Robert Hughes, DDS Blog
April 18, 2019
It’s projected that close to 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and nearly 20% of those cases will be fatal. To aid in reversing this trend, dentists around the country have joined forces to recognize April as National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. As you read on, you’ll learn why such a great emphasis is placed on preventive care during this time period.
January 31, 2019
If you are among the 120 million adults in the U.S. who are missing at least one tooth, you can enjoy a treatment that can last for a lifetime with dental implants in Ardmore. Although you are ready to join over 500,000 people this year who are choosing them to complete their smiles, you are a bit hesitant. They can cost more upfront than traditional treatments; however, dental implants are more cost-effective long-term. When determining how much you can expect to pay for your new smile, there are several factors that are considered.
January 10, 2019
Now that the new year is well underway, you may be feeling a little down about slipping in your commitment to some of your resolutions. If so, don’t fret because you still have time to uphold an important goal – to improve your smile. As you read on, your cosmetic dentist in Ardmore explains how you can boost your confidence through cosmetic dentistry!
October 28, 2018
Congratulations – you’ve almost made it through another year, but there are some loose ends that need to be tied up before the calendar resets. One area that should be given attention is your dental health and your usage of your dental insurance. Only 2.8% of Americans take full advantage of their coverage by maxing it out by the end of the year, but your dentist in Ardmore encourages you to get the most value out of your monthly premiums. Learn how an end-of-the-year visit can help out as you continue reading!
September 5, 2018
Temporomandibular joint disorder, often referred to simply as TMD, is a common and painful problem that causes continuous discomfort in the jaw and surrounding areas. It may even lead to chronic headaches, tooth damage, dizziness, and hearing loss. Clearly, if you are suffering from TMD, getting treatment is important. Modern medicine offers a number of therapies that may be able to help you. One of the most advanced form of treatment uses T-Scan technology and disclusion time reduction (DTR) TMJ therapy in Ardmore. Let’s take a moment to talk about exactly what this procedure is and how it could benefit you.
June 5, 2018
If you have one or more missing teeth, it’s important that you fill in those gaps. Not only will you feel more confident and enjoy an improved appearance, but your oral health will benefit as well. Of course, there are several tooth replacement methods available, and the one that’s best for you will depend on a number of things. Let’s talk about some of the factors that your dentist in Ardmore will consider when they’re helping you decide whether dental implants or traditional dentures are best for you.
November 30, 2017
Regular visits to the dentist are crucial for your lasting oral health — even when you don’t think you necessarily “need” to, like for an aching tooth or other dental problem. Unfortunately, many people think feel like they just can’t fit a preventive dental appointment into the budget. The truth is, though, that putting in a little effort to make dentistry more affordable will benefit your oral and overall health in the long run by helping you avoid the need for costly, complex care later on.
September 12, 2017
You find yourself waking with frequent headaches, making it hard to focus on your day. You also noticed pain and your jaw popping during your last client lunch, which then led to a headache. You’re taking medication regularly with little to no relief. How can you eliminate this debilitating pain? You may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. Here’s what you need to know.
August 8, 2017
Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing an incomplete smile? Maybe you miss not being able to eat your favorite foods because of your missing teeth? If you are ready to restore your confidence and quality of life, you have a lot of options available to fill the empty space. Although you have probably considered dental implants in Ardmore in the past, you are not sure if they are the right solution for you. To make the best choice for your personal needs, there are five important things to consider before you make your final decision.
June 18, 2017
Tooth loss is a problem that goes well beyond what you can see. Of course, Dr. Hughes and his team want you to be happy with the way your smile looks so we encourage tooth replacement for the sake of your appearance. But in addition to that there are other important considerations, too. More than any other kind of oral prosthetic—for example, crown and bridge, a partial or dentures—dental implants support your oral and general health. With dental implants in Ardmore, you’ll not only have a smile that is complete, you’ll also have the best option for your overall well being. Read on to learn more about the many health benefits of dental implants.