March 4, 2019
Does it seem like there are several obstacles standing in your way of getting the care you need for a healthy, beautiful smile? Whether due to scheduling conflictions, insufficient services, or overall inconvenience, visiting your dentist can be a challenge. At Bluff Creek Dental, we understand the struggles you face. We strive to provide the convenient, comprehensive care you need. Located just off W. Memorial Highway, our office is proud to serve many surrounding communities with the dental care they need, including OKC, Edmund, and Piedmont.
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 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.
August 10, 2016
Dentist OKC: Talking About Sugar & Oral Health
When you were a child, your parents probably told you that too much sugar would rot your teeth, right? Our parents did, too! While this may have helped us avoid a lot of stomach aches, it isn’t necessarily true. While sugar is the main cause of tooth decay, it isn’t necessary to completely cut out sugar from your diet. Taking good care of your teeth and seeing your dentist in OKC regularly can help you avoid cavities and tooth decay even with a diet high in sugar (of course, we’re not saying you should go out and gorge yourself on donuts, candy, and soda. Be reasonable with your diet choices). Today, our dentist in OKC is going to dive right in and talk about sugar, tooth decay, and prevention methods.
July 1, 2016
Sleep Without Hearing Your Partner Snore
Do you snore? Does your partner snore? Our Oklahoma City dentist understands that if you are one of those people, you’re definitely not alone! Over 80 million Americans are in the same predicament. When someone snores it is caused by the narrowing or relaxing of the back of the throat. Sometimes, the tongue can fall back causing blockage to the upper airway. The sound you, or others, hear from a snoring person is caused by the air trying to pass through from the lungs out of the nose and mouth. When the air can’t be released, as it should, it causes the vibrations which make the snoring sounds.
May 1, 2016
Fighting The Rising Cost Of Dental Insurance
Just like healthcare coverage, dental insurance costs have been rising. The expensive premiums for dental insurance have many people opting out of dental care coverage. Are you one of these people? Have you been avoiding a trip to the dentist for a while? It’s alright to admit it. We understand that financially it just doesn’t allow for some families to purchase dental insurance coverage.
April 1, 2016
OKC Dentist Provides Zoom In-Office Whitening
Do you want whiter teeth? Of course, who doesn’t want white teeth? Have you been avoiding a dentist visit, because you thought over-the-counter products would work? Here’s the low down on that situation.
You could easily spend anywhere from $12-60 on over-the-counter products with your choice of a wide selection from whitening strips, trays, or paint on gels. Then, you’re left asking yourself the same question everyone asks: “do any of them come close to getting you that bright smile that a dentist could give you”?
March 1, 2016
CEREC: A Single Visit To The Dentist
Have you ever needed a crown? Do you remember the entire lengthy process the last time you visited a dentist? A while ago the procedure would have went something like this:
The old ways of the first dentist appointment for a crown:
The dentist would start by preparing the tooth or shaping it to be ready to take the crown.
You would have to have a mouth full of goo so that the dentist could take the impression(s).