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Technologies that Are Changing the Way You Get Dental Care

Every day, the world around you is growing increasingly high tech, and so is dental care. Many patients prefer to go to a dental office that features sophisticated medical technologies. These innovations offer convenience, comfort, and better oral health. Improving Patient Comfort During Procedures A unique device by Isolite Systems has made old-fashioned bite blocks […]


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FAQs About Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, and it’s more common than you might think. Many Americans have gingivitis without realizing it, since its symptoms can be subtle. This is one reason why it’s so important to see your dentist at least every six months for a checkup. Your dentist can detect gum disease […]


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What to Expect During an Oral Cancer Screening

Every patient should receive routine oral cancer screenings. Although oral cancer is most common in tobacco users and former users, it can also be caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). This means that oral cancer could potentially affect anyone. Talk to your dentist about having an oral cancer screening. The sooner oral cancer is detected, the […]


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Why Your Dentist Needs Your Complete Health History

When you go to the dentist, he or she will ask questions not only about your teeth and gums but also about your overall health. Why does your dentist need to know about your other health problems? Although you may think that your health history is only of relevance to your primary care doctor, your […]


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Understanding and Dealing with Smoker’s Mouth

Smoking is extremely damaging to your oral health. Smoker’s mouth is a catch-all term that refers to the range of oral health challenges that are triggered by smoking. Fortunately, if you have some of these side effects, you can reverse them as soon you stop smoking. Your dentist will help you identify and correct the […]


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Gummy Smiles 101

A gummy smile is one in which more gingival tissue is visible than is typical when someone smiles. The diagnosis of a gummy smile can be very subjective—some people don’t mind the appearance of their smiles while others with a similar amount of gingival tissue are very self-conscious. Are you concerned about having a gummy […]


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Do Women Get Sleep Apnea Too?

Do Women Get Sleep Apnea Too? There is a stereotypical image of people who have sleep apnea. Most people picture overweight, middle-aged men with loud snoring that keeps their entire household up. Although some people with sleep apnea may fit this bill, not everyone does. One of the biggest misconceptions about sleep apnea is that […]


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Your Step-by-Step Guide to the CEREC Process

Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, more commonly referred to by its acronym, CEREC, is a state-of-the-art milling machine and 3D software platform. It allows cosmetic dentists to create custom dental crowns while the patient waits. This means that it’s no longer necessary to send an impression away to a lab, and wait for weeks […]


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What Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Smoking

Prior to the mid-1960s, smoking was widely thought of as a hip thing to do. Cigarette companies had built a loyal following by advertising their products as a way to improve health. Fortunately, everyone now knows that smoking kills, but overcoming this addiction is still a significant challenge. If you’re looking for more motivation to […]


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Oral Complications in Patients with Celiac Disease

Oral health doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Oral health is affected by your overall health, and vice versa. Celiac disease is one of the systemic diseases that may lead to oral health complications. Patients with celiac disease are encouraged to see their dentist regularly, and to disclose any changes to their health history at each […]


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Could Your Partner Have Sleep Apnea?

There’s nothing quite like sinking into a comfortable bed to get some much-needed shut-eye after a long day’s work. But then, your partner starts snoring, and you end up lying awake for hours. Could sleep apnea be to blame? Consider scheduling an appointment with the dentist to find out about oral appliance therapy that can […]


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Why Dental Implants Sometimes Fail & How to Prevent It

If you have missing teeth, your dentist may recommend dental implants to restore your smile. Although dental implants are extremely reliable, they do occasionally fail. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce the chances that you will experience any issues with your implants. Here is what you need to know about the most […]


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Everything You Should Know About Fluoride Supplementation

Fluoride has long been recognized as an important building block for healthy teeth. Despite some controversy, fluoride has been proven to be safe and effective when delivered in the right doses. Many people do not get an adequate amount of fluoride, which can leave them vulnerable to dental health issues. For kids, dentists often recommend […]


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Know the Signs of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is usually very treatable in its early stages, but many cases are diagnosed when they are more advanced because people don’t recognize the signs. When you get a dental checkup, your dentist will examine your mouth for signs of oral cancer, but between appointments, you should be mindful of potential symptoms that need […]


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Common Problems with CPAP Therapy

Although CPAP therapy is effective for some people suffering from sleep apnea, many others cannot adapt to treatment and experience even more sleep problems than before they had their CPAPs. In these cases, your dentist could have the solution to your disrupted sleep. Oral appliance therapy is an alternative to CPAP therapy for sleep apnea. […]


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Types of Mouth Pain and Their Causes

Your mouth takes a lot of abuse every day, so it’s not surprising that it is vulnerable to pain. If you’re experiencing mouth pain, often it will go away on its own quickly. However, persistent mouth pain should be evaluated by your dentist to determine if you have an oral health condition that needs to […]


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What Can You Expect If You Haven’t Seen a Dentist in a Long Time?

