The Tea And Teeth Question

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What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea? Why, Denis, of course. Lame jokes aside, a common concern for patients is stained teeth. I’m Dr. Mark Phan of OKC Smiles. Today, let’s talk a little bit about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages including tea. Over time, tea can stain the […]

The Rate of Bone Loss After Extraction Can Be Slowed or Stopped With an Implant

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The alveolar bone The bone surrounding the teeth is called alveolar bone. Its main job is to support the teeth and provide a heavy-duty foundation for tooth roots. Normal mouth function maintains bone health. As you chew, it stimulates bone cells to continually generate new bone. What can cause alveolar bone loss? Extraction When a […]

Royalty At OKC Smiles

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When Dr. Mark Phan crowns one of our patients, the coronation is a celebration of a stronger smile. The necessity of a dental crown is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is needed to add more support and to keep the tooth from […]

Avoid These 5 Smile Wreckers

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We hope today’s post will alert blog visitors to some harmful oral health risks. At OKC Smiles, too often, we treat cavities and damage caused by the following: 1. Sports Injuries Many parents send their children out on the playing field with a mouthguard but fail to protect themselves when they participate in activities that […]

Smile Transformations At OKC Smiles

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Hello friends of OKC Smiles! Today’s post is for people who aren’t satisfied with their smile. Don’t Like Your Teeth? Common problems for patients include yellow teeth, misaligned teeth, too much or too little gum tissue, missing teeth, or compromised teeth. Few individuals have naturally impeccable smiles, but those that practice proper oral care can […]