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What to Expect During Your First Visit to a New Dentist

January 22, 2020

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Smiling dental patientMaybe you’ve just moved to a new town and need to find a new dental practice. Or maybe you just haven’t had your teeth cleaned as often as you should and are finally ready to start giving your smile the care it deserves. Whatever reason you have for visiting a new dentist, it’s important to know what to expect during your first visit. Read on to learn everything you need to know to prepare yourself for your appointment.


Which Type of Dental Implants Should You Get?

January 4, 2020

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person with a questionCountless articles you can find on the internet talk about dental implants like they can’t be customized. However, this restorative procedure offers more options than you may have originally thought. When you visit your dentist for a consultation, they’ll examine your facial and oral structure to determine whether you can benefit more from endosteal or subperiosteal implants. Read on to learn more about the difference between these two and which one you’re a better candidate for. (more…)

Why You Should Never Take Sleeping Pills If You Have Sleep Apnea

December 28, 2019

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Sleeping pillMost people with sleep apnea – about 80%, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association – don’t even realize that they have it. As such, when they realize they’re not getting the quality rest they need at night, they might use sleeping pills or another kind of sleep aid. Unfortunately, this often ends up making the condition much worse. If you have sleep apnea or suspect you might have sleep apnea, read on to learn why you should stay away from sleep aids until you’ve been treated by a professional.


Is Your Cold and Flu Remedy Affecting Your Oral Health?

December 21, 2019

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A sick woman lying on a couch.While cold and flu season is here, you’re likely to go through multiple sleepless nights and struggle with a bad cough as you work to recover. There are many flu season tips to consider, but these very same ideas could be harming your oral health if you aren’t careful. If you do get sick, here’s what you should keep in mind to combat these issues with your sickness without increasing your risk for cavities.



Sleep Apnea: Affecting Much More than Your Night’s Rest

November 19, 2019

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Tired man at deskA night’s sleep can make or break your next day. You’ve been there before—tired, lethargic, unproductive, and downright sleepy. Everyone has experienced this, but it becomes a problem when it happens regularly. Sleep deprivation can be detrimental to your everyday life and even lead to job loss if it’s left untreated. One of the main causes of this is sleep apnea, a common sleeping disorder that affects breathing. Keep reading to learn the ways that sleep apnea and deprivation can affect your work and what you can do to get your good night’s rest back.


5 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy This Holiday Season

November 15, 2019

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young woman smiling in Santa hat

During the holiday season, we tend to consume foods and drinks with a lot more sugar than normal. While this may be a delicious way to spend a couple of months, it’s certainly not the best option for your pearly whites. Luckily, a dentist is here with 5 tips to keep your mouth healthy this holiday season.


Not Getting Enough Sleep? Your Brain Could Be at Risk

October 19, 2019

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Sleep apneaIf you don’t get enough sleep – which, for most adults, is about 7 to 9 hours every night – it goes without saying that you’ll most likely feel exhausted during the day. Unfortunately, that’s far from your only concern; a lack of sleep has been linked to a wide range of dangerous health issues – including, surprisingly enough, Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s why your mind could be at risk if sleep apnea or another disorder is frequently interrupting your slumber.


How to Have a Mouth-Healthy Halloween

October 10, 2019

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Halloween candy

It’s October, and you know what that means. Pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, and lots and lots of candy consumption. Unfortunately, that can also mean lots and lots of tooth decay if you’re not careful about your oral hygiene. That’s why we’ve written this list of Halloween candy tips to make your Halloween a mouth-healthy one.


With Sleep Apnea, Snoring is the Least of Your Problems

September 22, 2019

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Sleep ApneaIf 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.


Are Hot Drinks Bad for My Teeth? A Dentist Breaks It Down.

September 20, 2019

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A woman sipping from a mug.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.


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