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Sick of Restless Nights? You May Have Sleep Apnea

February 23, 2019

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About 25% of men and 10% of women have sleep apnea, many of whom go undiagnosed for longer than they should. If you’re waking up your partner in the middle of the night from snoring too loudly or getting up feeling exhausted, you may have sleep apnea. Did you know there are three different kinds of sleep apnea? The right treatment plan could help you get the sleep you need to get through the day without struggling to stay awake at work.


Your Dentist Offers Tips on Tongue Health

February 7, 2019

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person holding a scraper to their tongue

You may sometimes notice your breath still smells bad even though you follow a strict daily dental routine. It could be because you and your toothbrush aren’t paying enough attention to your tongue. Every time you pop a handful of candies into your mouth, you’re feeding the oral bacteria on your tongue which could be contributing to your bad breath. It’s a good thing your dentist is able to provide you facts and tips on how to keep this part of the mouth healthy and stink-free.


Are You at Special Risk for Cavities? A Dentist Weighs in

January 28, 2019

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Woman suffering tooth pain

Tooth decay and gum disease are two of the most widespread health problems in American society. Some of us are more likely to develop these conditions then others, either due to hereditary factors, dietary choices, or side effects of medications. See your dentist as soon as possible if you suspect you fall into this category. He or she can help you to enjoy healthier teeth and gums.


Follow These Dentist Tips for Choosing a Good Mouthwash

January 25, 2019

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Generic bottle of mouthwash

Mouthwash does more than freshen breath. It can also help to control plaque and tartar, the substances that cause cavities and gum disease. One way to choose the right mouthwash is by following some tips from your dentist. A good brand will contain fluoride, help to neutralize malodors, and be comfortable to use on a regular basis.


How to Floss Properly: Advice from Your Dentist

December 31, 2018

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man flossing

You brush your teeth twice every day. But every time you go to your dental checkups and cleanings, you hear the same thing: you need to floss as well. Isn’t brushing enough to keep your mouth clean and healthy? Besides daily brushing and going to dental checkups and cleanings, flossing is one of the best things you can do prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Even if you do floss, are you certain that you’re doing it the right way? Make sure your flossing technique will help, and not hinder, your efforts for good oral health with this advice from your dentist.


6 Foods That Promote Your Gum Health from Your Dentist

December 24, 2018

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man eating gum health

You know sugar is bad for you. You should avoid eating it to help you maintain a healthy weight and good overall health. But did you know that excessive sugar intake can contribute to gum disease, a serious condition that could lead to tooth loss? The sugars feed harmful bacteria that produce acids and attack gums, causing them to separate from the teeth. If left unchecked, permanent damage can be done to the supporting fibers and bone.

Although leftover food particles, especially from sugary foods and carbohydrates, can contribute to gum disease, there are some foods that actually help promote your gum health. Check out these gum-friendly food suggestions from a dentist.


Here Are Seven Flu Season Tips to Get You through Winter’s Chill

December 19, 2018

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woman covering her mouth

Winter has its share of comforts: the holidays, crackling fires, and quiet evenings spent with a good book and a cup of cocoa. On the other hand, it has its downsides as well.Take colds and the flu for example.  Never fear, though. Here are some flu season tips from a dentist that will keep you smiling, even when that old North wind starts kicking up a fuss.


Seeing Your Dentist is Like Putting Money in the Bank. Here’s Why

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smiling dental patient

Most of us are looking for ways to save money; and that’s smart. All of us would be better off if we stashed away a little more cash for a rainy day. But some things are just too important to skip. One of these is regular dental care. By missing appointments with your dentist, you set yourself up for a big emergency bill somewhere down the road.


5 Reasons Why Dental Implants Have Become So Popular

October 25, 2018

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The dental implant process isn’t new, but recently, there has been a spike in the number of people choosing this procedure for replacing their missing teeth. Data shows there are 3 million people in the U.S. with dental implants, and that number is growing by 500,000 each year. Why is there such an increase in patients choosing this route? A local dentist lists the top 5 reaasons.


Get 7 Strategies From a Dentist For Enjoying Halloween – Cavity Free!

October 15, 2018

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A pile of candy corn Trick-or-treat…it’s that time of year again! Halloween is one of the most beloved holidays (by children and adults alike) – and it’s also the beginning of the holiday season. Kids look forward to getting big bags of candy for months, and even adults find that there are endless sweet treats in the breakroom at work. But amidst all the Halloween fun, here’s one sobering statistic to consider: an estimated 27% of American adults have undiagnosed cavities – and eating candy certainly doesn’t help. But the good news is that there are 7 strategies everyone in the family can use to enjoy their “Halloween haul,” without needing major work from a dentist. Keep reading to learn more!


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