Did you know that an estimated 1/3 of Americans avoid going to the dentist out of fear? Sadly, this means they’re more likely to experience major dental problems and painful emergencies which, in turn, can make their phobia even worse. The good news? You live in a day and age where you have excellent options to manage your fear and “break the cycle.” When you see a sedation dentist, it is possible to get the care you need without stress or anxiety! Keep reading below to learn more and find out how oral sedation and IV sedation work.
December 9, 2019
November 21, 2019
More than 5 million dental implants are placed each year and it’s easy to see why they’re so popular: They’re not only the closest thing to your own natural teeth, but they can also last a lifetime. The implant procedure is always done in multiple stages, but since everyone is unique, the process will look different for each person. When people need a tooth extraction first, one common question is, “How long do I have to wait to get a dental implant?” Keep reading to find out and learn why extractions may be the necessary first step.
October 14, 2019
Are you missing multiple teeth? You are not alone. In fact, nearly 70% of U.S. adults aged 35 to 44 have one or more missing teeth, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Many individuals seek to replace missing teeth with dentures or other dental prosthetics to avoid embarrassing social interactions – but restoring one’s smile is important for more than cosmetic reasons. Did you know that missing teeth can lead to bone loss? Learn more about the impact of missing teeth and the best way to preserve your oral health in today’s blog.
September 29, 2019
If you find that even routine checkups and cleanings at the dentist leave you feeling stressed and anxious, your dentist might use a form of sedation to keep you relaxed. This is an excellent option for patients suffering from a dental phobia, but how much can you expect to pay for it? Here’s what you need to know about the average cost of sedation in Sapulpa.
August 4, 2019
You wouldn’t send your kid off to play football or ride their bike without wearing a helmet. Yet many parents let their children play sports without making sure their little teeth are protected by a mouthguard. These trays worn over the teeth can help prevent an extra trip to your emergency dentist. Read on to learn all about mouthguards and why your child should wear one.
July 17, 2019
Unfortunately, gum disease (sometimes called periodontal disease) is much, much more common than you might think. The CDC has found that almost half of Americans are suffering from periodontitis, an advanced and potentially dangerous condition that, if left alone, can easily result in tooth loss. Knowledge is the key to protecting your smile; take the first step by learning the answers to these 4 periodontal disease FAQs.
June 20, 2019
Summer break can be hectic because everyone’s schedules are changing. It can cause your little ones to get distracted from important care like their oral hygiene. Children are especially at risk for developing oral health problems such as cavities, so getting them in their new summer routine as soon as possible is vital. Starting off their vacation by scheduling their summer dental appointments is a great way to get them excited about their mouths! Read on for ways your sons and daughters can keep their pearly whites in tip-top shape while they’re not in school. (more…)
April 8, 2019
Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Although many associate this disease with those who smoke or drink alcohol heavily, oral cancer affects more than just them. About 10 percent of oral cancer patients have no known cause at all. Oral cancer claims one life every hour every day in the United States. It deserves more attention in order to save more lives. About 53,000 people are estimated to newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2019, but only 57 percent of them are likely to still be alive five years from now. What can you do about it? If you haven’t seen your dentist in a while, now is the time to make an appointment so that you can make sure you have a clean bill of health when it comes to oral cancer. (more…)
February 2, 2019
As a parent, you do everything you can to protect your child’s health. Feeding them balanced meals, getting them outside to exercise, and teaching the importance of daily hygiene all make a huge difference in their oral development. But did you know that oral health is just as important to practice? Dentists are celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month this February to help parents make sure they know the facts and best habits to keep when it comes to their child’s oral health.
January 10, 2019
When you think about going to the dentist, what comes to mind first? For most, it’s teeth. Specifically, the maintenance, examination, and cleaning of teeth. However, during these important dental visits your dentist does another very important job: a careful gum examination. Around 50% of the population has gum disease, which can lead to serious health issues. Not just oral health, but gum disease puts your overall wellbeing at risk as well. Keep reading to learn how gum disease in Sapulpa can affect your health, and the best ways to prevent it in the first place.