Why Does One Side of My Jaw Hurt?

March 8, 2023

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person clutching their jaw in pain

Are you currently experiencing significant pain on one side of your jaw, but not the other? If you are, it’s natural to be concerned about it, especially if the discomfort is serious.

Thankfully, it being on one side of your jaw can eliminate a lot of really scary possibilities, which may make a conversation with your dentist a little easier. If you want to know what that kind of pain could mean, here are a few common things that it could be.


From the 1920s to Today: The History of Veneers

January 9, 2023

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Picture of an antique film projector

Veneers are incredibly powerful. They’re capable of completely transforming someone’s smile from cracked or discolored to the Hollywood-white smile of their dreams!

However, that wasn’t always the case. Veneers have taken a long and interesting road to becoming as sophisticated as they are today. If you want to know a little more about the history of veneers that have brought them to the place they are now, here’s a brief overview of the cosmetic treatment’s progress from the 1920s to today.


5 Reasons the Holidays Are Bad for Your Oral Health

December 10, 2022

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Cookies and candy cane on holiday tableIt’s not unusual to gain a little extra weight during the holidays, but your oral health can also suffer. The next few weeks can be bad for your smile in many ways if you aren’t careful. Here are 5 reasons the holidays can harm your dental health and what you can do to protect your pearly whites.


How Dental Implants Can Change Your Next Thanksgiving for the Better

November 5, 2022

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Dentist pointing to a model of a dental implant.

Thanksgiving is a time when you might think a little bit more about your teeth. Eating good food, talking to relatives, and smiling in family pictures can all remind you of the importance of a healthy smile. If you’re missing a tooth, replacing it will help you not just at this time of the year, but all the time.

Dental implants are the way most often recommended by dentists to fill the gaps in people’s smiles. If you act now, by next Thanksgiving you’ll be reaping the benefits of this tooth replacement option. Here are a few reasons why it’s worth considering.


Do My Veneers Keep Me Safe from Cavities?

October 29, 2022

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A wonderful smile has been proven to improve your life. A study conducted by the University of Manchester’s School of Dentistry stated that a full set of white teeth increases peoples’ quality of life because it increases their self-esteem. Veneers have allowed people to get that complete set of pearly whites and feel good about their smiles again! But appearances aren’t the only important thing; a healthy mouth is essential, too. So, do veneers protect you from getting cavities? Your cosmetic dentist is here to tell you all about veneers and cavities.


Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

October 13, 2022

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Dental lab repairing broken dentureDentures are a trusted solution to treat tooth loss. They are made of durable materials to withstand the pressure of grinding and chewing your food. Although they are strong, they aren’t indestructible. Nothing can ruin your day quicker than a broken denture, but is it a dental emergency? Yes! You rely on your pearly whites for eating and speaking. Don’t worry, here’s how to get the repair or replacement you need quickly.


Will Dental Implants Set Off Metal Detectors? 

August 16, 2022

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metal detector station

Do you have dental implants? This tooth replacement option is a favorite of many since it’s the only procedure available to replace both the caps and the roots of missing teeth. If you’re preparing to go on a trip or to visit somewhere that uses metal detectors, you may be wondering if your dental implants will set off the machine. Read on to learn the answer!


How Long Does It Take to Make a CEREC Crown?

July 14, 2022

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CEREC milling machine at dentist's office

Do you have a damaged tooth that needs protection? A traditional crown can likely reinforce your tooth, but it will take time to design, craft, and place in your mouth. In fact, the entire process can sometimes take up to three weeks! Fortunately, advanced technology has opened up a faster way to restore smiles. Keep reading to learn about the advantages of CEREC crowns in Norman and discover if you are a good candidate.  


What is It About Dentures That Affects Taste?

June 22, 2022

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Letters emphasizing dentures and taste

It’s a fact of life that your sense of taste gets weaker with age. As you grow older, your mouth produces less saliva, leading to dry mouth and thus diminished flavor in foods and drinks. However, did you know that dentures and taste can have a negative relationship too? Among other things, the former can sometimes interfere with the latter. To learn more, here’s a summary of three things about dentures that can harm your sense of taste.


3 Summer Activities That Could Harm Your Smile

May 18, 2022

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People who know it’s important to protect your smile

Now that summer has started, you probably want to ditch work or school and enjoy yourself. After all, this season has so many fun things to do. You can travel for vacation, attend concerts, play outside, and more! However, you should keep in mind that some summer activities can damage your teeth. If you’re not careful, your fun in the sun could get ruined by cavities or gum infection. That said, work hard to protect your smile from these three seasonal offerings.

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