It sure is heating up out there, and we know your child is ready for summer… but what about her teeth? Believe it or not, June, July, and August are some of the most cavity-prone months for kiddos, as sweet summer treats and a change in the routine make teeth more vulnerable to the acids and bacteria that cause decay. Your dentist in Oklahoma City wants to remind you to help your little one start this season off with a clean-smile slate by scheduling a checkup and cleaning at Grand Dental Studio! Because preventive dental care is the best way to help her maintain a happy, healthy smile this summer, and for so many more to come.
October 5, 2015
At Grand Dental Studio, Dr. Michael Kirk and Dr. Janice Henry are committed to providing patients like you with Oklahoma’s Best Dental Experience™. That means making sure that from the moment you first call our office, you feel welcome, heard and at ease with our whole team. Because visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be a chore, or something you dread — and we believe it shouldn’t be. Read on to learn how Grand Dental Studio in Oklahoma City is committed to providing you with nothing short of excellence in dentistry.
September 9, 2015
At Grand Dental Studio, our skilled dentists see many patients with minor to severe dental flaws who would like restore or enhance their natural smile, but the thought of enduring complex dental treatments that are uncomfortable at best and painful at worst deters them. As part of our commitment to providing patients the best dental experience in Oklahoma, we recommend considering sedation dentistry to diminish pain and making your dental visit peaceful and productive. Call to schedule a sedation dentistry consultation with your Oklahoma City dentist today.
June 10, 2012
You may have heard of dentists using dental sealants to help young patients protect their teeth, but did you know that adult patients can benefit from them too? After all, it’s not just children who get cavities in the pits and grooves of their teeth—it can happen to anyone. But with dental sealants, it’s possible to keep teeth healthy and cavity-free.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are a thin plastic film that we apply daily to the smiles of our Oklahoma City patients. More specifically, sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars in a two-step process.
In the first stage of this process, your teeth will be prepared with a special cleaning and etching solution. Then, after about 15 seconds, we’ll rinse that off, dry your teeth, coat them with our sealant, and then use our curing light to turn that liquid into a hardened plastic that provides a physical barrier for teeth, protecting them from cavity-causing bacteria.
When Should Dental Sealants Be Placed?
Dental sealants can be used to protect molar and premolar chewing surfaces, meaning they can be placed at almost any age. First permanent molars erupt at about age 6. By placing sealants on them shortly after they erupt we can protect them from developing cavities where food and bacteria collect. Second permanent molars erupt later on at about 12 years. As with the first case, the grooves of these teeth are also susceptible to cavities and can benefit from the protection dental sealants can offer.
Want To Learn More?
Do you want to learn more about how you can safeguard your teeth with dental sealants? Call Grand Dental Nichols Hills today with your questions or to schedule an appointment with us. The doctors at our Oklahoma City office serve patients from the greater OKC area.