Norman Smile Center Blog
July 1, 2017
No matter what sport or skill level, athletes need to take care of their teeth both on and off the field.
Find out the 3 things all athletes should do for their teeth: http://bit.ly/2pDvMIY.
June 1, 2017
Having a dry mouth can be irritating. It makes it difficult to eat or talk and can even lead to nausea.
One of the biggest problems with a dry mouth is the toll it can take on your oral health,
since a dry mouth can promote gum disease and tooth decay.
If you are always dealing with this issue, keep reading to find out how dehydration, tobacco use,
and FIVE other reasons could be responsible:
May 1, 2017
Dental sealants serve as a safety net, helping to keep your teeth clean.
Once a sealant has been applied, it keeps bits of food and stop bacteria from settling in the crevices of your teeth.
April 1, 2017
We know we should floss at least once a day, but not everyone knows the proper way to do it.
March 1, 2017
Feeling a little under the weather?
Check out these 5 tips for taking care of your mouth when you’re sick:
February 1, 2017
Did you know silver fillings can safely be replaced with tooth-colored restorations?
These restorations are aesthetically pleasing, very strong thanks to new bonding technologies,
and they are also usually covered by insurance.
Visit the Norman Smile Center website to learn more, and give us a call at 405-329-6603!
January 1, 2017
Ready to start the new year with a NEW SMILE?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth.
They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
We design each case individually to enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
December 1, 2016
Have you been naughty or nice to your teeth?
It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays!
Check out these tips for keeping your teeth healthy this holiday season: http://bit.ly/2dqxg21
November 1, 2016
Direct bonding is a cosmetic procedure used to recreate a smile.
Little or no tooth reduction is necessary, and most insurance covers bonding!
Learn more about this popular treatment here:
October 1, 2016
Through the end of NOVEMBER, we’re collecting non-perishable food and donations for Food and Shelter, Inc.
All donors (of food or $5) will receive a raffle ticket
and the chance to win a basket with $800 of items for a whiter, brighter, and healthier smile.
Help us help out our neighbors!
September 1, 2016
Your toothbrush spends about four minutes a day in your mouth, so you want to make sure it’s clean.
Find out the best way to store your toothbrush after brushing: http://bit.ly/1TQjExb
It’s about that time for those back-to-school checkups!
Check out these 8 secrets for back-to-school success: http://bit.ly/1Ei7pCc
July 1, 2016
You’re never fully dressed without a smile!
Check out some tips on the fastest ways to get a whiter, brighter smile: http://bit.ly/1Ri7vLV
June 1, 2016
Clinical studies show that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after meals can help prevent tooth decay.
Although this is not a substitute for brushing and flossing, actively caring for your oral health is always a plus.
May 1, 2016
Botox is an FDA-approved, purified protein that is injected into targeted muscles and temporarily blocks nerve signals
that cause muscle movements, essentially relaxing the muscle, which reduced or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles.
Visit the Norman Smile Center Website to learn more, and give us a call at 405-329-6603!
April 1, 2016
Bad breath happens.
While many causes are harmless, bad breath can sometimes be a sign of something more serious.
Read this article to learn 6 causes and 7 solutions: Let’s Talk About Bad Breath!
March 1, 2016
At NORMAN SMILE CENTER, treatment decisions are made by a dentist
who is acting in the best interest of her patients,
and is not subject to the bottom line of a corporate manager.
Check out this link:
February 1, 2016
Ever thought about whitening your teeth? We would love to make your pearly whites whiter, but first make sure you have all the facts and that you pick which whitening option works best for you and your budget.
This article breaks down your teeth whitening options, when you’re ready to make your choice call us for an appointment and we’ll begin your whitening process!
January 1, 2016
Is your New Year’s resolution related to your diet? Start the new year off right while keeping your mouth in mind!
Even diets that many consider healthy may not always be so healthy for the teeth and gums.
Check out this article for more information:
December 1, 2015
Did you know that silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations?
These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies,
let us give you a quote to replace your silver fillings, and restore your whiter, BRIGHTER smile!
November 1, 2015
Check out how this medicine cabinet staple is ALSO a handy household cleaner!
October 1, 2015
The key benefit of dental implants over other tooth replacement systems is that an implant connects directly to the jaw bone.
It’s obviously not the same as the original connection, but functions just the same. More info at this link:
September 1, 2015
What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay? Are you putting your child at risk?
Watch this video to make sure you’re taking care of your baby’s teeth and gums!
August 1, 2015
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in water that helps to prevent up to 25% of tooth decay, and the U.S. Department
of Human Health and Services recently changed the level of fluoride added to our water.
Find out how this positively affects our teeth: ADA Applauds HHS Final Recommendation on Optimal Fluoride Level in Drinking Water
(NOTE: If your family’s water comes from a well, we’ll provide a daily fluoride supplement for your children, from birth through mid-teens, to minimize their cavities.)
