Chipped Tooth? No Need To Panic

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There are basically two ways to handle a chipped tooth:
1. Panic.
2. See Dr. Sterling Stalder right away and get on with life.

Dr. Sterling Stalder at OKC Smiles can fix a chipped tooth in a jiffy by determining the right solution and expertly preforming the procedure. Decay, missing teeth, braces, even crowns can impact the course of treatment.

Time is often an important factor when it comes to tooth repair so don’t wait, call 405-543-2690 to schedule an appointment. Our address is:
930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170

We’ve been around since 1986 – serving your neighbors in Oklahoma City  and improving smiles for Norman patients.

When Oklahoma City residents need mobile dentistry, we’ve successfully managed their treatment. When Mustang patients have needed cosmetic dentistry, we’ve watched happy, smiling patients leave our office. And when you need dental implants, we are pleased with the opportunity to make a true believer out of you!

We offer general dentistry, Invisalign, sedation dentistry and porcelain veneers. Trust Dr. Stalder to deliver exceptional results. No panic. No mistakes. No worries.

Relax.

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73170

 

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You Can’t Afford Cheap Dental Work

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Have you ever gotten a bargain on a used car that turned out to be a lemon? After a couple years of constant repairs, you realized that it ended up costing as much as a new car would have. And after spending all that money, you still have a a lemon.

The same is true of substandard dental work. You have probably received sleek postcard ads that advertise amazing prices on cosmetic dentistry: porcelain veneers, crowns, white fillings, and dental implants. The prices may be tempting, but be sure you do plenty of research before committing. We aren’t trying to imply that all dental practices that publicize low procedure prices in their ads furnish deficient work – we are just cautioning patients not to settle upon a cosmetic dentist based on price alone. Unlike a vehicle, you can’t sell your smile and buy a new one.

We will use porcelain veneers as an example. What can go wrong if you receive substandard porcelain veneers?

  • The dentist may be inexperienced and make mistakes: improper placement, dis-satisfactory color matching, bite complications.

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  • The materials may be substandard: unnatural color, prone to breaking, veneers pop off.

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  • The lab techs that create the restorations may turn out inferior work: unnatural color, poor fit.


If you are considering a cosmetic dental smile makeover, meet with Dr. Sterling Stalder at OKC Smiles first. During your consultation, you will learn about Dr. Stalder’s years of experience, techniques, specialty training, number of procedures performed, the most appropriate materials for the restorations, and information about the dental lab we use. We can also provide references if requested. And, of course, we will discuss how much each procedure will cost. We are confident that you will find that our prices are competitive for the superb dentistry Dr. Stalder performs.

Don’t jeopardize your smile in an attempt to save some money. You really do get what you pay for.

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73170

 

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Preventing Gum Disease At OKC Smiles

Preventing Gum Disease at OKC Smiles Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth and bone.

At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible. Gum disease can be reversed in its early stages.

Our goal is to help our Moore dental patients prevent gum disease before any damage occurs. Cleanings include root planing and periodontal scaling. Scaling removes the plaque and calculus above and, especially, below the gumline where your toothbrush cannot reach. Planing smoothes root surfaces so it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate and grow. It also creates a healthy surface for the gums to reattach to the root if necessary.

To schedule a deep cleaning, call 405-543-2690. We are located at 930 SW 107th St in Oklahoma City. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create mega-watt smiles for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Norman and Edmond area. See http://www.okcsmiles.com/ for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice.

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73170

 

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Peace Begins With A Smile

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Mother Theresa once said “Peace begins with a smile.” Perhaps that peace should start with the person who is smiling. How do you feel about your smile? Are you at peace with it? Are you proud to flash a wide, happy grin? Do you believe it is beautiful? Does it express your best self? Let’s talk about your smile.

Bright eyes and bright smiles are best served clear and clean. Regular check ups with your local dental provider can prevent runaway decay and pricey corrections. Stay at peace with your smile by scheduling regular dental visits to avoid any future oral problems.

Rest assured that there are ways to redo what nature has given you or cosmetically remedy problems that have affected your once-pleasant smile. Talk to a cosmetic dentist to learn how you can achieve a smile you can be at peace with. For information about veneers, bridges, dental implants, invisalign braces, visit http://www.okcsmiles.com/about-us/.

I’m Dr. Sterling Stalder with OKC Smiles located in Oklahoma City at 930 SW 107th St. Just like Mother Teresa said, I believe peace can begin with a smile. If you are not content with the appearance or condition of your teeth, gums, or bite, call 405-543-2690 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

I have years of experience providing my Oklahoma City area patients with cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers and total mouth reconstruction. I fix bite issues, seal children’s molars, remove decay, contour gums, mend cracks, bridge gaps, and reconstruct after tooth injury.

