Dolfield Dental Blog
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…)
April 3, 2019
When searching for a tooth replacement options to care for your missing teeth, there’s no better solution than dental implants. Not only do they provide stability, a natural look and feel, and last for decades, but they are a permanent solution. Unfortunately, nothing is 100% perfect, and there are times when your dental implants may need to be restored. In fact, let us share 4 reasons restoration may be necessary.
March 28, 2019
When it comes to your oral health, you want to make sure you’re taking proper care of your teeth and gums, right? What if you notice that your gums are bleeding when you brush and floss your teeth? That’s obviously not a good sign. Bleeding gums can be the result of gum disease or even something else. Only your dentist will be able to tell and determine how to help you get your oral health back on track.
March 14, 2019
We all know the importance of keeping our teeth and gums clean and healthy, but what about our tongue? A good oral hygiene routine should include more than just brushing and flossing your teeth, right? But how do you take care of this part of your mouth? Maybe it’s time to let your dentist explain the correct way to clean your tongue and why it’s so important in the first place. (more…)
February 10, 2019
If you’re one of the millions of Americans that are missing teeth, you may have considered various options for replacement. Dental implants are one of the most popular options, but if you have a weaker jawbone or need a narrow space replaced, your dentist in the past may have turned you away. Thankfully, mini dental implants offer an alternative. Keep reading to learn more about mini dental implants and how you can benefit from them.