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Frequently asked questions about root canals

Root canals are dental surgery to treat an abscess or infection around the root of a tooth. An infection typically begins on the inside of the tooth, which is called the pulp. When the pulp gets infected, that infection travels down to the root and causes the abscess, which is what causes the patient’s pain.…

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Why I chose dentistry

I have been around a dental office for as long as I can remember. My mom was a dental hygienist in Edmond, and she also taught dental hygiene at the dental school. But despite the lifelong exposure to dentistry, I didn’t start my career in the field. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with…

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The basics of dental implants

Dental implants are commonly used to replace a lost or damaged tooth in adults. There are many reasons a patient might lose a tooth, including fracturing a tooth to the point it can’t be repaired, gum disease that results in losing a tooth, or cavities that result in losing a tooth. Often times, the damage…

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Frequently asked questions about dentistry

Dentistry is a really fascinating field, although I might be a little biased in that regard. Sometimes we get asked, “Are dentists medical doctors?” We’re not medical doctors, but we do complete similar training. Here are some other frequently asked questions about dentistry. What does DDS mean? The letters DDS after a dentist’s name stand…

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How Has Dental Care In America Improved Over 20 Years?

Dental Care In America Has Improved Greatly! (Now that’s something to smile about!) A forthcoming Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health will document progress in oral health since 2000 and articulate a vision for the future, a move the ADA is commending. The U.S. Public Health Service’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee is commissioning the report,…

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Dental Health Is Important To Start Early

Are parents keeping up with their children’s dental health needs? The demands of modern society has made it extremely difficult to keep up with our kids’ dental health. We live in such a fast pace of motion that it can easily be missed if we’re not careful. With that said, the ADA is trying to…

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What is a tooth crown?

Getting a tooth crowned kind of sounds painful, doesn’t it? Just what exactly is a crown, what does it do, and when do you need one? What is a tooth crown? Basically, a crown is a tooth shaped cap designed to cover a tooth. It helps to restore the size, shape, strength, and aesthetic value…

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How do braces work?

Braces can be an excellent way to help straighten your teeth, and achieve a great smile. But, how do braces work anyway? How do braces work? Braces can be dated back to ancient times. In fact, archaeologists have found the mummified remains of people with metal bands stretch across their teeth. Even Cleopatra was known…

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Dentist Edmond: Fluoride for your Teeth

Dentist Edmond: Why Fluoride is great for the teeth Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and some sources of water, and Dentist Edmond recommends it’s daily usage. In the use of your teeth, you lose minerals every day from your tooth’s enamel layer through demineralization. Over the course of eating and…

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Dentist Edmond: The Importance of childhood dental visits

Dentist Edmond: Why get your child in to see the dentist? Making sure that your child comes in to see the dentist for regular check ups means that their mouth will be healthier and stay healthy throughout their lives. Early check ups in children help catch cavities and tooth decay from things like sugar and…

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