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.
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 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…)
March 16, 2015
Avoiding care due to the fear of going to the dentist ultimately results in dental problems. A recently study conducted by Deakin University researchers discovered a link between depression and poor dental health. Dr. Colin Holman and Dr. Natalie Frazier at Dental Expressions in Oklahoma City, OK are on a mission to provide a full range of services while reducing patient anxiety in a comfortable and friendly environment.
Researchers “… found almost two thirds of participants reporting depression (61 per cent) also reported having an aching mouth in the past year and more than half (57.4 per cent) considered their teeth to be in fair or poor condition.” In addition, it was noted that “… the more dental conditions one had the greater the severity of their depression.”
Whiter Teeth Impacts First Impressions
According to the “The Impact of Whiter Teeth on Key First Impressions” study, commissioned by Crest Whitestrips, improving the overall appearance of teeth influences how other people view you. “Dr. Dacher Keltner, smile psychologist and Professor of Psychology at University of California at Berkeley [reports], ‘Visible from 200 feet, it is the intense focus of what other people look at, and a sign of our warmth, confidence, and health.’ ”
- professional-grade teeth whitening (in-office whitening and custom-fitted trays for home use),
- porcelain veneers (to correct awkward spacing or gaps between teeth, chips and cracks, stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening and misaligned or misshapen teeth), and
- cosmetic bonding (a tooth-colored resin applied to the tooth).
Schedule an Appointment Today
Combining cosmetic dentistry with regular preventive care to obtain optimum oral health will assure you always look and feel (physically and emotionally) your best. Located in Oklahoma City, OK, the doctors at Dental Expressions serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Midwest City, Moore, Norman, and beyond. Please contact our office today to arrange a consultation to personalize services, which will meet your needs.
February 16, 2015
Replacing missing teeth is of great importance for a variety of reasons, including improving your ability to eat and speak properly. At Dental Expressions in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Colin Holman and Dr. Natalie Frazier offer a wide range of restorative dentistry options to help reconstruct your dentition, including conventional dentures and implant-supported dentures.
Are Dentures Right for Me?
When most people think of dentures, the image of a full set of false teeth is typically the first thing that comes to mind. These are called complete dentures, and they effectively take the place of an entire arch of missing teeth. At Dental Expressions, we will ensure that your complete dentures look natural and feel comfortable so that you can once again fully enjoy eating, speaking, and smiling with a full set of teeth.
Partial dentures also replace missing teeth, though they differ from conventional dentures in that they replace only a few teeth rather than an entire arch. The custom-crafted prosthetic teeth are color-matched to your existing dentition for the most natural look possible. Partial dentures not only replace missing teeth for improved function and aesthetics; they also help prevent other teeth from shifting.
A consultation with the team at Dental Expressions will aid in determining which type of dentures are right for you. We’ll take the time to sit down with you and discuss all available options to ensure that we find the ideal solution for your unique situation. If you are interested in implant-retained dentures, we’ll explain the dental implant process and develop a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs.
Start Rebuilding Your Smile Today
Whether you currently wear dentures and you are interested in the possibilities afforded by implant-supported prosthetics or you are planning to undergo an extraction and you’d like to learn more about your restorative dental options, we are here to help. From our conveniently located office in Oklahoma City, OK, our doctors proudly serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Midwest City, Moore, Norman, and beyond. Contact our office today; we can’t wait to show you what a difference our commitment to quality dentistry and your satisfaction can make for you!
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.
November 15, 2014
If you’re not fully satisfied with your smile, there’s a good chance that you have more than one complaint. Therefore, you need a cosmetic dentistry solution that can address several problems at once. If you’re not satisfied with the color, shape, or spacing of your teeth, you should explore the porcelain veneers cosmetic option. Porcelain Veneers are incredibly versatile and can address many cosmetic dental issues. They’re made of thin ceramic shells that can cover and repair your cosmetic imperfections. Porcelain veneers are long lasting and naturally looking. To get the bright and confident smile you’ve always dreamed of, make an appointment today to see the experienced cosmetic dentists at OK Dental Expressions. Dr. Holman and Dr. Frazier proudly restore smiles throughout Oklahoma City, OK, Moore, Norman, Midwest City, and nearby communities.
What Cosmetic Dental Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
- Crooked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
- Step 1: Your tooth enamel is trimmed back about the same thickness as the veneer.
- Step 2: The dentist will use a shade guide to determine which color of porcelain most closely matches your surrounding teeth.
- Step 3: Then the dentist will take an impression of your tooth and its surrounding teeth and gums to fabricate the veneer.
- Step 4: A temporary veneer will be placed until your permanent veneer is ready.
- Step 5: Your permanent veneer will be bonded creating your brand new smile.
What Are the Advantages of Porcelain Veneers?
- Natural Appearance –Porcelain is a ceramic material that has many similar properties to your tooth’s natural enamel.
- Stain-Resistance – Porcelain also has an extremely smooth and impervious surface. This makes porcelain veneers quite resistant to permanent stains.
- Long Lasting – Porcelain veneers typically last over 15 years.
- Color Versatility – The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
- Ease of Shaping –Porcelain veneers do not require extensive shaping prior to the procedure.
- Improves Appearance & Restores Confidence –Porcelain veneers can dramatically change your smile and improve your self-confidence.
If you want a brand new smile for a brand new year, make an appointment to see Dr. Holman and Dr. Frazier at OK Dental Expressions for your porcelain veneers consultation today. OK Dental Expressions proudly serves patients throughout Oklahoma City, OK, Moore, Norman, Midwest City, and surrounding areas.