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Bluff Creek Dental Blog

How to Save Money by Using Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before 2021

September 29, 2020

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light blue piggy bank sitting atop false teeth against light blue background

Every year, billions (yes, with a B) of dollars in dental insurance benefits are wasted because people aren’t taking full advantage of the coverage that comes with the plans they’re paying for. The vast majority of insurance plans are renewed annually, which means that once January 2021 rolls around, any benefits you haven’t used yet in 2020 will be gone forever. Thankfully, your dentist has some tips on how to save money by utilizing your benefits before it’s too late.


What Does a Consultation for Dental Implants Look Like?

August 20, 2020

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dentist showing patient their x-rays during consultation for dental implants

Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile full of healthy, beautiful teeth. Unfortunately, life isn’t perfect, and sometimes we have to get some of our pearly whites removed. Although there are several options available these days to replace missing teeth, the most beneficial choice by far is dental implants. These titanium posts create a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like the ones you were born with. Before you can schedule your implant placement surgery, you have to first attend a consultation with your dentist. Here’s what that appointment might look like.


4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Regular Dental Checkups During Covid-19

August 3, 2020

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young man sitting in dental chair and smiling at his dentist

Whether it’s due to normal dental anxiety or worry that the dentist’s office isn’t clean enough to prevent infection, there are a lot of reasons why people have been putting off their routine dental checkups lately. However, these biannual appointments play an important role in ensuring excellent oral and general health, both of which are crucial considering we’re in the midst of a pandemic. If you’ve been thinking about postponing your checkup, your dentist has four reasons why you should reconsider.


What to Do If Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out

July 16, 2020

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Man with knocked-out tooth

Dental emergencies can be scary and never happen at a convenient time. In the event where you’ve accidently knocked out your tooth, it’s important to act calmly and quickly so that you can get to your emergency dentist in time and save your tooth. Continue reading to learn about the different steps you should take when dealing with this type of dental emergency.


Bluff Creek Dental is Moving! Learn How We’re Improving Your Visits.

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Map detailing new location of your dentist in Oklahoma City.

At Bluff Creek Dental, our team members want to do everything they can to make dental visits comfortable and accommodating for patients. Over the years, we’ve realized that in order to do that in the best way possible, we are going to have to move locations! Around the end of August, our office will be moving to 15101 Crown at Lone Oak Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73013. Of course, a new location is not the only thing that’s in store for your future dental appointments, according to your dentist in Oklahoma City.


Why It’s 100% Safe to Visit Your Dentist During COVID-19

June 25, 2020

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young woman wearing face mask to visit dentist

As someone with diabetes, you’ve been told you’re at a high risk for serious complications if you contract COVID-19. For this reason, you’ve been avoiding going out as much as possible. One day your dentist calls and reminds you that it’s time for your biannual checkup and cleaning. At first, you start to panic. Is it even safe to go to the dentist? Yes! Rest assured that your dentist takes your safety and comfort into account when planning for your appointment. Here are a few of the precautions your dental team is taking to alleviate your worries.


Why Is Your Dentist Asking You to Rinse Before Your Appointment?

May 29, 2020

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dentist pouring mouthwash into cup

Dental offices across the nation have been closed (essentially only seeing patients with dental emergencies) for the last couple of months due to COVID-19. Now, practices are starting to gradually open back up for regular procedures like cleanings and fillings. If you have been to one of these appointments, you might notice that your dentist is starting to do things a little differently than they used to. One of these new protocols involves rinsing with an antimicrobial rinse, such as mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide and water, before your appointment begins. Why is your dentist having you do this? Keep reading to find out.


4 Signs You Need to Call Your Emergency Dentist

April 8, 2020

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Digital model of a toothache requiring an emergency dentist.No one ever expects a dental emergency to interrupt their day, but it’s quite common. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans needs urgent dental care annually. Unfortunately, many people don’t get the treatment they need right away because they don’t realize they are having a dental emergency. If you wait too long to see your emergency dentist, you might lose your tooth. Here are 4 common signs you need to call your dentist right away.


Missing Teeth – Here’s Why You Need to Replace Them!

March 9, 2020

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older man smiling after having teeth replaced with dental implants

Have you been living without a full set of teeth? If so, then you may be feeling less confident about smiling and speaking before a group of people. However, there are even greater threats that you could face. You’ll find out about them as you continue reading, and how having your missing teeth replaced with dental implants will help to prevent these issues and restore the lifestyle you once knew!


Do I Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?

February 23, 2020

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If you’re among the 120 million Americans who have lost 1 or more teeth, you can enjoy a close replica of your natural smile with dental implants. Unlike any other dental prosthetic, they recreate the entire tooth structure, including the root. As a result, you’ll require an oral surgery to insert the post into your jawbone. The long-term success of dental implants requires your jaw to properly fuse to the post to support it. To give your new smile the foundation it needs to thrive, your dentist may recommend a bone graft.


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