What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity happens when the enamel, or the protective layer, on your tooth is broken down. Extreme temperature changes can cause the tooth to expand, which in turn creates microscopic cracks. This leaves the tooth vulnerable, allowing cold or hot food items to get to the nerve, causing tooth sensitivity or pain.  Prevention: Change your…

Teeth Grinding: A Bad Habit

Grinding or clenching your teeth every once in a while is normal, but can turn into a bad habit if not properly addressed. In fact, most people are unaware they have this problem! This habit is mainly caused by the clenching and grinding of teeth while asleep. The most likely causes of teeth grinding are…

The Right Foods To Eat For Good Oral Health

Proper dental hygiene and the management of your oral health does not simply stop with regular brushing and flossing! In order to fully commit to keeping your teeth beautiful and healthy, it is important to understand what sort of diet promotes a healthy smile. Avoiding Sugar The first factor to maintaining oral health is to…

Soda Versus Our Teeth

As delicious and refreshing as an ice-cold soda may be, the health risks associated with sugary beverages just aren’t worth the risk. Consuming beverages with a high sugar content, such as soda, is one of the leading causes of cavities and general decay of the teeth. In order to prevent damage to the enamel of…

How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush

In the past few decades, public knowledge of proper dental care has increased significantly. We are constantly searching for new ways to take care of our smiles and keep them healthy. Something that is commonly overlooked is changing out the toothbrush you are using. While it may seem like a small detail, the toothbrush you…

How To Choose The Perfect Dentist

As the public becomes more aware of how important dental health is, it is crucial to ensure you are trusting your smile to a dentist that is confident in their skills! A great dentist will have no trouble making you feel at ease and comfortable when you’re in the dental chair. In order to help…

Free Dental Day in Tulsa, Oklahoma

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we’re doing what we can to pay it forward. On Saturday, December 1st, we’re hosting a FREE dental day for all the incredible moms out there! From 9 am to 2 pm, receive 1 extraction, 1 filling or a dental cleaning FREE of charge! The event will be held at our Brookside office located at 4955…

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as “Periodontal disease”, is the inflammation of the gums that can lead to tissue loss. Gum tissue is very important, as it holds teeth securely in place. Without this tissue, your teeth would fall out! Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that grows constantly on teeth.…

Root Canals Aren’t Scary!

What is a Root Canal? Did you know there is more to your tooth than the eye can see? Within the center of the tooth is the natural cavity, which is called the root canal. The root canal consists of the pulp chamber (the soft area inside the natural cavity) and the tooth’s nerve. Once…

Dental Sealants

Why do we wear raincoats or carry umbrellas during a storm? To shield us from the rain! Similarly, dental sealants shield cavities and prominent decay from our teeth. Dentists recommend getting sealants before your tooth has a full-blown cavity. Most insurances help cover dental sealants because they prevent further dental issues that can be costly.…