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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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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

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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

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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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