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Why You Should Avoid DIY Tooth Replacements

April 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dolfielddental @ 11:31 pm
Concerned-looking woman with hand on chin

When researching online for a solution for missing teeth, you likely looked at professional options like dental implants, but you also may have stumbled upon some do-it-yourself alternatives. At face value, DIY tooth replacements may seem like a great way to restore your smile while also letting you save money; unfortunately, the reality is that they come with a number of issues. Here’s why you should stay away from any kind of tooth replacement that isn’t offered by your dentist.


How Temperature Can Make Sleep Apnea Worse

April 11, 2023

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Man lying awake in bed at night

Sleep apnea can make it extremely difficult to get the rest you need to perform at your best during the day. And as challenging as the disorder can be by itself, it can potentially be worsened by certain environmental factors. In particular, the temperature of where you’re sleeping can make a significant difference. Here’s why you might have more trouble with sleep apnea when it’s hot.


Can Exercise Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

March 14, 2023

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A man suffering from sleep apnea

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know how it can lower your quality of life. After all, the condition interferes with the restful snoozing all people need! That said, many need help to manage this issue. Its signs aren’t easily relieved without professional care. Luckily, there’s still hope: research shows that exercise reduces sleep apnea symptoms! As for the evidence, let your local dentist explain. Here, then, is how physical activity helps with sleep apnea and other care tips.


How Does Tooth Loss Harm Face Shape?

March 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dolfielddental @ 12:49 pm
An older man admiring his new dental implants

You may think tooth loss only affects your mouth. After all, it’s apparent when a lack of teeth prevents eating, speaking, and smiling. In truth, though, the condition can also drastically change your face’s shape. In particular, it’ll age your appearance if left unchecked. Luckily, you can trust dental implants to prevent and reverse this problem. Just listen to your Owings Mills dentist to learn how they do so. Here, then, is a summary of how tooth loss harms face shape and how implants restore it.


Help! My Invisalign Doesn’t Fit!

February 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dolfielddental @ 6:29 pm
Young woman holding her Invisalign aligner

Invisalign aligners are incredibly powerful orthodontic appliances—they can provide you with the same great results as traditional braces without dietary restrictions or metal brackets.

That said, wearing them will take some getting used to. When you first get your aligners, you may find that you feel like they don’t fit correctly. Here’s why that might be the case, and what you can do about that.


Do I Have a Sinus Infection or a Toothache?

February 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dolfielddental @ 6:24 pm
Young woman with pain in her nose

The reason why dental school takes so much time, and that a professional’s expertise is deeply important, is because it can be really hard for the average person to tell some common conditions apart.

For example, you may have started experiencing what feels like a combination of face pain and a toothache set in recently. In that case, you may wonder if you’re really dealing with a toothache, or if the problem is a sinus infection. Here’s a guide that can help you discern between the two.


5 Helpful Tips to Make Good Oral Hygiene a Daily Habit

January 16, 2023

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Dentists generally recommend brushing twice a day and flossing daily. However, statistics show that over 30% of Americans brush less than they should, and as many as 20% don’t floss at all. Are you having trouble turning good oral hygiene into an everyday habit? If so, you could be at a higher than necessary risk for cavities and gum disease. To help you protect your smile, here are 5 tips to ensure that you’re brushing and flossing every day.


5 Resolutions for a Healthier Smile in 2023

January 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dolfielddental @ 2:57 pm
“2023” on a white surface surrounded by lights

What kind of care are you giving your smile? Even if you’re brushing twice a day and visiting your dentist every six months, chances are there’s still room for improvement. Since the New Year has just started, now is a great time to start finding ways to take better care of your teeth and gums. Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions that your dentist might suggest for maintaining excellent oral health in 2023.


Are Toothpicks Bad for Your Teeth?

December 9, 2022

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Cup full of toothpicksMany homes across America have toothpicks. While they are marketed for cleaning your teeth, your dentist might suggest leaving them for checking when a cake is ready to come out of the oven. Although they can pick objects from between your teeth, they can do more harm than good. You could end up needing an emergency dentist if you aren’t careful. Here’s what you should know about the risks of toothpicks, and some better alternatives for your consideration.


How To: Stay On-Track with Invisalign During the Holidays

December 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dolfielddental @ 9:50 pm
Couple smiling while holiday shopping at the mall

The most wonderful time of the year is here! Whether you are planning on traveling out of town this holiday season or hosting at home, it’s important to prioritize your Invisalign treatment. After all, you don’t want to start 2023 by falling off-track! The good news is that, with the right best practices in place, you can enjoy all of the seasonal festivities and effectively straighten your teeth. To learn a few helpful tips on navigating Invisalign during the holidays, read on.

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