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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Dentist Edmond: You should throw away a toothbrush after the Flu It’s true that once you’ve contracted a cold you won’t be able to reinfect yourself with the same strain of the disease, your body having developed the right antibodies to fight it off. However, it’s still a good idea to get rid of items…

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Dentist Edmond: Providing Insight About Teeth & Gums During a routine examination, our dentist in Edmond will be on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary. One of these things may be periodontal pockets which can develop around teeth at times. You may wonder if these periodontal pockets are something to be concerned about…

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Dentist Edmond: What Is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is one of those dental terms that patients have heard used a lot, but do you really know what it is? Could you recognize the symptoms if you had it? Our dentist in Edmond is often surprised what so many patients are confused when they’re told they have this…

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Dentist Edmond: Feel The Difference Of Dental Implants Whether it be attending weddings or the ability to go picnicking with family at a park, there just seems to be something about spring that makes people want to smile. That is, unless there’s a reason that you don’t want to smile. Not everyone has a great time…

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Dentist Edmond: Bringing Oral Health Awareness The month of October is known by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association as National Dental Hygiene Month. In this month we, at Philip Gray DDS, remind everyone to brush, floss, and rinse. Of course, our dentist in Edmond encourages this hygienic behavior all the time, but bringing oral health…

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The Dental Health Dilemma For Smokers Imagine the industries that have realized the financial loss thanks to the introduction of e-cigarettes. As people made the switch to e-smoking they no longer needed to pay for actual cigarettes nor did they need patches, nicotine gum, pills, etc. Since the invention of e-cigarettes controversy has circled around…

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Are Your Teeth Suffering? Whether it’s sticky, chewy, or hard candy most people know that eating it can be damaging to their teeth. In addition, drinking soda is often the second thing that comes to mind when people think about what may be harmful to the enamel on their teeth. You don’t have to put…

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Are Your Teeth Suffering? By now it’s common sense to most people that sugary treats like soda and candy aren’t great for the enamel on teeth. What many people fail to realize is that sugar settling on teeth doesn’t just happen from eating too much candy or drinking too many carbonated drinks. In fact, sugar…

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