Monday, July 25, 2016

Old Toothbrushes: The Dental Connection!

Although it is recommended to replace your worn-out, germy toothbrush with a new one every three months, most people either forget or resist getting rid of something that is still "working."  Maybe if they had a few ideas for putting that old toothbrush to good use, more people would follow the recommended replacement sequence.   To encourage good oral practices, take a look at these 10 fun things that you can do with your used toothbrush.

1.  Let your five-year-old budding Da Vinci create a masterpiece with some paint and your old toothbrush.

2.  Scrub oily areas on your face with your toothbrush.  The bristles are perfect for removing embedded dirt and oil that clogs pores.

3.  Pamper your hamster by brushing his fur with an old toothbrush.

4.  Dab a bit of Vaseline on the bristles and comb your eyelashes; instant glamour!  Got dry, flaky lips? Slough away by using a toothbrush on your lips.

5.  Remove the bristles: instant small plant stakes!

6.  Old toothbrushes are great for spot-cleaning just about anything.

7.  When nobody is around to scratch an unreachable itch on your back, turn that old toothbrush into your personal backscratcher.

8.  Is your dog's breath so bad that all of the houseplants have died?  Try brushing his teeth with your old toothbrush so that his kisses and breath are more tolerable.

9.  Give your fish the cleanest tank in the neighborhood by scrubbing it with your old tooth brush.

10.  Did you notice a few gray hair sprouting from the hairline?  Old toothbrushes were made for touch-up dye jobs; works for dyeing your eyebrows, too!

If you have any other suggestions for the use of an old toothbrush or are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer Smiles: The Dental Connection!

Summer brings sunshine and warm weather, and many patients start thinking about brightening their smiles this time of year.  A whiter smile is only one visit away!

Teeth whitening is safe, quick, and inexpensive.  It can be used to correct many tooth discolorations, which may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth.  Using the latest in whitening technology, a safe method for creating the beautiful smile that you have always wanted can be achieved.

If you have any questions about which teeth whitening option is best for your case of if you are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Summer Sports: The Dental Connection!

With the warmer and longer days here, many people become more active during the summer.  Although most summertime athletes have already hit the field for fun, take a look at the following precautions to take when it comes to keeping your teeth safe as you enjoy playing your favorite sports.


If your kids participate in contact sports this summer, make sure that that they wear a properly fitted mouthguard.  Athletes can avoid serious mouth and jaw injuries by using a mouthguard.


While sports drinks can be refreshing after a game, they unfortunately contain high levels of sugar and citric acid, which are known to erode or dissolve the teeth and reduce the minerals in the outer tooth enamel.  The simplest way to prevent sports drinks from damaging your teeth is to avoid them completely and drink water instead.  Water is a great option to keep you hydrated before, during, or after the game.

If you have any questions about keeping your mouth healthy while participating in summer sports, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,