Oral Health

Oral Health

Do you want your smile to sparkle forever? Do you want to less of your dentist and more of your smile? By practicing proper oral health, you can keep your pearly whites healthy while feeling great about your appearance.

Keeping your mouth clean and free of disease is vital to maintaining oral health. Good dental hygiene can also prevent bad breath and lessen help you maintain your overall health.

To protect your oral health, practice good oral hygiene every day. Here are some tips to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss daily
  • Eat a healthy diet and limit between-meal snacks
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or sooner if bristles are frayed
  • Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings
  • Avoid tobacco use

If you have any questions about your oral health call our dentist at 405-682-9988 as soon as an oral health problem arises. At Oklahoma Dental South Oklahoma City we believe that taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health.

Oral Health

Our Solutions and Services

Comprehensive Exams

The mouth is often considered a window to the rest of the body because many other illnesses first present themselves as changes within the mouth. As a result, a comprehensive oral exam is recommended each time you visit a new practice to serve as a benchmark of your overall health.

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Oral Cancer Screening

The dental community is the first line of defense in early detection of oral cancer. The goal of oral cancer screening is to detect mouth cancer or precancerous lesions that may lead to mouth cancer at an early stage when cancer or lesions are easiest to remove and most likely to be cured. When found at the early stages of development, oral cancers have an 80-90% survival rate. Early detection is imperative!

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Sealants

Dental sealants consist of a plastic material that is placed on the chewing surface of the permanent back teeth, molars, and premolars to help protect them from bacteria and acids that contribute to tooth decay. Because of the likelihood of developing decay in the depressions and grooves of the premolars and molars, children and teenagers are candidates for sealants. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.

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Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and especially tap water. This mineral helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque and sugars in the mouth. It attracts other minerals and strengthens tooth enamel.

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