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Hormonal Changes Affect Gums

Hormonal Changes Affect Gums

Believe it or not, changes in your hormones can actually result in sensitive gums. Gums become more sensitive, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), because hormone fluctuations – such as those common during pregnancy – can change the way your body...
Mouth Breathing Treatment

Mouth Breathing Treatment

Mouth breathing treatments address a complex health concern that can lead to sleep apnea and in children it can cause speech impediments and improper facial growth. Most people don’t know that mouth breathing can truly have devastating effects on the health and...
Mercury Fillings Can Crack Your Teeth

Mercury Fillings Can Crack Your Teeth

Did you know, Mercury Fillings Can Crack Your Teeth? A patient had a visible crack in the enamel on the outside cusp of their pre-molar which was sensitive to bite on. When the old silver filling was removed, the crack was visible under the old restoration. The...
Foods To Prevent Gum Disease

Foods To Prevent Gum Disease

The top 12 Foods To Prevent Gum Disease are shown below. Over half of Americans have some form of gum disease (also called periodontal disease). Fortunately, if you catch your gum disease early enough you can stop the progression and reverse damage. Gum...

Is Oral Conscious Sedation Safe?

Oklahoma City sedation dentist Dr. Terry Bass takes great caution in protecting the comfort and safety of our patients. This is why Dr. Bass often recommends conscious oral sedation to deal with anxiety and dental phobia. Conscious sedation is accomplished...
Four Holiday Habits that Destroy Teeth

Four Holiday Habits that Destroy Teeth

If you are looking for a dentist in the Oklahoma City area, please contact Dr. Terry Bass at 405-848-7780 today to schedule your next appointment. This Holiday Season, be mindful of: Stress induced bruxism – teeth grinding increases risks...
Treatments for Common Gum Tissue Problems

Treatments for Common Gum Tissue Problems

Your gum tissue supports and sustains your teeth. It’s important to keep your gums healthy because diseases and infection in this tissue can quickly progress. If you think you may be experiencing issues with your gums, experienced dentist Dr. Terry Bass is here...
A Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining a Beautiful Smile

A Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining a Beautiful Smile

Healthy teeth are key to a great smile. If your teeth are worn down, crooked, stained, chipped, or otherwise marred, you may feel self-conscious about smiling, laughing, or even talking. You may not want to have your photo taken, and you may worry about leaving a bad...