Bluff Creek Dental Blog
June 14, 2017
Tooth loss creates many challenges to your daily life. Simple tasks like chewing become more difficult and you probably struggle with confidence issues. To fill the missing space, you have likely heard that dental implants are effective; however, since they tend to cost more than other prosthetics, you have not put too much thought into taking the next step to receive them. However, by not considering dental implants in Northwest Oklahoma City, you are doing yourself a serious disservice. Check out our affordable options for dental implants. They allow you to make an investment in your quality of life and oral health with a solution that closely mimics the appearance and function of natural teeth.
May 31, 2017
Many patients, unfortunately, discover that they have oral cancer when the disease has already begun aggressively attacking their body. In most cases, if oral cancer is caught during its preliminary stages, your survival rate is upwards to 80-90%! Contrary, your chance of survival is cut in half during its late stages. And even if you do survive years past your physician’s prediction, your quality of life will be negatively affected by harsh treatments and possibly even disfigurements.
Your dentist in Northwest Oklahoma City is here to help patients discover the power of awareness. Tt’s our duty at Bluff Creek Dental as your dental health professionals to make sure our patients are aware of the risks, symptoms during your routine dental appointment with us.
Many patients avoid proper dental care by postponing their appointments. But, why would people purposely put their health at risk? Unfortunately, there are many offices that make visiting the dentist less than pleasant by making appointments lengthy and downright anxiety-inducing. At Bluff Creek Dental, we are committed to creating a comfortable, safe atmosphere by providing advanced technology and sedation dentistry. Patients can be confident that they’ll receive the dental work they deserve with the speed and safety they need. Dr. Patrick Crowley, your modern dentist in Northwest Oklahoma City, has invested time and money into our dental office to make sedation dentistry, intraoral cameras, digital x-rays, a soft tissue laser, and even a digital impression system.
May 16, 2017
It’s just a little blood in the bathroom sink–nothing to worry about, right? Wrong. Bleeding while you brush your teeth signifies gum disease. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research says periodontal disease is today’s number one cause of tooth loss in the United States. Your dentist in Northwest Oklahoma City, Dr. Patrick Crowley, works to combat this oral health problem. He offers ways to treat it and strategies to prevent it.
May 6, 2017
You know that dental implants replace single teeth, but did you know they also support fixed bridgework and full dentures? Yes, today’s most popular and stable tooth replacement option is the solution to poorly fitting prosthetics. Your gapped smile can be beautiful and strong once again with implant-retained prosthetics from Dr. Patrick Crowley, your dentist in Northwest Oklahoma City.
March 8, 2017
Dentist OKC: Temporary Tooth Pain Symptoms & Solutions
Do you have tooth pain? Is it causing you to be distracted? No one likes having pain in their mouth, especially if it interrupts their eating habits. In part one of this series, our dentist in OKC explained how tooth pain stems from nerves inside a tooth’s pulp chamber. We also spoke about 2 possible reasons for your tooth pain and a few things you could do to temporarily reduce the pain. While there is not a simple answer as to what may be causing your pain, today, our dentist in OKC is going to go over 2 more possibilities.
March 1, 2017
Dentist OKC: Temporary Tooth Pain Symptoms & Solutions
It can be difficult to concentrate on daily life activities when you’re in pain, especially if it’s from tooth pain. You may find that you tend to favor one side while chewing due to having pain on the other. This pain isn’t actually the tooth itself, of course, but instead it is caused by nerves inside a tooth’s pulp chamber. Unfortunately, one person’s tooth pain may be for a completely different reason than the next. While there is no cookie cutter answer as to what may be causing it, today, our dentist in OKC is going to go over 2 possibilities for your tooth pain.
February 15, 2017
Dentist OKC: Are You Flossing Properly?
Let’s be honest, flossing properly is actually a bit more tricky than you’d think. Are you doing it properly? Many people wonder whether they are flossing correctly, often enough, and with the correct flossing instrument. If you’re tired of feeling ashamed and getting lectured by your dental hygienist at every dental appointment, this post is for you! It may seem like a daunting task to get your hands all the way in the back or to apply a proper technique, but with some help you may be able to pull it off. Our dentist in OKC is here to provide you with flossing tips!
February 8, 2017
Dentist OKC: Providing Clean, Kissable Mouths For Valentine’s Day
It’s almost that special time of year again when everyone wonders what to get that someone special for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a news flash; not everyone wants a box of chocolates, toys, or a bouquet of flowers this February. Our dentist in OKC understands! Whether you’re giving a 5 year old, your spouse, or your significant other a special Valentine’s Day surprise, chances are you may share a kiss or two. While retailers love to push their traditional gifts upon you, most of you would be far more impressed with something more intimate and what’s more important than having a healthy mouth when you’re giving out kisses?
February 1, 2017
Dentist OKC: February 2017 & Dental Health
The month of February is known by the American Dental Association and the ADA Foundation as National Children’s Dental Health Month. In this month we, at Bluff Creek Dental, recognize the importance of promoting good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers, and many others. Of course, our dentist in OKC encourages healthy oral hygiene all year long, but bringing awareness to this year’s slogan is something we advocate.