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Dental Aerosols: What Are They and Why Are They a Problem?

May 14, 2020

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young woman at dental checkup

We often applaud the bravery of people with dangerous jobs such as police officers and those in the military, and rightfully so. However, one type of career that, until recently, hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves is the healthcare field, specifically dentists. Dentists and their team members risk their lives every day, especially during a global pandemic, to deliver care that their patients need. One major risk that the job poses is exposure to dental aerosols. But what are they? And how do they disrupt the safety of dental offices during COVID-19? Keep reading to find out.

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Is Your Fever a Sign of a Dental Infection or COVID-19?

April 27, 2020

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woman looking at thermometer

For the past few hours, you’ve been feeling weak and lethargic. Because you’re worried about the whole COVID-19 pandemic, you decide to take your temperature and discover that you have a high fever. Now you’re panicking that you might have the dreaded coronavirus. However, that might not actually be the case. A high fever is actually a symptom of an oral infection. Keep reading to learn the other signs that you might have a dental emergency.

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Have a Dental Emergency During the Coronavirus? Here’s What to Do

April 2, 2020

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man with dental emergency holding mouth in pain

Since you’re stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, you’ve decided to make the most of it by finally getting around to watching all the movies in your “to watch” list. You sit down with a bowl of delicious buttery popcorn and relax. All of a sudden, you accidentally bite down on a kernel and feel a throbbing pain in your tooth. You spit out the popcorn only to discover that a piece of your tooth has broken off! What should you do? Keep reading to learn how you should handle a dental emergency during the time of the coronavirus.

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Oral Sedation vs Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Which Is Right for You?

March 12, 2020

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man getting nitrous oxide sedation

Have you ever avoided getting the dental care you need because of fear or anxiety? If yes, you’re not alone. As many as 20% of all Americans have admitted to avoiding the dentist because of their fear. Because this problem is so common, dentists have developed a couple of major ways of alleviating your anxiety – sedation dentistry. Let’s examine the two types and figure out which one is right for you: oral sedation vs nitrous oxide sedation.

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Can Gum Disease Cause Heart Problems?

February 3, 2020

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love heart next to a stethoscope

The month of February might be all about planning the perfect date for the person who stole your heart. But did you know it’s also the perfect time to start caring for your actual heart too? That’s right, February is Heart Health Month. You might think that eating vegetables and exercising are the best ways to ensure excellent cardiovascular health, but did you know that brushing and flossing can also help? That’s because if you get gum disease and need periodontal therapy in Norman, you might be at a higher risk for heart disease. Keep reading to learn about the connection between gum disease and your heart.

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Three Activities That Cause the Most Cavities in Children

January 14, 2020

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Young child concerned about cavities

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20% of children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one untreated cavity. Even in baby teeth, tooth decay that’s allowed to progress will eventually become painful and can influence your child’s nutrition, speaking patterns, and permanent tooth development. Thankfully, the right healthy habits can easily protect your son or daughter’s smile. Read on as your dentist in Norman breaks down the top three factors that cause cavities in children.

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Start the New Year Off Right with a Dental Checkup!

January 2, 2020

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Are you ready for the New Year? Many people are starting the year off by setting new goals and ambitious habits to better themselves. Instead of trying to get healthier by running five miles every morning or living off a salad-only diet, why not start with your smile? Taking care of your oral health with regular dental checkups is an easy but effective New Year’s resolution worth investing in. Find out how you can save money, feel more confident, and even improve your overall health by seeing your dentist for a dental examination and cleaning!

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How to Keep You and Your Teeth Healthy During Flu Season

December 7, 2019

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Cold remedies for healthy teeth

When you’re sick everything is affected: your concentration, your appetite, your temperature, your skin, and even your oral health! Studies suggest that your oral health and overall health are closely related, and the wellbeing of one greatly impacts the other. Getting sick can put you at a much higher risk of dental issues like cavities and gum disease, and the increased levels of bacteria can keep you from getting better quickly. As you take care of the rest of your body, pay attention to your mouth when you’re sick. Your dentist in Norman has the best tips for protecting your teeth while you stay healthy during the flu season.

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Don’t Let Holiday Parties Harm Your Oral Health – Use These 5 Tips From a Dentist

December 5, 2019

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Smiling people at a holiday party

During the holidays, there’s certainly no shortage of parties to attend. Between cookie-exchanges at work, neighborhood gatherings, and family get-togethers, you may find yourself indulging quite a bit. And since no one wants to see a dentist in Norman for unexpected dental work, is it possible to maintain your oral health without turning into a total Scrooge? Absolutely – as long as you have a few good tips and tricks! Below, you’ll learn about 5 easy ways to protect your smile this holiday season and enjoy yourself without worry. 

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5 Tips to Handle Dental Emergencies During the Holidays

November 22, 2019

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Happy family in Autumn

The holidays offer a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your kids, whether they are youngsters whose schools are closed for a few weeks or college students home for winter break. With all the hustle and bustle of a full house, however, accidents and injuries sometimes seem to happen more often. Do you know what to do in case of a dental emergency? Being prepared for when an emergency strikes can be the difference between saving or losing a tooth. Don’t let the unexpected ruin the festive season for you and your family. Here are 5 tips to handle dental emergencies during the holidays.

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