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Did you know that there is an association between gum disease and heart disease? Many studies show an as-yet-unexplained association between gum disease and several serious health conditions–including heart disease–even after adjusting for common risk factors.
It is estimated that millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, but far fewer know very much about what it is or how it can be treated. Quite simply sleep apnea is the disruption of normal breathing during sleep and can become a very serious problem if gone untreated. Sleep apnea can be difficult to […]
Could it be TMJ? Some people who have recurrent headaches have been diagnosed as having TMJ. TMJ is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment. Problems can result in jaw clicking, […]
The story is too common — you brush your teeth twice a day, just as the dentist recommended. You came in for your bi-yearly checkup, and a cavity still managed to be found. What are you doing wrong? Only 10 percent of us are actually brushing our teeth in a way that prevents plaque buildup. So […]
Training your kids to develop healthy oral habits early on can be one of the most difficult tasks. Sitting in the bathroom scrubbing toothpaste all over our teeth for two minutes leaves little room for fun. While most people learn to brush their teeth properly as they grow up and begin to understand the importance […]
For many, it’s an easy decision to get their teeth whitened. And who could blame them? The procedure is steadily on the rise, and it is currently the most popular form of cosmetic dentistry on the market. Brighter smiles will give anyone a boost of confidence for an upcoming job interview, at a party, or […]
For those people who have perfectly positioned wisdom teeth and a mouth big enough to house them, wisdom teeth can be a benefit. However, wisdom teeth seem to cause a lot of problems for most people. In those cases, they usually have to be removed. But how do you know if you need to have […]
Many people are afraid to visit the dentist, and some parents even pass on the same fear to their children, which can keep them from going to even the most routine dental check-ups that are vital to promoting healthy teeth and a lifetime of good oral habits. Although a good deal of children are afraid […]
In general, the aspects of a great oral hygiene routine are pretty simple: brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly. However, there’s a common mistake many patients make after brushing. Many people are initially taught to rinse the toothpaste out of their mouth with water after brushing. However, in practice, doing this can eliminate many […]
Flossing isn’t the easiest or most fun of activities in one’s daily dental hygiene routine. In fact, many people end up neglecting to floss entirely due to the perceived difficulty and annoyance that comes along with flossing every day. In other cases, many people choose to opt for a substitute for flossing that performs similar […]