Preventive Dentistry - BLACKWELL, OK

Helps Smiles Stay Strong

At Blackwell Dentistry, we strongly believe that the saying is right: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” By stopping dental problems in their tracks at the earliest, most harmless stages, Dr. Neale can potentially save you and your family a great deal of cost, travel, and pain down the road. Our team offers a variety of services that are designed to protect teeth from common threats, as well as in-depth checkups and cleanings that will help us better understand each patient’s unique dental needs. If it’s been more than six months since you or your loved one’s last visit, please contact us today here in Blackwell, OK.

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Dental Checkups & Cleanings

Patients of all ages need to be visiting a dentist at least twice each calendar year. These appointments give our team the valuable opportunity to assess your current oral health, draw attention to any serious problems, and provide you with ongoing support! Dr. Neale’s checkups are very thorough – we even use digital X-ray technology to view areas that aren’t accessible to the naked eye. Additionally, a cleaning with one of our talented hygienists will get rid of decay-causing plaque and tartar, leaving teeth nicely polished.

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Dental Sealants

When children are starting to brush and floss themselves without Mom or Dad’s help, it can be difficult for their little arms to maneuver the toothbrush into the back of the mouth. As a result, the back teeth can suffer serious decay. In these situations, Dr. Neale may recommend the placement of dental sealants, which are made of a tough, plastic-based substance that is painted directly over each tooth’s chewing surface. Once sealed in place, they will help block out food particles and infectious bacteria. While sealants are NOT a replacement for regular oral hygiene, they can greatly reduce your son or daughter’s risk of getting cavities over time.

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Nightguards for Bruxism

Bruxism is a common “bad habit” that we usually call by a simpler name – teeth grinding. Patients of all ages grind their teeth, many during the night when they’re asleep and unaware. This can lead to unpleasant mornings with headaches, jaw pain, and worn-down dental surfaces. If Dr. Neale sees any warning signs of this condition, he may suggest the ongoing use of a custom-made nightguard. The nightguard provides a tough barrier between the rows of teeth that will keep them much safer as patients rest.

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Sportsguards

If you or your loved one regularly plays sports where physical contact is likely, you probably have helmets and kneepads to protect the vulnerable parts of the body – but what about your smile? Studies show that millions of teeth are injured in athletic activities every year, with hundreds of thousands of patients ending up in the emergency room for care. We strongly suggest that our sports-minded patients wear a custom-made oral appliance during their games and practices to avoid this unpleasant possibility. Also known as a “sportsguard,” Dr. Neale can design a custom-made model that fits comfortably in the mouth and has plenty of flexibility for speaking.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know that nearly 50% of patients with oral cancer exhibited NO known risk factors before their diagnosis? This condition can develop in subtle, dangerous ways over time, which is why Dr. Neale strives to be his patients’ first line of defense. As a part of regular checkups, he will perform a comprehensive screening of the oral tissue, throat, face, and neck, taking care to pinpoint any abnormalities that may contain cancerous cells. If he finds cause for concern, we’ll help you take the next steps towards a proper biopsy and diagnosis. Your safety and wellbeing mean the world to us!

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Fluoride Treatments

Dr. Neale strongly recommends regular exposure to fluoride for patients of all ages because of the valuable ways it benefits smiles. Countless studies and research projects have shown that ingesting a safe amount of this mineral through water and foods (as well as being exposed to it through toothpastes and mouthwashes) actually helps make teeth stronger over time, preventing cavities. Our team offers quick and easy fluoride applications as a part of regular appointments for families who may not be receiving the full benefits of exposure in everyday life.

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At-Home Hygiene Products

While regular checkups and cleanings with a trusted dentist are very important for healthy smiles, the quality of a patient’s at-home oral hygiene routine is also crucial. Thankfully, our team can lend a helping hand by demonstrating good brushing and flossing techniques, as well as recommending excellent toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other products that give teeth an extra boost of daily support. We never suggest brands to patients that we don’t wholeheartedly trust – you can even find them in our homes!

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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal disease (more commonly known as gum disease) starts out small. Patients may see some blood when they spit after brushing and flossing, or the gum tissue around your teeth could look redder than usual. When these symptoms begin, though, it’s important to see a trusted dentist like Dr. Neale as soon as possible to prevent the infection from developing any further. While these symptoms don’t seem too serious at first, untreated cases of gum disease can hurt your healthy jawbone and even cause natural teeth to be lost. To prevent this, our team will provide deep cleanings that remove harmful plaque from every crevice of your smile, bringing back much-needed health.

