It’s no secret that many Oklahoma City residents dread going to the dentist. Whether they associate dental visits with shame, pain or financial drain, they avoid it at all costs.
See Your Dentist Regularly to Avoid Painful Oral Problems
However, examine the fact that by seeing your dentist regularly, you can forego dental procedures like fillings and root canals.
Though it sounds backwards, the truth is that you prevent dental pain by seeing your dentist regularly–even if you hate dental visits.
Oral Health Improves Your Quality of Life
In today’s article, let’s concentrate on the big picture. We want to make the case that twice-yearly dental visits and following your dentist’s guidance is essential for a high quality of life.
If you have naturally healthy teeth, you may not appreciate your amazing good fortune. After all, you can eat whatever you want. You aren’t embarrassed by stained, chipped, or missing teeth. Tooth pain doesn’t interrupt your sleep.
Lucky people with great teeth may do fine with very little dental treatment in their twenties and thirties. What we’ve observed, though, is that eventually avoiding exams and cleanings catches up with you.
Do You Have Risk Factors for Oral Problems?
This is especially true for men and women with dental risk factors. These include smoking, recreational drug use, extensive alcohol consumption, poor oral hygiene, teeth grinding, poor eating habits, or crooked teeth. Notice that some of these things are a conscious choice, and others, like crooked teeth or teeth grinding may be unavoidable. Regardless, most people who forego dental exams and cleanings eventually experience oral conditions.
Gum Disease is The #1 Cause of Tooth Loss in U.S. Adults
The first thing that may come to your mind is tooth decay. While this is a problem for some middle-aged people, it’s actually not the most prevalent dental malady. Gum disease earns the dubious honor as the top cause of tooth loss in U.S. adults.
We Welcome Nervous Dental Patients
If you have neglected your oral health needs, we invite you to make an appointment at OKC Smiles. After all, our specialty is making the dental treatment comfortable for nervous patients or those who are self-conscious about the status of their oral health. If you are looking for compassionate dental care, OKC Smiles is here for you. Oral conscious sedation if perfectly safe and there are several levels of sedation, so you don’t have to be out cold if you don’t want to be.
Let’s Restore Your Dental Health
At OKC Smiles we have so many advanced materials at our disposal to make your smile as beautiful and healthy as it can be. Dental crowns, veneers, implants, teeth whitening, bonding, inlays and onlays, and short-term braces are some of the most popular dentistry procedures in and around Oklahoma City.
Dental Care at OKC Smiles is Convenient and Affordable
Many Moore residents are surprised to find that most of these procedures are more convenient than they supposed and more affordable than they expected.
Meet Dr. Phan
I’m Dr. Mark Phan of OKC Smiles and I want to help you love dental visits and love your smile. I’ve practiced dentistry since 1986, and I find it especially rewarding when patients find renewed confidence after a smile makeover.
At my Oklahoma City practice, we offer cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and family dentistry. If you have any questions, the friendly staff here at OKC Smiles would be happy to answer them and schedule an appointment to see how we can improve your life by improving your dental health.
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