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What to Expect After Dental Crown Placement?

August 10, 2022

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All-ceramic dental crownsA dental crown is a versatile treatment that provides preventive, restorative, and cosmetic benefits. The customized cap is placed over the entire surface of a tooth above the gum line. It can protect a weakened tooth, repair significant damage, or along with other procedures, like root canal therapy. No matter the reasons, it’s normal to have a few concerns about the road ahead. Don’t worry, here’s what you can expect during your dental crown recovery.


7 Tips to Sleep Better for Summer

July 10, 2022

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Couple in bed sleepingIf you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you know a good night’s rest isn’t always easy to achieve, especially during the summer. Daily fatigue can ruin your plans quickly, but you don’t have to toss and turn all night. Here are 7 tips from your sleep dentist to start the day feeling your best.


Finding the Right Toothbrush for You

June 15, 2022

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Close-up of toothbrush with white toothpaste

If you value oral health, you know brushing your teeth twice daily is essential. Doing so removes leftover food particles, plaque, and harmful mouth bacteria from tooth surfaces. However, did you know the kind of toothbrush you use has an impact too? Different brushes are suited to unique tasks depending on their design and features. To learn more, here’s a summary of three brush types geared for specific oral health problems.


4 Helpful Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Floss

May 3, 2022

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Father teaching his son how to floss.

When it comes to oral hygiene, one of the first things that comes to mind for most people is brushing their teeth; but flossing is just as important as brushing! That said, establishing flossing as part of a child’s oral hygiene routine from an early age is crucial for ensuring good long-term oral health. Here are four tips from your dentist to help your child understand the importance of flossing and to make sure they’re going about it correctly.


Can Sleeping Pills Help Me with My Sleep Apnea?

April 3, 2022

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Man snoring because of his sleep apnea.

Every night, millions of Americans miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea; and even worse, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! But sleep apnea is a serious epidemic and is capable of more than just robbing you of sleep; it can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. That said, some people try to address their sleeping problems with solutions like sleeping pills; but is this a viable way of treating sleep apnea? Here’s more from your sleep dentist about sleep apnea and how to properly address it.


Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

March 3, 2022

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Cartoon tooth with crown.

You’ve finally made it to the dentist’s office after a long week, and you’re really hoping it’s a quick visit. After taking a brief look inside your mouth, your dentist informs you that you’re going to need a dental crown. Even though a crown is the logical solution to your problem, your unfamiliarity with the process makes you feel a little nervous. But you have absolutely nothing to fear; here’s why.


How Does Exercise Affect Oral Health?

January 4, 2022

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Working out can help you strengthen your body, reduce stress, build muscle, sleep better, and improve your overall health. However, exercising regularly can also have some not-so-positive impacts on your oral health. Before you just headfirst into a new exercise routine, read on to learn about the ways it can impact your oral health as well as what you can do to protect your mouth from harm.


Candy Consumption Tips for Trick-or-Treating

October 4, 2021

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children in Halloween costumes trick or treating

Your child is likely getting prepared to set the North American candy consumption record this Halloween. You, and probably their dentist, would prefer that the old record remain intact.

As parents are well aware, it is up to them to save their little candy consumers from themselves. Here are some Halloween oral health tips to consider as the big night draws near.


4 Summer Activities That Can Damage Your Smile

July 15, 2021

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Protect your smile in swimming poolsSummer is finally here, which means plenty of time soaking up the sun and cooling off in the pool. The last thing you want to deal with is an unplanned trip to your dentist. Although there’s never a good time for a dental emergency, a sudden oral health issue can quickly halt your summer plans. While you can’t completely prevent one from occurring, there are several steps you can take to protect your smile. Here are 4 summer activities you’ll want to skip to avoid time in the dental chair.


Best and Worst Foods to Eat with Sleep Apnea

May 25, 2021

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Woman with sleep apnea in bedIf you struggle to feel well-rested in the morning because you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the right treatment is crucial to restoring your quality of life. Whether you use a CPAP or an oral appliance, keeping your airways open while you’re sleeping is essential. Besides sleep apnea therapy, did you know there are other factors that can influence your symptoms? Believe it or not, the foods you eat can inhibit your breathing pathways. Here are the best foods to eat to help you breathe better, so you can get the rest you need.


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