Sunday, November 19, 2017

Your Thoughts: The Dental Connection!

We strive each week to provide our fellow BLOG followers with information about important dental topics, treatments that we offer, and other technologies that could benefit your over all well-being!

This week, though, we want to know if there are specific topics that you would like to know about in the ever-changing and exciting field of dentistry!  What would you like us to focus on our BLOG?  Perhaps there's something you have wanted to see us address.  Feel free to leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page and we will do our best to incorporate your topic on our BLOG!

If you have any other questions or are in need of an appointment, call us at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Sofia Vergara: The Dental Connection!

So many people would think that a woman as attractive and funny as Sofia Vergara surely planned to be a model and actress from the get-go.  However, Sofia's first career choice actually was to be a dentist! The famous TV star was only two semesters shy of finishing a dental degree in her native Columbia when she decided to trade dental school for a career in television.

In a recent article in People magazine, Sofia stated that she is "obsessed" with dental hygiene. She also said that that she even makes her son have his teeth cleaned every three months!  Although a professional cleaning every three months may not be necessary for everyone, some people, especially those who are particularly susceptible to gum disease, may benefit from the three month frequency.  In fact, although there is no one-size-fits-all approach to having professional teeth cleaning, everyone needs this beneficial procedure on a regular basis.  Even if you are meticulous about your daily oral hygiene routine at home, there are great reasons to obtain regal checkups! They include:

  • A DENTAL EXAM. Oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are much easier and less expensive to treat in the early stages.
  • AN ORAL CANCER SCREENING. Oral cancer is not just a concern of the middle aged, elderly and smokers.  The survival rate for this deadly disease improves dramatically if it is detected early.
  • A PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. Even if you floss daily, calcified dental tartar can build up near the gum line over time. These deposits can irritate your gums and create favorable conditions for tooth decay. Furthermore, tartar cannot be removed by flossing and brushing alone.

So take a tip from Sofia, and don't skimp on your professional cleanings and exams.  If you are in need of an appointment or have any further questions, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,