May 31, 2017
Nothing goes with a golden summertime tan like a brilliantly white smile. Whether you’ve got a graduation or wedding you’d like to look your best for, or you just want to look and feel great this summer, teeth whitening is a simple, comfortable way to transform your smile. At Dental Expressions, we offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening solutions that outshine those over the counter varieties available in local stores. Call our team to find out more or schedule a consultation for teeth whitening at our Oklahoma City, OK dental office.
October 30, 2015
When it comes to the culprits behind most oral problems, plaque and tartar are well-known offenders. But if you think those words are interchangeable, you’re mistaken — and knowing the difference between them can help to greatly improve your oral hygiene. Today, your Dental Expressions dentist in Oklahoma City is in with more on the difference between plaque and tartar — listen and learn, and enjoy healthier teeth!
September 8, 2015
You want your oral health to be in fantastic shape. Trust us, you don’t want to deal with any dental or oral issues. Your mouth is teeming with bacteria, most of it harmful if it isn’t properly treated. You probably think that brushing and flossing alone will help keep you out of the dentist’s chair and will ensure your oral health stays excellent for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Yes, brushing and flossing (twice a day) is highly beneficial for your oral health, however, you can’t see everything going on in your mouth. That’s where we come in.
Our office in Oklahoma City, OK wants you to know that we can help you maintain great oral health. It’s not a difficult concept to understand – getting help with your oral health is essential. There are things you can do and we can do to ensure your mouth is in tip-top shape. We practice general dentistry Oklahoma City residents can benefit from. Dr. Holman and Dr. Frazier are the dentists Oklahoma City can go to for any dental help. We want to make your teeth look and feel as beautiful as ever, but in order to get to that point, proper maintenance is vital. We have general, cosmetic and children’s dentistry Oklahoma City residents can count on for excellent results.
August 17, 2015
There’s a lot going on in your mouth right now. Various bacteria and other mouth-loving chemicals are moving up, down, over, and across your teeth. Some of these bacteria are washed away from your saliva, but other fragments can remain. Think of food particles. Every time you eat food the spaces between your teeth and other areas throughout your mouth are inundated with food particles that haven’t been properly digested. When these food particles stick around for too long they begin to rot. Rotting food isn’t good for your mouth – bacteria can flourish and eventually result in tooth decay, which can then lead to costly procedures and more time than you have spent at our dental office. There’s a lot you can do to keep your mouth in excellent health, including brushing and flossing twice a day. Unfortunately, doing these tasks alone won’t keep your mouth totally clean, but it certainly does help. The rest can be taken care of by us. A dental checkup helps keep us in the loop as far as your oral health is concerned. We’re your extra set of eyes for things you can’t see in your mouth. We’ll clean and polish your teeth while keeping an eye out of possible disease or cavity development. The dentists Oklahoma City, OK trusts are right here in our office.
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…)
April 16, 2015
When you brush and floss your teeth every day, chances are that you’re not thinking about how healthy your heart is. Research has shown, however, that there is a very important connection between oral health and overall wellness. At Dental Expressions in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Colin Holman and Dr. Natalie Frazier offer an all-encompassing range of general and preventive dentistry services, including gum disease therapy, to keep your smile and your heart healthy. (more…)
January 22, 2015
How much do you know about oral cancer? Although more than 40,000 new cases appear each year,many patients are completely unaware of the symptoms and risk factors of oral cancer. It is a disease that can go undetected because early symptoms are mild and easily confused with other oral health issues. The easiest way to detect oral cancer early is to keep up with your regularly scheduled dental checkups. Dr. Holman and Dr. Frazier screen for oral cancer as a routine part of each and every dental exam. The earlier oral cancer is discovered, the more likely a positive treatment outcome. Don’t unnecessarily jeopardize your good health. Make an oral cancer screening appointment with Dr. Holman or Dr. Frazier at OK Dental Expressions today. OK Dental Expressions proudly restores smiles daily throughout Oklahoma City, OK, Moore, Norman, Midwest City, and the surrounding areas.
Eight Oral Cancer Warning Signs
If you, or someone you love, are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should make an immediate oral cancer screening appointment:
- Red, white, or spotted patches in the mouth
- A slow healing sore in the mouth or on the lips
- Mouth bleeding
- Loosened teeth
- Swallowing problems
- Suddenly ill fitting dentures
- Lumps or bumps on the neck
- Chronic earaches
Oral Cancer: Are You at Risk?
Men are twice as likely as women to develop oral cancer, and the risk for development increases with age. There are many behavioral risk factors for oral cancer including:
- Tobacco use
- Alcohol use
- Excessive sun exposure on the lips
- Contraction of the human papilloma virus infection
If you, or someone close to you, is at heightened risk for developing oral cancer, make an appointment with Dr. Holman or Dr. Frazier at OK Dental Expressions for an oral cancer screening today. OK Dental Expressions delivers quality care daily throughout Oklahoma City, OK, Moore, Norman, Midwest City, and the neighboring communities.
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.