As your dentist in Oklahoma City, Grand Dental Studio values using the latest technology to provide you with the ultimate in dental care. But we realized something recently — you may not be aware of the ways we use technology to improve your experience. From ultra-precise laser dentistry to extra- and intraoral photography, we are happy to provide our patients with the best that modern dentistry has to offer. Keep reading to learn about the state-of-the-art offerings you can expect from the Grand Dental Studio.
June 4, 2016
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.
April 25, 2016
Did you know that April is oral cancer awareness month? We’re doing our part here at Grand Dental Studio by reminding our patients that an annual screening is recommended for early detection of the disease. Have you had an oral cancer screening from Dr.’s Kirk, Henry and McNair, your dentists in Oklahoma City? Make it a priority this April — especially if you’ve got one of the risk factors for oral cancer. Keep reading to learn what they are, and how you can schedule your screening today!
March 15, 2016
You wouldn’t let your car go more than six months without an oil change, so why do so many adults let their oral maintenance go ignored? Preventive dental care is an investment just like anything else, and the healthy, beautiful smile you get in exchange couldn’t be more valuable. But good dental health is about more than brushing, right? Indeed it is. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about dental hygiene from your family dentist in Oklahoma City, Dr. Michael Kirk.
January 7, 2016
When gapped, crowded or otherwise misaligned teeth get in the way of your beautiful smile, it’s time to act — and fast. Did you know you’ve got wonderful corrective options with cosmetic dentistry, right here in Oklahoma City? That’s right. Dr. Michael Kirk, Dr. Janice Henry and the whole team at Grand Dental Studio are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams with treatments like Invisalign, veneers or crowns in Oklahoma City. Keep reading to learn more about these services and more, and you can finally get the dazzling smile you deserve in 2016!
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.
November 4, 2015
Can you believe it’s already November? This time of year always sneaks up on us. Before you know it we’ll be getting ready to celebrate the start of 2016, and that also means the end of your dental benefits for 2015. That’s right — you’ve paid for those benefits all year long, but any money remaining in your account or within your limit won’t roll over for next year’s dental treatments. Keep reading to learn more about how you can make the most out of your dental insurance before the year’s end, then schedule your appointment with Dr. Michael Kirk, the family dentist in Oklahoma City, before it’s too late!
You’ve Earned Your Dental Benefits: Now Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em
It’s hard to keep up with the rules of any insurance plan, and it certainly hasn’t gotten any easier lately. That’s why Grand Dental Studio wants to remind you that most dental plans expire at the end of the year. If you’ve got a flex or health savings account, any money that’s left in your name will be forfeited. And as for regular insurance plans, if you haven’t reached your maximum yearly allowance, or the money you’re entitled to each year, you’ll lose that, too. Come 2016, you’ll have to meet another deductible — and because insurance plans are always changing, it could be higher than ever.
It’s simple. Use your 2015 dental benefits before it’s too late — or lose them entirely.
Here are some steps you can take in order to maximize on this year’s dental insurance.
- Call your insurance provider and find out how much you have left to spend in 2015 — and verify that these benefits are on a calendar year. Very few dental plans work on a fiscal year, but some do.
- Find out what dental treatments your insurance covers. Most offer only preventive treatments, but sometimes cosmetic services are covered, too.
- Once you fully understand everything about your 2015 benefits, call to schedule an appointment for you and the whole family at Grand Dental Studio. Your Oklahoma City dentist will help you save money — and you’ll get healthy teeth in return.
Take Advantage of Your Dental Benefits for Your Oral Health
Using your dental benefits before they expire isn’t only good for your budget — it’s also crucial for your oral health. Twice annual visits to the dentist include a dental exam, a thorough cleaning and x-rays, too. These preventive steps are vital to maintaining healthy teeth, and are also usually 100 percent covered by your dental insurance. Catching signs of decay or other problems while they’re small saves you a lot of time, pain and money overall.
Don’t forget that December is the busiest month for Grand Dental Studio, so don’t wait — contact us to schedule your appointment today!
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 24, 2015
Patients have come to equate Dr. Michael K. Kirk and the Grand Dental Studio with superior dental care in a luxurious, relaxing environment. In Oklahoma City no dental practice offers as much personalized care with the added comforts of our full relaxation menu or a stroll through our Zen garden. Whatever your dental health care goals, isn’t it time you started looking forward to visiting your dentist? At Grand Dental Studio, we think it is. Invisalign clear braces and all our cosmetic dentistry options, offered in our spa like environment will leave you with a picture perfect smile. If you’ve been considering braces but are worried about the esthetics and the hassle, call to schedule an Invisalign consultation today.
Why Dr. Kirk
As a member of the American and Oklahoma Academies of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Kirk is dedicated to learning up-to-date cosmetic dentistry treatments that he can bring home to his OKC patients. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Kirk has been dedicated to continuing education in all facets of dental care and his cosmetic dentistry training and experience is top-tier. If his years of education and experience aren’t enough to convince you, Dr. Kirk also prides himself on building strong relationships with every patient and says the best part of dentistry is getting to know his patients and working with them to achieve their oral health care goals. In his state-of-the-art, relaxing practice, Dr. Kirk offers the best cosmetic dentistry in OKC.
While many people choose to live with crooked teeth thinking the only adverse effect is esthetic, it’s important to note that there are additional health concerns to consider as well. A crooked or misaligned bite places uneven pressure on your teeth and jaw making you more susceptible to damaging the teeth that take extra wear and tear, and an increased potential to develop TMJ disorder. No matter what your age or lifestyle, it is important to have an aligned bite that will help you maintain dental health for life.
Invisalign clear braces offer a teeth straightening option without the hassle of traditional braces. When you want to create a better smile, it seems irrational to make your smile worse before it gets better. Traditional braces are bulky, painful, and a metallic smile doesn’t help anyone to look or feel their best. Traditional braces also limit the types of food you can eat, and require extensive oral hygiene.
Invisalign is a great option if you want to share your best smile from the first day of treatment. The clear, custom alignment trays gently shift your teeth, and no one will even notice. The alignment trays are switched out for new ones every few weeks until your teeth are straight. No orthodontic visits for tightening wires. In addition to fewer dental visits most patients report experiencing less discomfort with Invisalign when compared to traditional braces. Because Invisalign is removable, you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods while you correct your bite. Simply remove your correcting tray during meals, and replace after.
For More Information
If you’ve considered traditional braces, but don’t want a mouth full of metal Invisalign clear braces may be for you. Our relaxing, spa like office is conveniently located in the heart of Oklahoma City 73118, but you will feel like you just spent a day on the beach. Call to schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients form Oklahoma City and surrounding areas including Midwest City, Deer Creek, Yukon, Edmond, Moore, and Nichols Hills.