Norman Smile Center Blog

January 2020

Since today is the 10th of January, we are sharing 10 things you didn’t know about your toothbrush! Check the article below for some new tips and facts.

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January 2019

New year, healthier mouth. Find out what you can be doing to improve your smile this new year. #LoveYourSmile

December 2018

Traveling for the holidays? Here are some travel tips to maintain a healthy smile.

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August 2018

Flossing is an important oral hygiene practice, but have you made it a daily habit? Read about the benefits of flossing at the link below. #LoveYourSmile…/member-center/oral-health-topics/floss

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April 2018

It’s important to teach your children to brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Check out these seven awesome songs your kids can brush along to!


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February 1, 2018

Worried about your child’s dental health? Check out these eight common concerns and solutions to provide your child with a happy, healthy smile.

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December 1, 2017

Three out of four adults are affected by poor dental hygiene.

Learn how to improve your dental routine, and prevent cavities and gum disease

with Norman Smile Center’s tips and tricks:…/oral-hygiene/


November 1, 2017

Two minutes is the recommended duration for brushing your teeth.

Check out some of these fun, two minute videos that will help your kiddos pass the time.

October 1, 2017

Take care of your baby before they’re born!   

Babies’ teeth begin to develop between the third and sixth month of pregnancy.

Here’s a list of tips to follow during pregnancy:…/…/nutrition-tips-for-pregnancy

September 1, 2017

Dental sealants serve as a protective coating for your teeth, helping prevent cavities and reducing risk of decay.

Learn more about dental sealants:

August 1, 2017

Help your kids brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day

for healthier teeth, good breath AND fewer cavities!

Check out this tutorial on teaching kids how to brush:

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:



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:

Reasons Why You May Have Dry Mouth

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.

Learn more about dental sealants: #LoveYourSmile


April 1, 2017

We know we should floss at least once a day, but not everyone knows the proper way to do it.

Check out these five steps to a flawless floss: #LoveYourSmile

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March 1, 2017

Feeling a little under the weather?

Check out these 5 tips for taking care of your mouth when you’re sick:

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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:

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:

August 1,2016

It’s about that time for those back-to-school checkups!

Check out these 8 secrets for back-to-school success:

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:

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.

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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:                                                                                

Beware Corporate Dentistry

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!

Whitening Options

   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!

Before and After Silver Fillings

November 1, 2015   

Check out how this medicine cabinet staple is ALSO a handy household cleaner!

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October 1, 2015

                                                    A fuller, more complete smile is within reach with Dental Implants!
Check out this information from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to see if dental implants are right for you.

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!


A child’s primary teeth, sometimes called “baby teeth,” are as important as the permanent adult teeth.
Learn how to care for your baby’s teeth and more.

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)!                                  Dentists 2014 copy_resized

          June 1, 2015  

     Are you brushing your teeth the wrong way?   

      Though brushing your teeth seems like a simple process, many have trouble getting it right.

Here are top toothbrush mistakes to avoid …

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.      


Hot and cold foods and beverages can cause pain if you have sensitive teeth.
Try these tips to protect your enamel and ease discomfort between dentist visits.

March 1, 2015

                                                                                                                           OKMOM 2015    

We’re SO proud of Kristen Campbell (pictured above, with a message for other volunteers) for all of her awesome work with OKLAHOMA MISSION OF MERCY.

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:

replacing old ugly crowns with new


February 2, 2015   


Norman Smile Center’s Kristen Wolever Campbell and Jamie Belknap are participating in OKLAHOMA MISSION OF MERCY this weekend!

OkMOM is a clinic designed to meet the critical needs of dental patients of all ages by providing free dental care
to as many adults and children as time, volunteers and supplies will allow. 
Dr. Kristen is one of this year’s chairs, has been involved in every planning phase, and will spend three days caring for Oklahoma’s under-served citizens.


January 3, 2015    

Are you ready for a FABULOUS meal and the chance to unwind after the holidays?

Norman Smile Center is giving away a $100 LEGEND’S Restaurant Gift Certificate!  

 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            December 2, 2014  
Did you know that certain cheeses and dark chocolate can reduce tooth decay? Take a look at some other weird facts about your mouth.

November 1, 2014   

Norman Smile Center | Free Bleaching Trays

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 | October Promo | Dentist in Norman

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

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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

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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

Norman Smile Center - Dentist in Norman - August Special

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!

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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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 June 17, 2014

5 Best Ways to Take Care of Your Mouth, Norman Smile Center

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!