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Why Oral Piercings Pose a Threat to Your Teeth and Gums

While tongue rings and other piercings may be trending now, these devices can cause significant harm to your teeth and gums that lasts for life. If you want to protect your smile from decay, gum disease, and other serious issues, you may want to think twice before you head in for your piercing appointment. Read […]


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Who Is More Likely to Suffer from Sleep Apnea?

If your spouse has been complaining about your nighttime snoring, you may want to visit the dentist to see if you are suffering from sleep apnea. Far from a harmless condition, sleep apnea is a serious problem that can result in obstructed airways, daytime fatigue, and other health concerns. When you are discussing sleep apnea […]


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What Does Fluoride Do?

When you browse the toothpaste aisle at the drugstore, you may notice that nearly every tube on display contains fluoride. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps to prevent cavities and strengthen teeth. Due to the cavity-fighting power of fluoride, this mineral is now a standard ingredient in today’s toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other oral […]


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Identify the Cause of Your Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can be an extremely uncomfortable condition that affects your ability to chew, swallow, or sleep restfully. If you have been struggling with pain in your jaw, now is the time to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Along with diagnosing the cause of your jaw pain, your dentist can treat the problem and […]


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Habits That Harm Your Teeth

While regular visits to the dentist will help to protect your oral health, great dental hygiene begins at home. By paying attention to your daily habits and activities, you can help to prevent some common oral health conditions that can affect the quality and condition of your teeth, gums, and jaw. If you want to […]


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Eating to Improve Your Smile

Certain foods and drinks are notorious for causing tooth staining, decay, and other oral health problems. If you want to maintain a healthy smile between trips to the dentist, you should reach for foods that naturally promote healthy teeth and gums. By changing your dietary habits, you can keep your oral health in top shape […]


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Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Get in the Way of Your Dental Health

Dental anxiety is a problem that keeps many people away from the dentist, for fear of pain, discomfort, and unpleasant sensations during routine dental visits. If dental anxiety has kept you out of the dentist’s office for many years, you may be happy to know that modern dental care is much gentler, quieter, and more […]


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How to Improve Your Flossing Technique

Flossing is just as essential to your oral health as brushing your teeth, but many people fail to floss enough or do it properly. In addition to making an effort to floss once daily, you should speak with your dentist or dental hygienist about the best strategies to improve your technique. This article will offer […]


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A Look at the Process of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay starts out as a minor, reversible problem, but it can quickly progress and do serious damage to your smile without the right treatment. Attending regular dental cleanings will help you prevent tooth decay from permanently harming your teeth, since your dentist can help stop decay in its tracks. To help you understand the […]


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Which Dental Problems Should Millennials Be Most Concerned About?

Though millennials may be changing the world, they do not always practice the most effective self-care. It’s common for millennials to skip visits to the doctor and the dentist, because it’s easy to think that your health is not a problem when you don’t have any symptoms. However, protecting your health now can help you […]


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How Do Dental Cleanings Differ from Brushing and Flossing at Home?

It’s a common misconception that individuals who brush and floss regularly and don’t have any noticeable dental problems do not need to see the dentist. However, avoiding the dentist’s office can have a negative impact on your oral health, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms of cavities or gum disease. To emphasize the […]


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Sleep Deprived? Check Your Blood Pressure

You’ve probably heard that getting a full night’s sleep is critical for good health, but do you know what exactly happens to the body when you don’t get enough sleep? Some of the effects are obvious. You may feel fatigued, irritable, or groggy when you haven’t slept enough the night before, but are you considering […]


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Exploring the Connection Between Bone Health and Sleep Apnea

Suffering from sleep apnea means more than coping with snoring and daytime fatigue. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can affect all aspects of your health, including your bone and joint health. When you do not seek out treatment for sleep apnea, you could be putting your whole body at risk. Let’s take a […]


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What Does Sleep Deprivation Do to Your Brain?

