Digital X-Rays: Quiz Yourself!

xraythumbsupYou might already know that the advanced technology we know as digital X-rays is quickly becoming standard in dental practices. What you might not know, however, is if you will ever require these X-rays. You might also be a bit unsure about what makes them so unique (and preferable) when compared with the conventional imaging you may have grown up with. Allow us to help you out with some details (or discover your knowledge is already quite refined) with a quiz.

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Q&A: Your Preventive Care

preventionsignDo you feel kindly toward the idea of committing to preventive care but you certainly wish you knew more about the particulars? After all, becoming more familiar with the details makes it easier to feel enthusiastic about caring for your oral health with daily and long-term preventive measures. Wonderful news! We would be delighted to provide you with the education you’re currently lacking. Let’s kick this journey off with a Q&A session to get you started.

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Flossing Quiz: True Or False?

flossing teethWhen you are taking the time to streamline your dental hygiene habits, you will spend some of that energy on ensuring you’re doing your best with your flossing. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a solid foundation for flossing your smile, your attempts at doing a standout job might fall a bit flat. Never fear! Learning the ins and outs of successfully cleaning between teeth with dental floss is just as easy as its results are rewarding. Let’s see what you know (and potentially teach you a thing or two) in the meantime with our flossing quiz.

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How Do I Brush My Teeth?

toothbrushandpasteYou may find yourself feeling somewhat shocked by your own admission that you’re not certain you’re brushing your smile correctly. After all, this is something you have been doing since you were a little kid, all on your own. Surely, you must be cleaning your tooth surfaces and gum tissue with an expert approach, right? As a matter of fact, it is possible that you may need some tips or tweaks when it comes to your dental hygiene method. Allow us to fill you in with some helpful details, so you feel 100 percent about your efforts.

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Replacing Lost Teeth

replacing lost teethThe shape, size, and organization of your teeth are unique to your smile, therefore there are no one-size-fits-all solutions to replacing them if one or more teeth go missing. Although small and seemingly simple in design, healthy teeth are accurately positioned to displace the pressure of your bite. So, your replacement tooth/teeth must effectively restore this balance to restore your bite and your smile’s confidence. (more…)

How to Know if You Have Sleep Apnea

how to know if you have sleep apneaPatients who suffer from sleep apnea, which is marked by excessively loud snoring, don’t always realize that they have a sleep disorder. Despite the noise of snoring and the repeated interruptions to your sleep cycle, sleep apnea doesn’t usually cause you to rouse from consciousness. Because of this, patients may go years before the effects of sleep apnea manifest in their daily lives enough to make them question their sleep. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait years to find out if you’re losing sleep to sleep apnea. By understanding the condition, you can be aware of the common warning  signs that could indicate the disorder’s presence. (more…)

3 Ways a Toothache Could Mean Trouble

3 ways a toothache could mean troubleIf it’s only a minor nuisance, then your toothache might not actually seem too troublesome. In fact, you might be able to just ignore it until it goes away. The problem, however, is that even if your tooth is only slightly sensitive, chances are that it’s only going to get more severe if you ignore it. There are several reasons for teeth to ache, but in many cases, a toothache is a sign that you should see your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

2 Ways to Prevent Tooth Loss

2 ways to prevent tooth lossIf you haven’t lost any permanent teeth, then you might wonder how long it will be before you do. Or, you might be convinced that you’re the exception to the rule, and will never lose your teeth except in extreme circumstances. The truth is that adult tooth loss is typically highly preventable, but it can occur for a variety of reasons, and prevention isn’t always successful. Fortunately, there are several ways you can help yourself prevent tooth loss, mainly by paying attention to your dental health and visiting your dentist regularly, without fail. (more…)