What Is Oil Pulling?

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This post from OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City looks at oil pulling, an alternative practice that has been generating some buzz lately. Is it a reliable therapy, or just a fad? Oil pulling has been a part of Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It involves swishing oil in the mouth for twenty minutes […]

Our Team Takes Care of You

At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, each dental professional on our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high level of care. This post focuses on the duties of a dental assistant. You probably think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or […]

No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

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At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City we stay abreast of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in a captivating field of research: genetic dentistry. “About 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors.” […]

Keeping Dental Patients Comfortable

Keeping Dental Patients Comfortable in Oklahoma City

If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. Your comfort during appointments is one of our biggest priorities. Unfortunately, a lot of people stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. […]

Dental Sealant Q & A

Dental sealants are an effective way to prevent cavities. We’re using this blog post from OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City to answer some of the more common questions about them. Q. What are dental sealants? A. Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in […]

Is Grandpa Smiling?

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How are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of those who are sixty-five and over? Well, at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we’ve got some good news and bad news. The Good News: Tooth decay rates in older Americans has decreased in the past thirty years. The Bad News: 25% of people […]

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Have you replaced your toothbrush lately? You don’t have to answer that. At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City we recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months. Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, which can be bad for their dental health. It’s one of the reasons why most dentists hand out […]