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5 Tips to Keep Your Halloween Sweet Tooth at Bay

November 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 12:17 am
Orange pail spilling Halloween candy on black stone surface

October 31st is just a few weeks away, which means Halloween is right around the corner! While the spooky season is always a fun time of year, it can be scary for your dentist. All that Halloween candy can threaten your oral health if you’re not careful. However, with a bit of planning, you can navigate the fall festivities without dramatically increasing your risk of cavities. Keep reading to learn five ways to keep your Halloween sweet tooth at bay.

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How Coffee and Dental Health Are Connected

September 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 2:06 pm
person smiling and holding cup of coffee

Whether you drink coffee in the morning, at night, or in the middle of the day, it’s undeniable how popular this beverage is. Many people use coffee to help wake them up in the morning. Some use it to give them a boost to get through work or school. Regardless of why you drink this tasty beverage, National Coffee Day is the perfect time to celebrate it. So you can enjoy the day safely, read on to learn about how coffee and dental health are related.

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The Summer Sun and Healthy Gums

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 7:56 pm
person smiling on the beach

Summer is the perfect time to soak up the sun’s rays. From swimming to wakeboarding to going for a bike ride in the park, there are endless possibilities for how you can spend the season. With all the sunlight you’ll be taking in, you may be well aware that it can have an impact on your health. As it turns out, the summer sun can also affect your smile. Read on to learn about how the sun can encourage healthy gums and a gorgeous grin.

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4 Freedoms You Can Enjoy with Invisalign

July 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 3:43 pm
Woman smiling while eating lunch on vacation

Invisalign gives you more than one reason to smile. Sure, the clear aligners are usually quicker than traditional braces and are considerably more discreet, but those aren’t the only reasons that more than 12 million people have chosen to pursue their smile goals with Invisalign. To learn four noteworthy benefits of opting for clear aligner treatment, read on!

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Tips for Sleeping Better During the Summer

June 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 4:31 pm
Woman sleeping in her bed during the summertime.

What’s on your to-do list this summer? Are you planning to hit the road for a family vacation? Maybe you’d rather spend your days relaxing by the poolside? What about catching up on much-needed sleep? Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of precious sleep because of sleep apnea. But this condition isn’t the only culprit behind sleep disruption; there are many other factors that can influence and interrupt your sleep during the summertime! Keep reading to learn more about these factors along with some ways you can easily get back to bed this season.

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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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