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Effective Tips for Putting an End to Thumb-Sucking

February 13, 2021

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toddler child thumb-sucking

Does your child still suckle his-her thumb or a pacifier? If this goes on for too long, it could lead to orthodontic issues. As part of Children’s Dental Health Month, dentists are encouraging parents to take the necessary steps to help curb thumb-sucking and the reliance on a pacifier. As you continue reading, get some valuable tips that you can start implementing today!


I Need Dentures – How Long Will It Take to Get Them?

January 12, 2021

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older woman happy with new dentures

You need to replace your missing teeth, and you’re considering dentures to do the job. Before committing, though, you’d like to know how long the process will take from start-to-finish. There are a few steps to the denture procedure. As you continue reading, you’ll learn how they can impact the overall treatment time, so you can make an informed decision.


A New Year and New Approach to Your Dental Health!

January 1, 2021

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woman writing new year’s resolutions

Now that January 1st has arrived, you automatically feel renewed energy and hope. It’s a great time to set your new intentions in motion. If you’re looking to make improvements in your dental health, it starts with having the right plan. As you continue reading, discover how to make your New Year’s resolutions for healthy teeth and gums a reality!


4 Tips to Properly Care for Your Dentures

December 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carmen @ 4:30 pm
Dentures next to toothbrushes and floss

When it comes to replacing several teeth or an entire arch, dentures are one of the most tried and true options available. Not only are they cost-effective, but they are more lifelike and comfortable than ever before. Plus, they can last 10+ years with proper care! To ensure your new and improved smile lasts as long as possible, read on to learn the top four best practices for caring for dentures.


5 Thanksgiving Foods that Can Damage Your Dental Health

November 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carmen @ 5:46 pm
Closeup of plate filled with Thanksgiving foods

As Thanksgiving approaches, we usually start to consider the many things we are thankful for. However, the main thing most people think about is the delicious food that awaits! Whether it be sweet potato casserole or stuffing, everyone has their favorite sides. But unfortunately, they can be incredibly destructive to your oral health. Keep reading to learn which items you should only take one helping of and which you should try to avoid altogether.


3 Tips To Keep Your Halloween Sweet Tooth At Bay

October 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carmen @ 3:37 pm
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!


5 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 1, 2020

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Dental insurance

You need to attend regular dental visits in order to have optimal oral health, and dental insurance is a great way for you to receive more affordable care. However, if you have dental insurance, you probably know that it can be difficult to fully comprehend since it works so much different from your health insurance plan. There is no better time than now to fully maximize dental insurance benefits before the end of the year. Continue reading to learn a few tips from your dentist that can help you do that.


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.


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.


Drinks That You Should Avoid for the Sake of Your Smile

August 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carmen @ 12:23 am
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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