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July 22, 2018

Trying to Decide Between an Electric and Manual Toothbrush? A Family Dentist Can Offer Some Timely Tips.

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Woman using an electric toothbrush

Smiling girl with electric toothbrush, brushing teeth

One great thing about living in Owasso is our community’s focus on developing strong character traits like decisiveness. Speaking of decision-making, one question that comes up often is whether to use an electric or manual toothbrush. Here are a few tips from a family dentist on this important choice.

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June 6, 2018

Dentist Shares 5 Things You Should Know About Your Teeth as You Age

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Smiling senior couple.Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease, cavities, and oral cancer are all more common later in life? And we all thought cavities were just a childhood problem! Taking care of your oral health and having good oral hygiene are important as you get older. Here are some tips from your dentist on protecting your oral health as you age.

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May 25, 2018

Are You More Prone to Cavities Than Others? Your Dentist Answers

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cavity monster flying out of toothYou may have heard about the different contributors to cavities, but what if there is a hidden cause? New research suggests that there may be, as scientists have found links between tooth decay, other oral issues and genetics. As you continue reading, your local dentist will delve deeper into this topic and give you some helpful tips that will aid in maintaining your oral health.

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April 4, 2018

Did You Know You Can Save Money by Visiting Your Dentist?

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A woman smiling at her dental visit.It’s unfortunate, but many people in America will actively put off their dental visits because they want to save money. However, what most people don’t realize is by putting off regular dental visits or not going to the dentist at all, they’re at higher risk of spending more money on dental care than if they had just gone in the first place. Yes, oral hygiene is important, but so is getting a professional exam and cleaning from your dentist. Keep in mind, it’s not just your oral health that your dentist is looking out for.

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March 2, 2018

Why are My Dental Implants Failing? Your Local Dentist Weighs in

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dental implant fixture fused in boneFor so long you suffered from missing teeth. Not only did you have to make adjustments in the way you lived your life, but you also lost a great deal of confidence. So when you were fortunate enough to receive dental implants, you experienced a revival in your outlook on life. Once again you tasted the flavors you loved and smiled with pride. But now all of that seems to be threatened because your implants are showing signs of wear and tear. Unfortunately, it’s just a fact of life that things become worn and sometimes fail, but don’t fret – there’s help for you. Your dentist will explain what causes this and how your fixtures can be restored.

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February 2, 2018

Protect Your Investment! 6 Tips for Maintenance of Your Dental Implants

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older woman smiling in dental chairOne of the most painful experiences you’ve dealt with has been the loss of your teeth. Not only has it left you with a decreased ability to function as normal, but it has also affected your self-esteem. However, your outlook on life has been renewed since you found out that you can restore your smile and lifestyle through dental implants. You’re eager to have the procedure done, but your local dentist wants you to be aware of the best practices for maintenance to protect your investment. Learn what they are as you continue reading.

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January 25, 2018

Did You Know There Are Two Types of Dental Implants?

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dental implantDentists and patients alike love dental implants. In fact, they’re often touted as the best tooth replacement option because they’re sturdy, long lasting, and natural-looking. However, one fact that often gets left out of discussions about this treatment is that there are two types of implants — endosteal and subperiosteal. Those are big words, but don’t worry. We’re here to give you the lowdown on what they mean.

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November 8, 2017

Your Dentist Lists the Best Foods to Eat for Healthier Gums!

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A picture of healthy gums.We may not think about it, but gums play a huge role in our oral health. Not only do they hold our teeth in place, but they protect us from bacteria on a regular basis. This makes is incredibly important that we treat out gums right, both with the right oral care and the best foods to promote its bodily duties.

Fortunately, your dentist has a list of the best foods for gum health and how you can incorporate them into your meals. Consider this a good day for your gums and your oral health as we explore the list.

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October 13, 2017

Feel Confident About Your Dental Implant Procedure by Understanding Key Terms

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model of dental implantAfter living with the daily challenges and insecurities of tooth loss, you are ready to invest in your quality of life with a dental implant. While you are excited, you are also a bit apprehensive. The process is a little complex, which can make it seem scary. However, if you head into your procedure well prepared, you will have the peace of mind that you need to relax and enjoy your journey to a complete smile. To start the process with confidence, there are some key terms to know to help you understand the process.
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September 4, 2017

Could Your Dentist Test for Diabetes?

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A woman having a dental examination.How often do you visit your general physician? Is it yearly for a physical? Perhaps it’s every other year? Maybe you only go when you’re sick? Most people fall somewhere in between these time frames, so it’s not surprising that those who stick to a consistent six-month schedule with their dentist will typically visit them more than their primary physician. For this reason, it may be beneficial for your dentist to perform a screening for diabetes.

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