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HPV & Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know Mar 27th, 2019

We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Norman, and as dental care professionals, we feel it our duty to educate you on how to be...

How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay! Mar 13th, 2019

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Norman children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Proud to Serve Family Dentistry, we want your whole family...

How Dental Nightguards Can Help You Feb 27th, 2019

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in Norman for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep...

“Lasers”: A Groovy Tool for Dentists Feb 13th, 2019

At Proud to Serve Family Dentistry, we take pride in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest and greatest in dental treatments and technologies. That’s why we think dental “lasers” are truly smashing. And if you’re worried about paying one million dollars, rest assured laser treatments...

An Orthodontics Overview Jan 27th, 2019

The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more! A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all...

Is Holistic Dentistry Right for Me? Jan 13th, 2019

Currently a hot topic of debate among dental and health professionals, holistic dentistry has gained popularity in recent years, alongside the movement toward naturopathic medicine. Dr. Audrey at Proud to Serve Family Dentistry wants Norman residents to understand the differences between the two approaches to dentistry, in order to make the most informed decision...

How are Dental Savings Plans Different from Insurance? Dec 27th, 2018

Understanding any type of medical or dental insurance can be a challenge, especially for uninsured folks trying to find a plan on their own. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, about 74 million Americans had no dental insurance coverage at the end of 2016. One possible solution is dental...

A Guide to Cavity Prevention Dec 13th, 2018

Imagine this – you have come to see Norman dentist Dr. Audrey for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Audrey tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you...

Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview? Nov 27th, 2018

A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. In a portion of the study on...

Dental Bridges 101 Nov 13th, 2018

A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Proud to Serve Family Dentistry bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth...

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes? Oct 27th, 2018

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans...

When is the Best Time to Get Braces? Oct 13th, 2018

The seasons seem to fly by, quickly turning into years. Before you know it, your little one is not so little (they grow up so fast!) and it’s time to consider braces. At Proud to Serve Family Dentistry, we highly recommend early intervention when it comes to orthodontics. Contrary to the popular belief...

Are You Singing the Toothache Blues? Sep 27th, 2018

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Proud to Serve Family Dentistry, we don’t want any Norman residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental...

Dentists Are Doctors, Too! Sep 13th, 2018

There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a...

Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference Aug 27th, 2018

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Audrey twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, the team at Proud to Serve Family Dentistry would like to take this opportunity to let Norman residents in...

Dental Crowns 101 Aug 13th, 2018

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning...

Stop Tooth Pain and Sensitivity Now! Jul 27th, 2018

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to Norman residents who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, we at...

Adult Dentistry: It’s Never Too Late for Dental Care Jul 13th, 2018

Good News for Grown-Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be tough to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can be pretty fantastic, too. So how does your oral healthcare fit...