March is National Nutrition Month, which means your dentists and doctors will be discussing healthier food options that can keep your teeth and gums free of decay and disease. Wait…dentists? Why would a dentist care about what you eat? The reason is that many of the nutrients found in certain foods can actually work to improve your oral health. So, which ones do you choose? Listen to your local dental professional who can help you make the right decisions when it comes to what you should consume for healthier teeth and gums.
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March 7, 2020
February 14, 2020
February is an important month. It marks a time of recognition for the American Heart Association and gum disease awareness. However, this is more than just a coincidence. While it may seem surprising, the health of your gums can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of your heart. But how does this occur? Keep reading to learn how your gums affect your heart and what you can do to stay healthy.
January 30, 2020
You’ve got an interview coming up for the job of your dreams. You couldn’t be more excited. However, a small part of you is nervous about the cracks, chips, stains, or misalignment of your teeth. Will your interviewer think less of you? Will you not get the job because of a flaw in your smile? To avoid taking that risk, let’s talk about some cosmetic dentistry options that can help you land the job.
December 7, 2019
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it can be hard to find your confidence while talking to other people. That’s why cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain veneers in Tulsa can be so life-changing. These custom-crafted porcelain shells can completely remodel your grin and turn it into one of your best features, boosting your self-esteem and giving you something worth smiling about. Investing your time and money into a beautiful new set of pearly whites is worth it, but in order to get the most out of them, you’ll want to read on for four maintenance tips that can extend their lifespan. (more…)
November 16, 2019
The holiday season is almost here, which means there are presents to buy, parties to plan, and family gatherings to survive. Most people agree that while the holidays are the best time of year, they can also be the most stressful. Even though grabbing a gift at the store before rushing off to the annual Christmas party at work may feel like just a normal part of the season, a stressful holiday can be damaging. If you ignore your stress during the day, you may be hurting your oral health at night. Many people suffer from something called bruxism, which seriously damage your teeth while you sleep. Bruxism can threaten to keep you from getting into the holiday spirit by causing poor sleep, headaches, and even tooth damage.
October 2, 2019
October might be the month where the most cavities are formed, due to the high consumption of candy around Halloween. To combat this, October was named National Dental Hygiene Month! It’s an entire month dedicated to learning how to better take care of your teeth and gums. Let’s take a moment to learn about 5 ways you can celebrate this month in style.
September 4, 2019
Gum disease is a lot more common than you might think. Nearly half the adult population of the U.S. will contract it at some point. It’s also one of the main causes of tooth loss. Fortunately, it’s entirely preventable. Since September is National Gum Care Month, let’s take a closer look at why gums are so important and what you can do to keep gum disease at bay.
August 21, 2019
Life gets a little more hectic when the school year starts, and as a parent, one of the most important things you have to think about is what you’re going to pack for your child’s lunch. The challenge is to create a meal that’s big enough, healthy enough, and tasty enough that your child will actually eat it and feel nice and full afterward, but not drowsy. Another factor to consider is how “tooth-friendly” their lunch is, as diet has a HUGE influence on dental health. To help you cross one more item off your checklist, here are 5 essential items you should always pack to guarantee a healthy, nutritious, and delicious lunch. (more…)
July 24, 2019
If there’s a teenager in your family, they’re probably enjoying their summer vacation right now; relaxation is the only thing on their minds. However, summer could also be an excellent opportunity to have their wisdom teeth removed. This procedure is usually necessary to avoid a lot of pain and oral health complications. Here’s why you should take advantage of the break from school to schedule wisdom tooth extractions for the teens in your family.
June 21, 2019
You’ve had a long week and want to relax with a movie and some snacks. You settle in on the couch with a bowl of chips. Suddenly you hear a crunch. It’s a lot louder than eating chips normally is. Then you feel searing pain in your mouth. You spit out your chips into your napkin, and you notice that a piece of your crown has come off! You feel the jagged edge of what is left behind in your mouth. What should do you in this situation? A dentist discusses what you need to do if you have a cracked dental crown.