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How to Prevent Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction

July 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 9:33 pm
woman giving thumbs up in dental chair

If you’re aware of what dry socket is, just hearing those words is enough to make you cringe. This condition is a complication that can arise in the first couple of days following a tooth extraction, and it can result in a world of pain. While molars, especially wisdom teeth, are more likely to cause dry socket, there’s still a small chance it can happen even if you get a front tooth removed. To help you avoid this incredibly uncomfortable condition, we’ve laid out this guide to preventing dry socket in Glenpool.


Do Your Dentures Always Fall Out? Try These 5 Tips to Keep Them in Place

June 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 5:36 pm
elderly couple smiling with dentures in Glenpool

Whether you’re missing just a few pearly whites or a whole mouthful, dentures in Glenpool are a great way to give you back the full smile you deserve. To create them, your dentist will take detailed impressions of your mouth so that they resemble your natural smile as much as possible. Over the years, though, they can sometimes have trouble staying in place. If your dentures frequently fall out, read on below to learn five tips to keep them in place.


4 Personal Protective Equipment Your Dentist Will Be Wearing During Your Next Appointment

May 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 7:47 pm
a female dentist wearing gloves, scrubs, and a face mask

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has quickly become a term used by more than just the healthcare community. As citizens don face masks of all kinds, dental teams throughout the country are also added new pieces to their daily attire. From gloves and face shields to disposable gowns and protective eyewear, these PPE are designed to offer additional protection against COVID-19. Spend a few moments learning about these items and why they’re important for both you and those working in the dental office.


4 Ways Drinking Water Can Boost Your Oral Health

April 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 5:08 pm

woman drinking glass of water

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many doctors have said that sipping water every 15 minutes can help prevent infection. If the virus is in your mouth, the water will push it down into your stomach, where the acid will kill it before it can wreak havoc on your body. But did you know that water has other benefits, specifically for your oral health? Keep reading as a dentist lists all the ways in which regularly drinking water can improve the health of your teeth and gums.


Your Guide to Dental Implant Maintenance

March 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 6:23 pm

older man about to brush his teeth

About 3 million people currently have dental implants. That number is only expected to grow by another half a million a year, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. There’s a good reason why implants are exploding in popularity – they can last a long time and are very easy to care for. But how exactly do you take care of them? To find out, read this easy guide to dental implant maintenance.


5 Vitamins That Are Good For Your Teeth & Gums

March 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 2:33 pm

nutritious fruits and vegetables arranged on a plateDo you have a healthy diet that contains all the vital nutrients your body needs to stay healthy? Since this March is National Nutrition Month, there’s no better time to learn about necessary vitamins you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By eating the right foods or taking supplements, you can reduce your risk of developing common oral issues such as gum disease and cavities. Read on to learn five vital nutrients for healthy teeth and gums. (more…)

Can Teeth Under a Dental Bridge Become Infected?

February 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 3:23 pm

a digital image of a dental bridge fitting over two natural teeth on the bottom arch

If you’ve recently had a dental bridge put into place, you’re probably feeling pretty good about your smile. Not only have you replaced your missing tooth or teeth, but you have a customized restoration that blends in so well that no one else can tell these teeth are not real. And the best part is that they can’t develop cavities! But what about your natural teeth underneath? They’re covered by your dental bridge, so they’re protected from decay and gum disease, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case, and your local dentist is here to explain why.


Debunking 3 Sedation Dentistry Myths

February 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 2:44 pm

a dentist’s hands holding the nasal mask to administer nitrous oxide sedationGoing to the dentist can be an anxious time for some individuals. Even as more and more dentists begin to offer methods of sedation, you may be thinking, “Will I be knocked out,” “Will I have to get a shot,” or “What if I don’t have ‘enough’ anxiety? Can I still get it?” Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions and misinformation out there that continue to keep patients from seeking proper dental care. To alleviate your concerns, let us debunk three of the most common sedation dentistry myths, so you can feel more at ease about your upcoming visit.


Nearly 75% of Adults are Afraid of the Dentist. Here’s Why

January 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 2:22 pm

person looking worried at the dentist's officeIf you’re afraid of the dentist, you’re definitely not alone. Not only are these worries completely natural, but there are ways that you can overcome them. Not visiting a professional for a checkup and cleaning every six months due to anxiety and fear could put your dental health at risk, causing you to develop more cavities and gum disease that could cause permanent damage to your mouth. Read on to learn why so many people have dental phobias and how a sedation dentist can help you feel relaxed. (more…)

Afraid of the Dentist? Find Out How Oral and IV Sedation Can Help

December 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Parnam Mohanna @ 12:01 am

Woman at the dentist covering her mouth in fearDid 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.


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