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If you have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may be concerned about having to sleep with an oral appliance. However, it is vital that you do so in order to avoid the many complications of untreated sleep apnea. How do these devices work? When a person with sleep apnea is asleep, their breathing will …

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All-ceramic crowns are a breakthrough in modern cosmetic dentistry. Gone are the days of an obvious gold crown revealing a flaw in a person’s smile. In fact, in many ways all-ceramic crowns are a step up from porcelain crowns which are fused to metal. Let’s take a closer look at some of the advantages and …

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Diet and oral health go hand-in-hand. The fact is, however, that dental professionals usually focus on the negative. “Don’t eat sweets! Don’t use artificial sweeteners! Don’t drink colas!” You get the idea. Instead, this article will focus on the positive. Here are five delicious foods and drinks that …

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Has your dentist recommended that you have your teeth sealed? In order to make an informed decision, you may want to know what dental sealants are. We’re going to discuss what sealants are made from, what teeth should be sealed, and how long they last. This will help you to see that this treatment is really …

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It’s October again, a happy time for adults and children alike as they head out to trick-or-treat and enjoy the holiday festivities. However, dentists know that this time of year can wreak absolute havoc on the health and appearance of our smiles. If you don’t want to take a vacation from taking care of your smile …

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Dental professionals are always touting the benefits of flossing. Perhaps you are sold on the idea that this is a necessary part of your oral care routine but are unsure of the methods to use for optimal results. Here are 9 tips for more effective flossing: 1. Begin by getting your hands clean with an …

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Wisdom teeth, often called third molars, are the last teeth to develop in our mouths. While some wisdom teeth are able to form fully and have room in the mouth, many people find that their wisdom teeth are impacted, or, not able to fully come through the gums and have a place in the mouth. As a result of this, …

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Glancing at the photo to the left, what is the first thing you notice? Is it the sound structure of the walkway, or the fact that there are no missing bricks? It is unlikely that this is the case, as even the shortest of glances would immediately draw the eyes to the stark discoloration. You notice that it has …

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When your child begins to lose their teeth around age six, it can be very exciting for them! Many children pride themselves on their missing teeth and love watching their adult teeth grow in. Children usually begin to lose their front teeth first. What do you do when your child needs help pulling their tooth out, …

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This is a question that gets asked over and over by those who wish to maintain great oral health. The answer that you will get from most dental professionals is that it really does not matter as long as you do both well. Let’s consider proper technique for brushing and flossing, and then discuss a few of the …

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