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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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Tooth-Saving Alternatives to Your Morning Coffee

People rely on coffee to give them a jump start in the morning, but many of these people can’t function if they don’t get their beverage. Coffee can be bad for you on many levels, including your oral health, so consider switching to a healthier option. Here are some tooth-saving alternatives to your morning coffee. […]


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Foods that Help to Clean Your Teeth

There’s no replacement for a regular dental hygiene routine, but eating the right foods can improve your oral health. Fruits, vegetables, and dairy products can help clean your teeth while you eat, so you get to enjoy your smile and make your dentist happy. Keep reading and learn about some types of foods that can […]


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What Causes Morning Breath?

Much like sleep apnea, morning breath can be a burden on your sleeping partner. While there are many possible causes for this issue, seeing your dentist and sticking to your dental hygiene routine can help. Read on and find out what types of conditions can lead to morning breath. Poor Hygiene If you don’t practice […]


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Why You Shouldn’t Eat Right After Brushing Your Teeth

Dieting and oral health go hand in hand, and they both affect how you feel overall. Part of practicing good dental hygiene is waiting to eat after you brush your teeth. Even if you see your dentist regularly, eating after brushing your teeth can lead to plaque buildup and a loss of fluoride, but sometimes […]


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Helpful Strategies for Managing Sleep Apnea

In addition to making you feel tired during the day and disturbing your sleep partner, sleep apnea increases your risk for a host of health problems. If you see your dentist for treatment, you can avoid these additional problems and get a good night’s sleep every night. Here’s a quick look at some helpful strategies […]


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Daytime Drowsiness? It Could Be Sleep Apnea

The way you sleep at night can have a real effect on how you feel throughout the day. If you’re constantly feeling tired and having difficulty focusing, you might have sleep apnea without even knowing it. Keep reading if you suffer from daytime drowsiness, and talk to your dentist about sleep apnea. Possible Causes Being […]


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What Are the Signs of Nighttime Tooth Grinding?

You might not realize that you grind your teeth if you do it while you’re asleep, but there are signs that you can look for when you’re awake. Headaches and soreness, clicking sounds when you open your jaw, and a worn out look on your teeth point to a tooth grinding problem. Read ahead and […]


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Taking Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy

When you fail to take care of your teeth, you leave yourself vulnerable to infections that can spread to the rest of your body. This is something you should always avoid, but it’s even more important if you’re carrying a child. See your dentist and keep reading for tips on taking care of your teeth […]


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How Does Your Dentist Get Your Teeth So Clean?

There’s a lot you can do to clean your teeth, but there’s even more that your dentist can do for you. Professional dentists have years of training and experience, and they also have the high quality dental equipment it takes to offer a thorough cleaning. Continue reading and find out how your dentist gets your […]


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Possible Causes for Your Nightly Snoring

Just because snoring is a common habit doesn’t make it healthy or normal for you or your sleeping partner. Knowing why you snore can help you make the changes you need to enjoy a better night of sleep, and sometimes it’s as easy as changing your sleep position. Here’s a look at some of the […]


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What to Do If You Break a Crown

A facial trauma can have serious implications for your oral health, so you should see your dentist and get checked out as soon as you can. Whether it’s a prosthetic or your natural tooth, a broken crown can be painful and even get worse over time. Here is a quick look at what you should […]


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Can Water Flossers Replace Traditional Dental Floss?

Dental floss has been the center of an ongoing debate, and some people feel that modern alternatives are more useful and convenient. Traditional floss has been the popular choice in the past, but water flossers have made a case for themselves. Your dentist knows what’s best for you, but keep reading to see if water […]


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