General Dentistry in OKC

General dentistry at our office focuses on prevention. You’ll be educated on oral hygiene best practices and provided with services like dental exams, x-rays, and cleanings. With regular visits and following recommended care guidelines at home, you’ll be able to avoid common dental woes that lead to cavities, tooth loss, or inflamed gums.

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General Hygiene
For patients of all ages, good oral hygiene at home is necessary for optimal health. Two dental cleanings per year can’t undo months of neglect. We recommend brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing at least once a day to keep problems like cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease at bay. If you need further instructions for the best ways to brush and floss, be sure you’re on the schedule, and your dental hygienist can go over this with you.

Importance of Regular Cleanings

Even with correct brushing and flossing habits at home, you still need regular, professional dental cleanings and exams conducted by a certified dentist. This is because some areas in the mouth are difficult to reach, which means you may unknowingly be brushing inadequately. Frequently missed spots (like behind those pesky back molars) results in the accumulation of hardened plaque (known as tartar), which leads to problems like tooth decay, cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. When you come in for regular cleanings, Dr. Wayman can catch problems like cavities and oral cancer quickly. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting the dentist for a check-up and cleaning once every six months.

Family-Style Booking

Bring the family! We know how difficult it can be to schedule separate appointments for everyone in your family. For your convenience, we offer family-style bookings. This means, everyone in the family can have their teeth cleaned in different chairs—at the same time—to avoid the need for babysitters or multiple appointments.

Pediatric Dentistry

Wayman Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers pediatric dental services, including everything from cleanings to fillings for the smallest patients. Whether it’s your child’s first dental visit or they have had many, we are proud to provide a gentle and friendly experience.


Common General Dentistry Questions
Toothaches are a sign something is wrong and needs to be examined and the underlying problem addressed. If you have a toothache, contact our office right away, and we’ll do our best to get you in.
Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride and floss at least once per day. Avoiding sugary foods and drinks is also helpful in decreasing cavities and tooth decay.
Being afraid of the dentist is a common fear that we are accustomed to working with. Please discuss your concerns or worries with our office, either at the time of booking or at your appointment. Our team places a big emphasis on practicing with empathy. When you are in our office, we strive to treat you and your family the way we would want our families to be treated.