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Is Sleep Apnea Linked to Blindness?

May 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 5:07 pm
Tired woman rubbing her eyes.

Every night, millions of Americans miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea; and many more cases go undiagnosed! But sleep apnea doesn’t just disturb you while you’re trying to rest—it can also lead to a variety of different health problems if left untreated. Among these are vision problems; in fact, new research has revealed a connection between sleep apnea and diabetes-related eye problems. Keep reading to learn more about this connection and what you can do to manage your conditions and get back to bed.

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Gum Disease and Mental Health: What You Need to Know About Your Risk

April 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 2:06 pm
Sad woman looking down

Most people probably don’t give too much thought to how the state of their oral health affects other areas of their lives. Yes, we’ve all heard of the importance of regular brushing and flossing to prevent cavities and gum disease. But what if the prevention of periodontal disease (another term for gum disease) was related directly to a person’s mental health? A new study released by the University of Birmingham has made a fascinating discovery about this surprising link.

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How and Why to Celebrate National Dentist’s Day

March 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 12:46 am
dentist talking to patient on National Dentist's Day

You may think that dentistry is a fairly new profession, but the first dentist in recorded history was an Egyptian man named Hesy Ra who was active around 2600 BCE. Though dentistry has grown and evolved a lot since then, it was eventually decided to celebrate oral health professionals with National Dentist’s Day. Every March 6th, this day is dedicated to showing dentists how much we appreciate everything they do. Though it may not be a traditional holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of reasons to celebrate. Read on to learn about five ways that you can show your dentist how much you appreciate them.

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3 Gift Ideas for Loved Ones with Sleep Apnea

February 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 12:57 pm
Man with sleep apnea soundly sleeping with wife in bed

When your partner has sleep apnea, their chronic snoring is more than just unpleasant noise that keeps you up at night; it’s also a warning of breathing issues that could put them in serious danger. Obviously, the best thing you can do is make sure that your partner sees a sleep expert to have their sleep disorder diagnosed and properly treated. However, there are a few ways that a patient can address sleep apnea symptoms on their own, and you can help them! If your partner’s birthday or another gift-giving occasion is coming up soon, you might want to consider these 3 ideas that can help reduce snoring and sleep apnea risk factors.

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Recalled CPAP? Choose an Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

January 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr. David Banda @ 2:44 am

Woman wearing a CPAP for sleep apneaOver 8 million Americans use CPAP machines to treat sleep apnea. If you’re among the 22 million adults in the U.S. living with the condition, you may be one of them. It is effective in preventing obstructions in your upper airway to ensure there aren’t any interruptions in your breathing. While there are many brands on the market, Philips is a leading provider of CPAP machines; however, some devices are being recalled. If the recall has affected you, there is an alternative using an oral appliance.

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Is Teeth Whitening Effective on Bonded Teeth?

December 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Dr. David Banda @ 7:01 pm

Dentist hardening dental bonding materialDental bonding is a versatile treatment that provides both restorative and cosmetic benefits. Whether you’ve chipped a tooth or had a cavity, it provides a quick fix for minor restorative and aesthetic flaws using a composite material that blends in with your enamel. Although dental bonding can last for years, it can discolor if you’re not careful. Unfortunately, you can’t use whitening toothpaste to revamp your smile. If you want to whiten bonded teeth, here’s what you need to know to reach your goals.

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Are Stained Teeth Genetic?

November 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 7:02 pm

Dentist holding shade guide next to man’s teethSociety attributes a bright white smile to youth, intelligence, and success. Not to mention, nothing feels better than the confidence that comes along with a vibrant smile; however, teeth come in endless shades and tones. Not everyone is born with naturally white teeth. Genetics largely contributes to their color, but are your genes the only culprit? Stained teeth can be caused by various factors, but you don’t have to feel embarrassed by discoloration any longer. Your cosmetic dentist has the solutions you need for an Instagram-ready smile.

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Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Be Scary for Halloween

October 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 7:07 pm

Smiling woman with a carved pumpkin Halloween is an exciting time as your imagination takes hold to find the perfect costume. Vampire teeth or a zombie smile can be the perfect accessory to any scary outfit, but you wouldn’t want to wear them all the time. Unfortunately, Halloween can leave a lasting mark on your smile, but you don’t have to miss out on the fun. Your cosmetic dentist has a few tips to keep your natural smile looking its best long after the spooky decorations are packed away for the year.

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Learn How Yogurt Can Help in Your Fight Against Bad Breath

September 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 9:30 pm
woman eating jar of yogurt in Bloomfield Hills

Bad breath, or halitosis, can make you feel self-conscious about what others think of you. Though removing certain foods from your diet may seem like a logical solution, have you ever considered incorporating new ones? By adding yogurt to your daily diet, you may be able to keep your issues with bad breath under control and start feeling more confident in your overall oral health.

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You Can Enjoy Pickles and a Healthy Smile

August 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 2:50 am

Pickles spread out on tableThere isn’t any debating when it comes to pickles. You either love them, or you hate them. If you can’t resist a crisp, juicy pickle, you might unknowingly harm your oral health. Despite their many health benefits, pickles are not good for your teeth. You don’t need to cut pickles from your diet. Instead, your dentist recommends a few precautions to enjoy your treat without compromising your smile.

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