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Why More Men Should Recieve Cosmetic Dental Treatment

As the demand for cosmetic dentistry grows, social media has become one of the main driving forces behind this demand. However, a study conducted back in 2021 reported that women tend to participate and tweet more about cosmetic-related topics than men. Improving health literacy is a priority for everyone. In response to this, there has…

What is The Orthodontic Anchorage Control Technique?

Having orthodontic care done means your dentist will work with multiple techniques to ensure your teeth are controlled, moved, and straightened over time. One of the terms most commonly used and referred to by dentists is the term anchorage. Anchorage refers to the methods of controlling unwanted tooth movement through anchor sites throughout the mouth.…

What Does A Conservative Approach Mean in General Dentistry?

General dentists often rely on their judgment, education, and experience when treating their patients. Some of these cases end up with excessive amounts of tooth removal, even healthy tooth removal, that would be considered unnecessary by others, often resulting in wasted time, money, and further dental problems down the line. All dentists should approach their…

Exceptional Dental That Products Produce Exceptional Results

If there’s one thing that all craftsmen can agree on, it’s the importance of the quality of the tools they use in the results they get. It may seem odd to consider your dentist a craftsman, but there is as much art as science to dental restoration or cosmetic care. The ingredients they use in…

How Teledentistry Can Improve Access To Orthodontic Care

The pandemic has created a profound impact on many areas of our lives. At first, it was just wearing masks when outside, washing our hands more often and practicing social distancing. As time drug on, it began to affect how we went to work and even how we sought medical care. The medical industry was…

How Digital Impressions Improve Your Care

For most of the history of dentistry, getting dental impressions done hasn’t been an enjoyable experience. When dental impressions were needed, your provider would bring out uncomfortable plastic trays full of goop. These unpleasant-tasting appliances would be placed in your mouth, where they’d rub against your gums. If you’re one of the unfortunate ones, they…

How Teledentistry Can Improve Access To Orthodontic Care

Today, many rural areas are growing smaller by the year, and with the economic demands for high-paying jobs, orthodontists graduating with six-figure debts find that practicing in rural areas will often lead to less money. But orthodontic care is a medically necessary service, as orthodontic conditions such as cleft palates need orthodontic treatment to enhance…

How Chewing Gum Can Ease Discomfort From Braces

Once you get used to wearing braces, there shouldn’t be much pain or discomfort from them. While the first week of wearing braces may get uncomfortable, there are so many ways that patients new to wearing braces can find pain relief. Because of the gradual pressure placed along with the teeth due to the wires…

Why Buck Teeth in Children Should Not Be Neglected

Protruding teeth, also commonly referred to as buck teeth, can be a special kind of problem for your kids. Because of the ways they protrude, the upper teeth and the lower teeth can create gaps in your child’s smile and cause problems with brushing and flossing. But it can be easy to ignore this problem,…

How To Care For Your Oral Health With Asthma

Asthma can make it hard for some people to care for their teeth, especially if their condition is unmanaged. Asthma can bring about mucus buildup, inflammation attacks, and restrict the airways to the point where it can cause problems for the mouth. Harmful strains of bacteria can often develop more quickly for those who have…

Understanding The Impacts Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA

Have you ever started the day with tooth prints on your tongue? If this doesn’t seem like a strange question to you, your tongue is trying to tell you something. Do you often feel like you’re tired no matter how long you’ve slept? In combination, these things may indicate that you have a condition called…

The Discovered Role Of An Imperfect Bite In Poor Posture

Sitting up straight is often the most ignored advice given to patients. Slouching, sitting hunched over, and having poor posture, in general, can cause stress to your joints and muscles, causing them to become fatigued and overworked often. Having poor posture can affect your energy levels, your mood, and self-image, but did you know it…

How Orthodontic Bonding Adhesive Can Protect Against Decay

Some of the best orthodontic work begins with bonding. Dental bonding allows us to ensure that any restorations you need, such as braces or jaw aligners, use bonding materials to cure the system to the tooth’s surface, allowing the device to work properly and create a controlled scenario for tooth movement. However, dental bonding braces…

How Protruding Teeth in Children Increases Risk of Dental Injury

Protruding teeth can have long-term and expensive consequences. Permanent teeth affected by traumas, poor oral habits, and other predetermining genetic conditions can often face an increased risk of further injury and trauma compared to others with aligned teeth. For children, this presents an especially important concern that dentists need to consider when caring for their…

How Dentists Match Your Tooth Color Restoration

Dentists working to restore smiles are considered a highly technical skill due to understanding materials, surgical methods, and the physiology of their patient’s teeth. However, dentistry is more than just a medical necessity – it is also an art form. Restoring smiles with restorations like veneers, implants, and crowns often takes an artistic eye to…

How Your Oral Hygiene Routine May Be Hurting The Environment

With the onset of rising climate change, environmental awareness has become the forefront of our concerns. The severe impact that we have on our planet has changed the face of it forever. For many environmentalists, working cohesively towards world-wide solutions that are sustainable for the planet is one of the best methods we have. Sustainability…

Atraumatic vs. Conventional Restorations: Which is Better?

One of the most significant aspects of dentistry is exploring techniques and methods in caring for people’s teeth. As avid enthusiasts, the tools and strategies for correcting bites and filling crowns matter because those methods determine the results and help solve complex problems that people face every day when dealing with periodontal disease, tooth decay,…

The Long-Term Benefits of Visiting the Dentist

Among every article or piece of advice your receive from your dentists, visiting the dentist regularly is the primary piece of advice given. However, according to the ADA, back in 2014, 52.3% of adults reported that they had visited the dentist every six months, with 15.4% reported once per year and 11.0% reported once every two to three…

Periodontal Disease and Cancer: Is There A Link?

Many oral diseases, such as periodontal disease, originate from the growth of oral bacteria along the tooth surfaces, also known as plaque. Gum disease occurs when the bacteria along the enamel get in between the gums and into the bloodstream, causing inflammation, swelling, bleeding, and deep-set pockets between the teeth. Because of the constant collection…

Why Do I Need a Temporary Restoration?

Whether your teeth have been affected by damage or decay, there are a variety of restorative dental treatments your dentist can use to restore the affected tooth. However, certain restorations can take longer than others. This is because there are two main types of restorations known as direct and indirect. Direct restorations, such as composite…

Everything You Need to Know About a Dry Socket

Tooth extractions are dental procedures that are performed to remove problematic teeth from the mouth. Teeth can be extracted for a number of reasons, such as severe damage or decay, but the most common type of extraction are wisdom teeth extractions. Regardless of the reasoning behind a tooth extraction, most extractions can be performed comfortably…

Dr. Chris Vinson and Dr. Kristie Vinson Tulsa Precision Dental creates beautiful smiles through modern dentistry, working through the latest restorative and cosmetic techniques to meet our patients' needs and their families in Tulsa, OK. Our practice, operated by Drs. Chris and Kristie Vinson, believes in using preventative care values to achieve the most out of people's dental care.
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