Are Toothpicks Good For Cleaning Teeth?

At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we always remind our patients how important it is to clean their teeth on a regular basis. Not just the front surfaces, but between the teeth, too. This is essential for cavity prevention. What’s the best way to go about getting those narrow spaces between teeth? That’s an easy […]

Better and Better: The Future of Implants

Dentists are always reminding their patients to brush and floss their teeth. It’s the best way to ensure healthy teeth and gums. But at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we know that in spite of everyone’s best efforts, some of our patients are going to lose a tooth. When that happens, we recommend dental implants […]

Between-Meal Cleaning

At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we constantly remind our patients to brush and floss their teeth after every meal. And most of our patients take that advice to heart. But what are you supposed to do in the middle of the day? You’re out and about, and your usual stuff – that favorite toothpaste, […]

Infant And Toddler Teeth Q&A

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This post from OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City is for new parents, and contains useful questions and answers about caring for baby and toddler teeth. How should I clean my child’s teeth? For infants, gently wash their gums with a piece of gauze or soft cloth. The ADA does not recommend any toothpaste for infants. […]

Crooked Teeth And Cavities

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At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, experience has taught us that teeth that are straight are much easier to care for, and so tend to be healthier. And that is why we encourage patients with crooked teeth to consider straightening them with clear braces. When uneven teeth begin crowding together, it becomes difficult to make […]

Patient Education Is A Priority At OKC Smiles

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At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we enjoy providing our patients with information about dental health. We know that good dental health depends on good habits, so we want you to have all the information you need to practice those habits. We make sure we explain all procedures and answer our patients’ questions. We also […]

Are Childhood Cavities Inevitable?

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Parents who want their children to develop good dental health know that they need to set the right example. The “Do as I say, not as I do,” approach does not instill confidence in children. The team at OKC Smiles has some thoughts to share on the subject. If we want our child to exercise, […]

Oklahoma City Mouths And Stomatitis

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Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. Small irritations may not threaten your dental health, but threy can cause serious discomfort. We can help with them at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. Non-specific irritations in the mouth are called stomatitis. A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of […]