We understand that patients have concerns about potential risks from exposure to radiation from x-rays [radiographs], and we want to provide you with our policies at Dental Design Studio and our dentists’ intentions in using x-rays during oral exams.
Replacing a single missing tooth with an implant has some big advantages. In addition to the cosmetic improvement to your smile, the implant supported abutment and crown can actually be more stable and can often outlast a fixed bridge. With implants, the teeth on either side of the space won’t be modified or filed down in any way, maintaining their previous healthy and stable condition.
Most of us care about healthy teeth and a whiter smile, but do we really pay attention to our gums? It turns out that keeping gums in shape is not only important to our smile, but to our overall health as well. Studies now find that periodontal infections, otherwise known as gum disease or gingivitis, may contribute to the risk of heart disease, the nation’s top fatality. Untreated periodontal disease can pose a serious threat to those whose health may already be compromised by respiratory disease or diabetes.
Cosmetic bonding is a safe and easy fix for smile restoration to repair chipped, cracked or broken teeth, fill in spacing gaps or adjust tooth discoloration. It is a relatively inexpensive procedure that can be done during a regular visit. Request an appointment to find out if cosmetic bonding could help fix your smile!
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A DENTIST, AND HOW OLD WERE YOU?
I was in third grade when I first became interested in being a dentist. After multiple visits to my orthodontist, Dr. Steffen, I really thought it was cool. In high school, I had an assignment to research a possible future career and write a paper. I chose dentistry, and that really helped me pinpoint that it was the career for me!
Because we are keeping our teeth far longer than ever before, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene and be aware of age-related risks that threaten the optimum health of our teeth. With vigilance, oral health tips and routine dental care, Dental Design Studio can help ensure healthy smiles for later in life.
We would like to welcome Dr. Jennifer Jenkins to our team!
Dr. Jenkins is a native Oklahoman who attended the University of Oklahoma for both undergrad and dental school at the University of OklahomaHealth Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. She graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2008.
Research shows that your smile is the first thing noticed when you meet someone, but many people are self-conscious of their smiles. Previous consumer studies have proved that a beautiful smile will make you more attractive. But according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), research also shows a new smile will make you appear more intelligent, interesting, and successful to others as well. It makes an incredible difference in your smile when you are confident enough to show off your teeth.