March 23, 2022
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.(more…)
February 19, 2022
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.(more…)
January 21, 2022
Over 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.
December 16, 2021
Dental 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.
November 14, 2021
Society 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.
October 14, 2021
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.
September 9, 2021
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.(more…)
August 4, 2021
There 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.
July 25, 2021
The funny thing about many online trends is that they’re often just recycled old habits. For years, bodybuilders have been taking a scoop of pre-workout powder and other supplements (what has now been coined as “dry scooping”) followed with a sip of water to help with digestion. With social media, this has become popularized; thus, the habit has spread like a wildfire. Is dry scooping bad for your teeth? Continue reading to find out and get some preventive tips.(more…)
June 17, 2021
Even after getting a full night’s sleep, you can barely pry your eyes open as you get ready for work. You make a second cup of coffee, hoping the warm beverage will breathe some life into you. As you commute to work, you find yourself nodding off, despite blaring your favorite music on the stereo. A loud horn from the car next to you jolts you awake, and you realize how close to disaster you were.
Situations like this are far too common. In this year alone, 103 million Americans have fallen asleep at the wheel! If you’re part of that statistic, you may have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea. Continue reading to learn the dangers of drowsy driving, signs that you might have sleep apnea, and how your dentist can help.(more…)