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August 8, 2022

What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 2:35 am

Hand holding veneerYou have more options than ever to treat dental or cosmetic concerns; however, veneers and crowns are among the most common procedures. While you might think they are the same, there are significant differences between the two. You don’t want to make the wrong decision for your smile. Here’s what you need to know to determine if veneers or crowns are right for you.


July 21, 2022

Which Summer Activities are Dangerous for Your Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 7:28 am
Elderly couple floating in pool

To better enjoy these summer months, chances are you have several fun things planned. Vacations, concerts, festivals, and other events are easier to come by this season. Still, you should watch out for anything that might hurt your teeth or gums during this time. As it turns out, several summertime activities can prove harmful to oral health. That said, make sure to protect your smile by exercising caution with these three practices.


June 2, 2022

What You Should Know About Recovering from Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 5:54 pm
Patient at the dentist for wisdom tooth extraction.

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common dental surgeries performed, and for many patients it opens the door for fewer oral health problems later in life. That said, if your dentist has informed you that you’re going to need your wisdom teeth extracted, you might have a few initial concerns, including what the recovery timeline looks like. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about what you can expect while recovering from wisdom tooth extraction, along with some tips to ensure a speedy and smooth recovery.


April 7, 2022

5 Ways to Keep Emergency Dentistry Affordable

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 2:53 am

Man counting cashNo one ever expects to need an emergency dentist, but it’s more common than you might realize. 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency annually. If you find yourself needing urgent attention from a dentist, the situation is stressful enough without having to worry about how you are going to pay the bill, especially if you don’t have dental insurance. Don’t worry, here are 5 ways to get the care you need, even if money is tight.


March 29, 2022

How Safe Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 5:08 pm
Dentist patient satisfied after treatment.

If you’ve ever looked in the bathroom mirror and wished for a perfect smile, you aren’t alone—many people today desire to have straighter and whiter teeth, which has led to cosmetic dentistry emerging as a popular solution. As a matter of fact, recent studies done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry estimate that the amount of money spent on cosmetic dentistry has doubled in the last five years! However, you might be wondering if some of these treatments are not only effective, but safe. Under the care of a responsible dentist, cosmetic dentistry is totally harmless for qualifying patients; here’s what it is and why it’s safe.


February 9, 2022

Can I Still Drink Coffee with My Invisalign?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 9:35 pm
woman drinking coffee in Owasso

A cup of coffee can be one of the best, almost therapeutic, things to enjoy at the start of your day! While it gives you the energy to be productive, it can actually be problematic if you are undergoing Invisalign treatment. Keep reading to learn why you shouldn’t drink coffee while wearing your aligners and tips on how you can still enjoy your favorite beverage.


December 15, 2021

How To: Enjoy the Holidays Without Ruining Your Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 4:24 pm
Friends toasting over an array of holiday foods

If you’re a self-proclaimed foodie, then the weeks between Halloween and New Year’s Eve probably have your tastebuds tingling with excitement! Your teeth, however, don’t share the same enthusiasm. After all, seasonal staples like pecan pie, caramel ice cream, gooey cranberry sauce, and delicious stuffing aren’t exactly smile-friendly. Don’t worry – you can enjoy holiday foods like these while simultaneously protecting your teeth. Read on to learn how!


November 19, 2021

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving with Dental Implants

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 9:49 pm
family eating Thanksgiving dinner

Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss. If you’re a part of that group, you know firsthand how much it can affect your quality of life. The foods you used to enjoy with no issues are now off-limits, and you may feel self-conscious about the gaps in your smile. Fortunately, you don’t have to dread the holiday dinner and festivities any longer. With dental implants, you can get the most out of your Thanksgiving and every other holiday that rolls around! If you want to learn how, just keep reading.


October 21, 2021

Halloween 101: The Best and Worst Candy for Your Child

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 7:54 pm
children eating Halloween candy on bench

The air is crisper, the leaves are changing colors, and October is officially upon us. Do you know what that means? Halloween is right around the corner! Most families look forward to dressing up in costume and trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, only to return home with bags of free candy. However, all that sugar can wreak havoc on your little one’s teeth. Luckily, knowing which treats to avoid can keep your child from developing cavities after Halloween. Keep reading to learn the best and worst Halloween candy for your little one.


August 15, 2021

Why Summer is Prime Time to Receive Dental Implants!

Filed under: Uncategorized — drakevotodds @ 5:59 pm
older man smiling with dental implants

Summer is the perfect time of the year for getting outside, soaking up some sunrays and all-around enjoying life. However, living without a full set of teeth can derail many of your plans. Thankfully, there is a way to experience all that the hotter months have to offer: with the placement of dental implants. Continue reading to find out why this is the best time to take action!

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