Sleep Apnea Quiz: Widespread Effects

quizwoodblueDo you generally think to yourself that sleep apnea treatment is important, of course? Since you don’t sleep throughout the night, you figure you might feel exhausted and need some sort of extra care. While paying attention to the short-term issues that crop up when sleep apnea takes hold of your sleeping patterns is essential, you might be overlooking some additional factors. True, this sleep disorder is going to cause some intense fatigue but did you know that it leads to further (and often more damaging) problems? Let’s test what you know with a quiz.

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Q&A: Do I Need Bruxism Treatment?

qaskyAre you certain that you grind and clench your teeth but you’re not sure how often? Or, do you find it interesting that a lot of the strange symptoms you’ve been experiencing align with the side effects of bruxism but you don’t have any memory of grinding or clenching your teeth? When it comes to finding out if you need bruxism treatment, arriving at a final answer all on your own is going to prove quite tough. This is why we suggest you remember your six-month checkups with us, during which we can offer a diagnosis. For the time being, however, we can help you better understand whether treatment is something you might need.

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Tooth Decay: Fast Facts

factssignHow much knowledge would you say you have gathered about tooth decay? Would you say you are well aware that we can repair the problem with a dental filling but that regarding additional details, you don’t know much more? No worries. We are always here to help you become more familiar with what’s happening with your smile and how to keep it safe. When it comes to decay, it’s beneficial to get to know the ins and outs, so you can better avoid it (and avoid complications). Let’s expand your knowledge a bit with some fast facts.

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Poetry Night!

eventsblocksDo you fancy yourself quite the wordsmith? Are you more of a fan of words, quickly enchanted by the rhythm and rhyme of poetry? If so, this upcoming event is an opportunity to soak up the creative vibes while you combine poetry with its common companion: coffee!

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Are Veneers A Good Investment?

womanwonderingredSo, you have decided that you’re interested in making smile improvements with porcelain veneers. While you are fine with making the investment as far as your budget is concerned, is there still a part of you that is trying to decide whether that investment is a good idea? Or, are you worried that you’re excited at the idea of the immediate results but that maybe the long-term benefits aren’t really there? Good news: The quick answer is that yes, indeed, veneers are a smart investment. As for the reasons why, consider some additional advice.

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When Your Teeth Hurt On Halloween

womancoveringmouthwshirtWhen Halloween rolls around and you excitedly bite into a yummy piece of candy, what’s your reaction? Do your teeth feel just fine, causing a big smile to form on your face? Or, do you notice a dull ache or a sudden zing of pain that shoots through your tooth? While we always tell our patients that coming in for a visit every six months is essential, this “zing!” is your warning sign that it’s time to hightail it back into our practice. Sudden, sharp pain is a common symptom of a variety of oral health problems. The good news? We can solve them all!

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2 Embarrassing Questions You Should Ask

2brightWhen you decide a question is embarrassing to ask us during your dental checkup, it’s probably because you think the answer is obvious. Or, perhaps you’re doing something with your dental hygiene that you think might not be a very good idea. The most important thing to remember is that your oral health is the priority. If we can’t help you feel confident about what you’re doing, we can’t help you protect your smile. Do yourself a favor and consider some questions we frequently receive that you just might think are a little embarrassing (and remember to ask us anything you wish during your next visit).

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When Contouring Is Only Half The Battle

womanlaughingcloseupSo, your cosmetic care for your smile has been a long time coming and you are excited to have discovered the benefits of dental contouring. There are some issues with your teeth that we can easily rectify with a gentle smoothing of tissue, which means getting your teeth into a more appropriate physical shape is starting to seem like a reality. However, you have more than one goal for your smile and, as a result, you’re wondering what the rest of your care plan is going to look like. Let us explain some ways this might work, depending on your needs, so you better understand contouring.

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Gum Tissue Basics

gumshealthyDo you know much about your gum tissue? Is this a part of your smile that you are aware exists but it’s not something you think much about? The good news is that your gums are very easy to care for, so if they’ve gone under the radar, it could be because you’ve simply been providing yourself good care. However, it’s always beneficial to know more about your own anatomy, so let’s get started with some basics.

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Fireworks Extravaganza

fireworksAre there few things that make you feel as happy as the magic that comes with a fireworks show? If so, you are in luck! This weekend will wrap up the Neptune Festival, which will include a grand finale full of fireworks. Step outside to make sure you see the display in all its glory!

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