July 1, 2015
July is the anniversary month for our dentists beginning practice:
Congratulations, Dr. Campbell (5 years), Dr. Sparks (19 years), and Dr. Belknap (28 years)!
June 1, 2015
Are you brushing your teeth the wrong way?
May 1, 2015
Start teaching your kids good dental habits at a young age.
Check out this article for six, easy tricks!
April 1, 2015
Dial down discomfort with these easy solutions for teeth sensitivity.
March 1, 2015
This amazing event involved 44 hours of work over 3 days of volunteer dentistry, and over $1.5 million dollars of free dentistry completed! We’re proud members of the Oklahoma Dental Association – their staff and the hundreds of dentists, specialists, hygienists, assistants, supply reps, dental lab technicians and general volunteers changed MANY lives. Here are before and after photos of just one man who left with a healthier, happier smile:
February 2, 2015
Norman Smile Center’s Kristen Wolever Campbell and Jamie Belknap are participating in OKLAHOMA MISSION OF MERCY this weekend!
January 3, 2015
Are you ready for a FABULOUS meal and the chance to unwind after the holidays?
Here’s how to WIN:
1.) “Like” our Facebook page
2.) Review us on GOOGLE at this link:
One entry per person, last date to enter: January 31. Drawing will be February 3.
November 1, 2014
NORMAN SMILE CENTER SPECIAL: New patients always get free bleaching trays at Norman Smile Center.
Contact us to schedule an appointment today! Norman Office Phone Number 405-329-6603
October 1, 2014
NORMAN SMILE CENTER SPECIAL: Ask us about Norman Smile Center‘s FREE smile evaluation
(includes photos, exam, and xrays)! (405) 329-6603
September 4, 2014
SEPTEMBER SPECIAL: Norman Smile Center is offering new AND existing patients 50% off in-office bleaching! This half-price bleaching special (with savings of $225) is running through the month of September. Give us a call at Norman Office Phone Number 405-329-6603 to take advantage of this wonderful offer!
August 21, 2014
Norman Smile Center is proud to be participating in an upcoming program through the Oklahoma Dental Association! We’ll be offering FREE dental screenings for elementary children from September 8 – 12. To schedule a free screening for your child, give us a call at Norman Office Phone Number 405-329-6603.
August 1, 2014
Any new patients who call this month to schedule a dental check-up (exam, xrays and cleaning)
with Norman Smile Center get a FREE Oral B Vitality electric toothbrush ($30 retail).
Give us a call at Norman Office Phone Number 405-329-6603 to schedule!
July 11, 2014
To “Check-In” on Facebook, simply click the “Place” button on the Facebook status menu. Or to leave a Facebook review, patients can go to the Norman Smile Center page and click on the “Reviews” tab.
Norman Smile Center Google+ Page
June 17, 2014
Covering all the bases of good dental hygiene is the best way to ensure your overall oral health. But what are the best steps to practice every day for good oral hygiene? It’s really pretty simple!
1. Brush, Floss, Rinse, Repeat!
Make sure you’re brushing your teeth twice a day. (Drs. Belknap, Sparks, and Campbell recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush). And when you’re brushing, be sure to clean between the teeth where the toothbrush doesn’t reach. To keep gums healthy and remove plaque in those hard-to-reach spots, make sure to floss daily. Then follow up your oral care regime with a dentist recommended antibacterial mouthwash. Or ask your favorite Norman Smile Center staff member about fluoride to strengthen your teeth’s enamel! Remember—if possible—it’s best to brush your teeth after every meal. If you’re always on the go, rinse with water or chew a stick of sugar-free gum to clean your teeth.
2. Regular Dentist Visits
Regular brushing and flossing is essential, but so are regular dentist visits! Make sure to schedule an appointment here at Norman Smile Center for a professional cleaning and dental check-up! The American Dental Association recommends that you come in every six months for cleaning to remove calculus build-up and keep your teeth healthy. So if you’re past due for a cleaning, give Norman Smile Center a call today!
3. Eat Smart
When it comes to oral health—a good, balanced diet of whole foods is essential! This includes your daily-recommended allowance of fruits, veggies, dairy, nuts, whole grains and, as hard as it might be, cut sugary foods! When bacteria in our mouths break down simple sugars, they produce acids that can wear down the teeth’s enamel and lead to decay. Yikes!
4. Seal Off Trouble
Do you have dental sealants? Sealants are a thin, tooth-colored coating applied to the fissures and chewing surfaces on the back molars to fight off cavities. Children receive their permanent molars around age six, and this is a great time to protect these important teeth! Talk to your dentist about getting dental sealants for your child.
5. Don’t Smoke!
Not only does tobacco increase your chances of developing gum disease and oral cancer—it stains your teeth! Advise your children to never take up the bad habit, and—if you use tobacco products yourself—consider quitting. If you ask Drs. Belknap, Sparks, and Campbell, they will tell you that in order to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth pearly white—avoid this bad habit!