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Bobby Carmen Dental Blog

3 Tips To Keep Your Halloween Sweet Tooth At Bay

October 22, 2020

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Close up of plastic pumpkin filled with candy

The temperatures have dropped and the spooky décor is up – it must be Halloween! While this scream-worthy holiday is known for its fun costumes, haunted hayrides, and classic movies, it just wouldn’t be the same without lots and lots of candy. In fact, the average American eats over 3 pounds of candy throughout the season. So, it’s not too surprising that tooth decay spikes significantly during this time of year. Fortunately, you can keep your sweet tooth at bay (while simultaneously protecting your teeth and gums) by using the below tips!

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Your Dentist Celebrates International Patient Safety Day

September 11, 2020

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Dentist wearing personal protective equipment. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, patient safety is a top concern for your dentist. Although dental offices are already some of the cleanest places, your dentist is going the extra mile to ensure a clean, safe environment. To highlight the importance of keeping patients safe, September 17th is dedicated as International Patient Safety Day. Dr. Bobby J. Carmen strives to deliver peace of mind, so you feel comfortable visiting the dentist during the coronavirus crisis. He has updated his dental safety protocols to ensure our office follows the latest CDC guidelines.

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

September 10, 2020

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Young girl smiling after sedation dentistry in Norman. Early dental care is not only important for a healthy smile, but also stress-free appointments. It allows your child to build a trusted relationship with their dentist from a young age to ease any dental-related fears. Unfortunately, no matter how early a child begins seeing their dentist, some will always have anxieties when it’s time for their visit, especially if they require a dental procedure. It doesn’t need to be a stressful event. Sedation dentistry in Norman can ensure comfortable pain-free appointments, but is it safe for children? Yes! Your sedation dentist can help your child conquer their fears and keep them comfortable.

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Drinks That You Should Avoid for the Sake of Your Smile

August 15, 2020

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Couple drinking soda

Whether you look forward to your morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine at the end of a hard week, everybody enjoys treating themselves. However, it’s important to know which beverages you should be limiting in order to keep your oral health in check. Continue reading to learn which drinks your dentist in Norman encourages you to only consume in moderation.

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Want to Succeed in School? Take Care of Your Smile!

August 14, 2020

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Female college student smiling

Between purchasing back to school supplies, setting up class schedules, and adapting to distance learning options, back to school season is more hectic than ever! Whether it is you or your little one that is getting ready to start a new semester, it is important that a routine visit to the dentist is on the list of to-dos. Wondering why? Your dentist in Norman is sharing four ways your dental checkup can help you succeed in the classroom.

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Stop Putting Off Your Dental Procedures

July 27, 2020

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Woman having dental procedure with sedation in Norman.Routine dental care is essential to ensuring your teeth and gums stay healthy. Unfortunately, it has probably been a while since the last time you saw your dentist. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many dental offices to close their doors, but as the country reopens, there’s no better time than now to see your dentist. If you’ve been putting your dental procedures off, it’s time to schedule your appointment. Your dentist will ensure a pain-free visit with sedation in Norman.

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4 Tips For a Cavity-Free Summer

June 22, 2020

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Family having fun at the beach

The season of weekends at the beach, nights on the porch barbequing, and the annual family vacation is here. It’s summer! To keep your memory-making activities focused on all the fun this time of year has to offer, make sure to maintain an active dental hygiene routine for you and your family. Otherwise, those summer memories will involve trips to the dentist to fix cavities or to get a root canal. Your dentist in Norman shares how to avoid that with these four tips for a cavity-free summer.<

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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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