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The Easiest Way to Help Out Your High School Graduate This Summer

May 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 12:27 pm
outdoor high school graduation ceremony

This summer is going to be a busy one for your family. Your child is graduating high school, which means in addition to the big ceremony itself, there are going to be multiple parties, dinners, and all sorts of gatherings between family and long-time friends. And, that’s not even considering the planning that goes into getting ready for college or a big trip. There’s a lot to think about, and as a parent, you just want to help your child. What is the best way to do it? Thankfully, with a little assistance from your dentist in Oklahoma City, you can take a little bit off of their plate and ensure they’ll enjoy this summer as much as possible.

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Professional vs. Store-Bought Teeth Whitening: The 4 Differences Everyone Should Know

April 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 1:45 pm
cheerful woman smiling

If you want to whiten your teeth and get rid of stains, you’ll find an overwhelming number of choices at your local grocery store or pharmacy. The oral care aisle is packed with whitening products, from toothpaste to strips to kits and more. With all this selection, why would you ever choose to get a professional treatment that involves visiting a dentist? In truth, there are a ton of differences between these two approaches, and if your goal is a brighter smile, then you should definitely be aware of them.

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4 Ways That Missing Teeth Can Harm Your Nutrition

March 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 7:19 pm
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When a person loses a tooth, often, their biggest concern is their appearance, especially if it was toward the front. However, tooth loss can have far-reaching effects beyond the image you see in the mirror. In fact, it can drastically alter the way you’re able to eat and get nutrients from food, which can lead to all kinds of overall health problems in addition to even more tooth loss. If you need motivation to keep up with your oral hygiene and/or finally replace your missing teeth, be sure to read about some of the ways that tooth loss can affect your nutrition below.

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3 Black Americans Who Broke Barriers to Become Dentists

February 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 12:39 am
female dentist smiling in office

When talking about the history of dentistry in America, it’s important to highlight the separate journey that Black Americans had to take in order to contribute to the profession and public health at large. While this blog highlights three prominent dentists in honor of Black History Month, it needs to be stated that they are just a small sample of a group of several figures whose accomplishments helped shape our country both in terms of oral health as well as civil rights.

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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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