Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing in your sleep. Sufferers stop breathing for at least 10 seconds, and sometimes for as long as 30 seconds or more. There are a number of different treatment options depending on the patient's health status and the severity of their sleep apnea, but if you suffer from sleep apnea, or suspect that you do, you may find that the best treatment for you comes from a surprising source: your dentist.
20 June 2017
If you need to have a root canal, you need to know how to take care of your tooth before you go in for the procedure so you can ensure that you take proper care of the area after the procedure is done. Here are five things that you should do to take care of your surgical site inside of your mouth. #1 Wait To Eat After your procedure, your mouth is going to be numb from the procedure.
25 May 2017
Missing teeth due to a dental condition or injury affects your ability to eat and speak, but it also has a severe impact on your self-esteem and emotional wellness. Thankfully, dentists offer numerous options for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Implants, bridges, and dentures offer effective solutions in smile restorations. Dentures are one of the most common options due to their ease and convenience, but most people do not truly understand this popular method of restoring smiles.
9 May 2017
You might think it would be obvious if you had a crack in one of your teeth, but it's actually quite common for small, hairline cracks or fractures in the teeth to go unnoticed for many years. Still, cracked teeth can expose the tooth's inner pulp, making it more prone to infection and decay, which is why it's a good idea to be on the lookout for some common symptoms of cracked teeth.
19 January 2017
Your child's first tooth fell out right on time, and your whole family got excited about putting it under the pillow for the tooth fairy. Yet, now your teen has been waiting on their last tooth to fall out long enough for them to accumulate enough interest on their tooth fairy money to buy a car. All jokes aside, dealing with an over-retained baby tooth is no laughing matter. As you wait for it to hopefully fall out, here is what you should know about what a lingering baby tooth may mean for your child's future smile.
13 January 2017
When you sip on a cold beverage, do you experience shooting feelings of pain and sensitivity in your teeth? Cold sensitivity is a pretty common problem, but it's one that has many causes. To get to the bottom of the issue – and hopefully experience some relief – follow these steps. Consider whether you recently had dental work done. If you recently had a cavity filled or a crown put on your tooth, what you're experiencing is probably a normal, temporary side effect of the procedure.
10 January 2017
If you had a tooth knocked out of your mouth, you are most likely distraught, in shock, and scared of how you are going to proceed in getting your smile repaired. If you are able to find the tooth and care for it properly, there is a chance an emergency dentist can reinsert it back into the socket. Here are some tips you can use to maximize the likelihood that a dentist will be able to save your tooth after it is knocked out if its socket.
30 December 2016