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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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August 29, 2016

Tips for preventing tooth loss in Oklahoma CityTooth loss is a common dental problem among adults in the US. But there are things you can do to prevent your risk of tooth loss:

  • Improve your dental hygiene: Gum disease and severe tooth decay are two things that can ultimately lead to tooth loss. A proper dental hygiene routine includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day and...
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August 22, 2016

TMJ symptoms in Oklahoma CityThe symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder can severely interfere with your comfort, health and well-being. The following are just five of the numerous ways that TMJ disorder can negatively impact your day-to-day:

1. Excruciating, frequent headaches. TMJ disorders commonly cause headaches. The pressure and strain on your facial muscles and the ligaments surrounding the...

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August 15, 2016

Flossing for optimum dental healthAmerican adults don't always floss, and now there's research to prove it!

A recent study conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that almost a third of American adults never floss. Thirty-one percent told CDC researchers that they had flossed every day in the past week.

Reluctance to floss is widespread. So why is this a...

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