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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

September 25, 2020

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Tired woman resting in her car

Another sleepless night means another morning pouring your second cup of coffee before heading off to work. When you pull onto the freeway, you can feel your eyelids get heavier as you desperately sip your beverage to try and wake up. But the attempt is futile as you drift off only to be jolted awake by a horn blaring next to you. You quickly veer back into your lane, turn the music up, and pray it won’t happen again.

Unfortunately, situations like this happen all too often. In fact, 168 million Americans said they have driven while feeling sleepy and 103 million have actually fallen asleep at the wheel this year alone! Read on for the dangers of drowsy driving, seven common signs of sleep apnea, and how your dentist can help.

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4 Common Myths About Dental Implants That Are False!

August 20, 2020

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Implant dentist discussing dental implants with patient

Did you know that dental implants have a whopping 95% success rate? With over 3 million patients worldwide and an additional 500,000 dental implants placed each year, this leading restorative procedure grew by over 6% between 2019 and 2020 alone. However, despite its popularity, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about them that holds patients back from opting for this treatment. Therefore, an implant dentist is debunking four common myths!

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Wondering If Dental Implants Are Right For You? Read This!

August 6, 2020

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Patient holding model of dental implants

Are you ready for some alarming statistics? Over 36 million U.S. adults do not have any teeth and a whopping 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth! For patients who fall into the above statistics, dental implants can be a life-altering experience. Not only can this popular restorative procedure fix unsightly gaps in your smile, but it can also restore your bite force and correct imperfections in your speech stemming from one or more missing teeth. To reap the amazing benefits of this treatment option, it is of the utmost importance that your dentist determines that you are a good candidate. Read on for the five traits that help ensure the implant surgery is a success!

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4 Reasons You Should Leave Braces to the Professionals

July 22, 2020

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Dentist helping patient put on Invisalign

By now, you’ve probably heard about DIY braces. Over the past few months, this trend of using household items to straighten your teeth has exploded on social media. In fact, micro and macro-influencers alike are using paper clips and rubber bands to achieve a “picture perfect” smile overnight and at a fraction of the cost. Unfortunately, the dangerous consequences of this fad are not getting the same publicity. Therefore, a dentist is sharing four reasons you should leave braces to the professionals.

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What Are the 3 Different Types of Sleep Apnea?

July 5, 2020

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Young man snoring while sleeping

Did you know that up to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder? Plus, a staggering 100 million people suffer from sleep apnea worldwide. When you think of this condition, you might think of periods of not breathing and large treatment masks that help patients sleep, but did you know there are actually three different types of sleep apnea? Read on for the three forms, as well as common symptoms and where to find treatment.

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3 Easy Steps for a Beautiful (and Healthy) Smile!

June 29, 2020

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Couple brushing teeth using tips from dentist

A beautiful smile is not always a healthy smile, but how can you achieve both? Seeing your dentist regularly is a start, however your best defense against oral health issues is what you do at home. Dental hygiene not only ensures that your smile’s appearance remains attractive, but it prevents problems like cavities, infection, and more risks that can sometimes even have an impact on your overall health. Thankfully, there are some easy steps you can take to keep your smile in tip-top shape.

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Trouble with Sleep Apnea? Your Dentist Can Help!

June 23, 2020

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Woman tired from sleep apnea at computer

Do you worry each night about whether or not you’ll get good sleep? Do you wake up in the morning feeling drowsy and unrested? You may have sleep apnea, which is a common sleep condition that causes pauses in breathing, making it difficult to sleep. Thankfully, your dentist has an easy and effective treatment option to help you take back control when it comes to your rest. Keep reading to learn more about sleep apnea and how your dentist can help you count sheep with ease!

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Do I Have Sleep Apnea? 4 Warning Signs to Watch Out For

May 14, 2020

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You don’t want to ignore sleep apnea until it leads to a heart attack or starts badly affecting the quality of your life. Thus, it’s important to be able to identify the disorder as quickly as possible. The most obvious sign of sleep apnea is usually loud, chronic snoring – but what if you don’t have a partner that can tell you about the noise you’re making? Here are 4 symptoms that could warn you about your sleep-disordered breathing.

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The Link Between Gum Disease And Your Heart Health

May 12, 2020

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Bacteria that cause gum disease move through the bloodstream.

Gum disease can do more than damage your gums. Some studies have shown that individuals who suffer from this condition are three times more likely to have a heart attack. But why exactly is that? Read on to find out the surprising connection between these issues and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Keeping Your Smile Strong: Reasons You Might Need Dental Implant Restoration

April 23, 2020

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Person having dental implants restored by dentist in Owings Mills

Dental implants are a fantastic way to restore your smile. They are the closest that you can get to brand new teeth. When placed properly, dental implants can last for decades. However, on rare occasions, dental implants can fail and need to be restored. Implant failures typically come in two varieties: early and late. Your implant dentist in Owings Mills is here to help explain the types of implant failures and how to keep your smile whole and healthy.

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