Itchy Gums

Itchy Gums

Itchy gums can be irritating especially if you don’t know the cause. Itchy gums can be the sign of many different oral conditions including allergies, gum disease, or even a dry mouth. If you or your child have itchy gums, call us to schedule an appointment at our dental office in Broken Arrow. We can diagnose and treat underlying oral diseases or conditions that cause itchy gums.

Check Your Mouthwash and Toothpaste Ingredients

Check Your Mouthwash and Toothpaste Ingredients

We’ve noticed some patients coming in with brown spots on their teeth. Some mouthwashes can cause this type of staining. This is due to a chemical called chlorhexidine gluconate — an antiseptic designed to reduce bacteria and remove plaque. If you or your child have brown spots anywhere on the teeth, schedule an appointment at our dental office in Broken Arrow.

Biting the Insides of Your Cheeks

Biting the Insides of Your Cheeks

Do you or your child have the habit of biting the insides of your cheek? Body-focused repetitive behaviors, such as cheek biting, most often begin in late childhood and can last throughout adulthood. Cheek biting is a fairly common habit and is actually very similar to nail biting. Call our dental office today at  (918) 455-7700 if this has caused any trauma to the inside cheek. Drs. Jim and Sam Owens can recommend a treatment to help kick the habit.

Suction Lip Plumpers Can Adversely Affect Teeth

Suction Lip Plumpers Can Adversely Affect Teeth

We let the dentists here weigh in on this and here’s what they determined. Overuse of suction cup lip plumpers can cause misalignment of the teeth due to the outward pressure of the suction. Over time, this could make the teeth protrude and stick out which may need to be corrected by time-consuming and costly orthodontic treatment.