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Emergency Dentistry

When you or a loved one is struggling with a serious dental emergency, such as an injury or bad pain, the last thing you want to hear from your chosen dentist’s office is “we can see you in two weeks.” These dire situations require help NOW, which is why our Blackwell team will do whatever it takes to see you on the same day as your initial call. Dr. Neale can provide dedicated emergency assistance for dental fractures, severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, and more.

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Children’s Dentistry

Dr. Neale loves being able to help children develop a positive relationship with the dentist’s office from a very young age. The oral healthcare habits they’ll create here will last them for a lifetime! Our office welcomes babies, toddlers, school-aged children, teenagers, and all of the special kids who are somewhere in-between too. We’ve got plenty of services to keep smiles at any stage of development safe, strong, and confident.

What our Patients Say About us

251 Google Reviews
(4.8)Average Rating
Jacqulynn Sanders
Jacqulynn Sanders
This is the ONLY dentist I will ever take my daughters to. The entire staff has made dental visits no longer traumatized for my girls. Dr. Neale, himself has stopped working on other clients and made sure that when my girls were on the verge of having a meltdown, that they were able to get back down to their normal breathing and sweet hearted natures. Everyone in his office and on his staff, from the moment you Walk into the office, take their own time and special approach all to assure you of the best, care possible, without the fear, trauma, and brutal methods alot of other dentist s use to " manage" small children. The members of Blackwell dentistry actually do care about each and every patient they see, and I am grateful my girls are no longer fearful or having panic attacks when I inform them that their visit is due. Thank you guys so much for the time, patience, and care you give us each and every visit!!
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Sep 29, 2022
Wesley Walker
Wesley Walker
The ladies there are professional but they run you through like a piece of meat on a assembly line. The dentist came in behind me and didn't bother to greet me and when he did he looked all of about 12 years old with the bed side manner of a slug, when I showed concern about taking 3 weeks to get my dentures and the high cost he just turned and walked out never to return. I wouldn't let him work on my dogs teeth. I would not recommend them, look around you can find a better deal and by far a better dentist
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Oct 19, 2022
Melanie Antry
Melanie Antry
First off hand; calling to schedule an appointment was a breeze. Amanda has a pleasant voice! Upon entering the office you are greeted by everyone in the front desk. So very welcoming right off the bat! The waiting room was nicely decorated, there's an area where it's very kid friendly. Pretty fun place! I believe the lady that helped me was Kaylie.. Or Taylor?. She was very knowledgeable in what she does and educated me in everything. My daughter has had fear of dentist from 2 previous dentist ago (California). Kaylie or Taylor was so patient with her and gave my daughter the fear free of having someone just look at her mouth and do some cleaning. After leaving my daughter said "I like her mom. She has gentle hands!". One of my son said "Mom! Densmonds hands are light as feathers!". Amazing! Dr Neale is great and made you feel comfortable! Dr. Neale and his entire staff is by far the best that I've encountered. I highly recommend Blackwell Dentistry to anyone who's looking for a great experience!
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Aug 04, 2022
Olivia Page
Olivia Page
I love this place. They are very friendly and professional. I can’t imagine going to another dentist !
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Aug 18, 2022
Nicosha Anderson
Nicosha Anderson
We have been coming to Blackwell dentistry for years now. We love the special things they do to give back to their customers as well as their community. I am always seeing new things there are doing to give back and to interact with their patients and others. The last time we were there we had 3 new dental assistants. We loved all three! Marfa was so thorough with her cleaning. The most I’ve personally ever seen an assistant do anywhere on a kid. She taught my kids new things as well as told them the reasons for each thing. It was very educational to them and to me as well. Melody was with my 5 year old and she was so great with her. She really focused on her having fun and enjoying the dentist. She was so great with the kids it made me want to be more patient and better with them as well. I know she was just doing her every day job but you never know who is watching and can be inspired by your attitude. I wasn’t in the room with Michaiah but she was very nice and informative when I spoke with her. The ladies at the front desk are as always the sweetest and most helpful. We will continue our business at Blackwell Dentistry for as long as we can, and you should as well!
(5)
Dec 09, 2021

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Giving Back to Blackwell & Ponca City

Dr. Neale and his family have a true passion for working within their neighborhood and helping to make it an even better place, partnering with nearby schools, youth centers, local events, and much more.

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Acts of Kindness

When it comes to making the world a better place, even the littlest kindnesses go a very long way.

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Community Involvement

At Blackwell Dentistry, out team loves giving back to and getting involved with our great community.

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Fun Giveaways

Everyone loves winning something! We regularly share fun prizes with our patients and our neighbors.

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Blackwell Dentistry

1520 S Main St, Blackwell, OK 74631, United States

Monday - 8AM - 7PM

Tuesday - 8AM - 7PM

Wednesday - 8AM - 7PM

Thursday - 8AM - 7PM

Friday - 8 AM - 4PM

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed