Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Treatments for a Better Smile: Invisalign®

To reverse issues associated with teeth that are out of their alignment, consider modern dentistry treatments such as Invisalign®. Invisalign alignment systems are extremely popular due to the fact they can straighten your teeth while providing you with the discreet care that is beneficial for all ages. Invisalign aligners are... Read more »

A Clean Tongue Means Fresh Breath

One of the best ways to keep your mouth clean and your breath fresh is to clean brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. That can keep your mouth free of the bacteria that constantly accumulate there. But are you also cleaning your tongue? Don’t take... Read more »

A Chipped Tooth with a Cavity Might Need a Dental Crown

When a tooth has chipped the damage to the enamel layer can vary in severity. Even if you aren’t experiencing any sensitivity or pain in the chipped tooth, you should still have it examined and treated by a professional dentist like Dr. Samantha Marley-Harrod, Dr. K. Cullen Harrod, or Dr.... Read more »

A Fluoride Treatment Can Help Maintain Strong Teeth

A consistent oral hygiene routine and regularly scheduled dental checkups are critical components of maintaining a healthy mouth. Every dental checkup performed at our dental office will clean your teeth while also monitoring your mouth for any newly developing oral health problem. If our dentist notices signs of demineralized tooth enamel, our... Read more »

Whoops! Lost a Filling

If your filling comes loose, the dentist can easily replace it. However, some discomfort often comes when it tumbles out, and your tooth will need some protection while it’s gone. If you have to wait a few days before the dentist can see you, here are some things you can... Read more »

Partial Dentures and the Benefits They Have to Offer You

At the dental practice of The Smile Associates, we are pleased to offer custom-made partial dentures for our patients in Edmond, Oklahoma who are missing teeth in their smiles. When it comes to restoring your oral health, partial dentures offer several benefits. Created in a dental lab from impressions of... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at The Smile Associates, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »