Dolfield Dental Blog
September 22, 2019
If you’ve seen a commercial talking about sleep apnea, chances are they spent a lot of time talking about how snoring is a big problem for you and your partner. And indeed, the loud noise can make for some unpleasant nights. However, if your snoring really is caused by sleep apnea, then you have bigger problems to worry about than just disturbing your bedmate. Here are 5 ways this severe disorder might harm your health.
September 20, 2019
Now that summer is coming to an end and the fall season is here, there’s no better time than now to curl up on the couch with family members and enjoy a hot cup of your favorite seasonal beverage. However, just because it’s cooler outside doesn’t mean that your smile is off the hook when exposed to hot beverages. If you enjoy a hot cup of coffee or any hot drink for that matter, you’re going to want to read this first. Afterwards, you’ll understand the risks that hot drinks can have for your smile and what you can do to practice smart prevention.
August 30, 2019
Even if your child brushes and flosses every day, they can never have too good of dental health. Paired with regular checkups and cleanings from their children’s dentist and a nutritious diet, you can help your child avoid common oral health problems like cavities and tooth infections. There are certain foods that you can sneak into your little one’s lunchbox to help improve their dental health and keep their teeth and gums in tip-top shape. Read on for five suggestions to include in their diet to amp up their oral wellbeing. (more…)
August 26, 2019
Obviously getting a good night’s sleep is important; if your rest is constantly being disrupted by sleep apnea, you’re likely to be exhausted and irritable throughout the day, which can make it more likely that you’ll get into a traffic accident or make a mistake that you’ll regret later. But did you know that poor quality sleep could also be putting your mind at risk? People who suffer from sleep apnea have a higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease; learn more about this surprising connection and what you can do to protect your brain!
July 12, 2019
Have you been waking up gasping for air? Or are you way too sleepy during the day? These could be the warning signs that you’re suffering from sleep apnea, a condition where breathing stops and restarts several times during the night; if left alone, it could lead to heart failure and other health problems. In order to get proper therapy, it’s important to determine the exact cause of the condition. Here’s what you need to know to distinguish the 3 different types of sleep apnea.
June 4, 2019
Getting the kind of rest you need isn’t always easy, especially if you suffer from sleep apnea. Even if you do go to bed early, getting a solid 8 or 9 hours isn’t likely when you’re waking up gasping for air or snoring so loud your partner is constantly telling you to “turn over.” Thankfully, ceased breathing and loud snoring no longer have to be a way of life. With the help of your dentist, you can find relief (and sleep) with oral appliance therapy. Find out more about this method of treatment and just how crucial a role your dentist can play in helping you get the sleep you need.
June 2, 2019
We all know that brushing and flossing can help prevent cavities. We’ve had that drilled into our heads for as long as we can remember. But did you know that there are other habits that can help prevent tooth problems? These can include what you eat and drink. A dentist is here to talk about 9 oral health habits that you can get into that can decrease your risk of developing problems.
May 30, 2019
Gum disease is frightening enough on its own; the swelling, bleeding and threat of eventually losing teeth can make for an unpleasant experience, to say the least. But could it also be the sign of other problems as well? More and more, researchers are finding a possible link between infected gums and heart problems; here’s what you need to know about this surprising connection.
May 5, 2019
It’s not always easy to tell if you have sleep apnea. Many of the symptoms can go undetected for years. Why? It’s because sleep apnea is often associated with loud snoring and discontinued breathing. If you don’t have a partner to tell you that you’ve stopped breathing or that you could wake the dead with your snoring, you might never know you have it! The good news is that there are other ways you can tell if you have sleep apnea. Read on to find out.
April 15, 2019
Faced with the reality of tooth loss, you’ve been researching different restorative dental options. It can be overwhelming trying to make an important dental decision that can make or break your smile, but with your dentist’s help, you’ve narrowed it down to dental implants. Implants are the longest-lasting, healthiest option, and you’re looking forward to having your grin back. But there’s one more decision that your dentist will help you make—which type of dental implant will be best for you? Read on to learn the difference between the two types of dental implants and which option suits your needs. (more…)