October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

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 »

Increased Fluoride Might Help With Tooth Sensitivity

Discomfort when you consume certain foods and beverages can be concerning. Over time people struggling with tooth sensitivity often start to make alternative food and drink choices, which can impact their overall enjoyment of life. Determining the cause and severity of your tooth sensitivity will go a long way toward... Read more »

An Insignificant Chip in a Tooth Might Be Addressed by a Cosmetic Bonding Treatment

Sometimes an accidental blow to the mouth, grinding teeth or a bad habit like chewing on pens and pencils can exert enough force to chip a tooth’s enamel layer. While many of these incidents cause significant dental trauma, there are still sometimes when the damage is minor and limited to... Read more »

The Right Toothpaste

Did you know that there’s a “right” and “wrong” toothpaste? Well, sort of. The thing is, there are a ton of different toothpaste options available, and there are some that are better for you than others. A lot of factors go into choosing the right toothpaste, but Dr. Chris Fagan... Read more »

The Warning Signs of Gum Disease

If you had the chance to prevent yourself from contracting a disease that millions of other American adults suffer from, would you do it? Of course you would. The thing is, many people don’t. Protecting yourself from gum disease is as easy as regularly brushing and flossing, coupled with visits... Read more »

Oral First-Aid Might Be Needed While Seeking Emergency Care

Hitting your head or suffering an accidental blow to the face can sometimes harm teeth and soft tissues. In a situation like this, you might need to apply some basic first-aid measures while you seek emergency care from a dedicated dentist in Enid, Oklahoma like Dr. Chris Fagan. Assessing the severity... Read more »

Missing a Dental Checkup Could Lead to a Toothache

The American Dental Association recommends that you have a routine dental checkup administered twice each year by a dentist like our dentist in Enid, Oklahoma, Dr. Chris Fagan. If you have a bad habit of putting off these important appointments a cavity could go undetected. Over time what started out... Read more »