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Mitchell Smile Design Blog

Men & Oral Health Problems: Calculating The Risk

March 24, 2020

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Men and women’s bodies are similar in several ways; dental health is not one of those. Many people aren’t aware that several factors, including age, weight, and genetic makeup, can drastically impact the likelihood of developing certain medical conditions and health problems. For men, they’re at a significantly higher risk of several dental issues than women, which is why regular visits to a dentist in OKC are an absolute necessity. Read on to learn how men’s teeth and gums differ from women’s, and how men can reduce their risk of developing common issues.

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How Do I Know if Cosmetic Dentistry is Right for Me?

January 8, 2020

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a dentist using a shade guide on a female patient’s smile

Your boss informs you about an upcoming meeting in which you will be responsible for presenting the latest project for the company. Presenting in front of a room full of potential investors, you eagerly start preparing. Although it is still a few months away, you don’t want to waste time. As you prepare for bed, you can’t stop thinking about this being your big opportunity to make a great impression but suddenly, you catch a glimpse of your teeth and your brain shifts its focus to your imperfect smile. If this sounds like a familiar situation, and you’re ready to do something about it, allow a cosmetic dentist in Oklahoma City to discuss how changing the aesthetics of your smile can improve your appearance and boost your confidence.

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How Should You Care For Your New Dental Crowns? Find Out Here!

December 3, 2019

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3D image of a dental crown on a lower tooth

When a tooth is badly damaged by a large cavity or fracture, a dental crown can restore its strength, function and appearance. However, just like all dental work, dental crowns are subject to wear-and-tear and won’t last forever. But by knowing a few tips and tricks for caring for them, you can help your crown last 10-20 years. After all, no one wants to replace their dental work until they absolutely have to! Keep reading to learn how to maintain dental crowns in OKC and find out which foods you should limit or avoid. 

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4 Tips for Using Your Dental Insurance Before You Lose It

November 29, 2019

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The new year is almost here, and your dental insurance benefits are about to reset. Unfortunately, unused benefits can’t be carried over, so if you don’t want to lose out on the savings they entitle you to, you’ll need to start making plans to utilize them now. If you’re not sure where to start, a dentist in Oklahoma City has 4 tips that you can use as a guideline.

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8 Tips for a Tooth-Healthy Halloween

October 24, 2019

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Halloween candy

Halloween is right around the corner, which means that it’s officially spooky season. However, that’s no excuse to let your dental health habits slide. We’ve compiled this list of Halloween candy tips to help cause as little damage to your teeth as possible this holiday.

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3 Reasons Your Dentist is Warning You to Be Wary of Hot Drinks This Fall

September 24, 2019

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

As the weather gets cooler during the fall, there’s nothing like a pumpkin spice latte or other hot drinks to make you feel nice and warm again. But you might not realize that those comforting sips could be doing more damage to your teeth than you think. Read on to learn 3 effects that those warm beverages could be having on your smile – as well as some tips for keeping them under control!

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Summer’s Almost Over; Has Your Child Seen the Dentist Yet?

August 5, 2019

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Is your child ready to go back to school? There’s a lot to take care of during the last few days of summer. Obviously, you’ll need to go shopping for new clothes, books and supplies, but it’s also important to make sure your little one is in good health before classes start taking up much of their time. For this reason, your back-to-school list isn’t complete until you check off “visit the dentist.”

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Emergency Dentist on Recognizing a True Emergency and How To Handle It

July 11, 2019

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Tooth and First Aid Kit

Unfortunately, there are many reasons that sudden dental pain can occur. And in the panic of the moment, it can be hard to know if you need to see an emergency dentist (or even go to the hospital). Understandably, no one wants to see a dentist or doctor unless it’s really necessary! Having said that, some situations simply shouldn’t be ignored. Keep reading to learn how to spot a true emergency and how to handle the situation until you can get professional care. 

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Is Using Charcoal on My Teeth Safe? Your Cosmetic Dentist Has the Answer!

May 9, 2019

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White smile

People are obsessed with white teeth, and for good reason, too. Research has shown that those with white smiles are perceived as younger, more successful, healthier, and more trustworthy. Because of this, many people are turning to various methods of teeth whitening. One option that has become viral on social media is using activated charcoal for brighter smiles. So how does something that is black help to actually whiten your teeth? Is it safe? Keep reading to learn the answers from your expert cosmetic dentist.

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Lost a Tooth? Learn About the Consequences and How Dental Implants Can Help

April 12, 2019

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3D image of a single implant in lower jawbone

Tooth loss has affected an estimated 178 million people in the U.S. and has many possible causes. Accidents and injuries, gum disease, poor oral hygiene, a lack of dental care, and heredity are just some of them! One common question people have after losing a tooth is whether it’s important to replace it (especially if it’s a back tooth that doesn’t show when you smile). In this blog, you’ll read about the surprising consequences that losing even one tooth can have. You’ll also learn about the advantages of dental implants and why they’re the best solution for a smile that looks and feels natural!

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