FAQ's About Dentistry in Broken Arrow, OK

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What makes us a family-first practice? We treat you like family, taking the time to help you understand your treatment options. We work hard to give you information about your smile, your gums, and your airway, so you can pursue a more holistically healthy life.

We also get to know you, what you love and the events of your life worth celebrating. Simply put, we treat you as a part of our extended family, always working toward your success. If you have questions about your oral health, we are always here for you to answer them!

Common Questions About Dentistry

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Ideally, your child should start seeing a dentist soon after they get their first tooth! The average recommendation is by the time they're one year old.  That may seem early, but we can check that the teeth and jaws are developing correctly. 

Bleeding gums may be a sign of gingivitis, an inflammation that can lead to gum disease. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, give us a call. We can set up an appointment and see what steps are necessary to make your gums healthy again.

Your enamel — the outer layer of the tooth — may be thin or damaged, causing the inner layer (dentin) to be exposed and create pain. Shrinking gums can also make teeth sensitive. We can help you determine the cause of your teeth sensitivity and find ways to alleviate it.

Overnight, bacteria and plaque build up over your teeth as you sleep. That buildup can lead to tooth decay, so brushing in the morning clears out that buildup. Brushing at night cleans the teeth from the day's food and drink, which can leave plaque and residue on the teeth and lead to tooth decay. 

Absolutely! While brushing and flossing go a long way to keeping your teeth clean, you still need a thorough cleaning and examination twice a year to ensure other dental issues aren't present, such as tooth decay or gum disease, as well as to deep-clean your teeth.

Adults tend to get gum disease more than children, but children can get gum disease as well. Genetics, certain medications and autoimmune diseases or diabetes can cause gum disease in kids. That's why it's important for the whole family to have regular dental visits. 

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