Let’s Take Care Of Those Tooth Stains

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The effectiveness of teeth bleaching depends partly on the types of stains. Extrinsic tooth stains are the simplest to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. And nicotine is no better […]

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 […]

Dental Questions? OKC Smiles Has Answers

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Everyone has teeth, and proactive people want to take care of their teeth. However, many people need a place where they can review basic principles of dental health and get unbiased information about restorative and cosmetic dental procedures such as dental implants, teeth whitening, and veneers. The OKC Smiles dental blog is your source for […]