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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Tooth Replacement Option

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With today’s modern dentistry, we are lucky to have a number of different tooth replacement options available. If you are on a budget, dentures are generally considered to be the most affordable way to go—especially if you are missing all of your teeth. Dental implants cost more up front, but they can save you money in the long run.

Before you contact our Midwest City, OK practice to find out more about replacing missing teeth with dental implants, dentures, or another option, read below for some tips on choosing the right one for you.

#1—Budget

Although dental implants are cheaper in the end because they don’t require the adjustments that go along ...

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Six Month Smiles: Are They the Right Orthodontic Option for Me?

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For decades, braces have been the mainstay of modern orthodontics because they work to straighten teeth. But many adults and teens cringe at the thought of a mouth full of metal wires and brackets for a period of many months—and even years. The good news is that there are modern alternatives to traditional braces, and that includes Six Month Smiles.

If your teeth need straightening, you might be wondering if you are a good candidate for this orthodontic option. Here is what your Del City, OK dentist, Dr. Brent Amaya, has to say about Six Month Smiles.

What Is Six Month Smiles?

Six Month Smiles differs from traditional braces because it uses ...

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Here’s Why Patients Prefer Dental Implants

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If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist might have recommended dental implants as the best option for tooth replacement. In the dental field, dental implants are considered to be the gold standard of tooth replacement.

But what about patients who have gotten dental implants themselves? What do they have to say about them? At our Midwest City, OK practice, it’s been our experience with patients who have dental implants that they love them for the following reasons.

#1—There Are No Eating Restrictions

If you ask any denture-wearer about the drawbacks to dentures, most will tell you that they have to avoid some of their favorite foods. Although today’s dentures ...

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How to Know When You’re Having a Dental Emergency

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Knowing the difference between a dental issue that requires an appointment and a serious problem that calls for immediate emergency intervention is extremely important. 

Making the wrong call can cost you a tooth and contribute to other serious health complications. 

Signs of an Emergency Situation

Most adults have experienced at least one toothache by the time they’ve reached adulthood. Most of the time toothaches are mild and go away on their own after an hour or so. 

Maybe you were accidentally elbowed in the face at a sports event, resulting in a few small spots of blood on a napkin. If there’s no serious pain or swelling, and you don’t have a loose ...

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Packing a Lunch for Your Children That Promotes Better Oral Health

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Now that the kids are back in school, you are probably back to the routine of packing the lunch boxes every day. One thing to keep in mind is that what you pack for your children can have an impact on their oral health.

Here are some recommendations from your children’s dentist in Del City, OK, Diamond Dental.

Fruit Juice Is Full of Sugar

Many people see fruit juice as a healthy beverage for kids. But juice that is even made 100 percent from fruit is still loaded with sugar. The American Academy of Pediatrics makes the following recommendations for juice consumption and kids:

  • Babies under 12 months old should not be given ...

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3 Reasons Why Professional Teeth Whitening Gives You Better Results

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We all want a brighter and whiter smile. But if you’ve browsed the toothpaste aisle at your local drugstore, you’ve probably been overwhelmed by the sheer number of teeth whitening products and toothpaste brands available. Everything from whitening strips to whitening pastes - where do you even begin?

The answer is you probably shouldn’t. Keeping your teeth healthy is important, and their upkeep and whitening are best left to your dentist.

Let’s look at a few reasons why it’s a good idea to let a dental professional handle your whitening.

Professional Teeth Whitening is Safe

With over-the-counter products, there’s always some risk of irritation or worse. This is especially ...

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Can I Get Dental Implants if I Am a Smoker?

The short answer to this question is yes; you can get dental implants if you smoke. The more detailed answer is that this only refers to some smokers, and not everyone who smokes is a good candidate for dental implants. The only way to know for sure is to come in for dental implants consultation at our Midwest City, OK practice.

Dr. Brent Amaya will conduct a thorough examination and take x-rays at your initial appointment to determine your current gum health and whether you have enough strong jawbone to support dental implants. Any type of smoking, including marijuana and vaping, increases the likelihood of having complications with dental implants that ...

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