We are your local, experienced dental practice and provide quality service and products. We are enthusiastic about creating the best dental experience possible. If dental visits make you feel the exact opposite of peaceful, let’s talk about oral conscious sedation. With a little help, you can get through your treatment with minimal anxiety and be at peace with your smile for years to come.

We’ve been providing services such as mobile dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants since 1986 to Oklahoma City and nearby communities such as Mustang, Norman, and Edmond. Even patients from Moore have found value in traveling to see us. Our friendly and outgoing, competent staff can schedule and discuss any of our top services such as general dentistry, Invisalign, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, and restorative dentistry.

Proudly Serving OKC for over 20 years- Sterling Stalder, DDS

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73170

 

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Cost of a Dental Crown In Oklahoma City

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Preparing to pay for essential dental work can be a daunting undertaking. The good news is that the cost may be far less than you anticipate. Knowing your needs is crucial to planning your budget for dental work.

Trying to Compare
Comparing the price of a dental crown for molars versus the price of a dental crown for smaller teeth or versus a root canal or double root canal can be difficult to extract from many dental facilities in and around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Get the current pricing and understand the role insurance will play in the out-of-pocket-expense for your dental visit by calling OKC Smiles at 405-543-2690 at your convenience. Our understanding staff can explain pricing and schedule initial consultation appointments.

Identify Affordable Quality

Sterling Stalder DDS has been here at 930 SW 107th St in Oklahoma City since 1986. While procedure fees can fluctuate up and down depending on the price of supplies, equipment, and staffing overhead, Dr. Stalder works very hard to maintain affordable, quality care for our unique community in three ways:

  1. Through state-of-the-art training and up-to-date education for key staff members.
  2. Through precision work and personal dental care for each and every patient.
  3. Through business management best practices to keep costs down.

The Responsible Investment
Take the responsible step for your comfort, health and confidence. Don’t be afraid to schedule work for general dentistry, Invisalign, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, or restorative dentistry. We want you to be confident that affordable, quality dental care is simple and accessible. We want you to understand the importance of immediate care rather than putting it off until it gets worse. Review our website at http://www.okcsmiles.com/about-us/ and build that confidence. We want you to be confident in our office’s commitment to you.

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73170

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Your maxillary sinuses are very close upstairs neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the upper tooth roots from the bottom of the sinus cavity. It’s no wonder that when there is pain in that general area, the specific location can be hard to pinpoint.

Allergies, infections, and the common cold can irritate sinus tissues. When sinus tissues become swollen and infected, it can affect the teeth.

In extreme cases, swollen sinus tissues can actually move the teeth slightly, changing the bite. The reverse scenario can also transpire. The infection surrounding an abscessed tooth can easily travel to the sinus cavity.

An abscess is an infected pocket of pus in a tooth and/or the surrounding bone and tissue. The most prevalent type of oral abscess stems from the pulp of the tooth and is usually caused by dental caries.

When an abscess is small, it may go unnoticed but it will eventually bring about pain.

An abscess can cause total tooth loss and the infection can also destroy jawbone.

If an abscess damages the tooth until it is beyond saving and requires extraction, a dental implant is one replacement option – but only if there is enough bone to anchor the implant.

How can you tell an abscessed tooth from a sinus infection?
Sinus pain generally manifests itself as a dull, continuous pain while the pain from an abscessed tooth increases in intensity. If you tap on an abscessed tooth, you will probably feel a sharp zap of pain.

You have several sinus cavities, and pain can emanate from any or all of them, so if you have infection in more than one sinus cavity, you may have pain behind the nose and eyes. As mentioned previously, it’s possible to be in a world of hurt with both issues – an abscessed tooth and a sinus infection.

Call OKC Smiles if you have pain in your upper jaw and lower sinus area. An abscessed tooth should never be ignored. If it’s a sinus infection, your doctor can help you. This is a situation where you need guidance from both your dental and medical care provider.

 

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73170

 

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When Something’s Gotta Give, Don’t Let It Be Your Smile

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Life is busy for many Oklahoma City residents. At times, it’s impossible to get all the “gotta do’s” done and many are delayed or dropped altogether. Sometimes your car has to wait another 500 miles for an oil change or you are a month late replacing your furnace filter or you realize that you’ve had a leaky faucet since the Clinton administration. Many important things get put on the back burner, but we appeal to you not to get careless about crucial dental care.

Here are some typical dental care shortcuts. Are you guilty of any of them?

Rushing Through Brushing
Your teeth deserve a careful two minutes or more. Slow and methodical beats quick and dirty. Use a process to make sure you get every tooth. Playing one of your favorite two- or three-minute songs may help you go the distance.

Only Seeing Your Dentist When You Feel Tooth Pain
We hope none of our patients put off evaluations and cleanings. When you feel tooth pain, it may be way too late to prevent a filling or even a root canal.

Neglecting Professional Cleanings
When softer plaque turns to calculus, you can’t brush it off with a toothbrush. Six-month cleanings help get rid of the calculus or tartar before it can hurt your enamel or irritate your gums.

