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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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How Losing Weight Can Help Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms

People know sleep apnea as a sleeping condition that makes people snore, but there is much more to it than snoring. Sleep apnea can have a real impact on your quality of life, making it difficult to get through daily tasks comfortably. People who are overweight have a higher risk of sleep apnea, in addition […]


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Habits You Shouldn’t Hide from Your Dentist

If you really want to improve your health, you need to be honest with your dentist. Here are a few habits that you shouldn’t hide from your dentist, even if they aren’t representative of your best qualities. Using Tobacco Products There was a time when we didn’t realize how harmful tobacco is to our bodies, […]


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Why Is Plaque So Hard to Remove?

Plaque buildup can happen quickly, and it can contribute to a variety of oral health problems. It’s not impossible to remove plaque on your own, but some teeth might be difficult to reach, making it tough to clean them thoroughly enough. You might not have time to see the dentist, even though plaque is constantly […]


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What’s in Your Toothpaste?

It’s important to know what you’re putting into your body, even if you’re not consuming it. The right toothpaste is integral to your oral health, and your dentist can recommend the right kind for you. Fluoride and flavors are what make the toothbrushing experience, so read ahead and learn more about these ingredients. Fluoride Cavities occur […]


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Why CPAP Is Not Ideal for All Sleep Apnea Patients

Sleep apnea affects your life in more ways than you might expect it to, but there are treatment options available. CPAP has been a popular choice, although it might not be the best option for everyone. You can work on a treatment plan with your dentist, but in the meantime read on and see why […]


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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 an obstructed airway, daytime fatigue, and other health concerns. When you are discussing sleep […]


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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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