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Preventive Dentistry with Dr. Joe Isaacson is Your Assurance of a Healthy Smile

September 11, 2014

179150393Life is busy. Work, family, school, home, and the list goes on and on. Sometimes that regular appointment with the dentist isn’t easy to schedule. Rest assured, however, it is time well spent. Preventive and family dentistry with Joe Isaacson, DDS in Oklahoma City, OK, is your first step to oral health, a beautiful smile and even overall health.

Preventive Dentistry is More than Just Cleaning

For a healthy mouth, we recommend a check-up with Dr. Isaacson once every six months for you and your entire family. During your visit, your teeth will be cleaned, of course. But beyond that we can monitor your oral health in order to help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and other conditions.

In addition, Dr. Isaacson and his team will be able to offer you services to treat any condition that can be spotted during a regular visit. For example, we can prevent or treat tooth decay before it progresses.  If your children play sports, we can customize athletic mouthguards to protect their teeth and smile. Other services provided during a preventive dentistry visit include:

  • Dental Sealants—an invisible plastic coating that is typically applied to back molars to prevent tooth decay
  • Night Guards—a custom-fitted appliance worn at night to stop the wear and tear on teeth from grinding
  • Fluoride Supplements—a gel, foam or paste that is applied in the office to treat any soft spots on the teeth
  • Oral Cancer Screening—a complete examination of the mouth and throat tissue to find any suspicious areas early

Finally, Dr. Isaacson will offer guidance for how you can help keep your oral health at its best by suggesting an at-home hygiene regimen for you and your family.

Schedule Your Appointment Today for Preventive Dentistry

If you are ready to take the first step toward better oral health through preventive dentistry, schedule an appointment today with Dr. Isaacson in Oklahoma City. Our office also conveniently serves patients from Yukon, Edmond, Piedmont, Mustang and more.

The Importance of Treating Bruxism: What You Need to Know About Teeth Grinding

March 5, 2014

Shutterstock Mouth GuardAccording to the American Sleep Association, approximately 10 percent of Americans suffer from bruxism, a common sleep disorder that causes the person affected to unintentionally clench the jaw and grind the teeth during sleep. At Joe Isaacson Dental in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Isaacson and his team help people with bruxism avoid the many consequences of this subconscious behavior with general dentistry services and customized oral appliances called nightguards.

How Does Bruxism Affect Me?

Individuals with bruxism are typically completely unaware that they are affected until a visit to the dentist reveals damage to the teeth caused by the grinding. For some, other symptoms may arise before a dental examination. Some of the common signs of nighttime teeth grinding include the following:

  • Frequent, unexplained headaches
  • Pain in the muscles of the face
  • Tension and stiffness in neck and/or shoulders
  • Jaw pain
  • Worn teeth and/or dental work
  • A loud grinding noise that disturbs you or your partner
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitivity in gums and teeth

Because bruxism can cause serious damage to your dentition and lead to chronic pain that interferes with your daily life, it is important that you speak to Dr. Isaacson as soon as you notice any signs of the disorder. He may suggest that you use a flexible, comfortable oral appliance that is customized to fit the contours of your mouth. The nightguard is worn while you sleep to prevent the clenching and grinding actions that cause these problems.

Simple Solutions for Teeth Grinding in OKC

If you’ve noticed any of the tell-tale signs of bruxism in your own mouth or in anyone in your family, contact our office in Oklahoma City, OK today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaacson. The doctor and his team look forward to helping you conquer your teeth grinding dilemma with a custom-fitted nightguard. We also happily welcome families from nearby communities in Mustang, Yukon, Edmond, Piedmont, and beyond.