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March 21, 2017

Healthy snacks for outstanding dental healthDoes a light breakfast have your stomach grumbling mid-morning? Are you turning to the vending machine for an afternoon pick-me-up? Snacking is inevitable some days. But did you know that snacking may increase your risk for tooth decay? The reasons are two-fold:

1. Each time you eat, there is essentially an acidic attack on your tooth enamel. The acid is produced by the bacteria on your teeth that feast on food debris....

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March 13, 2017

What type of degree does my dentist have?These abbreviations are two names for the same thing. The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) are degrees with matching requirements, but universities chose one or the other name in generations past.

Whether your dentist has a DDS or DMD degree, you can be assured they graduated from an accredited dental school, including completion of the curriculum, tests and training that go along with...

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February 28, 2017

Life-changing benefits of cosmetic dentistry in OKC

For some of the patients of Dr. Terry Bass, DDS, cosmetic dentistry results can have a life-changing positive effect:

1. Renewed sense of self-esteem. There are real emotional and mental benefits to feeling good about yourself. Just about everyone would agree that self-esteem is a positive thing. If you feel bad about your smile, cosmetic...

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February 14, 2017

Caring for your porcelain veneeersSo you just completed your porcelain veneers appointment, or your veneers placement appointment is coming up. How can you care for your veneers? Here are a few tips:

  • Practice great dental hygiene. Although the porcelain itself cannot decay, all of the enamel around and underneath your veneer still can. Remember to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Not only does...
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February 08, 2017

Oklahoma City cosmetic dentistry to renew your smile

Feelings of self-consciousness about one's teeth are quite common, and among people of diverse ages. People wonder how their teeth affect their love life, their professional accomplishments and their joy in general. Some people struggle to come to terms with the appearance of their teeth well into middle age and beyond.

At the dental practice of Dr. Terry Bass, we believe...

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February 02, 2017

Whitening teeth before getting porcelain veneersThere is not much to be done to whiten porcelain veneers in any predictable way. That is to say, a teeth whitening treatment may or may not have some slight effect on the color of porcelain veneers, but it's not possible to predict which way it will go.

With that in mind, these are the two scenarios you may find yourself in:

  • You are considering porcelain veneers...
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December 20, 2016

A root canal is necessary when you have a tooth that is so infected that the underlying root system and soft tissues, known as pulp, have become infected as well. Our dentist, Dr. Terry Bass, can expertly clean out this root system and seal it to prevent further infection from occurring. To find out more about this procedure, please view this infographic:

Root Canal Infographic | Dentist | Normal, OK

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bass and discover if you need...

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November 04, 2016

Sleep apnea treatment in Oklahoma City

Sleep apnea is a serious condition affecting your ability to get a restful night of sleep. During a sleep apnea episode, your airway is obstructed – you can't get the oxygen you need in your lungs and blood. The result is not only inadequate rest, but also the increased risk of long-term health conditions (including high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke).

These are some of the factors...

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October 31, 2016


Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD) can cause a wide variety of painful symptoms. If you think you may be experiencing this type of health condition, then Dr. Terry Bass can provide an in-person exam and present all of your treatment options. To arrange a consultation in...

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September 27, 2016

You deserve to feel great about your smile. Experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Terry Bass provides personalized treatment plans so that you can achieve the smile of your dreams. A consultation is necessary to find out if a smile makeover is right for you, but here are 5 signs it may be a good choice:

1. You are unhappy with your smile

2. Your teeth are dull, dingy and decayed

3. Your gums are recessed

4. Your teeth are chipped, broken or otherwise structurally damaged


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