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Bluff Creek Dental Blog

Why Do I Have a Bitter Taste in My Mouth?

August 20, 2021

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young woman with bitter taste in mouth

After eating something pungent or sour, it’s normal to experience a bitter taste in your mouth. However, you can usually get rid of it by brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth. But what if the bad taste lasts a long time or happens unexpectedly? If it lingers even after you’ve brushed and rinsed, it can be quite concerning. Since it could be indicative of an underlying condition, you should visit your dentist right away to diagnose the cause. Read along to learn what causes a bitter taste in the mouth and how you can find temporary relief.

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5 Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

August 9, 2021

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older man smiling with dental implants

Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. They’re an excellent solution that helps patients eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence once again. Although they have several restorative and health benefits, some patients are concerned that they won’t look aesthetically pleasing. However, implants are designed to give you a grin you can confidently flash! Read on to learn the five cosmetic benefits of dental implants.

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Making Gum Disease Treatment More Comfortable with a Soft Tissue Dental Laser

July 26, 2021

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model of a soft tissue dental laser treating the gums

When it comes to your smile, having healthy gums is equally as important as having healthy teeth. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can lead to tooth loss as well as systemic illnesses, so seeking treatment right away is crucial. However, if you’ve never undergone periodontal therapy before, it can seem intimidating. Luckily, your dentist has a non-surgical option to make gum disease treatment more comfortable – a soft tissue dental laser. Read on to learn about the benefits that soft tissue dental lasers can bring you!

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4 Unusual Tooth Disorders Everyone Should Know About

June 15, 2021

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dentist examining teeth for tooth disorders

We’ve been told our entire lives that proper dental care is critical to prevent problems like cavities, decay, and gum disease. And while that remains true, some issues may arise out of our control that necessitates professional treatment. These cases are unusual and unpredictable, but they can be treated promptly by your dentist. Here are four rare oral health conditions everyone should be aware of.

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6 Reasons to Choose a Family Dentist

May 28, 2021

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Young girl at family dentistLife can get pretty busy when raising a family. Between your responsibilities at home, your work schedule, and your child’s extracurricular activities, it doesn’t leave much time to juggle multiple dental offices. What if there was an easier way for everyone to get the dental care they need? There is! A family dentist provides the personalized, high-quality care your loved ones deserve from a single location. Here are 6 great benefits of choosing a family-friendly dental office.

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Are Dental Implants Painful?

May 18, 2021

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Animated dentist for dental implantsIf you’re ready to start your journey to a complete smile, you’re making a great investment by choosing dental implants. Although you’re excited to replace your missing teeth, you know you’re going to need oral surgery. You might be concerned about a painful road ahead, but you don’t have anything to fear. Many patients rate the discomfort of the surgery to be about the same as tooth extractions. Here’s what you can expect during the next few months.

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Is There a Hidden Connection Between Mental and Oral Health?

April 20, 2021

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woman receiving mental health counseling

Millions of Americans suffer from some form of mental illness. It can range from depression, to heightened stress and anxiety, to distress and loneliness. The COVID-19 crisis has further complicated matters for many people, as it has contributed to a host of mental health disorders. Recent studies show a connection between mental health issues and dental problems. Continue reading to learn how the two are related and what can be done to prevent a dental health mishap.

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What Does It Mean if a Toothache Suddenly Disappears?

April 11, 2021

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woman experiencing painful toothache

When a toothache strikes, it’s usually the sign of advanced decay that has traveled to the sensitive inner area of the tooth. This requires emergency care from a dentist to stop the infection, alleviate the pain and restore the tooth’s health. On some occasions, the tooth pain will seem to stop on its own. What does that mean? Should you assume that the problem is solved? Continue reading to get the answer.

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5 Tips to Find a Family Dentist

February 11, 2021

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Young boy at family dentist.Everyone in your home has unique oral health requirements, which can create a challenging situation as you try to juggle multiple dental offices for your loved ones to get the exact care they need. What if you could save time and give your family the high-quality services they deserve without the hassle? You can with the help of a family dentist. They treat all age groups while building long-term relationships with each patient, but how do you choose the right dentist for your family? Here are 5 tips to help you make the best decision for their smiles.

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Can You Get Dental Implants If You Grind Your Teeth?

January 2, 2021

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Woman in bed holding jaw in discomfort

Dental implants in Northwest Oklahoma City are a popular way to replace missing teeth and restore one’s appearance. It’s no secret why! Dental implants provide maximum stability, a natural appearance, and can last for decades with proper care. They also have an extremely high success rate of up to 95%. However, there are certain behaviors and conditions that can increase the risk of implant failure. One of these factors is repetitive teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. Do you grind your teeth at night? Keep reading to discover the connection between bruxism and dental implant failure and whether you are a good candidate for implant treatment.

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