Jamie L. Guthrie, DDS

Dentist - Ardmore, OK

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What to Do If Your Dental Crown or Filling Falls Out

February 7, 2020

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Concerned woman in yellow shirt covering her mouth with her hand

Imagine this: you’re going about your daily life when you feel something strange in your mouth. Is it a piece of leftover food? You spit it out and your stomach drops—you’re now holding a dental crown or cavity that should be securely fixed in your smile! Read on as your Ardmore emergency dentist lays out step-by-step what you should do next.

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Can an Untreated Cavity Possibly be Life-Threatening?

January 20, 2020

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man sitting in dentist chair smiling

The thought of a cavity leading to a hospital stay or, even worse, being life-threatening, may seem preposterous, but studies show that deaths from preventable infections are on the rise. According to data published in the Journal of Endodontics, over a nine-year span, a total of 61,439 hospitalizations were primarily attributed to periapical abscesses (severe infection surrounding the apex of a tooth). As it turns out, nearly 90% of the cases were treated on an emergency/urgent basis. As you continue reading, a local dentist explains how receiving a dental cleaning in Ardmore can help to protect you from having such a problem on your hands.

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Why Getting a Dental Cleaning Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

December 27, 2019

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man getting a dental cleaning

Most people’s New Year’s resolutions have something to do with their health – whether that’s physically, like going to the gym, or mentally, like being more self-confident. However, not many people resolve to take better care of their oral health in the new year. This is a shame, since it’s much easier than you might think. One way to make sure your teeth and gums are in good condition is to schedule a dental cleaning for 2020. Here’s what happens during a cleaning, and why you should consider getting one.

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How to Handle Dental Emergencies Over the Holidays

November 22, 2019

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woman in Santa hat with toothache

You’re wrapping the last of your holiday presents when suddenly a dull, throbbing pain shoots through your mouth. Oh no, you have a toothache! Not only are you worried about this pain ruining your holiday, but all the local dentists are no doubt closed for the next few days. Let’s look at what you can do during a toothache and a few other holiday dental emergencies.

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Dental Insurance: It’s Time to Use It or Lose It

October 14, 2019

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Woman smilingCan you believe it’s already October? Just like that, it’ll be New Year’s before you know it. With the new year comes many deadlines, but there’s one you may be forgetting about. While your dental insurance may not have a real “deadline” you should be aware that most insurance plans restart on January 1st. This means that any benefits that you don’t use will be wasted and gone forever. Thankfully, there are some ways you can maximize your dental insurance benefits before the end of the year. See how you can save money by cashing in on your insurance while you still can from a Delta Dental dentist in Ardmore.

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A Children’s Dentist Talks About 5 Easy Ways To Prevent Emergencies

August 5, 2019

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Happy little girl getting a dental examNo one wants to see their child in pain, and one of the best ways to keep your child healthy and happy is to help them maintain good oral health. While dental injuries and other emergencies can happen in a flash, there aresome proactive steps you can take to prevent them. By using the 5 strategies in this blog, you can avoid unexpected visits to a children’s dentist in Ardmore and minimize your child’s chances of cavities, injuries, and other painful issues. Learn more below!

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Here Are 4 Signs of a Child’s Tooth Infection in Ardmore and Potential Causes

April 9, 2019

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a little girl with her mouth shutYou work hard to help keep your child’s oral hygiene at its best, but even some of the best practices aren’t always as effective as you want them to be. If an infection arises, it can be difficult to determine since some symptoms never show themselves. Just like adults, we often need a professional to look and determine if something more serious is wrong. However, there are a few signs that can signal a child’s tooth infection in Ardmore. Here’s what to look for and what might be causing the problem.

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A Children’s Dentist in Ardmore Shares What to Expect During Initial Visit

March 2, 2019

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a young girl at the dentistDo you know if it’s time to schedule an appointment with a children’s dentist in Ardmore? Do you know the importance of your child’s first visit? If you’re feeling in the dark about the steps you need to take to put your child on the path to a healthy smile, you’re not alone. Let us help explain when you should schedule an appointment and what to expect during their initial visit. You’ll also learn how you can encourage your child to practice good oral habits.

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Your Dentist in Ardmore Says Don’t Waste Your Dental Insurance!

October 31, 2018

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dental insurance form pen glassesA recent data set reflects some excellent news: that 77% of the population now has dental insurance. The bad news, however, is that only 2.8% of that group maximize their coverage by the end of the year. That means the vast majority of people with dental insurance are missing out on valuable care. As the end of the year is rapidly approaching, your dentist in Ardmore has a remedy for getting more from your dental coverage so you can see the greatest return on your investment!

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Your Dentist Reveals the Amazing History of Dental Implants

December 5, 2017

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digital image of dental implantEverything has a history. Everything has a story that tells how it came into being, how it developed. And many times, through historical data, we are allowed to time travel back to the mindset that conceived that which we research. In doing so, we gain an even greater appreciation for the spirit of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness that created it. Pertaining to dental implants, as we journey back through time, we will uncover how necessity has always bred advancement and benefited the generations that follow it.

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