Sleep Apnea

Benefit From Your Unused Benefits Before They’re Gone

Fall is here, and you only have a couple of months left to get the most out of your yearly dental insurance. Though visiting the dentist may not be your favorite item on your annual to-do list, it is key to maintaining optimal oral health. With the holidays — and all of those treats and sweets — on the horizon, now is the perfect time to prepare and protect your pearly whites so you can enjoy the celebratory season that lies ... Read more

Treating Periodontal Disease Is More Important Than Ever Before

Recent research has shown that the health consequences of gum disease are perhaps much more serious than previously believed. Certain strains of bacteria found in neglected gum tissue have been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, diabetes, and even adverse pregnancy outcomes. Gingivitis is the onset of periodontal disease in its mildest form. Most people learn from their dentist at a young age what gingivitis is and how to know if they have it: Gums that are slightly red, swollen, ... Read more

Snoring & Sleep Apnea: How Dentistry Can Improve Your Sleep and Health

Patient Question: My husband’s snoring has gotten to the point where he almost stops breathing. What can be done? And why is this a dental concern? Snoring occurs when the soft-tissue structures of the upper airway (the back of the throat) collapse onto themselves, the tongue drops back, and air is obstructed in its movement through the mouth and nose into the lungs. As a result, these obstacles create the vibration that produces snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when that upper-airway collapse becomes ... Read more

Do You Know How Food Affects Your Teeth?

We all know it’s good to brush your teeth at least twice a day. It’s even better to brush after eating, but unfortunately most of us don’t have the time for that. Cavities form as a result of tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused by the acidity in foods. Acidity levels, also known as pH levels vary by the type of food and drink. Take a look at the pH Level chart to see if what you are eating and drinking ... Read more
Botox can help with the excess of gum tissue

Botox Can Help With Exposure of Excess Gum Tissue in Your Smile

While it’s not uncommon to see the gum line exposed with a grin, many patients are choosing to correct this esthetic issue or “Gummy Smile” using Botox administered during their dental appointment. So what is classified to be a “gummy smile?” While there are multiple reasons a gummy smile may be present, a common cause is found in the diagnosis of Hypermobile Lip. When the muscle controlling the movement of your upper lip is hyperactive, the top rises higher than normal exposing ... Read more
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