As your trusted family dentist in Oklahoma City, we’ve got a big reason to celebrate in February. That’s because the month of love is also Children’s Dental Health month! Of course we’re focused on the health of your little one’s smile all year long, but this month we’ll be promoting awareness and sharing important information on how you can help set your child on the road to a lifetime of healthy teeth. Keep reading to learn more from Dr. Kirk and team today!
December 11, 2015
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, the most effective way to control oral cancer is to diagnose and treat the disease in its earliest stages. This is likely no surprise. At Grand Dental Studio, our dentists and team are dedicated to offering patients superior preventive dentistry. That starts with great at-home hygiene and regular six month visits. When your dentist is familiar with your oral health history as well as family, environmental, and behavioral risk factors, he or she is more likely to diagnose oral cancer before it causes significant damage. Oral cancer symptoms are subtle and often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed by doctors who are less familiar with patients. Maintaining regular preventive dentistry checkups at Grand Dental Studio is one of the best ways to prevent oral cancer and other detrimental dental health concerns.
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.
August 3, 2015
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school! New notebooks, new pencils and crayons, new school shoes. As you squeeze in the last lazy days of summer—and before the kids are off for another year of learning and growth—be sure to bring your children in to see Dr. Michael Kirk, Dr. Janice Henry and their friendly team of dental hygienists and dental assistants at Grand Dental Studio in Oklahoma City, OK. A dental checkup with the family dentist 73118 residents have come to rely on will ensure that your kids head back to school with smiles that are healthy and happy.
May 7, 2015
Taking care of your family isn’t only a matter of doing a lot, it also requires thought and planning. What’s for dinner tonight? To answer this question, you have to think about what to serve and what to buy at the grocery store. Your son has softball practice tomorrow after school. Better make sure his uniform is clean. This weekend is your daughter’s birthday. Are the plans set and the party favors ready? Just thinking about all there is to do can be tiring!
One thing you don’t have to think about is your family’s dental health. Just schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael K. Kirk or Dr. Janice Henry at Grand Dental Studio—the family dentist Oklahoma City, OK, turns to for a comprehensive menu of general dentistry services—and we’ll take it from there. From exams and cleanings to TMJ therapy and gum disease therapy, we have the treatment that you or a family member need to enjoy a smile that is healthy and attractive.
Exams and Cleanings
The cornerstone of family dentistry is a dental checkup. In keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, Dr. Kirk encourages his patients to schedule checkups every six months. At these regular visits, Dr. Kirk and his staff of dental hygienists and assistants will clean your teeth and carefully check for any signs of tooth decay. When necessary, we’ll take digital x-rays to find decay that may be hiding in between teeth or just below the surface. In addition, we’ll evaluate the health of your gums and other soft tissue. We’ll conduct an oral cancer screening and check for symptoms of temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder.
Of course, if a problem is discovered, then family dentist Dr. Kirk will want to treat as soon as possible. For example, a small cavity can be repaired with a tooth-colored filling—a much more practical and less expensive option than allowing decay to spread and necessitate more extensive treatment. Likewise, if a tooth is cracked, we can preserve the tooth with a dental crown that is both strong and natural-looking.
Fluoride Treatment and Dental Sealants
For the youngest members of your family, Dr. Kirk will likely recommend a fluoride treatment and dental sealants. Children sometimes have trouble adequately brushing and flossing, so these treatments can be helpful.
Fluoride is a mineral that has been proven to strengthen teeth’s enamel, the first line of defense in the battle against tooth decay. At Grand Dental Studio, we offer fluoride rinses in a number of tasty flavors. With one quick swish around the mouth, your kids’ teeth will have a better chance of staying healthy.
Dental sealants form a protective barrier between teeth and decay-causing bacteria. Food particles and debris can easily hide in deeply grooved and pitted molars. Sealants start out as a liquid that is applied to your children’s back teeth and then dried with a curing light. Once hardened, dental sealants form a solid shield against cavities.
Call Our Office Today
Schedule an appointment with the family dentist Oklahoma City, OK, depends on for complete and professional family dentistry services. Grand Dental Studio proudly serves patients from the surrounding communities of Midwest City, Deer Creek, Yukon, Edmond, Moore, Nichols Hills, and other neighboring areas.