Friday, 19 January 2018

Why Do Teeth Darken?

Learn what the American Dental Association's answer is to the question: "Why Do Teeth Darken?".


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com

Monday, 15 January 2018

Sedation Dentistry

Dental Care in a Relaxing Environment

Even though Dr. Rykard takes great satisfaction in his ability to dispense painless injections, some people are inherently stressed at even the idea of a needle. If you or a loved one breaks into a cold sweat at the mere thought of seeing the dentist, we have a simple solution.

One hour prior to your visit, you take a pill that we provide to you. You will achieve a point of sedation that permits you to reply to questions but mostly sleep through your entire visit. This is perfect for fearful people or those who have a hectic schedule and want to receive all their treatment in a single visit.


Kevin Rykard, DDS
12448 St. Andrews Drive 
Oklahoma City, OK 73120 
(405) 752-2626 
OklahomaDentistry.com

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Your Dental Hygienist!

Normally we think of a teeth cleaning as just that. Our tongues love the smooth and clean feeling we get after visiting our dental hygienist.

But there's another huge benefit to regular teeth cleaning. Hygienists spend time in your mouth. That give them the opportunity to spot suspicious tissue or other possible signs of oral cancer.

Oral cancer has a fantastically high cure rate - but only if it's detected early.

Another reason to love your dental hygienist!

Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Smile Makeovers

Maybe you remember that TV show, Extreme Makeovers?

They took people who were unhappy with their appearance and let surgeons and dentists perform cosmetic miracles on their bodies and teeth.

Well, a complete smile makeover like that can be done by many dentists, And often it only takes two visits!

Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is very hard but...
That doesn't mean you can't break it.

Our office recommends to avoid eating "hard foods" such as popcorn. Don't crack nut shells with your teeth or chew on ice. Opening packages with your teeth can also damage the enamel.

It's not just the sugar - it's also the acid
Sugar and acids are your teeth's worst enemies. What are we talking about? Soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juices, and candy.

Because of the acid content, Mountain Dew seems to be the worst of the worst. There is even a name for the damage it does and it is called "Dew Mouth."

These erode the tooth enamel, making it highly susceptible to decay. Parents, watch your kid's consumption of these because young children's enamle hasn't developed fully. This makes these drinks even more damaging for kids.

As well as eliminating the above (or at least reducing their consumption), it is recommended to always brush and floss after every meal. If you can't, use a sugar-free xylitol chewing gum after a meal. Also rinse your mouth with a high quality dental mouthwash.

Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com

Friday, 15 December 2017

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Adult Dentistry Oklahoma City OK

The Importance of Hygiene Visits
A crucial reason to visit your dentist is to have your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. Plaque and tartar build up on teeth over time. Plaque is gooey, and regular brushing can normally eliminate the bulk of it. But leftover plaque solidifies into tartar, which is outside the scope of your standard toothbrush and floss. Tartar collects below the gumline as well as on the surface of your teeth, leading to the growth of bacteria that can produce gum disease. Recent research shows a definite link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. If you don’t remove plaque, you’re taking a serious risk with your continued well-being. Having your teeth cleaned regularly is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy!


Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com

Friday, 8 December 2017

Children's Dentistry

Children's Dentistry Oklahoma City OK

We Care About Kids!
You won’t need a different dentist for each member of your family. Dr. Rykard endeavors to make children of all ages feel at ease and enjoy themselves. In our office, your child will receive the newest developments in children’s dentistry, dispensed with gentleness, thoughtfulness, and kindness. We encourage correct dental care habits in children and love educating them on how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We look forward to meeting them on their first dental visit when they are eight months old and seeing them grow more amazing year after year.

One of our primary commitments is to make certain that this and future generations of children grow up without a dread of the dental office. According to our many happy parents, we are doing just that! Our office is a comfortable, exciting place that children love to visit. Whether you have a rambunctious five-year-old or an anxious ten-year-old, we are here to help you.


Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com