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Dolfield Dental Blog

How and Why You Should Clean Your Tongue

March 19, 2020

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close up person sticking out their tongue

You’re diligent about brushing and flossing every single day, sometimes even several times a day. Yet, on your last date, your partner turned away from you when you tried to kiss them because your breath was atrocious. You didn’t eat anything foul-smelling, so why did this happen? According to a dentist, if you don’t clean your tongue, you can still be susceptible to bad breath despite daily brushing and flossing. That’s why we’ve written this guide on how and why you need to clean your tongue.

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Why Are Your Gums Bleeding?

March 3, 2020

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a toothbrush lying in the sink with blood on it

Gum disease is a common, yet, harmful condition that attacks the soft oral tissue surrounding your teeth. As this happens, your gums may become red, inflamed, and even bleed, especially when trying to brush or floss your teeth. With millions of Americans suffering from some type of gum disease, it is no surprise that dentists are offering periodontal therapy as a way to combat the issue and prevent worsening problems. Learn why it is that your gums are bleeding and what your dentist suggests you can do to take back control of your oral health.

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The New Year is Here, Consider Your New Benefits!

February 7, 2020

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A woman smiling.

The new year (and the new decade) is upon us, which means you’re probably thinking about how you’re going to fulfil your recent new year’s resolution. If improving your overall health is one, there’s no better time than now to consider your dental health, especially if you have dental insurance. The fact of the matter is dental insurance often does not get the attention that it deserves, particularly in the new year. If you have insurance benefits, they have likely reset and are ready to be utilized. Here’s why now is the best time to do so!

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What to Expect During Your First Visit to a New Dentist

January 22, 2020

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Smiling dental patientMaybe you’ve just moved to a new town and need to find a new dental practice. Or maybe you just haven’t had your teeth cleaned as often as you should and are finally ready to start giving your smile the care it deserves. Whatever reason you have for visiting a new dentist, it’s important to know what to expect during your first visit. Read on to learn everything you need to know to prepare yourself for your appointment.

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Which Type of Dental Implants Should You Get?

January 4, 2020

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person with a questionCountless articles you can find on the internet talk about dental implants like they can’t be customized. However, this restorative procedure offers more options than you may have originally thought. When you visit your dentist for a consultation, they’ll examine your facial and oral structure to determine whether you can benefit more from endosteal or subperiosteal implants. Read on to learn more about the difference between these two and which one you’re a better candidate for. (more…)

Why You Should Never Take Sleeping Pills If You Have Sleep Apnea

December 28, 2019

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Sleeping pillMost people with sleep apnea – about 80%, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association – don’t even realize that they have it. As such, when they realize they’re not getting the quality rest they need at night, they might use sleeping pills or another kind of sleep aid. Unfortunately, this often ends up making the condition much worse. If you have sleep apnea or suspect you might have sleep apnea, read on to learn why you should stay away from sleep aids until you’ve been treated by a professional.

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Is Your Cold and Flu Remedy Affecting Your Oral Health?

December 21, 2019

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A sick woman lying on a couch.While cold and flu season is here, you’re likely to go through multiple sleepless nights and struggle with a bad cough as you work to recover. There are many flu season tips to consider, but these very same ideas could be harming your oral health if you aren’t careful. If you do get sick, here’s what you should keep in mind to combat these issues with your sickness without increasing your risk for cavities.

 

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Sleep Apnea: Affecting Much More than Your Night’s Rest

November 19, 2019

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Tired man at deskA night’s sleep can make or break your next day. You’ve been there before—tired, lethargic, unproductive, and downright sleepy. Everyone has experienced this, but it becomes a problem when it happens regularly. Sleep deprivation can be detrimental to your everyday life and even lead to job loss if it’s left untreated. One of the main causes of this is sleep apnea, a common sleeping disorder that affects breathing. Keep reading to learn the ways that sleep apnea and deprivation can affect your work and what you can do to get your good night’s rest back.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy This Holiday Season

November 15, 2019

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young woman smiling in Santa hat

During the holiday season, we tend to consume foods and drinks with a lot more sugar than normal. While this may be a delicious way to spend a couple of months, it’s certainly not the best option for your pearly whites. Luckily, a dentist is here with 5 tips to keep your mouth healthy this holiday season.

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? Your Brain Could Be at Risk

October 19, 2019

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Sleep apneaIf you don’t get enough sleep – which, for most adults, is about 7 to 9 hours every night – it goes without saying that you’ll most likely feel exhausted during the day. Unfortunately, that’s far from your only concern; a lack of sleep has been linked to a wide range of dangerous health issues – including, surprisingly enough, Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s why your mind could be at risk if sleep apnea or another disorder is frequently interrupting your slumber.

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