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Invest Your Tax Refund in Oral Health

April 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 3:28 pm
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Amidst the hassles of the 9-to-5 grind, it can be pretty satisfying when you receive a tax refund for the previous year. It often feels like a gift of wealth, as opposed to some of your taxed income coming back. In fact, because it feels like such a gift, you might be faced with the urge to spend the money on entertainment or novelties.

You’d be better off, though, if you resisted that impulse and used the funds on a wiser purchase. An excellent example of the latter would be using a refund for treatment from your local dental practitioner. To prove it, here’s a summary of dental treatments’ bright side — their health and cosmetic benefits, as well as their affordability given a tax refund. Read it over and consider if a new smile might be better than a new trinket.

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What Foods Can Potentially Chip Your Teeth? 

March 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 8:14 pm
popped and unpopped popcorn

Would you like to try some of those pickled pig’s feet from the convenience store? They are probably okay to eat, but of course, there’s some risk involved. It’s also a gamble when you are eating hard foods that can chip teeth. You’ll most likely be fine but being cautious can protect you from a big mistake that can hurt your mouth and your wallet. Before you end up requiring the services of an emergency dentist in Midwest City, keep reading to learn about some foods with the potential to harm your smile.

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Keep Your Heart Healthy by Caring for Your Smile

February 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 10:54 pm
Heart

February is here, so you’re probably thinking about your Valentine’s Day date that’s coming up. However, there is more than one reason to be thinking about your heart this time of year. February is American Heart Health Month, so there is no better time than to be evaluating your cardiovascular wellbeing. Once of the ways that you can work to keep your heart in good health is by caring for your smile. The two have much more in common than you may think. Read on to learn more about how they are related and some tips for keeping them both in excellent shape!

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

December 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 7:41 pm
woman writing New Year’s resolutions on paper

We’re officially in December, which means the end of the year is approaching quickly! 2022 will be here before you know it. Have you started working on your list of New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like most people, you might be making your resolutions revolve around increasing your health and wealth. Well, you can create a win-win situation for your oral health and financial situation by choosing to make your resolutions about your dental care. Read on for some ideas to help keep your smile in tip-top shape next year.

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Can Dental Implants Make You Live Longer?

October 8, 2021

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Model of a single dental implantContinual advancements in dentistry make it possible to preserve natural teeth for longer than ever; however, tooth loss is still prevalent. At least 35 million Americans have lost all of their real teeth. If you have an incomplete smile, you know firsthand the effects it has had on your self-esteem and overall quality of life. Unfortunately, the complications of missing teeth don’t end there. Research shows your severity of tooth loss can affect your life expectancy. Dental implants might be the secret to preserving your smile and ensuring you live a full life.

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5 Things to Avoid After Dental Implant Placement Surgery

September 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 3:59 am
Woman smoking a cigarette

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth because they have so many benefits. However, you won’t be able to reap all of the benefits immediately after you undergo your procedure. You need to be taking all of the right precautions and steps to fully optimize your recovery so your implants can fully heal and become strong. Read on to learn which things you should be avoiding so you can lower your risk of a dental implant failure.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Take Years Off Your Smile

August 12, 2021

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Woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Aging happens over time against our will, so your smile will begin to show the years. The good news is that with modern dental technology, there’s numerous ways that you can expand the youth of your smile and keep it looking healthy. After all, you want to feel confident when it comes to showing off your pearly whites. Read on to learn about the cosmetic issues that occur over time and how you can combat them.

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Does a Broken Denture Count as a Dental Emergency?

July 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 8:09 pm
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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