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Causes and treatments for gum recession

Causes and Treatments for Gum Recession

In a healthy mouth, the gum tissue fits snugly around the teeth like a cuff. Gum recession is what happens when the gums wear away or pull away from the teeth. Receding gums expose more tooth structure than normal, and if the recession is left untreated, it can eventually expose a tooth’s root. This can […]
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What Is Periodontal Disease and How Is It Treated?

Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious threat to the health of the gums and teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can destroy the structures that hold the teeth in place, in turn causing tooth loss. Unfortunately, gum disease is a public health concern, as studies show that over half of all American adults have some […]
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How Aging Affects Oral Health

Getting older doesn’t have to mean losing teeth or developing dental disease. At Cobblestone Park Family Dental, we are devoted to helping our patients enjoy great oral health at any age, including well into their retirement. However, the effects of the aging process do present a few unique oral health challenges. Read on as Drs. […]
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No Smile Is Beyond Repair

Drs. Cory and Jennifer Chambers of Cobblestone Park Family Dental understand that some people are afraid of the dentist and avoid getting the dental care they need because of those fears. A lack of proper dental care can cause dental problems to develop and worsen over time. Some people feel as though their teeth are […]
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Are You Brushing Correctly?

While brushing regularly (i.e., two times a day) is important, it’s how you brush that matters the most. Using the proper brushing technique ensures that you reach every nook and cranny of your mouth possible without hurting or damaging your teeth and gums. For a refresher on the proper brushing technique, continue reading below.
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Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign

Braces and Invisalign are two of the most popular orthodontic treatments patients can choose to straighten their smile. However, patients should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment before choosing one. Here, Dr. Jennifer Chambers and Dr. Cory Chambers of Cobblestone Park Family Dental compare the specifics of traditional braces and Invisalign.
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Fixing a “Gummy Smile”

Do you feel your teeth are overshadowed by prominent gums? If so, you may have what many people refer to as a “gummy smile,” excessive gum tissue or a hyperactive upper lip. Although typically a benign issue, a gummy smile can have a significant impact on one’s smile and self-confidence. If you’re self-conscious or embarrassed […]
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Signs You Can Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has the ability to make over a smile and boost confidence. Whether it involves a single treatment or a full-scale smile makeover, cosmetic dentistry can be a life-changing experience for people who are bothered by their smile. If you wonder whether cosmetic dentistry is right for your personal dental goals, Dr. Jennifer Chambers […]
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Tips for Nervous or Anxious Dental Patients

Many Americans avoid the oral health care they need because of fear or anxiety surrounding dental treatment. Previously traumatic experiences, the sounds and smells of a dental office and fear of pain are commonly cited as reasons why some people feel fearful or anxious about dental treatment. As leading Oklahoma City dentists, Drs. Jennifer and […]
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What to look for in a dentist

What to Look for in a Dentist

Finding the right dentist for you and your family can be daunting and even overwhelming. With so many dentists to choose from, how can you be sure you are making the right choice? Here at Cobblestone Dentistry, our expert family dentists in Oklahoma City are committed to providing our patients with the most up-to-date information […]
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New Year dental resolutions

New Year Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

If you are looking for ways to improve your health and wellbeing this New Year, why not start with your oral health? Research shows that dental problems can lead to serious health conditions including high blood pressure and heart disease. At Cobblestone Dentistry, a premier dental practice in Oklahoma City, we are committed to helping […]
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What is Laser Dentistry and How Does It Help?

Laser dentistry allows dentists to focus on extremely specific areas without affecting surrounding tissue. It allows dentists to avoid using a drill or anesthesia in some situations. Lasers reduce discomfort and healing time. Here are some common laser dentistry procedures and the safety information you need to decide if they’re right for you.
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Using HSA and FSA for dental care

Use It or Lose It: Using Your HSA and FSA Benefits to Enhance Your Smile

With the year coming to a close, Drs. Jennifer and Cory Chambers of Cobblestone Dentistry want to remind patients to take advantage of their Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Saving Account (HSA) before time runs out. Most accounts do not roll over to the next year, so what better time to schedule a dental […]
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How to Tell if a Tooth is Abscessed

When people have toothaches, they often delay going to the dentist, hoping it will go away. Left untreated, a dental abscess can lead to serious complications. Here’s what causes a tooth to become abscessed, the common symptoms, and what can happen if you don’t get help.
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How to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Regular brushing is important to dental health, especially when teeth are first developing. However, it can be a struggle to get kids to brush. Here are the steps children should follow every time they brush as well as some tips to make the process easier on everyone.
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6 Summer Foods That Hurt Your Teeth

Some of the things we eat during the summer are terrible for teeth. Regular dental care can keep your teeth healthy, but what you eat matters too. Food can have a big impact on overall mouth health. Here are some foods to avoid this summer.
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Three Tips for Routine Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is important for maintaining a healthy mouth. It is easy neglectful these hygiene practices, but doing so can leave you with cavities, gum disease, and more. To keep your mouth in top shape, you must to a bit more than brush your teeth in the morning and evening
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Four Ways to Prevent TMJ Problems

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a serious condition that causes severe jaw pain. There are many causes of TMJ, including grinding your teeth, stress, and eating certain foods. Unfortunately, there is no real cure, but lifestyle changes can help you manage.
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Cosmetic Injectable Procedures by your Dentist

When thinking about the health of your teeth, it’s unlikely you are thinking of Botox – a drug associated with creating a more youthful appearance – as the answer. Products like Botox and Juvederm are primarily associated with treating wrinkles or blemishes. Some have even been used to treat migraines. Many people are surprised to learn these products can also be used effectively in many dental procedures.
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Spring Cleaning Isn’t Just for Your Home!

Spring has officially arrived, and one thing this season is notorious for is cleaning. Most of us have felt the call to get our worlds a little tidier once the flowers begin to blossom. But spring cleaning isn’t just for your home or office, it’s for your teeth, too.
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5 Gingivitis Symptoms To Watch For

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and is commonly caused by bacteria that accumulates along the gum line. A dentist can treat the condition if caught in its early stages. If left untreated, however, gingivitis can spread to the underlying tissues and lead to more serious forms of gum disease, such as tooth decay, periodontitis, and eventually tooth loss.
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Sweet Options for Your Child’s Valentine’s Sweet Tooth

Many parents swap Valentine’s Day romance for school parties and Valentine’s Day cards. Unfortunately, this means your son or daughter will likely come home with an abundance of candy. Sweets are fine in moderation, but one candy from each classmate can add up very quickly.
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