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Will It Hurt to Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

May 13, 2021

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Woman having her teeth gently cleaned with a brush

Maybe fear has kept you away from the dentist’s office for too long, but concerns about your oral health have convinced you to go back. Naturally, you’re probably nervous about your first appointment, especially if you can’t even remember what your last appointment was like. One of the questions likely to be on your mind is, “Do tooth cleanings hurt?” Your dentist will do everything they can do keep you comfortable, but it’s also important to have an idea of what you should prepare for. Read on to learn about the kind of experience you’re likely to have at your next appointment.  

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Should You Nap While You Have Sleep Apnea?

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Woman napping on her couch

Do you sometimes take naps when you feel tired during the day? It may seem like a good way to replenish your energy, but in some cases, napping might do more harm than good – especially when you’re struggling with a sleep disorder. People who are currently struggling to get quality rest should be fully aware of the true relationship between napping and sleep apnea. Read on to learn why it might be better to wait until evening to get some shut eye even when you’re feeling exhausted.

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3 Fad Diets That Could be Detrimental to Your Oral Health

April 28, 2021

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diet trends that can harm your smile

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly half the adult population in America is obese. It’s only natural, then, for there to be a ton of weight loss plans on the market and circulating online. While some of them produce amazing results, they can potentially cause problems for your oral health. As a continue reading, a local dentist discusses the diet trends that can harm your smile so you can prevent any mishaps.

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The Top 5 Oral Hygiene Steps You Should Definitely Never Skip!

April 15, 2021

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woman following the oral hygiene best practices

Since childhood, you’ve been warned about the nefarious oral bacteria and plaque that seek to disrupt any measure of harmony that exists inside your mouth. And you’ve definitely heard about the dreaded “C” word: cavities. Like most people, you’re good about brushing your teeth at least once a day, but are there other ways you could be buttressing your dental health. As you continue reading, discover some key oral hygiene best practices that should be implemented immediately!

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Weight Gain and Sleep Apnea: A Dangerous Catch-22

March 26, 2021

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person grabbing their belly fat, concerned about weight gain and sleep apnea

Like millions of Americans, you resolved on January 1st to finally lose those few extra pounds in 2021. Whether you’ve been meaning to slim down for years or you’re just trying to shed the “quarantine 15,” hopefully you’re making progress toward your goals. If you’re not, perhaps a sleep disorder is to blame. Let’s look at the correlation between weight gain and sleep apnea and how getting control of one can help you with the other.

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Dental Implant 101 – What Are They?

March 4, 2021

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Dental implant

Are you missing teeth? You aren’t alone. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of there teeth. The great thing about living in the 21st century is the fact that you no longer need to settle for missing teeth. Thanks to modern dental technology, there are a variety of options to replace them, including dental implants. Continue reading to learn about the basics of dental implants so you can decide whether they are right for you.

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Loose Tooth? Here’s What to Do Next!

February 15, 2021

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Woman experiencing pain due to loose tooth

As a kid, loose teeth are a fun, exciting part of growing. However, once you’re an adult, realizing you have a loose tooth can be surprising and stressful. Whether it’s injury from physical trauma, or oral health issues that have developed over time, experiencing a loose tooth is quite possible as an adult. That’s why it’s important to ensure you know exactly what to do if this problem occurs. Read on to learn your next steps after a loose tooth.

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Why the Best Valentine’s Day Gift is Quiet Sleep!

February 10, 2021

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Woman sleeping soundly in bed while treating sleep apnea

Are you constantly awakened by your partner’s snoring? If so, now is the perfect time to do something about it! Instead of your normal Valentine’s Day presents like chocolate, flowers, jewelry, or watches, you can get them a gift that keeps on giving: sleep apnea therapy. Read on to learn more about sleep apnea and how treatment from an expert sleep dentist will make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet.

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Why You Shouldn’t Take Sleeping Pills for Sleep Apnea

January 25, 2021

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Woman lying awake looking at sleeping pills on table

Sleep apnea is a condition that keeps waking you up during the night. Thus, taking sleeping pills to help you fall asleep and stay asleep should help you overcome this disorder, right? Unfortunately, this probably isn’t the sleep solution you’re looking for. In fact, sleeping pills are more likely to make your sleep apnea even worse than before; read on to learn how.

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Your New Year’s Resolution: A Healthier Smile!

January 19, 2021

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Woman Smiling after keeping her new year’s resolution

The new year is here, which means you’re probably working on a goal you set for 2021. New year’s resolutions are often lofty or hard to meet. However, there is something you’re probably forgetting about: your oral health. This year could and should be the year that you decide to enhance your smile. Read on to learn some of the most effective ways you can improve the health of your pearly whites!

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