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Don’t Let Your Fear of Judgment Keep You from Dental Care!

February 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — edmonddental @ 7:43 am
a patient happily speaking to her dentist

There are many common fears that people have, like public speaking or being too high in the air. Visiting the dentist can be added to that list, too. According to a recent survey conducted by DentaVox, roughly 61% of people reported having dental fear. This can be attributed partly to not wanting to be judged because of “bad teeth” or not visiting the dentist in a long time. Here are four reasons to let go of your fears and visit your dentist for a checkup and cleaning!


What Goes on at an Emergency Appointment?

January 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — edmonddental @ 9:57 pm

When you’re dealing with a dental emergency you’ve probably been caught a little bit off guard by it. The last thing you want is to walk into a dentist’s office with no idea of what to expect.

Your dentist will be happy to put you at ease, but if you don’t know anything about what the visit will entail, it’s understandable to be nervous anyway. To help a little with that, here’s a guide to what you can expect from your dental emergency visit.


4 Types of Milk for Healthy Teeth

December 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — edmonddental @ 12:26 am

Milk being poured in glassMilk is known for supporting strong bones, but did you also know it’s great for your smile? It’s loaded with vitamins and nutrients that promote healthy teeth. However, there are many types of milk on the market. While they offer various benefits, not all are safe for your dental health. Here’s how to choose the best milk for your smile.


4 Ways Popcorn Can Negatively Impact Your Smile

November 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — edmonddental @ 7:25 pm
an example of movie popcorn in Edmond

Are you preparing to watch the newest film at the movie theater? Are you snuggling up on the couch to watch your favorite flicks or TV shows? One of the most common snacks to enjoy for these events is a warm bowl of popcorn. Although it doesn’t typically contain sugars and is low in calories, indulging in it can be detrimental to your pearly whites. Read on to learn four ways this popular movie snack can impact your oral health and healthier alternatives to preserve your smile!


Is My Child Too Young for Cosmetic Dentistry?

October 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — edmonddental @ 7:08 pm
teenager getting cosmetic dentistry

Everyone can feel insecure because of their smiles, especially teenagers. The prevalence of social media has made today’s children more self-conscious than ever before. As a result, some of them may be wanting to explore their options in cosmetic dentistry. While you may think it’s limited to solely adults, that’s actually not the case at all. Teens can benefit from all sorts of cosmetic procedures, achieving a grin they’ll never stop showing off. Read on to learn which treatments are recommended for younger patients!


Recovery After Different Steps of Full Mouth Reconstruction

September 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — edmonddental @ 2:03 pm
Woman resting at home after full mouth reconstruction

After any sort of restorative treatment, you can expect your dentist to give you some instructions for recovery. However, full mouth reconstruction is unique in that it consists of multiple personalized treatments. As such, the recovery process will vary from patient to patient. The following post can give you an idea of what to expect after some of the most common full mouth reconstruction procedures.


How to Figure Out If Cosmetic Dentistry is Right for Your Smile

August 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — edmonddental @ 2:16 pm
Close-up of woman's smile after teeth whitening

Are you unhappy with the way your grin looks? You’re hardly alone. More than a quarter of people don’t like to smile because of their teeth. The good news is that you’re not necessarily stuck with the current appearance of your teeth; cosmetic dentistry can be used to make a variety of improvements to your grin. But is it the best choice for you? To answer that, you can follow the three simple steps below.


Why Cavities and Teeth Whitening Do Not Mix

August 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — edmonddental @ 1:13 pm
Man outside with tooth pain from a cavity

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments involving the teeth, and for good reason: it’s a quick way to get rid of tooth stains and brighten a dulled or yellowed smile. However, if you currently have a cavity, now is probably not the best time to have the procedure done. Here is why you need to wait until after tooth decay has been treated to start thinking about professional teeth whitening.


5 Simple Steps to Easily Remove Your Clear Aligners

July 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — edmonddental @ 5:02 pm
person removing clear aligners in Edmond

Have you recently started wearing clear aligners to straighten your smile? Not only is this treatment effective and quicker than traditional metal braces, but you also won’t have to worry about any food restrictions throughout the process. Before you can enjoy your favorite meals and beverages, however, you’ll need to take off your orthodontic trays. Read on to learn five simple ways to make removing clear aligners easier for you in the long run!


ClearCorrect vs. Invisalign – What’s the Difference?

July 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — edmonddental @ 6:02 pm
person holding aligners for ClearCorrect in Edmond

Dealing with crooked or gapped teeth can often feel frustrating and embarrassing. Not only can this make cleaning your smile more difficult, but it can also lower your self-confidence in the long run. For this reason, many people choose orthodontic treatments like ClearCorrect and Invisalign to straighten their teeth. But what exactly is the difference between these two popular options? Read on to learn three essential distinctions when deciding between ClearCorrect and Invisalign!

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