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Why Your Porcelain Veneers in Oklahoma City Won’t Stain

March 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — okcitydentist @ 6:14 pm

young lady with beautiful smileOne question people ask about porcelain veneers in Oklahoma City is whether the smile restoration will stain. The answer is “no.” That’s because, unlike natural teeth, porcelain veneers have no pores. This doesn’t mean that you can neglect regular care, however. It still important to follow your dentist’s recommendations for taking care of your new veneers.


Here are Your 4 Options for a Smile Makeover in Oklahoma City

February 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — okcitydentist @ 8:08 pm

person smilingLooking for a smile makeover in Oklahoma City? Your options include veneers, ceramic crowns, cosmetic bonding, and prescription whitening. Each can restore the natural beauty that time or circumstances have taken away. There’s no better time to think about this topic than right now, when 2019 is just getting underway.


Tips for Maintaining Your Dental Implants in Oklahoma City

July 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — okcitydentist @ 5:44 pm

A model of a dental implant. Dental implants offer so many benefits for patients because they closely mimic your natural tooth. You will enjoy eating your favorite foods again with ease and no one will ever know you were missing a tooth because your implant blends flawlessly with your smile. Implants can also offer excellent longevity as they can potentially last for a lifetime with the right care. Here’s what you should know about making the most of your dental implants in Oklahoma City.


What to Do If Your Dental Crowns in Oklahoma City Break or Fall Off

June 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — okcitydentist @ 10:52 pm

A dental crown.When it comes to protecting your natural teeth, dental crowns in Oklahoma City get the job done. They’re durable and blend in well with your existing smile. While they can last for many years before needing replacement, sometimes a sudden accident like a bad fall or chewing mishap can make it come off prematurely.

In the event that your crown cracks, breaks, or falls out suddenly, here’s what you should do next according to your dentist.


Oklahoma City Dentist Offers Tips for People with Allergies/Asthma

May 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — okcitydentist @ 7:04 pm

child with inhalerIf you or a loved one have to deal with chronic allergies or asthma, then you’re probably more than aware of the health problems these conditions can cause. However, did you know they can also make a person much more likely to develop cavities, gum disease, and bad breath? Today, an Oklahoma City dentist offers 3 quick oral health tips for these patients so they can both breathe and smile easy as the years go by. (more…)

Dentist Stained My Lumineers

March 13, 2018

dental patient smilingWhat do you do if your dentist does the opposite of what you asked for with your smile makeover? One of the things he and I discussed ahead of time is that I wanted a really white smile. Yet, when my Lumineers came back, it turns out he put a stain on them. I didn’t realize that until he’d already bonded them on because I didn’t get to see them. When I asked him why, he said it was so they would look natural. When I reminded him that I wanted a very white smile he told me that I had to trust as the dentist he knew what he was doing. I’m just not happy with this and I paid quite a bit of money to get the “smile of my dreams”. What do I do?

Catherine M.


Emergency Dentist Killed My Tooth

February 28, 2018

dental patient holding cheekI had to go to an emergency dentist because of a pimple on my gums that was causing me massive pain. The emergency dentist did a root canal treatment and gave me a crown. I was still in quite a bit of pain. Now, a few weeks later, I realize the tooth next to it is gray. He killed my tooth. What do I do? Should he treat it for free?



Why Do I Get a Toothache If I Brush and Floss?

February 15, 2018

dental floss and brushI brush twice every day and floss every night. I’m not a huge fan of the dentist so don’t really go, but I never thought it necessary because of my good habits. However, lately, I’ve been getting a toothache. Why would that happen if I do everything I’m supposed to?




Pediatric Dental Care and Dental Anxiety

January 27, 2018

dental patient covering mouthMy son had always been okay at the dentist until our last appointment. I’m not quite sure what happened. The only thing different is he was told he had a cavity and would need a filling. He went nuts and started bawling. He’s never even had a cavity before so I don’t know what he’s afraid of. There hasn’t been any experience for him to build on. What do I do to help him? He’s terrified now.



Why Won’t Our Dentist Give My Son a White Filling?

January 13, 2018

person smilingI don’t understand why my dentist is willing to give me a white filling but not my son. He said children can’t have them, but I know my niece gets them. They live in a different state so I can’t go to their dentist. What’s up? I don’t mind going to a different dentist for my son. He’s only seen him once because he doesn’t see children until they’re 10.

Stacey L.


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