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3 Influential Women in Dentistry

March is National Women’s Month. It is a time to look back on history and appreciate all of the great things women have done for society over the years. In fact, if it was not for women, then dentistry would not be where it is today. Here are some of the incredible women who have influenced the dental field over the centuries.

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Straws: Not Just Bad for the Environment

 There has been a raging debate of late over the use of plastic straws in restaurants around the U.S. It is clear that plastic straws are bad for the environment, but there are other reasons to get rid of them – including the fact that they are bad for your teeth and your overall oral health.

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Look Your Best This Holiday Season With Our Cosmetic Procedures

Our team can do much more than simply enhance your teeth. We can also smooth out wrinkles and fine lines around the face with BOTOX® and Radiesse®.

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Understand the 3 Big Reasons Dental Implants Fail

Many patients understand that implants are meant to be permanent, but that doesn’t mean they always will be. There are accidents and failures that can happen along the way.

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Understanding the Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

If you want to preserve your smile and return to the lifestyle you’re used to, it’s important to understand your options, and that includes understanding when dentures will be your best choice.

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June 30th is Social Media Day! Get Your Teeth Ready for Selfies

This year, Social Media Day falls on June 30th. At Southern Smiles Dental PC, we offer the cosmetic dentistry procedure of professional teeth whitening in Oklahoma City, OK to help you get ready for pictures you can be proud to post.

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Oral Health and a Healthy Pregnancy

For newly expecting mothers, there’s a lot of prepping to be completed before the new baby’s arrival. With all the planning and nesting happening, it’s easy for the new mother to put her health on the back burner, especially her oral health. The health of your teeth and your gums should not be ignored during this crucial time. The bacteria t....

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Don't Let Your Missing Teeth Fool You

With April Fool’s Day having just passed, it is important to remember to never fool yourself when it comes to your oral health.

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Diabetes and Periodontal Disease<

The relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease can actually go either way. Periodontal disease, and the bacteria it creates, can make controlling blood sugar more difficult for people who already have diabetes. Periodontal disease

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The Link Between Your Mouth and Your Heart

Many people know that in order to have a healthy heart you have to exercise, eat right, and manage your stress. What many people do not know is that you also need to have a healthy mouth as well. According to many studies, gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, has been linked to heart disease and can increase your risk of having a heart attack. Gum disease causes inflammation of the gums and tissue that surround the teeth. It is the inflammatory properties of gum disease that have lead experts to believe that it contributes or worsens inflammation in the heart.

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