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What Is Dental Plaque?

Have you ever noticed a sticky film on your teeth? That sticky film is known as plaque, the result of bacteria collecting on the surfaces of your teeth, often starting at the gumline. The development of plaque is completely normal and can usually be removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth.   Plaque…

Do you have Sensitive Teeth?

You dip your spoon into the container and move a big scoop of ice cream to your mouth. As soon as it touches your teeth, you cringe as your sensitive teeth react to the cold. While ice cream can be a treat for some people, to people with sensitive teeth it’s a treat they don’t…

The Benefits of Sugarless Gum

Do you love chewing gum? Who doesn’t? It keeps your breath fresh, and it helps you have an irresistible smile! Sugarless gum however, can do more than just that. It can actually improve your oral heath!   While toothpaste and mouthwash containing fluoride are the best products for strengthening teeth, sugarless gum has several benefits….

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

It’s easy to see when it’s time to go shopping for a new pair of shoes or jacket, but when are you ready for a new toothbrush? It depends on your usage, health, and preferences, but before you brush again, read on to see if it’s time for you to get a new toothbrush! You…

Dental Care During Pregnancy

You’re pregnant! You’ve got a million things on your mind, and we get that the dentist isn’t the first doctor you’re worried about visiting. However, it’s important to keep up with your oral health while pregnant. Preventative dental cleanings and annual exams during pregnancy are not only safe but are recommended. During pregnancy, the changing…

Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes

Brushing your teeth is a quintessential part of your daily dental hygiene routine, and we receive frequent questions from our patients regarding their best options when it comes to a toothbrush. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), as long as one brushes twice a day for the recommended two minutes at a time, both…

The Importance of Flossing

Flossing is an essential step in your oral healthcare routine. Unlike a toothbrush, which cleans the tops and outer surfaces of the teeth and gums, floss is an interdental cleaner. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), interdental cleaners such as floss are a critical component of taking care of your teeth and gums. Cleaning between teeth…

Welcome Dr. Erin Sexson to Smile Studio!

  Smile Studio is thrilled to announce some exciting changes in the new year! On January 2 we welcomed Dr. Erin Sexson as the newest member of our team, bringing all of her experience in dentistry to our Smile Studio patients! She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 2007 after receiving…

Tips For Keeping Your Teeth In Great Shape This Holiday Season

We all know the holidays can be the most difficult time of the year to stay away from foods and beverages that cause harm to your teeth and gums. Not only that, but it can often be hard to stick to your regular daily oral health routine. Since we recognize it can be nearly impossible…