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.” […]

Are Dental Implants Experimental?

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Dental implants are tooth replacement marvels that have been placed in millions of people. They look and function just like the real thing, and are available at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. Technically, dental implants are not replacement teeth. The actual implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. In a few […]

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 […]

What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

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At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, our patients are the focus of everything we do. Patient satisfaction means everything, because when our patients are satisfied we know we’re doing things right. Any time we do a checkup on a patient, we are as thorough as possible. We never rush you through an appointment. For one […]

Focusing On The Top 3 At OKC Smiles

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There are three dental health issues that affect as many as a third of all Americans. At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we want all of our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. If any of these common issues affect you, tell us. We can do something about it. The problems were identified by […]

Should You Worry About Dental X-rays?

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At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, keeping our patients in excellent dental health is much easier when we have thorough information. In  this case, pictures are worth a thousand words. Pictures, in the form of x-rays, reveal what’s going on below the surface of your teeth and gums. That’s why we like to have complete […]