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COVID-19 OFFICE PROTOCOL

As we navigate through these unprecedented times of this global pandemic, we would like our patients to be aware of the additional safety measures that will be asked as we do our best to keep everyone safe and healthy.  First and foremost, this office follows the recommendations of both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) & the American Dental Association (ADA).  These added procedures are not meant to infringe on anyone’s “rights”, but are an effort to limit the potential transmission of the disease.  Please be patient and kind as we ar

"ANTI-BULLYING" CAMPAIGN

This week Allied Dental Associates of Choctaw PLLC is kicking off an "ANTI-BULLYING" Campaign!  Unfortunately, bullying can exist at any age and in any setting!  Bullies seek NOTHING POSITIVE!  It's time to put a STOP to people seeking NOTHING but the DESTRUCTION of another individual!

For the month of May all proceeds from current patients for Home Whitening Kits with custom trays will be donated to the Tri-City Youth Center.  Tri-City Youth Center is a local counseling and mental health resource center that among other services helps individuals affected by bullying. 

Reopening Protocol

As we look forward to reopening, we want to share some changes that will temporarily be in effect to maintain as safe of an environment as we possibly can for everyone.

Starting Monday, May 4th we will begin seeing scheduled patients!  Here are some temporary changes you need to know about.

Why do I need a "Deep Cleaning"? Can I just get my teeth cleaned?

The question often comes up as to why just a "normal cleaning" cannot be done now and why does a "deep" cleaning even need to be done.  The difference between the two types of cleanings is the state of periodontal health, which is the health of the bone and gums that support the teeth.  The health of the bone and gums is directly linked to the amount of plaque (soft) and calculus/tartar (hard) that is depositing on your teeth.  It is fairly common for most people to develop some calculus (same thing as tartar) between their recall cleaning visits.

The Importance of Primary "Baby" Teeth

A common question I hear when discussing decay on a child's teeth is, "Why do a filling when they are just going to loose the tooth anyway?"  While this may seem like a good point, the fact of the matter is that primary teeth, otherwise known as 'baby teeth' serve a VERY important purpose.  Primary teeth not only serve the purpose of helping with mastication (chewing), but they serve the very important function of space maintance.  When primary teeth are lost too early there is no longer anything keeping the teeth behind it from moving forward.