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Does a Broken Denture Count as a Dental Emergency?

July 8, 2021

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Gloved hand holding a broken denture

There are a wide variety of dental emergencies, but not all situations obviously require urgent professional care. For example, a severe toothache or a knocked-out tooth clearly count as dental emergencies. But what about a broken denture? After all, dentures are not real teeth, so your broken prosthetic likely won’t cause you pain. To learn more about what causes dentures to break and when you should seek professional care right away, keep reading below.

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The Dangers That Come with Chewing on Ice

June 14, 2021

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an up-close view of a person preparing to bite into an ice cube

Are you guilty of enjoying a glass of ice to help you cool down in these hot summer temperatures? While it might seem like a harmless and calorie-free option, the truth is that you are causing serious damage to your pearly whites. How is it possible? Your dentist in Midwest City shares the dangers that come with chewing on ice and what it can do to your smile.

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Implant Dentures 101: Understanding the Basics of Dental Implants

May 9, 2021

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Model showing the basics of dental implantsAlthough teeth are designed to last forever, over 35 million adults don’t have any remaining in one or both arches. Dentures are a convenient and trusted solution to replace missing teeth, but they have their limitations. You don’t need to settle for anything less than the best. You can enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth with an implant denture; however, it’s normal to have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to the procedure. There isn’t any reason to worry. Here are the basics of dental implants to feel confident in the decision you’re making for your smile.

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Myths About Dental Implants

April 23, 2021

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dentist showing patient a diagram of dental implants

Do you have dental implants or are you considering getting them? The good news is that restorative dentistry has come so far in the last few decades, and dental implants are one of the most popular choices for smile restoration. Read on to learn five of the most common myths about them that you may not have heard of.

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5 Benefits of Titanium Dental Implants

March 21, 2021

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Model for titanium dental implantsThere are more options than ever to replace missing teeth; however, the most preferred solution involves dental implants. As the only treatment to recreate the entire tooth from the root up, they offer exceptional advantages that aren’t possible using any other method. The success of dental implants is largely attributed to the use of titanium. Although they can be made from other materials, titanium dental implants offer unmatched results. Here 5 benefits you can enjoy when choosing titanium to support your new smile.

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Dental Implants to Boost Your Oral Health in the New Year!

January 4, 2021

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older happy woman with dental implants

One of the key themes of any New Year’s resolution list is to make improvements. If you’ve been living with any number of teeth missing, then having them replaced with dental implants will make a huge impact on your life. With the year just getting underway, this is the optimal time to have the procedure done, but why? Continue reading to get the answer and to find out what dental implantation involves.

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Is Alcohol Consumption Related to Gum Disease?

November 30, 2020

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several alcoholic beverages sitting on a counter

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults in the United States suffers from gum disease. This oral condition can have a drastic impact on the health and appearance of your smile, which is why dentists do everything within their power to treat it with gum disease therapy as early as possible. Poor oral hygiene isn’t the only cause of this condition. In fact, addiction and bad oral habits, like excessive alcohol consumption, can drastically increase your risk of developing gum disease. Read on to learn more about this connection and how you can keep your oral health on the right track.

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How Different School Lunch Items Affect Your Child’s Oral Health

September 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 10:27 pm
Three children eating their school lunches

Are you ready from some unnerving numbers? A whopping 28% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 have at least one cavity. Plus, 20% of children between 5 and 11 and 13% between 12 and 19 have at least one untreated decayed tooth. Yikes! While you may initially think a lack of brushing and flossing is to blame, the culprit may be their school lunches. Read on for five cavity-causing foods, healthy alternatives, and tips for keeping their oral health in tip-top shape.

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I Knocked Out a Tooth! What Should I Do Now?

August 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 10:55 pm
Man with knocked-out tooth

Knocking out an adult tooth can be a scary situation, and it is difficult to know the best course of action to take when it happens. It is even worse if you are in a lot of pain as a result of the incident. The most important thing you can do is act calmly, quickly, and get to your emergency dentist as soon as you can. Continue reading to find out what steps you should be taking to increase the likelihood of your dentist saving your knocked-out tooth.

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7 Bad Habits That Could Cause a Dental Emergency

July 21, 2020

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Man opening Champagne bottle with teeth

Everybody has habits. Some may be completely harmless while others can pose potential threat to your overall wellbeing. Even though they can be difficult to give up for good, doing so can improve your quality of life and for some, the health of your smile. Your emergency dentist in Midwest City shares which habits are harmful for your smile and how they can lead to dental emergencies.

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