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What Foods Can Easily Chip My Teeth?

March 2, 2022

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Boy tries to bite walnut.

Movies just aren’t the same without popcorn—whether you’re at home on the couch or sitting in a packed theater, you can’t fully enjoy the film you’ve chosen without a big bowl of your favorite buttery snack. However, popcorn and some other foods actually pose a threat to your teeth! If you’re not careful, you could end up with a chipped or cracked tooth that warrants a trip to the dentist’s office. To avoid that, here are some foods that you should give extra consideration.

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Combat Cavities: 3 Snack Hacks for Your Family’s Dental Health

January 2, 2022

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little girl smiling about cavity-causing foods

It’s a beautiful day in Bartlesville, and you’re planning on spending the afternoon at the park with your children. You’re ready to pack some snacks, but as you sort through the pantry, you notice the high sugar levels in foods like fruit snacks, cookies, and crackers. It’s common for parents to feel pressured to purchase common cavity-causing foods for their children due to the family-friendly branding and convenience of certain products. However, easy and healthier options are out there. You can boost your children’s dental health through these 3 healthy snack hacks and promote a cavity-free new year.  

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Do Dental Insurance Benefits Cover Orthodontic Treatment?

November 30, 2021

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Teen holding Invisalign

Not everyone naturally develops a perfectly straight smile, but thanks to modern dental technology, perfectly aligned teeth aren’t out of reach. In fact, approximately 45% of people need orthodontic treatment to treat functional issues. If you know that your child or teen is included in that percentage, you are probably eager to learn how your dental insurance benefits will pay a role. Continue reading to see how your plan can help you save.

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How Do You Navigate Flu Season While Enjoying the Benefits of Invisalign?

October 4, 2021

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flu season ahead sign

When you feel bad with the flu, it’s because your body has detected a new invader and your immune system is going into overdrive. It floods your body with a host of immune system-stimulating biochemicals called cytokines. While this revs up your body to attack the virus, the inflammation leads to many of the flu’s worst symptoms.

Alright, you get it, the flu makes you feel terrible. You want to avoid being in that predicament if possible. You are also enjoying how your Invisalign trays are changing your smile for the better.

Keep reading to learn tips on how to wear your Invisalign during cold and flu season while giving yourself the best chance not to get sick, as well as how to get through it if you do.

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The Link Between School Lunches and Children’s Cavities

September 10, 2021

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children eating school lunch

Though schools provide children with access to an assortment of meal options, the majority of the foods available to them has little to no nutritional value. You may choose to pack your child’s lunch to give them the nourishment they need for healthy teeth and bones, but what exactly should they be eating? Feeding them the right foods can help lead them to making good decisions for their oral health even when you’re not around. Here are some healthy alternatives to school lunches.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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