Dental Blog by Tulsa Dentist Scott Street DDS

When Is It Time to Replace My Toothbrush?

Our office recommends you remember changing your toothbrush about every three months. Most don’t have any idea how many bacteria live on your toothbrush. Shockingly researchers have found that a single toothbrush can be loaded with as many as 10 million germs...

Ways of Increasing the Effects of Teeth Whitening

When you want the best smile, this means choosing the best whitening method that is going to stick to the teeth. However, once we whiten your teeth, there are some things you should make sure not to do. This is because it can actually cause stains to reappear on the...

Reasons You May Wake Up with Jaw Pain

Do you wake up in the morning with jaw pain? If so, there are several potential causes, and it is important to identify the source to create the right treatment plan. These are some of the most common reasons that your jaw might ache in the morning. Bruxism Grinding...

Times Where Teeth Need Caps

Dental caps (a.k.a. crowns), are a type of dental restoration that will completely encircle your tooth. To know whether you need one, you should ask us several questions. Why Do I Need a Crown? There are several reasons why we may recommend that you get a crown. For...

Why Do We Always Need to Check Your X-rays?

When you come to our office for a regular check-up, one of the steps we take is an x-ray. We also use x-rays when you come in for some problem with your teeth and gums. It often seems like we take too many x-rays or take them too often. It is important to understand...

Do You Get Enough Fluoride from Your Tap Water?

Most people are aware of the benefits of fluoride for their oral health. They buy toothpaste with fluoride, but that is not the only source of fluoride people rely on. Water often contains fluoride, especially if it is tap water. In fact, fluoride is added to tap...

Ways of Keeping Dental Crowns Safe from Damage

Dental crowns are strong and durable, but they can also be damaged and can even fall out of your mouth if you’re not careful. When that occurs, your tooth becomes vulnerable to damage, and the root of the tooth may even be exposed. That can be painful, so you...