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Dental Issues We Can Take Care of With Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great option for tooth replacement. Not only will a dental implant take care of any gaps in your smile, so you can get your self-confidence back, but there are other issues that dental implants take care of that many people are unaware of.

Local residents who are missing teeth should look to dental implants as a way to solve many of their dental and health problems, and we can provide you with more information at our Del City, OK practice.

Dental Implants Will Preserve Your Bone

When a tooth is missing, many people are unaware of the fact that the jawbone begins to shrink. This is because the body ...

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Your Child’s First Dental Visit - What You Need to Know

Baby Smiling | Midwest City OK Dentist

Your children will have many milestones in their life as they grow: their first word, their first steps, their first solid food—and their first tooth. Once that first tooth erupts, it’s time to start thinking about yet another milestone: the first visit to the dentist.

Some parents might be wondering just how important it is to bring their child to the dentist when he or she only has a tooth or two. But the truth is that pediatric dentistry in Midwest City, OK should be a crucial part of your child’s life as they grow up.

Here’s why.

Baby Teeth Lay the Foundation for Permanent Teeth

Although baby teeth are eventually lost and ...

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How We Decide That It's Time for a Dental Filling

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When you come to Diamond Dental, one of the most important parts of your examination is when we check for cavities. Tooth decay is one of the most common conditions your dentist deals with on a daily basis. For the most part, filling those cavities with tooth-colored fillings means our Midwest City, OK patients don’t have to worry about the decay spreading.

There are, however, sometimes when it might make sense to wait before filling a cavity. There are a number of reasons we might decide to do that.

Sometimes a Tooth Can Repair the Decay Itself

When cavities are minuscule, there is a possibility that if proper care is taken—brushing, flossing, ...

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5 Ways Dental X-Rays Assist with Diagnosis

Dental X-Rays | Dentist Midwest City OK

Dental x-rays provide pictures of the inside of the mouth, including the teeth, bones, and soft tissue. They are a crucial part of dental diagnosis because they allow your dentist to assess your oral health beyond what can be seen with the naked eye. Your Midwest City, OK dentist Dr. Brent Amaya usually recommends that patients have dental x-rays taken at least once a year.

How Dental X-Rays Assist with Diagnosis

Digital x-rays do emit a tiny amount of radiation, but you are exposed to more radiation on an average flight of a couple of hours. Dental x-rays are scheduled when you need them, and this will be based on your ...

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7 Ways to Practice Self-Care Following an Extraction

Although tooth extraction is usually only recommended as a last resort, sometimes it is necessary. When you are facing tooth extractions, your Del City, OK dentist Dr. Brett Amaya will tell that proper aftercare can keep your pain to a minimum and lower your risk of infection.

#1—Keep Pressure on the Site

After the procedure, your doctor placed a gauze pad at the site. Keep pressure on that gauze pad by gently biting down for an hour or so, repeating as needed—until the bleeding stops. Change to a fresh pad as needed.

#2—Keep Your Head Elevated

You should rest after your procedure, but you do want to keep your head elevated.

#3—Rinse Your Mouth 48 ...

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Bridging the Gap: How Bridges Can Save Your Smile

Living with a significant gap in your smile because you are missing one or more teeth might be making you feel self-conscious. But did you know that left untreated, this gap can also be compromising the health of your remaining teeth?

Talk to your Midwest City dentist Dr. Brent Amaya about dental bridges. With a dental bridge, you can smile with confidence again—and you can protect the rest of your teeth.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is attached to crowns on either side of a gap where you are missing teeth. These anchor teeth—called abutment teeth—support the bridge, which has false teeth on it. The bridge is attached permanently, so ...

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Congratulations on Your New Implant! How to Help It Last a Lifetime

You have finally finished treatment on your new dental implant. Let us be the first to say congratulations! Not only can you smile without feeling self-conscious, but you have gone a long way toward protecting your oral health. Having a dental implant can keep the rest of your teeth from shifting out of place and can keep your jawbone healthy—protecting against further tooth loss.

Now that you have a dental implant, you might be wondering: How do I make sure my investment lasts a lifetime? As always, you should defer your specific questions about dental implants to your Del City, OK dentist Dr. Brent Amaya of Diamond Dental. We also ...

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