Soft, Medium, Or Buzz Lightyear?

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At OKC Smiles, Dr. Mark Phan is often asked how to choose the most basic tool of oral hygiene, the toothbrush. Picking a toothbrush in Oklahoma City can be as difficult as choosing a paint color, and there seems to be just as many choices. If you have visited the dental section of your local […]

6 Easy Ways To Eat Like A Dentist

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In today’s post, we are talking about nutrition. There is nothing that impacts your smile as much as your eating habits. Develop good nutrition and your dentist will smile down on you too. 1. Rinse after eating Rinse your mouth with a swish of water or brush your teeth after meals. People who snack all day […]

If Only I Had Taken Care Of My Teeth…

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Brush. Floss. Get regular checkups. It will sound so simple when you have dentures. How many times have you said, “If only!” “If only I had changed my oil,” “If only I had stayed in college,” ‘If only I had worn sunscreen.” We hope you don’t ever say, “If only I had taken care of […]

How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth? It could mean all those things and many more. For a child, dental success may mean having a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding […]

Relax. Your Teeth Will Thank You.

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Most individuals have been warned about the physical effects of stress. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep. We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with overeating, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, or uncontrolled spending. (Even though many of […]

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 […]