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Bad Teeth: Are They Genetic?

August 10, 2021

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Do you always seem to have problems with your mouth, no matter how much you brush and floss? You might have inherited bad teeth. If your parents or grandparents had dental issues, you’ll likely experience them as well. In fact, many aspects of your oral health are affected to a certain degree by your genes. Read along to learn which conditions can be inherited and what steps you can take to have a healthy smile.

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4 Surprising Benefits of Having Lumineers Placed!

July 19, 2021

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woman smiling happily with Lumineers

For years, you’ve been living with smile imperfections that have left you hesitant to grin and place your personality on full display. Thankfully, the days of hiding from the world can finally come to an end with the placement of Lumineers. As you continue reading, a local cosmetic dentist lists 4 benefits of the procedure that just may surprise you!

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TikTok’s Toothless Princess: How Her Story Can Inspire More Smiles

July 5, 2021

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diagram of implant dentures

When you lose a tooth, you can lose much more. Having missing teeth can feel isolating because you may not want to show the gaps when you talk, laugh, eat, or smile. It can cause you to shy away from social or professional conversations, eating in public, or smiling for selfies. But the truth is you’re far from being alone. TikTok’s “Toothless Princess” is helping people see that tooth loss is more common than you think and that implant dentures can help you overcome it.

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4 Unique Benefits Only Lumineers Can Provide

June 18, 2021

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patient preparing to receive Lumineers

You’re tired of seeing chips, cracks, and stains on your teeth, but you don’t want to undergo an invasive cosmetic procedure like veneers or dental crowns. What can you do? You may not realize this, but Lumineers are similar to veneers but instead of altering the enamel of your teeth, they require little-to-no preparation and are completely reversible! If you’re ready to make a change to your smile’s appearance, here are 4 unique benefits that come with choosing Lumineers.

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3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments That Are Perfect for Summer

May 3, 2021

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happy smiling young woman on summer city street

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to start planning for backyard barbecues, lazy days by the pool, or maybe even a vacation to the beach. Of course, you will want to capture the memories you make this upcoming season. However, if you don’t like the way your teeth look, you may not feel confident enough to smile in photos and videos. Fortunately, a cosmetic dentist can help! There are many different cosmetic treatments that can transform your teeth and help you reclaim your confidence. Choosing the best option for you will depend on your unique circumstance. However, here are 3 popular cosmetic dental treatments that are perfect for summer.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Coffee, tea, and other dark foods and drinks can stain your teeth over time. One quick and easy way to dramatically improve your appearance before summer starts is to undergo professional teeth whitening. In just a single visit, your dentist can turn your teeth several shades whiter by using a powerful bleaching solution and a special activating light. Prefer to brighten your smile gradually? Ask your dentist for custom trays for at-home teeth whitening. Regardless of which option you choose, you can trust that you will achieve stunning results that over-the-counter teeth whitening strips just cannot match.

Dental Bonding

If you want to fix a chipped tooth or other minor dental imperfections, dental bonding can do the trick! During bonding treatment, your cosmetic dentist will apply composite resin to your teeth and then shape and polish the resin to match your surrounding smile. In addition to concealing chipped, gapped, or discolored teeth, dental bonding can also lengthen undersized teeth. Quick and affordable, dental bonding typically does not require any significant preparation or anesthesia. Other advantages include:

  • Immediate results
  • Painless procedure
  • Preserves natural enamel
  • Results last 10+ years with proper care

Porcelain Veneers

Have you ever wondered how celebrities always seems to have perfect teeth? The truth is that many wear porcelain veneers. You can achieve a beautiful smile fit for a Hollywood red carpet with veneer treatment too!

Crafted from thin but durable porcelain, veneers are essentially shells that bond to the front of teeth. These custom dental restorations can hide stains, chips, cracks, gaps and more, and treatment usually only requires two trips to a dentist’s office. Major benefits of porcelain veneers include:

  • No recovery period
  • Natural appearance
  • Whiter teeth
  • Average lifespan of 10 to 15 years

As mentioned above, the right cosmetic treatment for you will depend on what specific changes you want to make to your teeth. So, if you want to make the most of your summer with family and friends, talk to a cosmetic dentist today!  

About the Author

Dr. Joe Isaacson has been one of Oklahoma City’s premier cosmetic dentists for over 20 years. An active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he routinely rejuvenates patients’ smiles with porcelain veneers, dental bonding, gum recontouring, and more. He even offers special discounts on cosmetic procedures to patients without insurance. To learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile, visit Dr. Isaacson’s website or call 405-943-8575.

Veneers vs. Lumineers – Which One Is Right for You?

December 17, 2020

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Woman with porcelain veneers

Are you self-conscious about your smile? The good news is that with modern dentistry, you can make changes to your teeth so that you can feel more confident to show them off. Just because you weren’t lucky enough to be born with a perfect set of pearly whites doesn’t mean that you can’t have that as your goal. But which treatment is best for your needs – porcelain veneers or Lumineers? Continue reading to learn more about the two so you can decide for yourself.

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Don’t Allow These Holiday Foods to Damage Your Teeth!

December 3, 2020

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candy canes

The holidays are finally here! This means stringing up lights and other decorations around your home, singing along to your favorite festive songs, and breaking out the old family cookbook for some delicious recipes. However, your dentist warns that many holiday foods are actually quite harmful for your smile. Continue reading so you can find out which holiday classics you should be wary of this holiday season so that you don’t end up needing to spend extra time in the dental chair.

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COVID-19 Update: Symptoms and Best Practices While at Home

March 30, 2020

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A woman web searching for a dentist in her home.

With COVID-19 restrictions becoming more and more ubiquitous throughout the country, it has become extremely difficult for Dr. Isaacson to provide services that many patients have come to rely on. During these uncertain times, the most important thing you can do is take precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have questions about care at our office or are in need of emergency services, keep reading to learn how the practice is managing this ever-changing situation through teledental practices.

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Here’s How You Can Improve Your Dental Health in 2020

January 6, 2020

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new year's resolution list

The new year is officially in full-swing, but are you still trying to think of good ideas for resolutions? If you’re unsure of what type of commitment to make to yourself in 2020, a good place to start is with taking care of your body, starting with your oral health. Kick off this January with a teeth cleaning in Oklahoma City and a revamped dental hygiene routine that keeps your smile looking and feeling as healthy as ever. Read on for ways to improve your oral and overall health this new year.

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Smoke When You Have Dental Implants

December 19, 2019

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person breaking cigarette

Millions of people every year lose teeth because of smoking. Are you one of them? Even if someone is diligent about daily brushing and flossing, this can unfortunately still happen. Thankfully, there are plenty of tooth replacement options available, like dental implants in Oklahoma City. However, if you’re considering getting dental implants, it’s best to quit smoking beforehand. Here are a few reasons why.

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