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4 Foods That Can Trigger Sleep Apnea Symptoms

December 7, 2023

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Banana on white backgroundObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common breathing disorder that can occur in anyone. The tissues in the back of the mouth or tongue create an obstruction while sleeping that causes frequent breathing disturbances. It can cause several complications for your psychological and physical health that can be potentially life-threatening. Many factors can trigger symptoms, like your diet. Here are 4 foods you should avoid if you have sleep apnea.

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The Ancient History of Teeth Whitening from Around the Globe

October 13, 2023

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A mother and daughter looking at a teeth whitening exhibit at the museum

Modern teeth whitening is the culmination of millennia of ancient practices that came before it. Many cultures from around the world valued white teeth and came up with different ways to achieve it. Some were far more unique than others.

If you’d like to learn more about the historical roots of teeth whitening, continue reading. Below you’ll find several examples of ancient treatments from around the world.

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5Tips for Getting Rid of Coffee Breath

August 11, 2023

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person holding a cup of coffee

There’s no denying the pivotal role coffee plays in daily life. For countless individuals, their day doesn’t truly kick off until they’ve enjoyed a generous cup of this caffeinated elixir. As delectable and energizing as coffee can be, it does come with an unpalatable side effect: coffee breath. If you’re one of those who can’t fathom beginning their day without a substantial cup of joe, continue reading to learn why coffee breath occurs and discover some effective strategies to bid it farewell.

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Are Your Teeth At-Risk When Swimming?

July 5, 2023

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a man smiling while swimming in a pool

Summer is the fun-filled time of the year when you can spend time with family, enjoy a cookout with friends, or engage in outdoor activities! One of the most popular things to do is to go swimming. But has it ever crossed your mind that this could be unhealthy for your smile? Keep reading to learn how swimming in a pool can impact your oral health and ways to keep your teeth safe during summer.

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The Rapidly-Growing Popularity of Cosmetic Dentistry

May 5, 2023

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a patient smiling and receiving cosmetic dental work

When it comes to first impressions, there is no greater asset at your disposal than your smile. It acts as a magnet, drawing in the attention of those you meet—and if it’s beautiful and healthy, it can lead to you making some pretty positive and lasting encounters! That said, more people than ever before these days are opting to receive cosmetic dental work to ensure that their smile always looks its best. Here’s more from your cosmetic dentist about the growing popularity of these treatments and why you should consider committing to one of them yourself!

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Can Sleep Apnea Affect Your Eyes?

March 8, 2023

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Eyeglasses with black frameDid you know over 18 million Americans have sleep apnea? Although it’s one of the most common sleep disorders, it’s estimated that 80% of cases aren’t diagnosed. You might believe that snoring is the only complication of the disorder, but sleep apnea can seriously affect your health. Not only can you develop life-threatening health issues, like heart disease, but it can also cost you your eyesight. New research has found a connection between sleep apnea and blindness.

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How Long Before I Can Get My Dentures After A Tooth Extraction?

January 6, 2023

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dentures lying on a table

If you’ve recently had some teeth pulled, you may be interested in getting a new set of dentures as quickly as possible. After all, the sooner you can get your new prosthetic, the faster you can get used to them.

However, knowing exactly when would be right for you to receive the treatment depends on quite a few factors. If you want to know more about how quickly you can get dentures after an extraction, here’s a guide that may be able to help you. 

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Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost? What Experts Say

November 2, 2022

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Tooth Implant With Money on a white background

Do you currently wear dentures but want a more reliable, long-term solution? With each passing year, implant dentures are growing in popularity. However, implant treatment typically costs more than traditional restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. If you’re a price-sensitive shopper, you may be wondering if dental implants are really worth the cost. Keep reading below to discover the answer.

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The Best (& Worst) Foods to Eat for TMJ Disorder

October 3, 2022

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Three colorful fruit smoothies with straws on a ledge

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder refers to any condition that causes pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that control the jaw. According to the National Institutes of Health, over 10 million Americans are estimated to be affected by TMJ disorders. Are you experiencing persistent jaw pain?  Certain foods can make TMJ disorder symptoms worse, while others can provide relief. Here are some suggestions for foods to enjoy (and avoid) when you’re dealing with TMJ disorder symptoms. 

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Denture Adhesive: What Type Is Right for You?

September 21, 2022

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picture of dentures and denture adhesive

For those missing multiple or all of their teeth, dentures are a great way to fill in their smile so they can get back to laughing, eating, and speaking with confidence and ease. Ideally, your dentures will perfectly fit in your mouth and won’t move around too much. Even so, slipping dentures aren’t uncommon. Denture adhesive can help hold them in place. There are several different kinds of adhesive, so how can you know which one is right for you? Read on to learn about the types of denture adhesive and how to know which one is the best option.

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