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2 Lifestyle Changes That Affect Gum Health

Besides brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist, the top 2 lifestyle changes you can make to improve your gum health are: quitting smoking and getting enough sleep. The first one seems pretty obvious – smoking is horrible for your oral health (and the rest of you). All of those chemicals in cigarette smoke hit your… Read More »

Fatty Diet Can Ruin Your Sleep

A glass of warm milk at bedtime can help you sleep better and that Thanksgiving Turkey is notorious for making people nod out on the couch, but did you know the wrong things in your diet can ruin your sleep? Researchers in Minnesota found that eating a diet with a lot of high fat foods… Read More »

Effective Tooth Whitening Options From Your Dentist

Tooth bleaching or whitening is the number one cosmetic dental treatment being performed today! There are at-home treatments, such as strips, wands, and trays, but the most effective options are available only through your dentist. As we age the enamel on our teeth can become discolored from certain foods and liquids, as well as cigarette… Read More »

Children’s Sleep Problems Linked to School Problems

Children who have sleep problems are more likely to experience learning problems at school. While pediatric sleep disorders have been linked to behavioral and speech problems in earlier studies, a new study of British children involved in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (a large group has been followed since 1992 providing data… Read More »

Sleepy Truckers More Common Than We Think

The transportation industry has been highlighting the dangers of driving while drowsy and a new study from Switzerland shows that up to 40% of truckers may suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be dangerous on the road because leads to daytime sleepiness and has been implicated as the cause in fatal wrecks. The new… Read More »

Tooth Fairy – There’s an App for That

Yup – there’s an app for everything and now there is even an app for the Tooth Fairy. It probably isn’t what you are thinking though… You still need to put the tooth under the pillow, no virtual teeth for this Tooth Fairy yet. This app was created by Visa in conjunction with a survey… Read More »

Choices For Treating Sleep Apnea

We have to make lots of choices in life – but do you have a choice about how to treat your sleep apnea? In most cases obstructive sleep apnea is treated using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) but did you know that there is another option, a dental appliance! The choice of which device can be… Read More »

Zoom! Whitening – What to Expect

With so many teeth whitening options on the market today, how do you pick the one that is right for you? The Zoom! whitening system is used widely throughout the country and may likely be a good option for you. As you age your teeth will naturally stain and yellow. Smoking and drinking cola, coffee,… Read More »

Is Your iPad Affecting Your Sleep?

Research published in the journal Applied Ergonomics showed that using an electronic device with a “back-lit” display like those used by the iPad and other tablet computers affected melatonin levels. Melatonin is a hormone that is part of our sleep-wake cycle. Our bodies naturally produce more of this hormone at night which is why we… Read More »

Pregnancy Changes Your Oral Health

Congratulations! You’re having a baby and lots of things about your body are going to change. One change that many women don’t know to watch out for is increased chances of gum disease. The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy may cause problems even if you’ve always had a healthy mouth. Hopefully you planned a… Read More »

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