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Bobby Carmen Dental Blog

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

August 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carmen @ 6:54 pm
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.


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.


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.<


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

May 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carmen @ 6:16 pm
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.


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

April 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carmen @ 12:39 pm
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.


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

April 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carmen @ 12:03 pm
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.


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.


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.


Three Activities That Cause the Most Cavities in Children

January 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carmen @ 6:50 am
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.


Start the New Year Off Right with a Dental Checkup!

January 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carmen @ 3:20 am
Smiling woman throwing gold glitter

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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