Has your dentist recently suggested that you have your wisdom teeth removed? If you can’t even see or feel these teeth yet, you may be wondering if it’s really necessary to have them removed. However, your dentist will typically only recommend this common type of tooth extraction if it will save you an extensive amount of time, money, and discomfort in the long run. Here’s what you need to know about your developing third molars and why wisdom teeth removal in Tulsa is a smart choice when recommended by your dentist.(more…)
July 7, 2020
June 17, 2020
A dental crown is a durable, tooth-shaped cap that can improve the strength, shape, and appearance of a tooth. In most cases, these versatile restorations can last 10-15 years or more. However, they’re not impervious to accidents that may damage, loosen, or knock them out of place. Typically, a lost dental crown in Tulsa is not a dental emergency, but you should always call your dentist right away to be sure. Here’s a step-by-step guide to keep your smile safe if your dental crown falls off.(more…)
May 4, 2020
Before COVID-19, could you honestly say you knew what the term “personal protective equipment” meant? Unless you worked in the healthcare field, you likely wondered what PPE stood for and how it pertained to a rapidly spreading virus. Now that it has become common within households throughout the world, you may be curious to know how they are playing a role in other areas apart from hospitals and doctor’s offices. In your local dental office, your dentist and team members are relying on these methods of protection to keep everyone better protected from harmful bacteria and airborne particles. So which ones are most important? Let your dentist in Tulsa explain.(more…)
April 28, 2020
Telemedicine has been around for quite a while now, but it is becoming ever more important as people do their best to comply with social distancing recommendations. But what about dentistry? Can certain services be completed digitally? Yes. In fact, at Glisten Dental, we are now offering remote sleep apnea appointments. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about the benefits of telemedicine and how we can get you on the path to better sleep without you having to visit our office.
Many of us have heard that we should sip water every 15 minutes, especially now during the time of COVID-19. The idea behind this is that, if the virus is present in your mouth, the water will push it down into your stomach, where the acid will kill it and prevent it from entering your lungs and wreaking havoc. In addition to preventing the coronavirus, frequently drinking water has plenty of other benefits, specifically in regard to your oral health. Here are just a few of them.
March 7, 2020
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.
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.