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How We’re Practicing Social Distancing

July 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 5:15 pm

Even though 2020 is far from over, everyone already knows what the phrase of the year will be—social distancing. Literal mountains of research have shown that minimizing contact with other people and keeping a space of at least six feet between individuals is one of the simplest and most effective ways to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. But how does social distancing work when it comes to dentistry? Isn’t getting up close and personal essential to the entire process? Fortunately, your dentist in Oklahoma City and the team at Grand Dental Studio have already thought about this, so we’ve implemented several guidelines to ensure strict social distancing is maintained during everyone’s appointments. Read on below to learn about a few of the ways we’re working hard to keep you, ourselves, and the community safe and healthy! (more…)

Let’s Talk About Headgear in the Time of COVID-19

June 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 1:51 pm

Dr. Kirk wearing a facemask and shield Chances are that you, like many, may not have even known what “PPE” stood for a few months ago, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re likely all too familiar with personal protective equipment like masks and gloves these days. After being closed for six weeks, Grand Dental Studio has reopened so our patients can get the high-quality dental care they need, and we’ve implemented several new safety measures that go above and beyond the guidelines set by the CDC and OHSA. For one, you’ll likely notice your dentist in Oklahoma City wearing some new headgear at your next appointment. Here’s how each piece will keep you and them safe from the coronavirus.


Hygienists Share 3 Essential Tips for Keeping Your Mouth Healthy

April 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 9:07 am

Grand Dental Studio hygienistsChances are that you can’t turn on your TV, phone, or computer without instantly seeing a story about COVID-19, and under that, you’ll likely find some creative ways people are spending their extra time at home. Due to the nationwide quarantine, most dental offices are only seeing patients for severe emergencies, so taking proper care of your teeth at home is more important than ever. Thankfully, these quick and easy hygiene tips will ensure your smile stays bright and healthy during this unique time! (more…)

Tasty Foods That Also Take Great Care of Your Smile

March 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 5:45 pm

chicken and tomato dish prepared for National Nutrition Month You’ll literally find countless blogs and articles online talking about how certain foods are great for your body and will help you do anything from lose weight to set new records in the gym. But, many of them forget about one of the most important parts of you—your mouth! March is officially National Nutrition Month, and in that spirit, here are a few tasty treats you can enjoy knowing that they are working hard to give you a healthy smile you’ll be eager to show off. (more…)

How to Protect Your Smile During Cold & Flu Season

February 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 2:44 pm

woman with runny nose Cold and flu season is upon us, and if you’re like most people, you definitely don’t have time to get sick. While coughing, sneezing, and fever are all common symptoms, many people don’t know that their chances of developing cavities rise as well whenever they have the cold or flu. Why? Because many remedies designed to help you deal with these ailments are actually bad for your teeth! Thankfully, by keeping a few key things in mind, you can reduce your cold/flu symptoms without harming your smile in the process.   (more…)

3 Oral Health Facts Every Man Should Know

January 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 1:03 pm

middle-aged man smiling

James Brown famously sang, “It’s a man’s world,” but when it comes to oral health, women are definitely in charge. Men are much more likely than women to develop minor problems like cavities as well as serious ones like oral cancer, so this begs the question, “What’s up with men’s oral health?” Fortunately, research has shown us the answers, and by learning a few key facts, every man can know exactly what they need to do to achieve and maintain a healthy, confident smile. (more…)

Amalgam vs. Tooth-Colored Fillings: Which One is Better?

December 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 12:50 pm

tooth-colored filling After spending a few extra moments in the mirror this morning with your mouth wide open, you’re pretty sure that one of your teeth has a cavity. While this is certainly annoying, getting minor cavities repaired is a fairly quick and easy process thanks to modern-day fillings. As with everything else these days, however, you have a choice. Amalgam and tooth-colored fillings have been used to literally fix millions of cavities over the years, but which one should you get? It turns out there are pluses and minuses for each type, and knowing more can make your care decision nice and straightforward. (more…)

The #1 Way to Keep Yourself Safe from Oral Cancer

November 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 12:53 pm

oral cancer ribbon In November, the warm coats come out, and most people are starting to think about Thanksgiving and the countless other holiday festivities that are just around the corner. Little do people know that it’s actually Mouth Cancer Action Month, a time when extra attention is paid to oral cancer. This condition isn’t talked about often in the media, but it’s actually more deadly than both skin and cervical cancer, and not everyone who gets it is a heavy smoker or drinker. Fortunately, with a little know-how and some simple habits, you and your loved ones can make sure you stay safe and don’t add to the ever-growing statistics. (more…)

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…)

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