Bluff Creek Dental Blog
February 26, 2018
There are many reasons that people visit the dentist, but of all the reasons, oral cancer doesn’t seem to be of many patient’s concern. It really should be since the symptoms are so hard to notice in the early stages. That’s why it’s critical to have a professional examine your mouth at least every six months—maybe even more if you’re a high-risk dental patient.
But what are the early warning signs of mouth cancer? And how can you prevent the disease? Your dentist in Northwest Oklahoma City is here to provide information about increasingly common cancer below.
February 6, 2018
Have you seen some of your friends and family raving about their new orthodontic treatment—but you don’t see one? They’re probably talking about their modern Invisalign treatment, probably from a cosmetic dentist in Northwest Oklahoma City.
That’s right, they could be mentioning that cool, new plastic orthodontic trays that no one can see. If you want to learn more about Invisalign and how it may be able to help you reach a few of your own personal smile goals, keep reading on through this week’s blog post!
January 3, 2018
It’s common for you, as a parent, to worry about the wellness of your children. And along those lines, there are specific concerns that remain at the forefront of your mind, one being, “Are their dental procedures covered?” And if you’ve been receiving CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) benefits, you may be concerned given the recent events in Washington, D.C., where the government briefly shut down, leaving you unsure about whether you’ll still be able to take your children to their dental visits. That’s why your dentist in Northwest Oklahoma City has decided to weigh in with some information that will help to calm your worries, plan for your family and take advantage of the benefits of preventive dentistry.
December 10, 2017
Your dentist wants you to mark your calendars! It’s almost the end of the year, which means it’s time to visit your dentist in Northwest Oklahoma City before your dental insurance begins all over again in 2018. Learn more about the ins and outs of dental insurance benefits here!
November 30, 2017
Tooth loss affects everything from your ability to eat your favorite foods to laughing at good joke — and we understand the significant toll that can take on your quality of life. Fortunately, dental implants in Northwest Oklahoma City provide a superior replacement to give you back your confident, complete, and beautiful smile.
October 13, 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, there is often a lot to do to get ready for the coming year. New year’s resolutions being set, vacations being planned, and holidays to look forward to. One thing most people don’t plan for at the end of the year – using up their dental insurance benefits. Late summer and fall are great times to review your current dental care plan and discuss using up benefits before the end of the year. Most dental offices have information for new patients regarding their dental insurance and financing policies available online, but it’s often best to schedule an appointment to discuss your coverage.
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.
August 15, 2017
Root canals have a bad reputation. That’s no secret. However, apart from a few rare exceptions, root canals actually relieve pain rather than causing it. When done properly, root canal therapy allows patients to keep a tooth that would have otherwise been extracted. A root canal is needed when decay or damage accesses the innermost layer of the tooth where the nerve system is housed causing severe pain and dental sensitivity. In rare cases, the dentist may not completely remove the inner tooth layer, called the pulp, or the tooth may not be completely sealed. When this happens, the root canal may fail. In some cases, retreatment is possible, but for others, tooth extraction and replacement may be necessary. The treatment decision is a personal one, and no solution is right for every patient.
August 5, 2017
Dental crowns are advanced restorations that allow dentists to save teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted. However, traditional dental crowns required patients schedule at least two appointment, and the process could take weeks or months to complete. In some dental offices, you can get the same, high quality restorations in just one appointment using the CEREC system.
What is CEREC?
CEREC literally stands for chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics, but it’s really much simpler than that. CEREC is a state-of-the-art restoration system that allows dentists to complete the entire dental crown preparation, creation, and placement process in one appointment. There’s no need to wait for a dental lab to craft the crown or schedule multiple appointments.
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.