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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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Are There Links Between Oral Health And Dementia?

Dementia in Oklahoma City, OK is a major health concern. One of the most common forms, Alzheimer's disease, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, accidents, and stroke.

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Fight Gum Disease With Periodontal Treatment

Gum disease in Oklahoma City, OK can have surprising effects on your entire body. One of the greatest risks is from bacteria that enter the bloodstream through damaged or infected gums,

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Have A Pain-Free, Stress Free Thanksgiving

If you have been struggling with dental pain but have been reluctant to make an appointment with Dr. Van Horn at Southern Smiles Dental PC, do yourself a favor and consider opting for sedation dentistry in Oklahoma City, OK.

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Does Acid Reflux Really Affect My Teeth?

When you experience heartburn or acid reflux in Oklahoma City, OK, you probably experience an acidy taste due to the stomach fluids hitting your taste buds. These fluids contain some of the acids from your stomach, which has the potential to erode your teeth.

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