If you have ever had a rough night sleeping, you have probably felt some of the impact that sleep can have on your wellbeing. Without enough sleep, you might spend the next day feeling achy, cranky, and sluggish, and these effects will only worsen over time. When sleep apnea or other sleep disorders rob you […]


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Why Your Heart Needs a Full Night’s Sleep

No matter your age, it is always important to think about your heart health and steps you can take to improve it. One of the steps to better heart health that is often overlooked is getting more restful sleep at night. If you have sleep apnea, this may be more of a challenge, but treatment […]


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How Losing Sleep Can Make You Hungrier

Sleep apnea has many direct effects on your health, and these conditions are reason enough to seek sleep apnea treatment that will help you sleep better. Still, it’s helpful to understand some of the indirect effects that sleep apnea may have on your health as it robs you of quality, restful sleep. If you are […]


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How Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Reduce Jaw Pain

There are many causes for jaw pain, including tooth grinding, TMJ disorders, and facial injuries. If you experience jaw pain and sleep apnea simultaneously, getting the sleep you need may feel impossible. To treat both of these issues and restore your health, you might visit your dentist to explore the possibility of using an oral […]


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What Happens If You Don’t Get Enough Sleep During Pregnancy?

When you first become pregnant, you may find yourself feeling very tired and needing to adjust your sleep schedule with more naps or longer nights of sleep. It’s normal to need more rest during pregnancy, starting in your first trimester, but it can be tough to get the sleep you need if you have a […]


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Which Respiratory Conditions Increase Your Sleep Apnea Risk?

Sleep apnea is not only a sleep disorder, it is a respiratory illness that can severely limit the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream if it goes untreated. There are many possible causes of sleep apnea, but other respiratory conditions are among the most common. If you have any of the following respiratory illnesses, you […]


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Do You Often Wake Up with a Sore Throat? It Could Be a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep disorders can be very damaging to your health, because they often have significant effects on your body in the long-term without many easily identifiable symptoms in the short-term. In the case of sleep apnea, you may have some symptoms that are easy to attribute to other conditions, so you may struggle to get an […]


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Can Sleep Apnea Increase Your Risk of Stroke?

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder, but many people who have it don’t even realize that they have a problem. That’s because sleep apnea doesn’t cause wakefulness like insomnia, but rather, it causes pauses in breathing throughout the night. Someone with sleep apnea may wake up periodically throughout the night without knowing it, and […]


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How to Care for Your Dentures

Although most kinds of dentures won’t stay in your mouth permanently, you should still take diligent care of them. Remember to clean them on a regular basis, use a protective case when you travel, and rinse them off before putting them back in your mouth. Continue on and find out how to care for your […]


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Plaque, Tartar, & Calculus: What Is the Difference?

You know that plaque, tartar, and calculus are all enemies of excellent oral health, but you might not know exactly what they are. Some people even think that all of these elements are exactly the same, but your dentist will tell you that this isn’t the case. Read ahead to learn about the differences between […]


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Answering Common Questions About CEREC Technology

The cosmetic dentistry industry is one of many that has benefited from modern technology. CEREC offers a multitude of advantages such as minimally invasive treatment, but it’s up to your dentist to decide if it’s right for your needs. Read on and answer some of the common questions about CEREC technology. Why is CEREC better? […]


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Look at the Different Tools for Flossing

Like brushing your teeth, flossing is an integral aspect of your dental hygiene that you should remember to do every day. Some people like conventional floss, while others prefer more creative flossing tools. If your kids aren’t looking forward to flossing, flavored floss can help. Keep reading and look at the different tools for flossing. […]


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The Importance of a Healthy Diet for Seniors

The Importance of a Healthy Diet for Seniors It’s helpful to start taking better care of yourself as you get older, and this means adapting your diet to fit your needs. Along with seeing your dentist, this will help you maintain your oral health, your energy, and your overall wellbeing. Here’s a closer look at […]


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Different Reasons You May Need a Mouth Guard

People use mouth guards to protect their teeth, but not everyone needs protection from the same things. You might talk to your dentist about a mouth guard if you play a contact sport and would like to preserve your teeth, or if you grind your teeth at night. If you’ve recently suffered a trauma, it […]


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Tooth-Friendly Snacks for You and Your Family

They say that you are what you eat, so be sure to enjoy a well-rounded diet that will bolster your general and oral health. Your Tucson dentist will warn you about the dangers of sugar and recommend healthy options like fruits, vegetables, and cheese. Here are some ideas for tooth-friendly snacks for you and your […]


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Different Levels of Dental Sedation

Dental sedation is designed to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout your dentist appointment, but it is by no means a “one size fits all” solution. This is why there are several possible levels of dental sedation that your oral health professional can recommend. Keep reading for a closer look at the different levels […]


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Steps for Reducing Your Risk of Gum Disease

In addition to impacting the appearance of your smile, gum disease can inhibit your oral health and contribute to other serious health conditions. This is why you should work with your Tucson dentist and practice proper dental hygiene, limit or cease your intake of tobacco and alcohol, and assess your prescriptions. Continue on for steps […]


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