Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around Moore. Today’s post is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Since this is a dental blog, I am sure you expect us to raise all sorts of alarms warning of the dangers of piercings. You are right. Unfortunately, these […]
10. If you are looking for an excellent dentist in the Oklahoma City area, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Phan at OKC Smiles. At OKC Smiles, we provide gentle, quality care for children and adults. Talk to us about preventative, restorative, cosmetic, or children’s dentistry. We look forward to serving you.
Sterling Stalder, DDS, of OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City is accepting new patients. If you do not currently have a dentist or are unhappy with your provider, we invite you to learn about our practice and meet our team. We are confident that you will like what you find. Many Oklahoma City residents entrust us with their dental health and we enjoy the relationships we have with them.
Canker sores are small ulcer-like sores with a white or gray base and a red border. They are found on the inside of the mouth and while they are not contagious, they can be painful. Typically a canker sore heals in a week or two. Antimicrobal mouth-rinses, over-the-counter topical anesthetics, and avoiding spicy and acidic foods may offer you temporary relief while your sore is healing.
Lastly, flossing regularly is often the key to truly fresh breath. Many Edmond folks don’t realize how much food can be stuck between their teeth, and this food can cause halitosis if it isn’t removed. More importantly, the food particles turn into plaque which causes cavities and gum disease.
Halitosis is caused by the bacteria that live on and around your teeth, gums and tongue. Breath mints and mouthwashes do not cure bad breath, they only mask the symptoms. Proper oral hygiene can cure many cases of bad breath. However, in some cases, bad breath is caused by more serious conditions. Sinus and tonsil infections, acid reflux, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, kidney malfunction, gum disease, and eating disorders are just some of the health issues that can cause bad breath.
‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ Benjamin Franklin coined this phrase in the 1730s as advice for fire safety. However, like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more aspects of Oklahoma City, Moore, and Norman life, particularly dental health. Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively with […]
Many dental patients in the Oklahoma City, Moore, and Norman OK areas may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. […]