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New Year New Smile: Why You Should Start 2022 with Cosmetic Dentistry

January 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 5:54 pm
attractive couple smiling outdoors

Right now, countless Americans are doing their best to take better care of themselves. They are sleeping more, exercising regularly, and refining their diets. While these are excellent long-term goals, the main issue is that people won’t start experiencing the benefits for months, in which time they can become demotivated, so most will stop altogether. If you want to do something for yourself that will make you look and feel better right now, cosmetic dentistry is an option that most people never consider. Here’s how it can help you get much closer to both your wellness and aesthetic goals in relatively little time.  

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How to Achieve a Healthier Smile for 2022 in 5 Steps

December 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 3:28 pm
young woman with perfect smile

It’s cliché, but committing to being healthier is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions in the world. It’s no surprise, as improved health can help someone feel better both mentally and physically, creating countless positive ripples in their personal and professional life. Before you sign up for a diet app or gym membership, consider how committing to enhancing your oral health might be a good idea. A healthier smile is more attractive, which can boost your confidence, plus you’ll lower your risk of dealing with serious (and expensive) dental issues in the future. Plus, getting started is much, much easier compared to other health-related resolutions. Here are a few simple ways you can take your smile to the next level in 2022.

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How to Maximize Your Dental Insurance (Before 2022)

November 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 2:46 pm
money raining on woman with dental insurance benefits

At this time of year, everyone is looking to save money, and that is especially true given the unique circumstances of 2021. In addition to the impending holidays, people are still feeling the strain of the pandemic, so anything that can help them spend less while getting what they need is welcome. Fortunately, if you have dental insurance, there are 3 ways you can maximize your benefits before 2022. Not only will this be great for your wallet, but your smile as well!

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A Day In the Life of a Dental Hygienist

October 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 4:44 pm
young dental hygienist in Oklahoma City performing a cleaning

Do dental hygienists just clean teeth all day, every day? While this might make sense on the surface, performing thorough cleanings is actually just a fraction of what a hygienist does in a dental office. They are an essential part of every practice, and to see why, you’ll find a list of all the duties they perform to help their patients achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles.

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The Curious Connection Between Gum Disease & Alzheimer’s

September 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 1:23 pm
dentist going over X-ray with patient with gum disease

Gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease are two conditions that affect millions of people around the world, but new research has revealed a relationship between the two, indicating that the presence of one may actually lead to the other. How does this work? Can an oral infection really cause serious cognitive issues? To learn a little more about this connection and what steps you can take to protect both your brain and smile, read on below.

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4 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry You Shouldn’t Believe

August 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 11:13 am
mature woman with beautiful smile

While millions of Americans enhance their teeth each year with cosmetic dentistry, there are millions of others who want to, but don’t. Why? Often, it’s because they believe certain myths that make visiting a cosmetic dentist in Oklahoma City seem like a bad idea. But today, we’re going to debunk the most common myths and show why getting the smile you’ve always wanted is much simpler (and more affordable) than you might think.

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4 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Veneers

July 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 5:06 am
woman looking at teeth in the mirror

Veneers are by far one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today, even if you’re not just talking about dentistry. Once in place, they can be expected to last for about 15-20 years, and while that is certainly a long time, it’s far from forever. Thankfully, replacing veneers in Oklahoma City is a fast and easy process. For most people, the tricky part is knowing when they should see their dentist so their smile can be updated, which is why we’re highlighting the 4 telltale signs that it’s time for you to get new veneers.

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5 Benefits You’ll Reap From Veneers

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 8:52 pm
40ish year old woman smiling outdoors

Veneers have been one of the most popular cosmetic treatments around the world for decades because it can eliminate multiple dental flaws at the same time, and they are pretty much required if you want to be an actor, model, or pop singer. While the idea of veneers sounds great, what are the actual benefits of the procedure? What is so good about them that someone would pick up the phone and schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Oklahoma City? In today’s blog, the real-life, down-to-earth benefits of this treatment are revealed so you can get a better idea of whether or not it would be right for you.

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Is Sleep Apnea on the Rise?

May 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 6:05 pm
40 something man looking uncertain

More and more research is starting to reveal an unsettling fact that dentists have known for years: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is becoming much, much more common. Some studies show that OSA occurs in 1 out of 4 people, including children! Why is this the case? And, more importantly, what can you do to lower your risk of developing this incredibly harmful condition? Your sleep dentist in Oklahoma City answers these questions and much more so you can rest easy tonight.

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How a Trip to the Dentist Could Save Your Life

April 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 11:50 pm
Oral Cancer Awareness Month

There is a disease that doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it claims at least one life each and every hour here in the US. It’s called oral cancer, and while it doesn’t receive the same kind of attention as breast, lung, or blood cancers, it is actually among the deadliest varieties because it is widely outside of the public consciousness. The medical community is striving to change this by officially making April Oral Cancer Awareness Month. In today’s blog, you’ll learn what causes this disease and how a simple checkup at the dentist could literally save your life.

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