Today’s article focuses on a very serious issue—oral (oropharyngeal) cancers. The medical community categorizes oral cancers as a subset of head and neck cancers. Oral cancers can develop in the following locations: The tongue The roof of the mouth and under the tongue The inside of the cheeks The oropharynx (the part behind the soft […]
The 4 Stages of Gum Disease
You may be wondering why every so often your gums are red and swollen, or your breath is bad. Maybe you’re just interested in improving your dental health and want to be more aware for your next appointment. Learn about the four stages of gum disease you may be overlooking when thinking of your comprehensive […]
6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often
Most men and women visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often. Some go as long as five years between visits. Most dentists recommend a visit at least every six months. Here are six terrific reasons to visit your dentist more often. 1. Oral […]
47% of Adults Have Gum Disease: Are You One of Them?
A recent CDC report provides the following data related to prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S.: 47.2% of people aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease increases with age, 70.1% of men and women 65 years and older have periodontal disease. This condition is more widespread in men than […]
Adult Dental Health for Oklahoma City Smiles
At OKC Smiles, our goal is preventing dental problems and keeping our patients’s smiles healthy and beautiful. We provide general and family dentistry at our Oklahoma City dental practice. Adult Dental Health As a general and family dental practice, we have been treating patients of all ages since 1986. An interesting (and sad) thing we […]
3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup
Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do”. At OKC Smiles, we understand that. But we encourage you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty items on your to-do list. Twice-yearly dental exams are […]
Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal
Hello Oklahoma City! Welcome to the OKC Smiles dental blog. Let’s talk about smile redesigns. Some Oklahoma City patients wonder if the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry. Is the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in […]
Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, but it’s a treatable condition at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. Keeping your gums healthy is essential for your overall health, but if you need yet another reason to keep them healthy, we’ve got a doozy. Scientists have found a connection between a bacteria that causes […]
Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease
Here is important news for anyone who cares about their dental health: gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. There is also evidence that it is associated with heart disease. At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, gum disease is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages. What […]
What Is Lurking Under Your Gumline?
Healthy gums are as important as healthy teeth, and at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, we pay close attention to the gums of our patients. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape. Are you brushing properly? Here are a few pointers: When brushing, hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree […]