Save Your Breath

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Today’s post focuses on a problem experienced by many people – bad breath. Bad breath, or halitosis, has several causes. The most common cause is lax oral hygiene. Often, halitosis ensues midday arising from the inability to brush teeth between meals. Small food pieces on the teeth, gums, and tongue grow bacteria. The wastes of […]

How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

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1. Which of the things listed below are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)? a. Pregnancy b. Overbite c. Diabetes d. Heredity 2. Which of the following are possible signs of gum disease? a. Teeth that appear longer b. A change in the way dentures fit c. Bleeding gums d. Swollen gums 3. Which of […]

Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

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You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and get it done. But are you doing it right? Actually, many people are making tooth brushing mistakes. You may need to tweak your routine to better support your oral health and safeguard your smile from dental caries and […]

Been A While Since You Had Your Teeth Cleaned?

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Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. Sterling Stalder, DDS. At OKC Smiles, we provide comprehensive full service dentistry for patients in Oklahoma City and surrounding communities. Our friendly and outgoing team of skilled hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative staff help Dr. Stalder exceed our patients’ expectations. At OKC Smiles, we understand the value of […]

Unexpected Stress? Don’t Forget Your Smile

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When you suddenly have to juggle extra balls, some are bound to get dropped. Perhaps you are going through a divorce or became the caregiver for an ailing parent. Perhaps you took on a second job or started night school to earn an advanced degree. Not every stressor is negative. A new baby, marriage, career, […]

Eruption Charts: Not As Scary As They Sound

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Thanks for visiting the Oklahoma City Dental Blog. Today, we’re talking about eruption charts and their uses. An eruption chart is simply a listing of the different types of teeth in the mouth and when, on average, they come out, or ‘erupt’, from the gums. A primary teeth eruption chart will also tell you when […]

Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

Posted In: Dental Health
Oklahoma City tooth brushing tips

You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and get it done. But are you doing it right? Actually, many people are making tooth brushing mistakes. You may need to tweak your routine to better support your oral health and safeguard your smile from dental caries and […]

Preventing Gum Disease At OKC Smiles

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]