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December 7, 2019

4 Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Your Porcelain Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 1:23 pm

person brushing their teethIf 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

Grinding Your Teeth at Night? How to Manage Bruxism this Holiday Season

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 3:40 pm

Stressed sleeping woman grinding teethThe 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.

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October 2, 2019

Here Are 5 Ways to Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 1:48 pm

man using electric toothbrush

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.

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September 4, 2019

How to Celebrate National Gum Care Month by Preventing Gum Disease

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 7:26 pm

man flossing

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.

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August 21, 2019

5 Tooth-Friendly Items Every School Lunch Needs

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 5:29 pm

school lunches in bagsLife 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

Summer is the Perfect Time for Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 2:05 pm

Impacted wisdom toothIf 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.

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June 21, 2019

What to Do If You Have a Cracked Dental Crown

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 9:52 pm

diagram of dental crown

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.

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May 21, 2019

Protect Your New Teeth! Tips for Dental Implant Maintenance

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 5:06 pm

Dental Implant With Real TeethYour smile looks as natural as it feels; people you meet for the first time can’t tell you’ve had any dental work done. You’ve been able to go back to your favorite restaurant without worrying about whether you could eat whatever you wanted. You can hardly believe that just a little while ago you were struggling with a broken tooth! Dental implants are often an excellent solution for repairing teeth, but like your real teeth, you need to put the extra effort in to make sure they last as long as possible. Here’s what you need to know about taking care of your new “teeth.”

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April 4, 2019

By the Numbers: What You Should Know About Oral Cancer in Tulsa

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 2:14 pm

teeth mold holding a cigaretteWhen people think of cancer, they often assume it’s something they’ll never have to experience. It’s always someone else’s parent, friend, or uncle who is diagnosed. Unfortunately, that mentality is what keeps many from being screened, especially for oral cancer in Tulsa. If you haven’t been to your dentist lately, it’s time to schedule an appointment! Not only will you leave with a glowing smile, but you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ve been thoroughly checked for any signs of oral cancer. Find out more about this deadly disease and why your dentist wants you to be screened.

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March 8, 2019

4 Reasons to Get a Smile Makeover in Tulsa

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_nauman @ 7:12 pm

woman smiling profile

Looking at your smile in the mirror, do you notice things that you wish you could fix? Does it make you feel self-conscious? When you think of cosmetic dentistry, you probably think of procedures that exclusively help your teeth look better. Well, although cosmetic procedures do, in fact, help with aesthetics, they can have a much more significant impact on your life and well-being in the long term than you might think. Here are four benefits of getting a smile makeover in Tulsa. (more…)

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