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.
December 21, 2016
Dentist OKC: Helping With Dental Emergencies
You can attempt to prevent wrestling or normal kid behavior all you want, but there may be times when accidents occur regardless. Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries, but sometimes something like a dislodged tooth can happen from roughhousing. Children are often known for being rambunctious and this activity can be the cause for less frequent, but more severe injuries such as a dislodged tooth which may simply be loosened. When it comes to treating this dental emergency our dentist in OKC is prepared!
December 14, 2016
Dentist OKC: Approach To Holiday Sweets
We know this time of year the holiday favorites are going to everywhere you look. It may be hard to say no to those sweet, tasty treats and we’re not here to preach and tell you not to enjoy them. What our dentist in OKC will do, however; is provide you some tips for saving your teeth from becoming the victims of those holiday treats.
December 7, 2016
Dentist OKC: When Wisdom Teeth Become Problematic
Third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth” are usually the last teeth that appear. The science varies on when they usually grow for most people. As our dentist in OKC will tell you, the truth is it’s just a matter of when it happens for you. Some people get their wisdom teeth at a young age, while some others get them in adulthood. If you don’t grow any, then you have nothing to worry about as this is just something that doesn’t happen for every person. The problem for those that do have them comes along when pain due to crowding or impacted wisdom teeth occurs.
November 9, 2016
Dentist OKC: Providing Long Lasting, Beautiful Smiles
There are many habits or accidents that can cause a person to crack or chip their teeth. If you’ve been walking around with a chipped tooth for a while you may have asked yourself whether getting it fixed was really worth it. As a dentist in OKC, we see a lot of different scenarios when it comes to the subject of teeth and we encourage you to think beyond just the aesthetics of a chipped tooth.
November 2, 2016
Dentist OKC: Pregnancy & Oral Health
After the shock or excitement of learning that you’re expecting a lot of questions may come to mind. Pregnancy can be a fun time of learning new information about the overall health suggestions. Dental health concerns may come natural for an expecting mother not just for themselves, but also for their unborn child. Today, our dentist in OKC is going to review a something you may find helpful if you’ve recently learned that you’re going to be welcoming a bundle of joy into the world!
October 5, 2016
Dentist OKC: How To Clean Your Toothbrush
As you may already know, the human mouth contains billions of bacteria. Of course, some of those mouth germs exist to metabolize foods and vitamins. When you have the flu, however; it’s like a Game Of Thrones battle in your mouth! The last thing you’d want to do is pick up a toothbrush that still has flu germs lingering from your last brushing and spread them all over your mouth again. As flu season is upon us, our dentist in OKC felt it important to share these options for properly disinfecting your toothbrush.