Coronavirus Update to Patients

Coronavirus Update to Patients

March 15, 2020   To Our Patients and Their Families, At South Penn Dental our number one priority has always been the health and safety for our patients and staff.  We work hard to prevent the spread of infection. Before any patient enters the examination rooms,...
Is Your Tongue A Funny Color?

Is Your Tongue A Funny Color?

Unusual color, bumps, patches, and spots in your mouth can be harmless. But sometimes, they can give clues to what’s going on with your overall health. Infections, stress, medication issues, and even aging can make their marks on your tongue. Find out what your tongue...
Do Dentists Recommend Mouthwash?

Do Dentists Recommend Mouthwash?

While not a replacement for daily brushing and flossing, use of mouthwash (also called mouthrinse) may be a helpful addition to the daily oral hygiene routine for some people.  Like interdental cleaners, mouthwash offers the benefit of reaching areas not easily...
Connection Between Oral Health and Diabetes

Connection Between Oral Health and Diabetes

.November is National Diabetes month. November is American Diabetes Month and Dr. Bryan Kariya of South Penn Dental in south Oklahoma City wants to make sure our patients know the importance between diabetes and your oral health. Diabetes is a chronic disease which...
Fall Dental Tips

Fall Dental Tips

Here’s a checklist of seven new dental health ideas to carry you through this fall season. Clean Out that Mouth! If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably thinking about cleaning out your gutters this time of year. After all, twelve months of debris raining on the eaves...
Smiling Is Contagious

Smiling Is Contagious

How Smiling Goes Viral A smile is also something that is easy to pass on. Much like yawning, smiling is contagious. “This is because we have mirror neurons that fire when we see action,” says Dr. Eva Ritzo, a psychiatrist and the co-author of “The Beauty...
Your Smile Has Healing Power

Your Smile Has Healing Power

Dr. Bryan Kariya DDS Oklahoma City cares about his dental patients’ total well being. Dr. Kariya is a believer in the connection between oral health and overall wellness. Our smiles actually have healing power. Research outlined below has proven this to be a...
Top 12 Signs You Need To See A Dentist

Top 12 Signs You Need To See A Dentist

Think about the last time you visited the dentist. Has it been a while? You’re not alone. While 77% of adults say they plan to visit the dentist within the next year, less than half actually do. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy can go a long way to support your...

No Fear Dentistry

Overcoming Fear of the Dentist It is estimated that nearly seventy five percent of adults in the United States experience some amount of fear with regards to visiting a dentist. Of that percentage, about five to ten percent of those people have a strong enough fear to...