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How Preventive Dentistry Can Save You Money

If you are like some people, you might avoid going to the dentist because you think it is expensive. Going to the dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings might cost your something—particularly if you don’t have dental insurance through your employer—but preventive dentistry in Midwest City, OK is downright affordable when you consider the price of, say, a dental implant.

Early Prevention

The American Dental Association recommends that children as young as one—or when they get their first tooth—should go to the dentist. Not only does this get children accustomed to sitting in the dental chair, but it gives the dentist a chance to establish a preventive plan. Children who ...

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Common Misunderstandings about Dental Implants

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Dental implants in Del City, OK are the gold standard these days when it comes to tooth replacement. Dentures and bridges just don’t come close as far as comfort, function, and aesthetics.

Although they have gained in popularity in recent years among those with tooth loss, there are still many misconceptions about dental implants. Let’s set the record straight on some of the most common misunderstandings.

Myth #1—Dental Implants Are for Everyone

Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It is essential that enough bone mass is left in the jaw if dental implants are to integrate properly. In some cases, the bone can be built up to accommodate the implant. The best ...

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GOT FLOSS?

Why is flossing so important for your daily oral hygiene routine?

According to the American Dental Association flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. Interdental cleaners such as floss removes plaque and debris from the spaces in between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. Plaque contains more than 500 different species of bacteria, some are good and some are bad for our mouth. The bad bacteria, however, can in combination with food debris, water and other elements cause bad breath and diseases in teeth and gums. Plaque, if not removed from your teeth through brushing and flossing, ...

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3 Things You Should Know if You Smoke and You're Considering Dental Implants

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If you are considering dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth and you are a smoker, you might want to rethink your habit. Not only is smoking not good for your overall health, but it can mean a higher risk of dental implant failure.

For patients in Midwest City, OK, Dr. Brent Amaya can give you more information on the higher failure rate of dental implants among smokers. Give Diamond Dental a call today to talk about your oral health.

3 Reasons Why Cigarettes and Dental Implants Don’t Mix

#1. Inhaling smoke can cause damage to the delicate tissues of the mouth. You likely don’t even realize that the smoke you ...

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Don't ditch the dentist!

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The importance of regular dental checkups.

 

As most dentists we recommend our patients to come in twice a year for a dental checkup. These regular checkups are essential to maintain healthy teeth and gums and ensure that your daily oral health routine is still effective.

During these checkups, Dr. Amaya and his team will check for potential tooth decay, examine your gums, tongue, and bite and check for broken or loose teeth. Additionally, they will check up on any previous procedures such as fillings and crowns and evaluate any dental appliances you might have.

Additionally, to this exam, a checkup will typically include X-rays and a cleaning. The dental cleaning performed by one ...

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ClearCorrect - A Simple Start and a Simple Process

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If you are an adult who has been living with misaligned teeth all your life, you probably have little interest in months or even years of a mouth full of metal.

But with ClearCorrect invisible braces, you can get straight teeth without metal wires and brackets—and you can get them in less time. Find out more about ClearCorrect invisible braces by contacting your Midwest City, OK dentist Dr. Brent Amaya at Diamond Dental.

How ClearCorrect Invisible Braces Work

The ClearCorrect process is simple. Custom aligners are made to fit over your teeth to gently nudge them into the desired position. Every few weeks, you’ll receive a new set of plastic aligners. The aligners ...

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A New Year! A New Smile!

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What New Year’s resolutions do you have this coming year? How about committing to a healthy smile with healthy and regular dental habits? This blog will provide some useful tips to stay on track this year and keep that smile healthy and beautiful.

Let’s start with the dental care basics:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft bristle brush. The size and shape of the toothbrush should allow you to reach every area of your mouth.
  • Your toothbrush should be replaced every two to three months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn out toothbrush will not provide an effective cleaning.
  • It is also important to floss at ...

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