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5 Things You Should Do About a Chipped Tooth

August 17, 2022

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illustration of a chipped tooth in Midwest City

Did you know your tooth enamel is the hardest material in your body? While it’s durable enough to withstand excessive pressures from chewing every day, it doesn’t mean they’re immune to damage. One wrong movement or bite can easily cause a chipped tooth. Since you’ll have to act fast in this situation, it’s important to know how to handle this dental emergency ahead of time. Keep reading to learn five things you should do if you experience a chipped tooth!

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Is It Okay for Teenagers to Get Dental Implants?

August 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 3:53 pm
teenagers smiling together in Midwest City

Does your child have one or more missing pearly whites? Although this is a prevalent issue for many people, it can still be challenging for your child’s oral health and self-esteem in the long run. To restore their smile, you can consult your dentist about tooth-replacement options like dental bridges and dentures. You might also be wondering, “can teenagers get dental implants?” Keep reading to learn what to expect from the treatment and what your dentist can do to help!

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Can You Get Dental Implants If You Have Bruxism?

July 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 9:55 pm
Dental implant model

Are you struggling with bruxism? This is the medical term that is used to describe repetitive teeth clenching and/or grinding. There are several reasons why this can occur, but the most common ones include stress, misalignment, and missing teeth. If you are missing teeth, you may be worried about how your bruxism can affect your ability to get dental implants. Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between bruxism and dental implants.

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Tips for a Smooth Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

May 4, 2022

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Other than an occasional issue, your dentures have served your smile well in recent years. At the same time, you’ve been paying attention to potential alternatives and are becoming progressively more interested in an upgrade. Dental implants and the significant positive impact they can have on your quality of life are hard to pass up. Before you transition from dentures, keep reading for some information from your implant dentist in Midwest City that will help you prepare.

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Invest Your Tax Refund in Oral Health

April 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 3:28 pm
Piggy bank with white teeth model

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

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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

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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

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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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