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Grand Dental Studio Blog

Top 3 Reasons to Not Skip Your Routine Dental Visits

October 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 6:05 pm

happy dental patient One of the most common pieces of advice you’ll hear when it comes to your teeth is that you should get a checkup and cleaning at least once every six months, and while this doesn’t sound like a lot, many people still find excuses to skip out on these appointments. Whether someone has dental anxiety or simply doesn’t think anything is wrong with their teeth, there’s always a reason to avoid professional dental hygiene. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious issues for both your smile as well as your overall health! Here are the top three reasons why you should always see your dentist at least twice a year. (more…)

Why Ignoring Your Gums is Always a Bad Idea

September 1, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 3:06 pm

smile with healthy gumsWhen it comes to taking care of your smile, it’s probably your teeth that get most of your attention, but in reality, your gums matter just as much for your oral health. Without healthy gums, a strong and attractive smile is basically impossible! September is actually National Gum Care Month, so today, we’re going to cover how to prevent, detect, and treat the biggest threat to their health: gum disease. (more…)

Are Bad Teeth Genetic? A Dentist Definitely Answers

August 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 2:04 pm

family smiling A person’s genetics can tell you a lot about them—the color of their hair and eyes, where their family originally comes from, the shade of their skin…But when it comes to the teeth, how big of a role does genetics play? If your parents have bad teeth, then is your smile doomed? Or, if you already have bad teeth, will your children inevitably rack up large dental bills? Fortunately, according to your dentist in Oklahoma City, while genetics definitely do matter, when it concerns how healthy and strong the teeth are, this is largely in people’s control. (more…)

Sleep Apnea Screening and Treatment Options Now Offered with Dr. Kirk

August 1, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Grand Dental Studio @ 3:30 pm

Man trying to sleepEvery day, around 20 million Americans wake up feeling exhausted due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the second most common sleep disorder in the U.S. (right behind insomnia).  OSA can rob people of their nightly rest and their overall health if left untreated.

Sleep Apnea started as a personal journey for Dr. Kirk. “I was exercising five days a week and eating healthy. However, I was still tired, had higher than normal blood pressure, was irritable with my family, and snored louder than a freight train my wife said.”  Dr. Kirk started extensive continuing education over two years ago. Through that process, he identified that he rated severe  Obstructive Sleep Apnea on the Apnea-Hypopnea Index.

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Should You Go to the ER or an Emergency Dentist?

July 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 3:26 pm

emergency signIt happened in an instant.

At one moment, your child was just playing a game with their friends, and the next, there was a collision, and now they’re holding their mouth saying one of their teeth is loose and really hurts. Dental emergencies like these happen all the time, leading people to ask the same question, “Should I head to the ER or contact an emergency dentist?” While ERs save people’s lives every single day, when it comes to urgent situations involving the teeth, you should always visit an emergency dentist, and here are the top 3 reasons why. (more…)

Dentist Helps You Soothe Your Sensitive Teeth

June 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 12:49 pm

sensitive teeth due to ice cream It’s June, so summer has officially arrived, but unlike your friends, you find yourself skipping ice cream as the weather heats up. Why? Because you get a healthy dose of dental pain with every sweet bite. Dental sensitivity associated with hot and cold foods or drinks is a very common problem, so in honor of Oral Health Month, your dentist is going to share why your teeth may be sensitive, and better yet, how you can make it stop. (more…)

Non-Dental Factors to Consider Before Getting Cosmetic Dentistry Services

May 24, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 11:58 am

woman smiling After years of feeling self-conscious about your smile and always hiding it in pictures, you’ve finally decided to do something about it. You’ve even done some research online and are pretty sure about the treatment(s) you want. However, when it comes to improving your smile, it’s not just your teeth that matter. Before you actually sit in the dentist’s chair to get cosmetic dentistry services, make sure you and your dentist consider the following factors as well to guarantee the best possible results. (more…)

Why You Should Love Your Dental Hygienist in Oklahoma City

April 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 12:09 pm

dental hygienist with patient Whenever you visit the dentist, it’s usually the doctor that gets all the credit, but in truth, giving people healthy smiles is always a team effort. The second week of April is actually National Dental Hygienist Week, a time where the dental community highlights these often unsung heroes of oral health. What all does a dental hygienist do? What does it take to become a dental hygienist in Oklahoma City? Today, we answer these questions so you’ll appreciate your next dental cleaning even more! (more…)

Make Cavities Virtually Disappear with Tooth-Colored Fillings

March 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 4:19 pm

white filling It’s just a standard trip to your dentist when they give you the bad news: you have a cavity. “Great,” you think to yourself, “Now I have to get this ugly gray filling that everyone will be able to see!” In the past, that would have been true, but now, tooth-colored fillings in Oklahoma City give patients the option to fix their cavities without changing the appearance of their teeth. It offers the best of both worlds when it comes to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and they only take one appointment to get as well! (more…)

Dentist Helps You Stop the World’s Most Common Dental Problem

February 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 1:07 pm

close-up of the gumsDespite all the attention that cavities get in ads for oral healthcare products and dentist’s offices, they actually are NOT the most prominent dental problem in the world. That dubious title goes to gum disease, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 50% of the US adult population has right now. In honor of February, which is officially Gum Disease Awareness Month, your dentist in Oklahoma City is going to (quickly) cover everything you need to know about gum disease, including what it is, what to look out for, and how you can protect yourself. (more…)

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