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How to Know if You Have a Cavity

How do you know if you have a cavity? | Full Circle Dental Care | Del City, OK

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay. It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime. So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Well, depending on the severity of your tooth decay, you may experience a variety of symptoms.

Accompanying symptoms that go along with tooth decay.

  • Nothing (in the early stages)
  • A toothache or spontaneous tooth pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Pain (slight or severe) when eating something sweet, hot, or cold
  • Staining (brown, black, or white) on the surface of your tooth
  • Visible holes in your tooth. Those holes are ...

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Congenitally Missing Teeth

Missing teeth fixes | Full Circle Dental Care | Del City, OK

It's one thing to lose a tooth, whether through poor oral hygiene, accident, or oral surgery. A tooth not growing in where it should is something else. Between 2-4 percent of the population will have at least one tooth missing from their adult set. This condition is called congenitally missing teeth or hypodontia. In the much rarer event that the full set of teeth is missing, it’s called anodontia.

It’s All About Genes

The most common teeth to be affected by this condition are wisdom teeth, upper lateral incisors, and lower second premolars. Since wisdom teeth are often removed anyway, not having them in the first place can save you a lot ...

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The Big Scoop On Tooth Sensitivity

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Do you get a painful jolt through your teeth every time you try to enjoy a bite of ice cream or a sip of fresh coffee? If you do, then you’re familiar with the woes of tooth sensitivity, and you’re not alone. More than half of adults between the ages of 20 and 50 experience some degree of sensitivity in their teeth, and children can have sensitive teeth too.

So why does this happen? Well, to understand tooth sensitivity, it helps to know about the structure of a tooth and how the different layers function.

The Anatomy Of A Tooth

The crown of each tooth is covered with a thin layer of ...

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Don’t Let Those Insurance Benefits Expire!

Insurance Benefit | Full Circle Dental Care | Del City, OK

2017 is almost over, and that means it’s time to talk about dental insurance. Most dental plans don’t let the benefits roll over into the next year if they go unused. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of all your benefits, then now is the time to do so!

Is Your Coverage Compatible?

We accept most major insurance policies, and are in network with quite a few different companies. METLIFE, HEALTHCHOICE, DELTA DENTAL, BC/BS, CIGNA, AETNA (just to name a few). To find out if we accept your insurance policy please give us a call and we can do a complimentary benefits check. We have a fantastic Insurance Coordinator here that would be happy to ...

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DENTAL SEALANTS

Dental Sealants for Children | Full Circle Dental Care | Del City, OK

As parents, our children’s well-being is always our top priority, and their dental health is a big part of that. It’s important to take good care of their baby teeth, of course, but what can we do to ensure that their permanent teeth get off to a good start?

A Child’s Risk Of Tooth Decay

Did you know that 40 percent of children will develop cavities by the time they reach kindergarten? Poor oral hygiene habits and sugary snacks can result in severe tooth decay in baby teeth, and genetics sometimes contribute to the problem as well.

As important as baby teeth are, it’s even more crucial to protect incoming adult teeth from ...

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Follow Us On Social Media!

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Are you on social media? We are too. We know it might seem crazy to follow a healthcare provider on Facebook or Instagram, but we honestly treasure our relationships with you. We consider you friends, and we care about what’s going on in your lives!


The Advantage To YOU, Our Valued Patient

  • No obnoxious self-promotion; every post is considered from your point of view.
  • You’re the first to know about cool news and deals at our office.
  • Get those regular reminders and tidbits about how to have the best personal daily care.

We are active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and now Snapchat to help better serve our patients and to also have some FUN!  We plan on posting some more patient ...

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Easy Ways To Improve Your Dental Health

Improve Dental Health | Full circle Dental Care | Del City, OK

We've all heard that if we want healthy teeth, we should brush twice a day, floss once a day, and schedule regular dental cleaning appointments twice a year. Definitely keep doing those things, but if you want to step up your oral health game, here are a few easy ways to do that.

 

Replace Your Toothbrush Regularly

One of the simplest ways you can improve your dental health and hygiene is to replace your toothbrush on a regular basis. Vigorous brushing will make the bristles fray and reduce the brush’s cleaning ability, but that’s not the only reason toothbrushes should be replaced often.

A lot of the bacteria we brush off our teeth stays on the ...

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