Today’s post discusses the often misunderstood subject of wisdom teeth. The Third Molars Wisdom teeth are sometimes called the third molars because they are even farther back in the mouth than the two sets of regular molars we all have. These four teeth usually erupt when a person is eighteen or nineteen. Many dentists recommend […]
Why Improve Your Smile?
Causes and consequences of poor dental health and how you can brush up on your own Most of us struggle with at least one area of our dental care. It could be that flossing is the one dreaded task, or maybe you haven’t been wearing the night guard recommended often enough. All of us should […]
Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy
Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. While you can switch up what you call them, you should never switch up a well-engrained oral health routine. Practicing proper oral hygiene daily with pay off throughout your life. You’ll prevent tooth decay, plaque, and gum disease, not to mention bad breath (something friends, family, and coworkers will also […]
Can Cosmetic Dentistry Create Perfect Smiles?
Hi! I’m Dr. Mark Phan, and I’ve been a dentist here in Oklahoma City since 1986. One of my favorite things about being a dentist is seeing how my patients find renewed confidence in themselves after a smile makeover. If you’ve ever wanted to improve your smile, call me today at 405-634-7303 so we can […]
The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover
A cosmetic dental smile makeover is transformative for a person who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive—though it most certainly will do that. It can improve your life in ways that many individuals do not understand. How can a smile makeover transform your […]
You Don’t Have to Live With Bad Breath
Chronic bad breath can happen to anyone. Even people who practice impeccable oral hygiene can suffer from the condition. Are you struggling with bad breath? Schedule an examination and deep dental cleaning at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. Our dental hygienist will get all the plaque and calculus off your teeth. During your examination, Dr. Mark Phan will […]
Top 5 Do’s And Don’ts Of Dental Hygiene
Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. OKC Smiles wants to deliver some easy tips for oral hygiene. 1.Do… remember you are just clearing the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the appropriate angle can gently clean the bacteria away. Once plaque has hardened into tartar, no measure of scrubbing […]
General and Family Dentistry in Oklahoma City
Are you looking for a general and family dentistry practice in the Oklahoma City area? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We are taking new patients at OKC Smiles. 11 Reasons to Visit OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City Let’s discuss some reasons to call today to make set up an exam and consultation at […]
Are Your Eating Habits Sabotaging Your Oral Health?
Most Oklahoma City residents know that frequently eating foods high in sugar can cause cavities. Therefore, it’s important to limit candy, soda, cookies, etc. Also, remember that frequency is as dangerous as the amount of sugar. Research has found that a higher frequency in sugar consumption may lead to demineralization more than the amount of […]
Inlays/Onlays: Less Invasive Than Complete Crowns
Restorative dentistry has progressed considerably over the years and there are now several effective ways to fix decayed teeth. In today’s post, we are going to concentrate on two similar types of restorations: dental inlays and onlays. Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive replacement for a complete crown and either […]