Thursday, 15 February 2018

Clear Orthodontic Aligners

Invisalign Boosts Your Confidence

There are some “clear” benefits to the Invisalign program. For example, no one will realize you’re straightening your teeth because the transparency of the aligners makes them nearly invisible! People will have to be told you’re wearing aligners, or look very closely, to be able to spot them. This will be a real confidence booster when it comes to your smile all through your active treatment.

Don’t forget comfort! No braces, wires, or headgear means no mouth irritation. The aligners are a single unit, with no metal or wires to be tweaked, so you even get to devote less time to Dr. Rykard’s dental chair.

Then there’s the convenience factor. Though you wear the aligners 24 hours a day, they’re quick to pull out for eating and brushing, which equates to no food restrictions. Removing plaque and keeping your teeth clean is just as anxiety-free as it was prior to treatment, because there are no braces to get in your way.


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

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Tips for keeping a beautiful smile!

Keeping your teeth clean, smooth and beautiful...
Proper oral hygiene is your key to a healthy, beautiful smile. Here are our and the American Dental Association's recommendations for at home care:

  • Brush 2-3 times every day with a flouride toothpaste (it doesn't matter which brand)
  • Floss once a day
  • Eat a healthy diet (fruits, vegetables, etc)
  • Limit consumption of sugary foodsand beverages. Soda drinks can destroy teeth faster than almost anything else
  • Eliminate or at least limit use of alchol, chewing tabacco, and cigarettes

We also recommend using an electric high-speed toothbrush in conjuction with a  waterpik for your daily at-home oral care.

And don't forget six-month professional cleanings and checkups. The American Dnetal Association recommends checkups every six months for those ages four and older.

Professional cleanings by qualified hygienists will remove bacteria and plaque, which can cause serious dental problems if not kept in check.

If you have not been seen recently call our office for an appointment!

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

Saturday, 3 February 2018

To Floss or Not to Floss..

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about flossing and if it is good or not! Kind of reminds me of coffee, some studies say is good for you and others say it isn't.

Our dental office believes that flossing is beneficial to a person's general oral health. Our staff is trained to address the issues of proper flossing to our patients on an individual need basis. We promote many different tools used to effectively and safely clean between the teeth.

If you are concerned with the recent news reports, please give our office a call to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to review your concerns and make sure you are properly caring for your teeth.

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

Friday, 2 February 2018

Do White Teeth Mean Healthy Teeth?

Learn what the American Dental Association's answer is to the question: "Do White Teeth Mean Healthy Teeth?".


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