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Easy Flu Season Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy While Sick

December 1, 2018

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Woman sick in bed.

With winter officially here, have you gotten sick yet? Runny noses and sore throats can be a real annoyance, but it’s important that you don’t forget to take care of your oral health, even if your overall health is under attack. Keep reading to learn some easy cold and flu season tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy, while combatting sickness at the same time.

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Why Now is the Time You’ll Want to Use Your Dental Insurance

November 26, 2018

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A woman shaking a dental employee’s hand.When was the last time you or a family member on your insurance plan visited the dentist? Was it three months ago? Six months ago? What did you get done at this treatment? Was it a routine cleaning or something more extensive that you knew was going to require follow-up appointments? These are all important questions to ask yourself as the end of the year inches closer.

If you have unused dental insurance benefits, they could go to waste if you don’t schedule your next appointment today!

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Your Dentist Has 5 Tips for Smart Candy Consumption

October 24, 2018

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bucket overflowing with halloween candyIt’s October, and along with an increase in pumpkin spice everything, your dentist also knows more candy is consumed this month than any other. Even if it’s been decades since you last trick-or-treated, you probably won’t be safe from the onslaught of sweet and sticky candies and treats that seem to appear from nowhere this time of year. But, with just a little effort on your end, you can make sure that you are snacking wisely to protect that beautiful smile of yours. Keep reading for 5 tips for smart candy consumption in October!

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Commonly Asked Questions on Caring for Invisalign Aligners

September 6, 2018

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A woman removing a clear aligner.No other orthodontic treatment has made shifting teeth so simple and easy like Invisalign. Their customized aligners help you achieve a straighter smile in less time and more comfortably than ever before. However, this innovative treatment has left many people in disbelief and asking questions, mainly on how to keep them clean and what the best cleaning solution is. Today, we’ll be discussing exactly that as well as many other questions the dentist hears.

While clear aligners do require maintenance, it’s negligible compared to what you’d need to do with metal braces.

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Skip the DIY and Trust Your Dentist for Braces

July 31, 2018

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woman comparing braces and invisalignThanks to the internet and a larger movement focused on how at-home solutions can serve common needs, the DIY movement seems stronger than ever right now. While it may be useful for your wardrobe or wedding invitations, when it comes to anything related to your teeth, it’s best to leave the hard stuff to the professionals. Below, find key reasons to turn to your dentist for orthodontic treatment, especially.

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Your Dentist Summarizes Gum Disease and Ways to Prevent It

June 3, 2018

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A close-up of a person’s mouth.Bleeding and tender gums. Difficulty chewing and brushing. An increased risk of heart disease and stroke. These are all associated with gum disease, the number one cause of tooth loss in the United States. For years, dentists have been imploring patients to practice daily oral care to avoid the damaging (and often permanent effects) of gum disease.

Today, your dentist is discussing the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis, the causes, and how you can protect yourself in the future.

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Save Money with Regular Visits to Your Dentist

May 18, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — drmitchell @ 5:16 pm

dental mirror and moneyIn addition to your home oral hygiene habits, the American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only 84% of children and 64% of adults scheduled an appointment last year. Often, it is believed that you only need to see your dentist after a problem develops; however, this is not true. Although you may want to avoid the costs of dental visits, regular services from your dentist are necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By doing so, you will save money on your dental care.
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Handling Dental Emergencies: Your Dentist Gives You the Steps

April 9, 2018

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A woman covering her mouth.Riding bikes around the neighborhood or playing sports with family members are both great ways to enjoy the upcoming warm weather. Of course, sometimes we don’t always take the right precautions to prevent a dental emergency from occurring. Next thing you know, you’re in the backseat of a friend’s car on your way to the emergency room, clutching your mouth.

If you don’t experience any of the following situations, you’re better off visiting your dentist during regular business hours. However, if you or your friends don’t know how to handle any of the following dental emergencies, your dentist can help. Here’s what you should do.

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What to Expect the First Time You Visit Your Dentist in OKC

March 15, 2018

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smiling dental patientIf it has been a while since you’ve seen a dentist, or if you’re shopping around for a new dental care provider, you might be a little nervous about your next appointment. Well, we assure you that there is nothing to be afraid of. If you choose Dr. Bradley Mitchell as your dentist in OKC, you can expect the highest quality of care along with truly personal service. You might even start to look forward to your biannual checkups! Here is an overview of what you can expect the first time you come to see us.

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Which is Better? Mailed Braces or Personalized Invisalign?

December 8, 2017

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woman smiling clear braces If you want straight teeth, you might feel a bit hesitant to talk to your dentist about your vision because it might take too long for an official orthodontic treatment—especially when you’ve heard of mail-order braces. Not only do they seem to be growing in popularity, you’re almost sold on the idea because you won’t have to visit a dental office like you may need to with a treatment like Invisalign.

As much as people don’t necessarily enjoy visiting their local dentist, we’re here to save you more time, money, and help you achieve the results you want. While these “convenient” mail order braces sound good, they’re actually too good to be true! Here’s why.

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