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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…)

Is a night guard really necessary?

August 22, 2013

Filed under: Lumineers,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — okcitydentist @ 4:28 pm

I recently got 6 Lumineers put on. Now my dentist is insisting that I get a night guard. Is this really necessary?

Amanda B.- Benton, AR

Amanda,

Has your dentist mentioned that you have a grinding problem? If so, it really will be important that you do get a night guard. Most patients don’t even realize that they have a grinding problem because they do it in their sleep. However, your teeth will show the wear from the grinding.

If that is the case you’ll want to wear them, not only to protect the Lumineers, but to protect your teeth in general. Some grinders actually wear their teeth down to stubs.  However, from a financial standpoint, when you spend thousands of dollars on your smile makeover, you don’t want it getting damaged. Grinding can chip your Lumineers.

It is your choice to wear purchase or wear a night guard. Your dentist cannot insist. However, be aware that if you do have a grinding issue, you’ll end up damaging them.

This blog is brought to you by Oklahoma City dentist Dr. Don Swearingen.

Fluoride

November 15, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — okcitydentist @ 3:43 pm

Not everyone needs prescription fluoride treatments. However, there are some recommendations. If you fall into this category, make sure you ask your dentist about getting some fluoride treatments:

  • Patients at high risk for tooth decay
  • Someone who is going through radiation treatments
  • People with poorly formed enamel
  • Patients with overly-sensitive teeth.

Though you can get fluoride over-the-counter, they only contain about 1000 to 1100 parts per million of fluoride. Prescription fluoride contains 5000 parts per million. Patients who use a prescription fluoride toothpaste can reduce their decay by about 70%.

If you fall into one of the above categories, talk to your dentist.

This blog is brought to you by Oklahoma City Dentist Dr. Don Swearingen.