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How to Care for Clear Aligners

July 15, 2021

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Woman holding clear alignerAre you ready to begin your journey to a straight smile using Invisalign? That’s great! You’re making a wise decision for your self-esteem and oral health. Since you’ll be using clear aligners to move your teeth, you won’t need to worry about brushing and flossing around brackets and wires. That doesn’t mean you can skip your oral hygiene routine. In fact, brushing and flossing are more important than ever to avoid any delays in your treatment plan. Here’s how to best care for your aligners to safeguard your smile against any potential complications.


6 Benefits of Choosing a Family Dentist

April 20, 2021

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Young child and mother at a family dentist.Everyone in your home has various oral health needs, which can mean juggling several dental practices to ensure their smiles stay healthy. What if you could skip the hassle of multiple dental offices? You can with a family dentist. Your loved ones can get the care they need from one dental team. Besides better accessibility, here are 6 great benefits of choosing a family-friendly dentist.


5 Tips to Find the Best Invisalign Provider

February 24, 2021

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Woman with Invisalign

Are you looking to straighten your smile? Many people are self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth due to misalignment issues, but teenagers and adults often shy away from orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to be walking around with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. Fortunately, there is another option out there. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners in order to slowly move teeth into their new locations. But you don’t want to settle for just any dentist. Continue reading to learn how to find an Invisalign provider.


New Year, Time for a New Smile with Invisalign

January 19, 2021

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Woman holding Invisalign in Bartlesville while smiling

Invisalign has quickly become one of the most popular orthodontic options because of its discreet appearance and comfortable design. Simply wear your clear aligners as directed and you will achieve the results you desire. If you’ve been putting off your treatment, it’s the best time to get started on your dream smile! But why now? Why is it a good idea to get Invisalign at the beginning of the new year? Read on to find out the top 3 reasons.


Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids?

November 7, 2020

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Boy smiles while visiting Bartlesville children's dentist

As a parent, nothing is more important than keeping your son or daughter happy, healthy, and safe. So when your Bartlesville children’s dentist recommends that they take dental X-rays during their next checkup, you may wonder how safe and necessary this step is. Thankfully, you have nothing to fear! Modern dental X-rays are taken digitally, which makes them much safer than ever before! Here’s what you need to know about this important tool for monitoring your child’s oral development.


How Do Different Candies Affect Your Child’s Teeth?

October 27, 2020

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Kids trick or treating

Halloween is just around the corner which means that there is tons of fun in store, especially for your kids. Whether your family is dressing up or watching some age appropriate scary movies, there is one thing that’s for sure. Your kids certainly don’t want to be dealing with cavities after Halloween. A few sugary treats don’t usually hurt, but when there are heaps of delicious candy sitting around, it is easy to get your smile into some trouble. Your children’s dentist in Bartlesville explains how different popular sweets affect your child’s teeth so you can make a more informed decision on what they snack on during the spooky season.


Celebrate World Heart Day with a Healthy Smile

September 13, 2020

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Gum disease and World Heart Day.Did you know over 17 million people die from heart disease each year? September 29 is World Heart Day, which is an annual event created to raise public awareness to cardiovascular disease, including spotting warning signs and how to prevent it. While you likely know a balanced diet and regular exercise are essential for your heart health, there’s another essential factor influencing your cardiovascular system. Gum disease is directly linked to heart disease. Here’s why it’s more important than ever to keep your gums healthy.


Exploring the Dangers of Ill-Fitting Dentures

August 26, 2020

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Mature male patient with tooth pain

Did you know that 26% of people over the age of 74 are missing all their teeth? Plus, a whopping 69% of adults between 34 and 44 years old have lost at least one tooth. Decades prior, this would leave patients with gaps in their smile, a weak bite, and impaired speech that negatively impacted their confidence. Fortunately, patients today can opt for durable, beautiful, and long-lasting treatment options, like dentures! However, to enjoy the life-changing benefits of this popular restorative solution, it is important to continually get them adjusted to avoid the dangers associated with an ill-fitting denture. Read on for the risks, common causes, and how to properly care for them.


What Do I Do If I Damaged My Denture?

June 24, 2020

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Broken denture that has been fixed. Unfortunately, even with the best care, a broken denture can be unavoidable. If you find yourself in this position, you might think you’re out of options as the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Believe it or not, many dental offices are available for patients needing immediate care, like those who require urgent denture repair. While you wait for your appointment, here’s what you can do at home to make the difficult situation a little easier.


Why You Won’t See Your Dentist In Scrubs Outside The Office

May 21, 2020

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Woman wearing scrubs that are no longer worn in public to maintain dental office safety during COVID-19.

A few months ago, it wouldn’t have been unusual to see someone in a pair of scrubs walking through the aisles of your local grocery store. Now, that same sight is highly unlikely to happen. In order to maintain dental office safety during COVID-19, practices have implemented new rules and policies. When it comes to uniforms, many are requiring staff to use disposable coats during the day and change in and out of their work clothes at the office. But how exactly do these procedures keep you safe? In this article, you’ll find out why and learn about other policies your dentist is using to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

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