Bluff Creek Dental Blog
August 17, 2017
Originally, orthodontic treatment to properly align and space teeth was considered a purely cosmetic service. For years, patients were considered vain for wanting to align their smiles, and dental insurance providers reinforced this idea by severely limiting coverage for orthodontic treatment. Still, the field of orthodontics has prevailed. Research has proven that a smile is not completely healthy unless it’s properly aligned. Today, there are numerous orthodontic options available for patients outside of the traditional metal bracket and wire braces. At Bluff Creek Dental, we offer a more cosmetic solution using the Invisalign alignment tray orthodontic system. This system allows teens and adults to correct orthodontic issues without metal mouth, dietary restrictions, or spending hours trying to floss between wires and brackets. If you’d like to get started down the road to your most beautiful smile, call to schedule your orthodontic consultation today.
July 31, 2017
Dr. Patrick Crowley and his staff at Bluff Creek Dental are excited to announce the merger of our practice with Dr. Hugh R. Burch. You’ll find the same outstanding dentistry available, only now there will be two dentists available to serve you and your family. Both Dr. Crowley and Dr. Burch are committed to being the dentist in Northwest Oklahoma City that provides you with comprehensive care. Read on to learn more about Dr. Burch and the services we offer.
June 14, 2017
Tooth loss creates many challenges in daily life. Simple tasks like chewing become more difficult as do struggles with confidence. To fill the missing space, dental implants are highly effective. Since they cost more than other prosthetics in the short term, they may not seem appealing. However, the long term costs of traditional tooth replacement options are actually higher than those of dental implants in Northwest Oklahoma City. Consider these affordable dental implant options. Dental implants are a long term investment in the quality of life and optimal oral health that closely mimic the natural appearance and function of the smile.
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!