Berkshire Dental Group of Broken Arrow Blog

Get a Sneak Peek of Your Future Smile with Invisalign® Outcome Simulator Pro

March 7, 2024

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Woman in dental chair about to put in Invisalign® aligner

Invisalign® can be an attractive option for many people who want to achieve straighter smiles. However, since the treatment can take months to complete, you may have some reservations about committing to it when you aren’t completely sure what the results will look like. That’s where Invisalign® Outcome Simulator Pro comes in; below is a brief overview of this advanced technology and the benefits it can have for anyone interested in pursuing Invisalign®.  


SmileDirectClub Has Gone Bankrupt: Here’s What That Means for Its Customers

January 12, 2024

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Lady thinks something over

The American Dental Association and orthodontists everywhere have long cautioned people of the risks of using SmileDirectClub, and the company has recently declared bankruptcy. If you were one of the many people who were using this service to straighten their smiles, you’re probably wondering how this bankruptcy will affect your treatment. Here’s what former SmileDirectClub members should know about this situation and how they can continue their treatments with their local orthodontist.


Reaching Career Goals: Put Your Smile to Work for You

November 13, 2023

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woman giving a work presentation and smiling

When you were a kid, did you dream of what you’d be someday? Although you may not be a firefighter or a pop singer, you probably have some professional goals in mind. As important as technical knowledge and skills are, many soft skills and character traits can help you achieve these goals, such as grit and determination. But one asset that you probably haven’t thought much about is your smile.

Regardless of the work you do or where you want to go, your pearly whites can help make your path to success smoother. Keep reading to learn how cosmetic dentistry can help you at work.


NO2 Won’t Make You Snooze: Expect to Stay Awake Under Nitrous Oxide

October 13, 2023

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Smiling dentist

Nitrous oxide is so widely used in dentistry because it can effectively keep a patient comfortable during a procedure with minimal side effects. While general anesthesia or intravenous sedation will put you to sleep or make you lose consciousness, nitrous oxide will simply ease your anxiety, raise your pain threshold, and decrease your gag reflex. This allows a patient to remain conscious, cooperate with the dentist, and then drive home when the procedure is over. Here’s what you can expect while under nitrous oxide sedation.


The Top Dirtiest Items in Your Bathroom

September 14, 2023

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Hands, a toothbrush, and a person at tap for water

Most wouldn’t think a washroom can be dangerous for your smile. After all, that’s typically where you clean your teeth and gums! Truthfully, though, the dirty items in your bathroom are a health hazard. They can spread harmful germs to your grin in many cases. Therefore, you’ll want to wash them as much as possible. Luckily, your Broken Arrow dentist can give you the product details. To that end, here are four dirty items in your bathroom to regularly clean.


You Ask, We Answer: Can Exercise Harm Your Oral Health?

August 10, 2023

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A blue and clear mouthguard laying side by side

Exercising is good for you, right? Fitness keeps you in shape and betters your overall health. Although keeping active is important to your quality of life, doing so can cause you dental damage in ways you might not have considered before if you aren’t careful. Here are a few ways exercise can harm your oral health and what you can do to protect your smile.


Tips for a Smooth Denture Transition

July 25, 2023

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Dentist holding full dentures for the lower arch

While the benefits of replacing all your missing teeth with dentures are undeniable, you may still feel nervous about actually doing so. This is completely understandable; getting dentures is a big change. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make the process of getting and adjusting to dentures easier. Below are a few tips for coping during your denture transition.


Is Sedation Dentistry Covered by Dental Insurance?

May 5, 2023

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If you’d rather be anywhere else in the whole world than the dentist’s office, you aren’t alone—many patients these days suffer from dental-related fear and anxiety, and at times, it can be so debilitating that necessary treatment is put off! This is where sedation dentistry comes in handy; it’s an accessible and useful option that helps with these situations. But you might be wondering if it’s covered by insurance; here’s what you need to know.  


Are Broken Dentures A Dental Emergency?

April 8, 2023

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broken dentures lying on a table

If you’re missing teeth, dentures can give you the opportunity to eat, talk, and smile in ways that you may not have been able to for a really long time. If you’ve had them for a while, it may even be hard to imagine going through life without them.

So when your dentures break, you might not quite know the best way to handle it. You may even wonder if a set of broken dentures constitutes a dental emergency, requiring immediate attention. If you’re in this situation now, here’s what you should know.


Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost?

March 30, 2023

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Dentist discussing dental implants with womanThere are many options to treat lost teeth, but only one method replaces both the root and the crown. 500,000 people every year are investing in dental implants, but are they worth the cost? Absolutely! Here are 6 reasons they are worth every penny.


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