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 […]

Why White Fillings?

Like any other dental practice, we fill a lot of cavities at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. Did you know that more than ninety percent of American adults have had cavities at some point? That’s a lot of drilling and filling. We use white fillings, also called composite fillings, and there are some good reasons […]

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 […]