If it has been a long time since your last dentist appointment, the thought of getting back into the chair can be a little overwhelming. The good news is that you’re not alone. Patients return to the dentist every day after having stayed away for extended periods, so your dentist won’t be shocked or waiting […]


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Comparing CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapies

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that not only robs you of the restorative sleep you need but that also can lead to a wide range of health problems. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, talk to your dentist about treatment options. He or she may recommend CPAP treatment or oral appliance therapy […]


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What’s It Like to Sleep with a Mouthguard?

There are multiple reasons your dentist may recommend that you wear a mouthguard when you sleep, from preventing you from grinding your teeth to managing sleep apnea. Although mouthguards can be extremely beneficial, the first few times you wear them can require an adjustment. Here is what to expect. Some people may not feel the […]


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Will Sleep Apnea Get Worse Without Treatment?

Sleep apnea can be a debilitating condition, but many people don’t even realize they have it. This prevents them from seeking treatment, which means the symptoms continue to affect their daily lives. Meet with your dentist if you suspect that you have this condition and read on to see if sleep apnea will get worse […]


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How Does Radiology Improve Sleep Apnea Diagnoses?

Imaging techniques keep getting better and better, so today’s dentists are able to get a good look at your teeth, gums, and jaws to figure out what’s ailing you. Radiology is one such imaging technique, and your dentist can use it to identify the proper treatment plan, so you can take your life back. Here’s […]


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How Dental Implants Can Change Your Life

You’ve tried dealing with your missing teeth and you’ve tried dentures, and neither option has been right for you. If this sounds like your case, you should look into dental implants. They can completely restore your smile and your health, and they’ll even boost your self-esteem. Keep reading and see how dental implants can change […]


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Common Dental Questions: Why Is Bad Breath So Much Worse in the Morning?

Having bad breath can be an unpleasant experience at any time, and breath tends to be worse when we first wake up in the morning. While the reason isn’t necessarily the same for everyone, but there are several clear factors that can contribute to bad morning breath. Let’s answer the common question of why bad […]


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Why Is It Important to Brush Your Teeth Before Bed?

It’s important to brush your teeth twice each day, but does it matter when you do it? Brushing your teeth before bed reduces the potential for plaque buildup and keeps you in your normal routine, and it also maintains your cosmetic dentistry results. Find out why it’s so important to brush your teeth before bed […]


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What’s the Harm in Grinding Your Teeth?

People tend to grind their teeth when they’re stressed out, but some don’t even realize that they do this because it happens while they’re asleep. Unfortunately, teeth grinding, or bruxism, can damage your enamel, reduce your chewing surface area, and cause problems with your speech. Here’s a quick look at the true harm in grinding […]


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How Your Allergies May Worsen Sleep Apnea Symptoms

When you suffer from sleep apnea, you don’t get the sleep you need because your condition wakes you up throughout the night. Allergies can exacerbate the problem by blocking your airway even further, and medication side effects can be disruptive as well, so always be in contact with your dentist. If allergies are making sleeping […]


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Common Problems Patients Experience with CPAP Therapy

CPAP therapy has been a common solution for sleep apnea, but it’s not the only one. Patients may complain to their dentists about poorly fitted masks, claustrophobia, or the noise the machine makes as they and their partners try to sleep. Continue reading as we analyze some common problems patients experience with CPAP therapy. Bad […]


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Why Sleep Apnea May Get Worse If You Get Sick

Sleep apnea is a real health problem, and it only stands to become more of an issue if you get sick on top of it. You’ll have an even harder time breathing at night, and your immune system will already be weakened by your sickness. The medication you take to treat the sickness can also […]


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Prepare for Your Wedding with a Smile Makeover

When you look at the pictures from your big day, you’ll enjoy seeing everyone’s beautiful smiles. You can boost your confidence and feel and look your best thanks to cosmetic dentistry treatments like dental implants, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening. Keep reading and prepare for your wedding with a smile makeover. Dental Implants You don’t […]


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What’s the Harm in Biting Your Nails?

You might practice perfect dental hygiene and see your dentist regularly, but if you bite your nails, you’re still holding your oral health back. Biting your nails is bad for your teeth and your gums, and it can lead to health conditions that affect your overall wellbeing. Read on and find out what the harm […]


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