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. […]

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 […]

Protect Those Nooks And Crannies

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At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we are committed to the dental health of each of our patients. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups are vital for keeping your smile bright and free of tooth decay. There are some places, however, where enamel deterioration can occur even with dedicated oral hygiene. The very back of […]

OKC Smiles Guide To Healthy Tooth Enamel

OKC Smiles Guide To Healthy Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the body, but it is non-renewable. Because of that, it is essential to not neglect or abuse our teeth. At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we emphasize that daily oral hygiene is vital for your enamel, and for your dental health. Even though every drug store […]

The Importance of Six Month Checkups

When you leave OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City after a cleaning and checkup, our front desk always makes sure to schedule your next appointment, six months down the road. Is that really necessary? Isn’t having the dentist check your dental health once a year enough? The short answer is: no. An unfortunate reality of dental […]

Missing Pieces In The Mouth?

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A 500-piece Eiffel Tower puzzle is still easy to spot with 32 pieces missing. A 50-piece puppy puzzle will probably still give warm fuzzies without 3 or 4 pieces in place. But a 32-piece dental puzzle is just not complete without ALL of the pieces. If you’re missing teeth, cutting your mouth on chipped edges, or […]