Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?

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Our bodies work differently. Some dental patients don’t respond to local anesthetics by getting numb. This is understandably concerning when you need dental treatment. (And the word “concerning” may be a huge understatement!) It’s important to recognize that bad experiences in the past don’t guarantee that you will never be able to become numb. At […]

The Tea And Teeth Question

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What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea? Why, Denis, of course. Lame jokes aside, a common concern for patients is stained teeth. I’m Dr. Mark Phan of OKC Smiles. Today, let’s talk a little bit about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages including tea. Over time, tea can stain the […]

Royalty At OKC Smiles

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When Dr. Mark Phan crowns one of our patients, the coronation is a celebration of a stronger smile. The necessity of a dental crown is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is needed to add more support and to keep the tooth from […]

Keeping Dental Patients Comfortable

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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. […]