just as much attention from the dentist as adult teeth do. At Dental Expressions in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Holman and Dr. Frazier offer a comprehensive range of general and family dental solutions, including children’s dentistry.
The Importance of Children’s Dentistry
Tooth decay is the single most prevalent childhood disease in America; in fact, it is four times more common than early childhood obesity and 20 times more common than diabetes. Cavities, also known as dental caries, are caused by the acid-producing bacteria that accumulate on teeth and beneath the gum line. While brushing and flossing at home are certainly integral parts of any healthy oral hygiene routine, the only way to fully control plaque and bacteria is to visit the dentist at least once every six months beginning around the age of three or four. You may wish to bring your child to our office prior to this age, particularly if you notice anything out of the ordinary or have cause for concern. As always, our team is here for you and your family, standing by to answer any questions you may have about your little one’s smile.
During a routine checkup, our doctors and staff will closely examine each surface of your child’s teeth, inspecting even between teeth to rule out the existence of damaging cavities or symptoms of gum disease. We will perform a thorough cleaning as well, offering helpful homecare tips so you can maintain your child’s smile properly between visits. Our doctors may suggest fluoride treatments to fortify your son or daughter’s vulnerable enamel and sealants to help ward off tooth decay. With children’s dentistry at our family-friendly office, you’ll find everything you need to keep those precious little smiles looking and feeling their absolute best.
Your Trusted 73170 Children’s Dentists
At Dental Expressions, we understand that many children may feel slightly uneasy in an unfamiliar place, particularly in a dental office where there are innumerable new sights and sounds to experience all at once. This is why we specialize in ensuring that even our youngest patients feel absolutely comfortable and relaxed from the moment they enter our office. We want to lay a sturdy foundation for a lifetime of optimal oral health, and we do so with gentle, effective, and personalized children’s dentistry services, all of which are performed with genuine care and a warm, welcoming smile.
If you’d like to experience the Dental Expressions difference for yourself, we encourage you to contact our office in Oklahoma City, OK today to schedule your child’s appointment. Our team would love nothing more than to serve you as a member of our own dental family. Our conveniently located practice is privileged to serve families from throughout OKC and the surrounding areas, including Norman, Midwest City, Moore, and beyond.
October 2, 2014
While it’s common knowledge that consuming excessive sugar can lead to tooth decay, some of the lesser known facts about dental nutrition are just as important to keep in mind. This is particularly true for children, whose tooth enamel is softer than that of an adult. At Dental Expressions in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Colin Holman and Dr. Natalie Frazier help parents from throughout OKC protect their children’s smiles from harmful decay. We accomplish this with children’s dentistry that includes routine exams, cleanings, patient education, and preventive treatments like sealants and fluoride.
Dental Nutrition & Your Child
In addition to brushing and flossing your child’s teeth, you can make some small, simple changes to his or her diet in order to further protect against oral health concerns. These include eliminating excessive snacking between meals and offering a glass of water with every starchy or acidic food. If your children can’t wait for mealtime, don’t reach for chips or sweets; instead, try some sugar-free yogurt, a handful of almonds, string cheese, or a crisp apple. These all help to improve enamel’s resistance to plaque buildup.
Halloween Tips for Cavity-Free Smiles
Celebrating Halloween is fun for children and adults alike, and we certainly won’t advise you to eliminate all the joy that comes from trick-or-treating for candy. It’s simply a good idea to limit the type and number of candy treats your child consumes in order to avoid the development of cavities. Steer clear of chewy candies that remain in the mouth for extended periods of time as well as those that are likely to get stuck between the teeth. To give your child’s smile extra protection from cavities this holiday season, call us and ask about how dental sealants and fluoride supplements can protect and fortify his or her teeth.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Halloween is right around the corner and the rest of the fall and winter holidays will arrive shortly after. Keep your child’s smile healthy and looking its best with preventive and family dentistry services at Dental Expressions. We look forward to helping your little one’s pearly whites stay cavity-free not only during the coming holiday season, but all year long. Contact our office in Oklahoma City, OK today to schedule your child’s visit, and learn more about how various foods impact oral health. Our state-of-the-art dental practice proudly serves families from communities in OKC, Midwest City, Moore, Norman, and more.
February 6, 2014
Every year in February, the American Dental Association celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month. At Dental Expressions in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Colin Holman and Dr. Natalie Frazier observe the annual event as well, emphasizing the importance of quality dental care beginning at a young age. Our comprehensive menu of children’s dental services keep your child’s teeth and gums looking and feeling great, building a strong foundation for lifelong oral health.
We Love Your Child’s Smile!
When kids are young, their minds are like sponges; they take in the world around them and learn how things work at an appalling rate. This is among the many reasons that it’s so important to introduce them to the world of oral health and hygiene as early as possible – an ideal time is typically around two years of age. When your child comes in for his or her first visit to Dental Expressions, we’ll provide a fun, engaging and welcoming experience that sets the tone for pleasant appointments in the future.
Aside from examining and cleaning your child’s teeth and gums, we’ll look for any signs of decay or other problems and provide corresponding treatment as necessary. Fluoride treatments are extremely useful for fortifying young, newly developed teeth and sealants help protect against cavities. If your child plays sports, we can even create a custom athletic mouth guard to defend against injuries while they play. Our goal is to preserve your child’s precious smile and to get them excited about their dental health!
Protect Your Kids’ Pearly Whites
Though keeping your child’s teeth healthy and strong is a priority all year round, we think that National Children’s Dental Health Month is an ideal time to get a great start for 2014. Contact our office in Oklahoma City, OK today to find out how our caring, compassionate team can help protect and preserve your child’s smile with our comprehensive children’s dentistry services. We also proudly serve families from throughout the surrounding communities, including Norman, Midwest City, Moore and beyond. We look forward to giving your little ones something to smile about!
December 23, 2013
When you’re in the middle of a big game – whether it be football, basketball, hockey, baseball or any other physical recreational activity – your mind is on your performance, on your competition, and on achieving victory. Your mouth is likely among the last things you’re thinking about while you’re playing, but protecting your teeth and gums during heavy activity really does pay off. At Dental Expressions in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Frazier and Dr. Holman can help you preserve your smile and general oral health with customized athletic mouth guards.
Always Be Prepared: Mouth Guards for Sports
Though there are plenty of ways we can protect ourselves from serious injury while engaged in physical activity, it’s pretty difficult to always expect the unexpected. An accidental kick to the face or a ball you didn’t see flying your way can quickly turn into a dental emergency. Teeth can be knocked out, gums can be perforated by foreign objects and your teeth can easily cut other tissues inside your mouth.
While many children and teenagers who play sports wear a mouth guard during athletic play, the majority of them don’t get the level of protection they actually need. This is because generic mouth guards are inexpensive; unfortunately, this also means that they don’t perform as well as a customized one.
The Custom-Fit Difference
Custom-fit mouth guards from Dental Expressions are better able to protect your teeth and the soft tissues of your mouth from injury than ready-made guards you find at the sporting goods store. They’re modeled to fit your unique dentition and therefore lower your risk of dislodging a tooth, cutting your inner cheek or biting down on your tongue.
If you or your little ones play sports and you want to ensure that your smile is protected from injury, contact us at our Oklahoma City, OK office today and ask about our customized athletic mouth guards. Dr. Holman and Dr. Frazier happily welcome patients from Norman, Moore, Midwest City and beyond. We look forward to meeting you and your family!
February 27, 2013
You do your best to keep your children healthy by monitoring their diet and keeping them active – but what about their teeth? Going to the dentist’s office can be scary at first, especially for little smiles. Here at Dental Expressions, we understand how crucial it is for your little one to have a pleasant and comfortable experience at our Oklahoma City office every time they come in; after all, establishing good dental hygiene habits at such a young age can put them on a lifelong path towards optimal oral health! With a variety of personalized and gentle children’s dentistry services, Dr. Colin Holman and Dr. Natalie Frazier will be sure to keep your son or daughter’s teeth healthy and happy for years to come.
Children’s Dentistry Leaves Little Kids Smiling
We suggest first bringing your child into our Oklahoma City office around the age of two – not for a full-blown dental appointment, but instead for what we like to call a “happy visit.” Children often have the most trouble with situations, places, or people that are unfamiliar to them; this way, we can prepare them for their first visit by introducing our staff, showing them all the tools we use, and even letting them sit in the dentist’s chair!
We usually suggest that children should start attending regular check-ups and cleanings around the age of three to five; however, if you notice any abnormalities in the way their teeth seem to be developing before then, please feel free to bring them in so we can take a look. During these appointments, we’ll be sure to keep our care gentle and conservative while also watching out for potential problems. Our friendly hygienist will be glad to show you and your son or daughter how to properly brush and floss at home.
Once your child is older, we can provide them with other personalized children’s dentistry services, such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments – both of which help to keep teeth strong and cavity-free!
Our team loves children, and we can’t wait to provide them the tools they need to keep their smile looking lovely for a lifetime. Bring your loved ones to Dental Expressions for caring children’s dentistry services today! Call our Oklahoma City office to schedule an appointment. We also are happy to see patients from the OKC area, Moore, Norman, Midwest City, and the surrounding communities.