Using Floss Picks Instead of Dental Floss
While it’s better to floss with a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to know that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. A floss pick holds just a small length of floss stretched in a straight line. Looking down, a tooth is shaped somewhat round or oval. A straight piece of floss just doesn’t make sense geometrically because it doesn’t conform to the contours of the tooth as well as traditional floss. When you wrap a string of floss completely around the circumference of a tooth, you can more thoroughly clean that crucial area around and just below the gumline. We have seen patients who are dutiful floss pick users who developed decay in a minuscule crack the floss pick skipped over day after day.

At OKC Smiles, we encourage our patients to practice preventative dentistry to guard their smiles for life. We deliver the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental procedures including general dentistry, Invisalign, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, and restorative dentistry. For more information, call OKC Smiles today at 405-543-2690 or visit http://www.okcsmiles.com/about-us/.

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73170

 

Posted in Dental Health

Sparkling Smiles At OKC Smiles

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Welcome to the OKC Smiles dental blog, Oklahoma City! I am Dr. Sterling Stalder. Today’s post focuses on teeth whitening.

Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but I see staining on young patients, as well. Moore area residents of all ages want whiter teeth.

To protect from staining, it is critical to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.

Tooth whitening products like kits, strips, whitening mouthwashes, and toothpastes can lighten stains slightly, but for a truly stunning smile, OKC Smiles is your brilliant solution!

If you have existing dental work such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or veneers, the whitening process can be trickier, but not impossible. Teeth whitening will not lighten the stains on your restorations and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At OKC Smiles, we can upgrade your dull restorations including veneers, crowns or bondings.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at OKC Smiles and can produce remarkable results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our friendly and outgoing team at 405-543-2690 for a tooth whitening consultation today!

OKC Smiles provides general and cosmetic dentistry including sedation dentistry, general dentistry, and restorative dentistry. Ask us about financing options.

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73170

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Pregnancy And Oral Health

Pregnancy And Oral Health In Oklahoma City

In today’s OKC Smiles blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. I am Dr. Sterling Stalder and I want all expectant Oklahoma mothers to realize the importance of good oral hygiene during pregnancy. Because of the changes going on in a pregnant woman’s body there are potential dental health issues that may arise.

Many Oklahoma City women experience morning sickness accompanied with vomiting. The gastric acid increases the acidity in the mouth which can easily lead to enamel loss and tooth decay. Heightened levels of progesterone and estrogen may relax the ligaments that support the teeth causing them to loosen.

Most Oklahoma City residents have experienced gingivitis, but during pregnancy the hormonal changes increase your risk for gingivitis. Without proper dental care gingivitis can lead to gum disease.

If you are a pregnant Oklahoma woman, my staff and I at OKC Smiles recommend using a soft bristled toothbrush for daily brushing. Floss carefully and rinse your mouth with a fluoride wash. If you experience morning sickness, clean your mouth with a baking soda and water mixture.

If you are planning to become pregnant, we recommend that you have a cleaning and exam prior to your pregnancy. If you need any dental procedures, it is a good idea to get them done as soon as possible. If you experience any dental problems during your pregnancy, please call and schedule an appointment at 405-543-2690. Untreated dental disease can affect your overall health.

At OKC Smiles we not only offer excellent dental care to our pregnant patients, we provide quality preventative care and sedation dentistry for the entire family. Our Oklahoma City patients can expect professional mobile dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and Norman cosmetic dentistry.

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73170

 

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Help For Tetracycline Stains At OKC Smiles

Help For Tetracycline And Fluoride Stains At OKC Smiles

Here at OKC Smiles, our mission is making the smiles of all Oklahoma dental patients white and bright. My name is Sterling Stalder and today we are going to talk about ways to enhance your beautiful smile.

Maybe as a teen you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne, but have now been left with discolored teeth. Or maybe the municipal Oklahoma water you drank growing up had excessive fluoride, another cause of tarnished teeth.

If you are like many Oklahoma City adults, you have sipped thousands of dark beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine over the years – and your teeth are showing the effects. Call me today at 405-543-2690 to talk about our extensive treatment plans.

One of the options we recommend at OKC Smiles for treating discolored teeth are beautiful dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain laminates). The reason I recommend veneers is that veneers not only restore discolored teeth, but they can cover worn, chipped, and cracked teeth.

This is done by placing a thin composite of porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth leaving a gorgeous, white, flawless smile. At OKC Smiles we feel that porcelain veneers are the least invasive form of cosmetic dentistry, yet the results are stunning. The smiles of our happy Oklahoma City veneer patients are dazzling.

My staff and I at OKC Smiles also offer teeth whitening in Oklahoma City, dental restorations and invisible braces. Come see why the patients of Oklahoma City have been improving their smiles at OKC Smiles since 1986.

 

Contact OKC Smiles:

405-543-2690

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73170

 

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